One of humanity’s most mysterious and pondered questions is, “What happens when we die?” Astral City on GaiamTV.com poses the answer in an extremely unique and bold way, using the notion of spiritualism. With spiritualism, spirits of the dead have the ability and inclination to communicate with the living. Anyone may receive spirit messages, but formal communication sessions are held by mediums, who provide information about the afterlife. If you’re ready for a wild, mind-opening and thought-provoking ride that’s based on a true story, Astral City is your ticket. Here are the highlights:
Communication from Beyond
Astral City sets precedent before you even press the play button. It’s important to understand how this movie works:
When the phrase “the big day” is used, one typically thinks of a wedding, conjuring up images of a beautiful bride cascading down the aisle. But there’s a whole new kind of “big day” that’s not eliciting such joyous and positive emotions: December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar. The end of an era? Maybe. The apocalypse? Perhaps. The end date of a highly sophisticated system? Without a doubt.
As the 2012 theories began surfacing more frequently over the last few years, I found myself torn