Beyond Words Publishing

Death Makes Life Possible: Transforming the fear of death into an inspiration for living and dying well.

Death is something that most people try not to think about. But what if contemplating and facing our mortality allowed us to live our lives more fully, without fear?

Death Makes Life Possible follows cultural anthropologist and scientist Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D, as she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. Sparked by her own near death experience as a teenager, Schlitz has been delving into the nature of consciousness and death for the past three decades.The film looks at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many have about our own mortality. Interviews with mental health experts, cultural leaders, and scientists explore the meaning of death and how we can learn to live without fear. The interviews and evidence presented are interwoven with personal stories of people facing their own death as well as those who report encounters beyond death. The narrative is illustrated with vivid imagery.

The film features some of the leading scientists, anthropologists, philosophers, spiritual teachers and thinkers of our time – including Yassir Chadley, Deepak Chopra, Mingtong Gu, Stuart Hameroff, Lee Lipsenthal, Edgar Mitchell, Dr. Dean Ornish, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dean Radin, Tony Redhouse, Rupert Sheldrake, Lauren Artress, Fariba Bogzaran, Rudy Tanzi, Luisah Teish, Jim Tucker and othersDeath Makes Life Possible offers inspiration and hope about the ultimate question facing each of us.

Published: October 20, 2015
Runtime: 58 Minutes