Is there life after death? We are all trying to answer this question. On January 6, 2021, Netflix released a new documentary series called "Surviving Death" or "Surviving Death" that attempts to answer this. Through 50-minute episodes, she invites us to dive into the world of the paranormal, learn more about near-death experiences and explore the subject of reincarnation.
This documentary series is based on the book "Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates the Afterlife Evidence" by investigative journalist and writer Leslie Kean. This program involves experts who carefully analyze the testimonies of people who have experienced life after death.
This documentary series may well challenge all your beliefs.
What about the near-death experience?
The first episode of "Surviving Death" deals with near-death experiences. People interviewed for this show say they experienced this after being close to death from a severe allergic reaction or hemorrhaging after childbirth. They all remember being conscious during this experience.
Some say they have seen family members who have already died, a tunnel or bright lights. Others remember seeing the doctors trying to resuscitate them. The researchers said there was no evidence to prove that the near-death experiences had "mystical origins." It's just possible that brain activity and consciousness persist longer than expected after the heart stops beating.
So what to think about?
In 2018, a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology reported that people who had lived through near-death experiences experienced the same sensations as those who used the psychedelic drug N, N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).
It turns out that DMT is produced naturally in the brain of mammals. According to the researchers, the level of DMT increases in rats during cardiac arrest. We cannot therefore conclude that near-death experiences are proof that there is indeed life after death.
The documentary series also deals with religious beliefs, paranormal phenomena and reincarnation. Despite all the evidence gathered through this program, researchers agree that science cannot yet prove or dispute that there is an afterlife.