The topic of death is one of the most mysterious, and at the same time taboo topics in our society. The majority of human beings lives with a great fear of death, seeing it as something negative, and to be avoided at all costs. But what if we got it all wrong? What if we misunderstood the process and purpose of death? These are the very questions and ideas that are explored through the documentary called *The Path: Afterlife.”
I had the great pleasure recently, of having the chance to attend the screening of a new documentary called “The Path: Afterlife“. In our quest as evolving beings to learn and grow, this movie is one that I was very excited to share with you, as it touches upon and expands our understanding of life, death and the afterlife.
Many people have various views of what happens to us after we die. Some are tied to religious views, while others to personal experiences. Some people believe that death is the final part of our existence, while others see death as nothing more than a door to walk through in our existence.
No matter what views or beliefs we hold, most of us will recognize however, that on a deeper level, we really have no idea what death and the afterlife hold for us. In fact most of the beliefs we have, are the beliefs of others, that only vaguely scratch the surface of the potential where this subject is concerned.
This is where The Path: Afterlife comes in. It is a concise, wise and simple exploration, rooted in love, that offers us an expanded awareness of the possibilities where death and the afterlife are concerned.
Background of the The Path: Afterlife
The Path: Afterlife is a documentary that was directed by Michael Habernig and produced by April Hannah. Both of them share a unique interest in matters that deal with the metaphysical and hence were moved to work together and produce movies, which would serve to raise the vibrational levels of the universe.
The Path: Afterlife, is the first of several films that they will be producing in this series, that each deal in a unique way with the purpose of the soul, our life, healing and other metaphysical topics.
The movie features 12 expert teachers, who all have a wealth of knowledge to contribute where matters of the soul, healing, life, death and the science behind these are concerned. Some of these include: nuclear physicist – Thomas Campbell, president of the Monroe Institute – Skip Atwater, and medical doctor – Robert Weissberg. See here the full list of the teachers and their specific areas of expertise.
The goal of the film is both to remove some of the stigma and fear associated with death, as well as explore and awaken people to expanded ideas about the soul, death, healing, spiritual realms and the afterlife. In doing so, it strives to answer the basic fundamental questions all of us have about life, death and the afterlife.
The film features a series of interviews from the experts, supportive footage, as well as some narration throughout.
Overview of the The Path: Afterlife
The movie can be seen as divided into 3 parts, that beneficially overlap each other. Part 1 deals with uncovering some of the questions we have where matters of life and death are concerned, as well as sharing some of the personal experiences and understandings of the experts as to what death is and what happens to us in the afterlife.
The second part of the film, goes into more of the science and facts associated with the afterlife, out of body experiences and other spiritual realms.
The last part of the film touches upon our beliefs about death and the afterlife. It examines where we get our beliefs, by doing an astounding comparison of religion versus spirituality. It then talks about some of the more difficult things to consider like traumatic deaths, suicides and the purpose souls play in each other’s lives.
The movie opens up with one of the experts, William Buhlman, explaining that “life is like a train ride”, except that most of us really have no idea where we are going in the end. Some of us have vague ideas, but deep within most of us really don’t know as to what happens when we die. Hence, there is so much fear and negativity associated with death. He thus leaves us with the question to begin our journey, as to “why are we accepting not knowing where we are going – why aren’t we seeking to find out?”
The teachers allow us into their personal experiences with how they see death, and for some, how they have come to personally know the death experience. The roles of the deaths of loved ones are also discussed.
A very intriguing idea that the teachers explain is why the state of your mind – what you know, and believe going into your death experience, makes the world of difference into what death will be like for you.
From a scientific perspective, the movie points to the fundamental area which explains why life after death is not only possible, but the only natural thing – that being consciousness. Consciousness, like energy (which many see as a type of energy) lives on and cannot be destroyed. It simply changes form.
The teachers explain how passing on from this reality, moves us to a much grander one, where this particular lifetime becomes but a simple dream. It is not that we lose all of our memories from here, we simply lose the useless day to day thought patterns that cloud our minds and keep the rich experiences that have shaped us and helped us grow.
As mentioned, the film does a phenomenal job of explaining the idea of soul contracts, process of suicidal deaths, and the comparison of religion and spirituality.
The film ends off explaining our grand purpose here in this or any lifetime and how to no longer travel on this path, not knowing, but find out for yourself what death and the afterlife are really all about.
Find your own answers. This is where the path begins.
The Path: Afterlife, Documentary
Personal Review of The Path: Afterlife
Perhaps you have noticed that generally speaking, I love all the material I share with you, as I am selective in making sure the material I bring to you, be of good quality where our growth and learning is concerned. This one however, is of a particularly special importance as it deals with something all of us will have to experience at some point – death.
Upon watching this movie, I felt it was very well done. There were some nice graphics at the start, but generally speaking don’t expect fancy animations to keep you interested. This movie is solid, based on the information it presents.
The teachers were all very well chosen for the topics discussed, and the interviews flowed very well throughout the movie. In one sense of the word, I would describe the overall feeling of the movie, as one that makes you feel warm, comfortable and at home, especially that there is a good segment alloted for the teachers to share their own personal experiences. This makes one feel like they are sitting as part of a group talking together, instead of being talked at, or to.
Having said that though, don’t underestimate the value and worth of its message. This film takes us and allows us to explore an area of our life that most of us are either very uncomfortable to talk about or really don’t know how to approach.
The movie definitely provides a thought provoking, yet safe atmosphere for us to really explore the most common questions we have about life, death and the afterlife.
From a metaphysical perspective, it even covers out of body experiences, near death experiences, Reiki and energy healing, spirit guides and more!
It is also very wise, not just for the material it presents, but because it relays the message several times, that ultimately we have to find out the answers for ourselves. Nothing anyone says, nothing we read or hear is really going to hit home, until we move from believing something, to knowing something ourselves.
Is this a beneficial movie for those out there who are very comfortable and have a highly developed level of consciousness and spirituality? Perhaps not. They may find it a bit too elementary. But that is the movie’s strength. It is not geared for the minorities in the population, but at the majority of people who really are struggling in any way, with the ideas of life, death and spirituality.
My favorite part and the one that was most influential for me, was the discussion on soul contracts. I have heard about these before and am expanding my personal awareness of what this means to me at the moment, and so I found this part of the movie really hit home with me. I think it will for a lot of people out there as well, because for the most part we see, the deaths of a child especially, as some tragic and most unfair loss. But the case is so different, should we only allow ourselves to see the bigger picture.
As Neale Donald Walsch also said in his book “Home With God” – no death is ever an accident, waste or mistake. Every single one holds a sacred purpose.
And so I know that this movie will be an amazing ray of light for many people out there. Whether you are open to growing in the areas of spirituality or not, is not really the point. All you need is an open mind and a thirst for knowing what happens when we die and later in the afterlife.
To purchase your own copy of the film, visit The Path Series
Check out the trailer below too from YouTube or on the movie’s web site!