Motherboard explores a unique church in the heart of Hollywood, Florida where the parishioners believe that immortality is attainable through the progression of science and technology. In addition to physical eternal life, they also believe that technology will advance to the point that humans will no longer have to endure the setbacks of a biological body through having their consciousness digitized into a computer.
If there are infinite parallel universes, there must be a universe in which you never die. Congrats. Or condolences.
Learn more here: Do You Live Forever in a Parallel Universe?
Science can’t tell us anything about the afterlife, but it can tell you precisely what happens to your poor body after you stop breathing…
What makes a person believe that he visited heaven? Is there a way for science to get at what’s really going on? Gideon Lichfield mounts an empirical investigation of near-death experiences, concluding that more rigorous research must be pursued to understand what happens in the minds of “experiencers,” as they call themselves. One thing is abundantly clear, though. Near-death experiences are pivotal events in people’s lives. “It’s a catalyst for growth on many different levels—psychologically, emotionally, maybe even physiologically,” says Mitch Liester, a psychiatrist.
In the 1960s a ground-breaking idea emerged: that freezing people soon after their death might preserve brain structures, and that in the future advanced technology and know-how might allow these frozen cadavers to be resuscitated and given extended life. Fifty years later, more than 250 people have undergone cryopreservation procedures following their passing (though contrary to what you may have heard, Walt Disney is not one of them), with a small ‘cryonics’ industry storing their bodies (or in some cases, just their heads) awaiting future salvation.
This documentary, We Will Live Again, takes a look inside “the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute”, following Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99 deceased human bodies stored at below freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. It’s a strange and thought-provoking exploration of mortality, and our attempts to avoid it, well worth a watch.
In this documentary you will see the most compelling cases ever presented of what many say are ghosts caught on video. You will hear from scientists, computer imaging experts, and the eyewitnesses who shot this chilling footage. Are we seeing spirits from beyond the grave, psychic projections, or something much more explainable? You decide for yourself as we examine the best ghost cases ever caught on tape.
Who are you really? An amazing lecture given by Alan Watts a British philosopher, writer, and speaker. He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, meaning of life.
The Road to Armageddon: A Spiritual Documentary examines the universal concept of the Apocalypse on an intensely personal and spiritual level, not as the end of the world but as the end of you: your body, your mind and, if you’re not careful, your soul.
Buddhist, Jew, Muslim, Hindi or Christian, the message is the same: spread love, reject hate, walk in the light, avoid the dark, listen to the angels, ignore the demons. The simplest choices you’ll ever make lead to the hardest path you’ll ever walk…
When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.
Bishop John Shelby Spong of the Episcopal Church explains how the church invented hell in order to control people through fear.
A woman talks about a near-death experience which occurred following a suicide attempt. She had the typical out-of-body experience and watched her physical body from a short distance. She then met her spirit guide and had a life review.
Mountain climber Jim Sevigny talks about how a “third man” intervened to save him after an avalanche. This video is from an interview about John Geiger’s new book The Third Man Factor.
Read more about this phenomenon here: The Third Man Factor: Saved from Certain Death by Apparitions