How Big is the Afterlife?

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The people communicating to us from the life after this life explain that it is vaster than we can imagine. There are millions of realms of existence, occupied by vast numbers of people at various levels of spiritual maturity and interest. It is incorrect to view the next life as a few discrete planes. Instead, there is level after level of continuously different planes where people are together based on their interests and attitudes.

People remain individuals who continue to grow spiritually until they have developed into celestial beings inhabiting the highest realms. These higher-order beings do come to work with people on the lower levels. They also teach in a chain of being, providing guidance and instruction to people on lower levels who then administer it to the general public in the life after this life or to people living in Earth School.

People are able to visit lower levels, but may not visit higher levels unless accompanied by a guide; even then can only venture to the outer fringes of the higher level.

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There Are Divisions and Levels in the Afterlife

There are a number of descriptions of realms referred to as “planes,” “spheres,” “vibrations,” or “levels.” They are not spatial locations; they are states of mind.

Some refer to seven levels. [1] The spheres or levels are only gross descriptions of millions of conditions and environments. For example, there might be millions of environments with untold numbers of people living in circumstances that fit the criteria for being on Level 3.

There are no boundaries, as in geographical divisions. However, each sphere is completely invisible to the inhabitants of the spheres below it, so there is a boundary of awareness. [2] People on lower levels cannot visit higher levels unless brought close to a higher level by one of the higher-level people.

We needn’t fear advancing to a higher state of being. We remain individuals; we do not merge into some higher being called the Source.

Descriptions of the Levels in the Afterlife

Most people transition from Earth School to Level 3 or Summerland. Those with degenerate personalities gather together naturally in the second sphere. The fourth, fifth, and sixth levels are described as filled with light, love, and happiness. Among the residents of the seventh level are Yeshua bar Yosef (Jesus), John the Beloved, Confucius, Seneca, Plato, Socrates, and Solon. [3]  These celestial beings remain individuals, capable of communicating with people in the earth realm. Confucius, described as being in the seventh level, has come through in a Leslie Flint session [4] and in a session Dr. Neville Whymant had with medium George Valiantine. [5]

The movement from Level 3, or Summerland, to the fourth is a change in mentality or spirit. After the gradual transition from Level 3 into the condition of Level 4, consciousness operates at spiritual “levels” in the spiritual or celestial body, with the heavens as the environment. The body undergoes a progressive refinement and purification and consequently an increase in responsiveness. [6]

The higher level is even more exquisite than Level 3, Summerland. The individuals are in shapes unknown to us, exquisite in color and radiant with light. They do not use words. The individual in this plane of consciousness, “must struggle and labor, knows sorrow but not earth sorrow, knows ecstasy but not earth ecstasy. The sorrow is of a spiritual character, the ecstasy is of a spiritual kind.“ [7]

We receive hints and glimpses into the fifth through the seventh levels. Frederick Myers in spirit, speaking through trance medium Geraldine Cummins, described the levels. [8] The fifth level is called the Plane of Flame.

Myers tells us that an inhabitant here remains himself, yet is all those other selves [in his group] as well. He no longer dwells in form—as it is conceived by man—but he dwells still in what might be described as an “outline” … an outline of emotional thought: a great fire which stirs and moves this mighty being. Such a being is continuously conscious. … He tastes of heaven and yet the revelation of the last mystery tarries, still awaits the completion of the design of which he is part. [9]

On the sixth plane, the individuals are formless white lights. The Minds of the inhabitants are dominated by reason. Myers described the sixth plane.

Emotion and passion, as known to men, are absent. White light represents the perfect equanimity of pure thought. Such equanimity becomes the possession of the souls who entered this last rich kingdom of experience. … They are capable of living now … as the pure thought of their Creator. They have joined the immortals. [10]

Myers continued to describe the seventh plane.

