Science of the Soul
Back in March, I noticed my husband recorded a show from the History Channel called The Science of the Soul. I asked him about it and he said that he watched it overnight and left it in the DVR, because he knew I would like it.
I don't remember ever watching a show of this nature without a hint of skepticism involved that would make me grunt. I am not a "believe it all" type of person and, to be honest, I find myself often bothered by some people when I listen to them on podcasts as guests talking about new age/spiritual stuff. Nothing against them, really, but I don't enjoy either extreme. On the other hand, I see scientists that are complete atheists and reject every single thing that cannot be proven by science. They don't even bother to look at the case. It's just a straight 'no' answer. However, I don't think I am so bothered by this as I am when they start criticizing the ones believing. I think I've mentioned this before.
So, for the reasons mentioned above, I kept The Science of the Soul show sitting there on the hard drive of my DVR for weeks until, one day, I decided to watch it and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised!
I haven't watched a show this good in a long time. I was fascinated by the content and the fact that all people (experiencers aside) were very professional and objective.
The show starts by narrating the case of a child that claimed to be the reincarnation of a WWII air force pilot. After all the very interesting interviews regarding his case, I listened to the most jaw-dropping claim yet => After many years and many cases investigated, the University of Virginia has come to a startling conclusion: "Reincarnation is Real"
I really couldn't believe what I was listening to. An academic institution saying that reincarnation was real? OK, let me go back to listen to that again, and again and again. I found it quite amazing. This was the first time I listened to such a thing. I had the impulse to post it on my Facebook page, which I did. Then one person in my list of friends found this very interesting link.
The show continued with different people. Some shared their own near death experiences. Other people were scientists that also agreed with the idea that consciousness might be something that gets detached from the body when we cease to exist in the physical world.
This was the first time that I personally heard actual scientists doing research and showing interest in this matter with an open mind. Something fascinating! For the first time I was watching something on TV that actually brought some answers to my questions instead of the opposite.