Anyone who watches modern television shows about ghosts, haunted houses, exorcisms and demons can’t help but be terrified about the prospect of death followed by an afterlife. And, it’s not just television shows and movies. Throughout literary history, these subjects have been used to titillate and scare people.
Worse yet, traditional religions use images of Hell to bind their believers and frighten disbelievers. This implies that after you die, you might live a scary existence, possibly ruled by evil spirits. It is frankly easier for many modern people to block all thoughts of death from their minds and proclaim atheism and postmortem annihilation as their faith than it is to contemplate an eternally evil existence after the demise of their bodies.
On the other hand, most famous modern psychics, particularly TV psychics that deal in bereavement, paint an entirely rosy picture of the afterlife in which virtually everyone, no matter who they were in life continues on in an afterlife of eternal contentment and happiness. It’s all roses and lollipops.
So which is it? The horrors of a ghostly existence? Or do you get to spend eternity in the lap of luxury no matter who you are or what you did in life? It was this dichotomy and the fact that no one has ever tried to bridge this historical gap in the “history” of the world of Spirit that began my quest to formulate a workable “Structure of Heaven”. It is based on historical and modern spiritual literature, but excludes biblical scripture for reasons I will explain.
I have approached this subject as a person who is devoted to a scientific exploration of the material world, but also one who has found that a spiritual world exists even though it can’t be explored by science for the very good reason that science has no means by which to measure it. This book presents the case for an invisible spiritual realm based on real world, modern evidence rather than on biblical writings. The evidence is incomplete, and may at times seem contradictory, but it always points in the same direction.
Life continues in spiritual form after the death of the body,
The spiritual world has a definite stratified structure with invariant (unchanging) spiritual laws,
The conditions we experience on our material earth mirror the conditions found in the spiritual realm.
By the way, it is important to stress that some of the most famous modern mediums have written books denying that there really are Hellish levels in the spiritual world. Unfortunately the dark histories of malignant ghosts and demonic possession belie this cheerful spiritual picture.
In the way of warning prospective readers, this book pulls no punches. It speaks of the Hells as well as the heavens because it is not possible to understand the structure of heaven without understanding the nature of evil as well as the nature of God. You will be relieved, however, to find in the end that the Hells are NOT forever. They are not even meant as punishments. EVERY soul, even those in the darkest of Hells can find their way back to God. It’s just a matter of free will!
It is much easier to sell Heaven than it is to sell Hell. For a lot of people, the idea of a spiritual afterlife that actually contains any real “negativity” which isn’t a mere annoyance encountered by some souls on their way to eternal happiness conflicts with everything they want to believe about spiritual life. The very prospect may be enough to stop some from exploring further. Keep in mind, however, that the hells are simply the lower levels of the same Heaven that the souls in the summerlands occupy. The laws pertaining to the souls occupying the darker planes are the same laws that pertain to the the souls occupying the highest planes. In addition, only VERY evil souls will descend to these less appealing levels. If you are reading this, you are probably not one of them.
The entire point of writing this book has been to reassure EVERYONE of the truly benign nature of the intelligence that created the Hells in the first place. They are not places of eternal torment. Nor are they “permanent”. They are really just places where a spirit must confront “reflections” of their own evil in ways that will bring about true reformation of the soul. Afterwards, almost all will eventually find their own paths to God.
What follows is meant to be a rational guide to the spiritual world. This isn’t an officially “accepted” version of the world of Spirit. Nor is this an attempt to “prove” that God exists. It’s not a book filled with philosophical or religious meditations. There’s no self-help advice or instructions on how to become a psychic. It’s simply a comprehensive and scientifically oriented guidebook detailing the structure of the spiritual realm, how it interlaces and interacts with the material world and why those interactions are so equivocal and difficult to pin down. Taken all together, this is a hopeful and happy message to those who sense that there is more to their existence as a human being than being born into an inherently dangerous world and dying an uncertain death in an unknown future. It’s a more optimistic way of looking at what happens to your mind after you breathe your last breath. I’m here to tell you that no one lives forever, but no one ever really dies!