In the Netflix documentary series “Surviving Death.” there is no lack of paranormal activity.
The Dead Call Mediums.
Séances attempt to make them manifest. People claim to be reincarnated actors, pilots or victims of murder, while during near-death encounters, others report experiencing a heavenly embrace. In six one-hour episodes, the series discusses signs and proof that after our final breath, there is plenty to witness. Ricki Stern, director of Enduring Death, is prepared for your skepticism. Stern, whose latest documentary series include Reversing Roe and Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, is not afraid to cross-examine the media and witnesses who say on camera that t ‘It’s not a question of faith’: film investigates government UFO records Continue reading “I would describe myself as a non-believer of sorts, but someone who is open to it,” Stern told The Guardian from her New York City apartment. The series never rules out the possibility of a session using light tricks to conjure up a ghost or a medium to dig up Facebook information and pass it off as afterlife information. The director clarified that, through serious analysis, she decided to explore the possibility of an afterlife, taking hints from the book “Surviving Death,” by journalist Leslie Kean, on which the series is based. Kean, who also appears in the series, introduced to the topic of an afterlife a research-heavy scientific approach, which can be a little like using a stethoscope on a ghost. How does one make a compelling argument for the metaphysical, if the scientific world loves physical proof? Kean told the Guardian that she loves the inherent challenges of using investigative practices to “find truths you’ll probably never get to,” pointing out that she’s only following a vital line of people hundreds of years before her who have walked this path. Some of the people who have written articles and manuscripts on paranormal investigations are the philosopher and psychologist William James, Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr. Ian Stevenson, who founded the Department of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia in 1967. “They’re not necessarily believers,”They’re not necessarily believers. A skeptical, scientific mind was Doyle’s famous Victorian-era development, Sherlock Holmes.
Holmes pulled back the curtain and debunked myths about the supernatural and paranormal in novels like The Hound of the Baskervilles.
But Doyle was surprisingly more open to the idea of people being able to interact and even manifest with the deceased. Surviving Death seeks to strike a difficult balance between this Sherlockian skepticism and the openness of Doyle to spiritualism. The series also discusses the idea that an open mind almost always needs the quest for proof of an afterlife. One needs to be able to acknowledge that signs of the dead might be a visit from a stubborn cardinal or flickering lights.
But Stern accepts that such an open mind is a cause for rejection as well. He said, “You could just say, people who are looking for signs will see signs,” “Everyone has to decide for themselves whether something has that meaning for them or not,”Everyone has to decide for themselves whether or not something has that meaning for them. “With signs, it’s not really objective. “When it comes to contemplating life after death, the thing is not really objectivity. On this specific topic, absolutely everyone is directly involved. It can’t help but be influenced by journalists and scholars like Kean and Conan Doyle, who have done scientific research on the subject.
After his son’s death, Conan Doyle was forced into spiritualism. A close friend of Kean’s died while writing her novel, taking her work closer to home. You kind of mix your journalism with your personal knowledge when you have these profound experiences in the course of [investigating],” Kean said. “But that’s the only way to study it at the same time, really.
By concentrating on personal stories about experiences with the afterlife, Stern’s series differs from Kean’s novel.
Most frequently, a personal tragedy motivates the characters of the series to find signs of an afterlife. In Surviving Death, Mike Anthony is an especially interesting character.
He became something of a hobbyist after losing his father many years earlier, visiting numerous media outlets that pretended to connect with his father. These are to be