Without a body of any kind, you merge with the Great Source and reign in the great calm of eternity. Yet you still exist as an individual [and] are wholly aware of the imagination of God. So you are aware of the whole history of the earth from Alpha to Omega. Equally all planetary existence is yours. Everything created is contained within that imagination, and you . . . know it and hold it. An eon of spiritual evolution is usually required before taking this final step: only a very few pass out Yonder during the life of the earth. A certain number of souls attain to the sixth state, but remain in it or, in exceptional cases for a lofty purpose, descend again into matter. They are not strong enough to make the great leap into timelessness, they are not yet perfect. [11]

Throughout these ascensions into increasingly higher levels, there is no loss of individuality by merging with a universal consciousness. We remain individuals, even when we have left behind any interest in earth-like environments and bodies. Crookall explains, “Only the Absolute, Transcendent, Unmanifested, Infinite ‘Father’ is ‘pure spirit,’ ‘purely subjective.’” [12]

Our attachment now to our bodies, our lives, and our relationships causes us to recoil from the thought of leaving behind all we are familiar with by graduating to higher and higher levels. Yet we will never be forced to advance. And when we decide to advance, we will have matured far beyond where we are now, just as an adult has matured far beyond being an infant. We will not want to stay an infant forever. We will yearn to become more than we have been.

Conclusion

The exploration of the afterlife presented here suggests a vast and intricate reality beyond our current comprehension. Rather than discrete planes, it describes a continuum of spiritual growth and evolution, where individuals progress through various levels of consciousness and existence based on their spiritual maturity and interests.

The afterlife is depicted as a realm where individuals retain their individuality while continually growing towards higher states of being. Spiritual guides and celestial beings play a role in guiding and assisting souls on their journey. While descriptions of these levels vary, they generally portray environments of increasing light, love, and understanding.

Importantly, the concept emphasizes that there is no loss of individuality in the pursuit of higher spiritual realms. Instead, individuals evolve and expand their consciousness while retaining their unique identity. The narrative encourages a perspective of spiritual evolution as a natural and desirable process, suggesting that as souls mature, they naturally seek higher levels of existence.

FAQs on the Afterlife


What is the afterlife like?

The afterlife is depicted as a realm beyond our physical existence where souls continue to exist after death. It’s described as vast and intricate, consisting of numerous levels or planes of consciousness. Individuals retain their individuality while progressing spiritually, guided by celestial beings and spiritual mentors.

What is heaven like?

Heaven is often described as one of the higher levels of the afterlife where individuals experience profound peace, love, and joy. It’s depicted as a place of light and happiness, where souls continue to evolve and grow spiritually in an environment free from earthly concerns.

How big is the afterlife?

The afterlife is conceptualized as vast and boundless, transcending physical dimensions. It’s described as consisting of countless realms or levels, each housing varying numbers of souls at different stages of spiritual development. While there are no spatial boundaries, the afterlife is perceived as expanding infinitely to accommodate the spiritual evolution of all souls.

Where is the afterlife?

The afterlife is not typically associated with a specific physical location in the way we perceive space and time. Rather, it’s understood as existing in a different dimension or state of consciousness beyond the limitations of the physical world. It’s not bound by geographical constraints but is accessible to souls transitioning from earthly life to the spiritual realm.

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[1] Andrew Jackson Davis, Death and the After Life (Boston: Kobe and Rich, 1865), 95.

[2] Borgia, Life in the World Unseen, 119.

[3]  Tymn, The Afterlife Revealed, 113.

[4] “The Chinese Philosopher séance,” Leslie Flint Trust, July 30, 1959, https://www.leslieflint.com/confucius-july-1959.

[5] Fodor, These Mysterious People, 238.

[6] Crookall, The Supreme Adventure, 49.

[7] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 2 (citing Elsa Barker, Letters from a Living Dead Man, Dallas, TX: Hill-Pehle Publishing, 2012, originally published in 1914).

[8] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 56-59 (citing Geraldine Cummins, Beyond Human Personality, London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson, Ltd., 1935).

[9] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 58 (citing Cummins, Beyond Human Personality).

[10] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 58 (citing Cummins, Beyond Human Personality).

[11] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 59 (citing Cummins, Beyond Human Personality).

[12] Crookall, The Supreme Adventure, 49.

