Marilyn Schlitz and
Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra and Marilyn Schlitz

Produced by Angela Murphy
Directed by Mark Krigbaum

63 Min.
DVD - Closed Captioned
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Explores the taboo topic of death and asks the fundamental question: How can understanding death give meaning to our lives?


What if contemplating and facing our mortality allowed us to live our lives more fully, without fear?

What if embracing our own mortality gave us a freedom that we never knew was possible?

Or allowed us to live each moment to its fullest and experience life as an infinite unfolding of experiences each one more beautiful than the next?

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, Dean Radin, Tony Redhouse, Rupert Sheldrake, Rudi Tanzi, Luisah Teish, Jim Tucker and others.

Death Makes Life Possible offers inspiration and hope about the ultimate question facing each of us.





"Highly recommended. Deeply personal, yet universal in scope, Death Makes Life Possible is not just about how to die peacefully and gracefully; more importantly, it describes how to fully live."
- Dean Ornish, MD

"Stunning in terms of beauty, richness of detail, heart and wisdom. Brings tears and inspiration."
- Larry Dossey, MD

"A superb training opportunity for professionals who work with families facing death. Told through riveting personal narrative and scientific evidence, the film deepens our awareness of continuity of consciousness to reframe the entire journey."
- Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Clinical Psychology Program & Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University

"Death Makes Life Possible skillfully and gently raises the curtain on what we think of as the last act in our play of life. A landmark production, not to be missed."
- Light of Consciousness Magazine (Summer 2014)


World Premiere: Illuminate Film Festival

Sedona Arizona
Deepak Chopra & Marilyn Schlitz present

The Fourth Annual Afterlife Conference
Portland, OR.

Sages and Scientist Conference
Chopra Center/Carlsbad

Synchronicity: Matter & Psyche Symposium
Joshua Tree


Petaluma Pictures

Chopra Foundation

The Institute of Noetic Sciences

Worldview Enterprises, LLC