Shaun explores Armageddon and the second coming of Christ with born-again Christian fundamentalists. In the bible belt of the US, Shaun meets up with Pastor Joe Fox and his group of doomsday preppers, who, in cammo gear and slinging semi-automatic weapons, are practicing combat techniques to help them survive 'The End'. Keen to get more insight into the Book of Revelation, Shaun meets Texan TV evangelist Pastor Irvin Baxter who takes him on a pilgrimage all the way to Jerusalem and onto the Temple Mount - the very place Bible Prophecy says 'The End' will begin.
In Brazil, Shaun immerses himself in Spiritism, a blending of Christianity with supernatural miracles, mediums and communicating with the entities of the afterlife. Deep in the back blocks of Brazil, Shaun checks into the Casa de Domenacio, a spiritual hospital where the controversial full trance medium, John of God, performs 'miracles' through various confronting spiritual and physical surgeries. People arrive there in thousands, including Shaun to be cured and enlightened. Shaun struggles through a mysterious spiritual healing process with surprising results.
Comedian and writer Shaun Micallef is on a quest to find the very meaning of life itself. Envious of those with 'unshakeable faith', Shaun journeys across the globe immersing himself into some of the world's most unique religions and beliefs. In this episode, Shaun starts his spiritual adventure with church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In their heartland of Salt Lake City, Shaun eats, prays and lives with the Mormons through privileged access into a usually closed world. He works with young missionary Mormons sent off to the jungles of Fiji, and bunks in with breakaway fundamentalist polygamists in the deserts of Utah. Shaun wants to understand this devout faith so entwined with the development of the USA, and centred around the remarkable contents of the Book of Mormon.
In his youth Shaun Micallef almost joined the priesthood. Now he wonders if he may have missed his one shot at the answers to life's big questions. Shaun Micallef's Stairway to Heaven reveals a new side to Shaun as he heads to India and immerses himself in the Hindu world of Gods, Gurus and the Ganges.
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