The people communicating to us from the life after this life explain that it is vaster than we can imagine. There are millions of realms of existence, occupied by vast numbers of people at various levels of spiritual maturity and interest. It is incorrect to view the next life as a few discrete planes. Instead, there is level after level of continuously different planes where people are together based on their interests and attitudes.

People remain individuals who continue to grow spiritually until they have developed into celestial beings inhabiting the highest realms. These higher-order beings do come to work with people on the lower levels. They also teach in a chain of being, providing guidance and instruction to people on lower levels who then administer it to the general public in the life after this life or to people living in Earth School.

People are able to visit lower levels, but may not visit higher levels unless accompanied by a guide; even then can only venture to the outer fringes of the higher level.

You can support this effort to give people the truth about the reality of the afterlife with your $6 contribution.

There Are Divisions and Levels in the Afterlife

There are a number of descriptions of realms referred to as “planes,” “spheres,” “vibrations,” or “levels.” They are not spatial locations; they are states of mind.

Some refer to seven levels. [1] The spheres or levels are only gross descriptions of millions of conditions and environments. For example, there might be millions of environments with untold numbers of people living in circumstances that fit the criteria for being on Level 3.

There are no boundaries, as in geographical divisions. However, each sphere is completely invisible to the inhabitants of the spheres below it, so there is a boundary of awareness. [2] People on lower levels cannot visit higher levels unless brought close to a higher level by one of the higher-level people.

We needn’t fear advancing to a higher state of being. We remain individuals; we do not merge into some higher being called the Source.

Descriptions of the Levels in the Afterlife

Most people transition from Earth School to Level 3 or Summerland. Those with degenerate personalities gather together naturally in the second sphere. The fourth, fifth, and sixth levels are described as filled with light, love, and happiness. Among the residents of the seventh level are Yeshua bar Yosef (Jesus), John the Beloved, Confucius, Seneca, Plato, Socrates, and Solon. [3]  These celestial beings remain individuals, capable of communicating with people in the earth realm. Confucius, described as being in the seventh level, has come through in a Leslie Flint session [4] and in a session Dr. Neville Whymant had with medium George Valiantine. [5]

The movement from Level 3, or Summerland, to the fourth is a change in mentality or spirit. After the gradual transition from Level 3 into the condition of Level 4, consciousness operates at spiritual “levels” in the spiritual or celestial body, with the heavens as the environment. The body undergoes a progressive refinement and purification and consequently an increase in responsiveness. [6]

The higher level is even more exquisite than Level 3, Summerland. The individuals are in shapes unknown to us, exquisite in color and radiant with light. They do not use words. The individual in this plane of consciousness, “must struggle and labor, knows sorrow but not earth sorrow, knows ecstasy but not earth ecstasy. The sorrow is of a spiritual character, the ecstasy is of a spiritual kind.“ [7]

We receive hints and glimpses into the fifth through the seventh levels. Frederick Myers in spirit, speaking through trance medium Geraldine Cummins, described the levels. [8] The fifth level is called the Plane of Flame.

Myers tells us that an inhabitant here remains himself, yet is all those other selves [in his group] as well. He no longer dwells in form—as it is conceived by man—but he dwells still in what might be described as an “outline” … an outline of emotional thought: a great fire which stirs and moves this mighty being. Such a being is continuously conscious. … He tastes of heaven and yet the revelation of the last mystery tarries, still awaits the completion of the design of which he is part. [9]

On the sixth plane, the individuals are formless white lights. The Minds of the inhabitants are dominated by reason. Myers described the sixth plane.

Emotion and passion, as known to men, are absent. White light represents the perfect equanimity of pure thought. Such equanimity becomes the possession of the souls who entered this last rich kingdom of experience. … They are capable of living now … as the pure thought of their Creator. They have joined the immortals. [10]

Myers continued to describe the seventh plane.

