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‘Death Makes Life Possible’

October 14, 2014 from 7:30pm

Sparked by her own near-death experience as a teenager, cultural anthropologist and scientist Marilyn Schlitz has been delving into the nature of consciousness and death for three decades. In the new documentary film “Death Makes Life Possible,” a collaboration with author Deepak Chopra, she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. Interviews with mental health experts, cultural leaders and scientists search out the meaning of death and how understanding our mortality makes life possible.

Following the screening, Schlitz will discuss its themes and answer questions. Schlitz is the founder and CEO of Worldview Enterprises and president emeritus of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Her extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities and mind-body medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sponsored by the Religion Department and the United Church of Christ of Simi Valley, which established the Memorial Just Peace Lecture Series in 2008 in honor of the late James Henry Dekker and his work for peace and justice. For information, contact Julia Fogg at [email protected] or 805-493-3237.


Event Details

  • Organizer/Sponsor: CLU Religion Department, United Church of Christ of Simi Valley
  • Starts: October 14, 2014 7:30pm
  • Price: $0.00
  • Location: Lundring Events Center at California Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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  • Sponsors: CLU Religion Department, United Church of Christ of Simi Valley