Without a body of any kind, you merge with the Great Source and reign in the great calm of eternity. Yet you still exist as an individual [and] are wholly aware of the imagination of God. So you are aware of the whole history of the earth from Alpha to Omega. Equally all planetary existence is yours. Everything created is contained within that imagination, and you . . . know it and hold it. An eon of spiritual evolution is usually required before taking this final step: only a very few pass out Yonder during the life of the earth. A certain number of souls attain to the sixth state, but remain in it or, in exceptional cases for a lofty purpose, descend again into matter. They are not strong enough to make the great leap into timelessness, they are not yet perfect. [11]

Throughout these ascensions into increasingly higher levels, there is no loss of individuality by merging with a universal consciousness. We remain individuals, even when we have left behind any interest in earth-like environments and bodies. Crookall explains, “Only the Absolute, Transcendent, Unmanifested, Infinite ‘Father’ is ‘pure spirit,’ ‘purely subjective.’” [12]

Our attachment now to our bodies, our lives, and our relationships causes us to recoil from the thought of leaving behind all we are familiar with by graduating to higher and higher levels. Yet we will never be forced to advance. And when we decide to advance, we will have matured far beyond where we are now, just as an adult has matured far beyond being an infant. We will not want to stay an infant forever. We will yearn to become more than we have been.

Conclusion

The exploration of the afterlife presented here suggests a vast and intricate reality beyond our current comprehension. Rather than discrete planes, it describes a continuum of spiritual growth and evolution, where individuals progress through various levels of consciousness and existence based on their spiritual maturity and interests.

The afterlife is depicted as a realm where individuals retain their individuality while continually growing towards higher states of being. Spiritual guides and celestial beings play a role in guiding and assisting souls on their journey. While descriptions of these levels vary, they generally portray environments of increasing light, love, and understanding.

Importantly, the concept emphasizes that there is no loss of individuality in the pursuit of higher spiritual realms. Instead, individuals evolve and expand their consciousness while retaining their unique identity. The narrative encourages a perspective of spiritual evolution as a natural and desirable process, suggesting that as souls mature, they naturally seek higher levels of existence.

FAQs on the Afterlife


What is the afterlife like?

The afterlife is depicted as a realm beyond our physical existence where souls continue to exist after death. It’s described as vast and intricate, consisting of numerous levels or planes of consciousness. Individuals retain their individuality while progressing spiritually, guided by celestial beings and spiritual mentors.

What is heaven like?

Heaven is often described as one of the higher levels of the afterlife where individuals experience profound peace, love, and joy. It’s depicted as a place of light and happiness, where souls continue to evolve and grow spiritually in an environment free from earthly concerns.

How big is the afterlife?

The afterlife is conceptualized as vast and boundless, transcending physical dimensions. It’s described as consisting of countless realms or levels, each housing varying numbers of souls at different stages of spiritual development. While there are no spatial boundaries, the afterlife is perceived as expanding infinitely to accommodate the spiritual evolution of all souls.

Where is the afterlife?

The afterlife is not typically associated with a specific physical location in the way we perceive space and time. Rather, it’s understood as existing in a different dimension or state of consciousness beyond the limitations of the physical world. It’s not bound by geographical constraints but is accessible to souls transitioning from earthly life to the spiritual realm.

_________________

[1] Andrew Jackson Davis, Death and the After Life (Boston: Kobe and Rich, 1865), 95.

[2] Borgia, Life in the World Unseen, 119.

[3]  Tymn, The Afterlife Revealed, 113.

[4] “The Chinese Philosopher séance,” Leslie Flint Trust, July 30, 1959, https://www.leslieflint.com/confucius-july-1959.

[5] Fodor, These Mysterious People, 238.

[6] Crookall, The Supreme Adventure, 49.

[7] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 2 (citing Elsa Barker, Letters from a Living Dead Man, Dallas, TX: Hill-Pehle Publishing, 2012, originally published in 1914).

[8] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 56-59 (citing Geraldine Cummins, Beyond Human Personality, London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson, Ltd., 1935).

[9] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 58 (citing Cummins, Beyond Human Personality).

[10] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 58 (citing Cummins, Beyond Human Personality).

[11] Betty, The Afterlife Unveiled, 59 (citing Cummins, Beyond Human Personality).

[12] Crookall, The Supreme Adventure, 49.

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