Skrzynski's Dream Near-Death Experience
wanted to share an experience with you about information
I received in a dream concerning the 'next world.' Of course,
it may have just been my vivid imagination; but I thought
you might find what I was told intriguing.
lucid dream, I found myself in a seemingly utopian world
that was rather like and idealized Switzerland or Austria
(think the Sound of Music with all the lush rolling hills,
the alpine scenery and lakes, very clean cut people in the
lederhosen, women like nuns on bicycles, etc. Lots of beautiful
sunshine that seemed to emit more than just physical light.
The people here were still male and female, not genderless
lovely place, people were telling me that this was the 'next
level' higher than Earth. I went to a lovely quaint church
(like an English country church) where I met people who
continually prayed for children on Earth. They were male
and female but with ageless faces full of wisdom and compassion.
But then I saw the tombs and gravestones inside the church
and in the churchyard outside!!
them why there were graves when this was supposed to be
the 'next world.' They explained to me that (as in Jonathan
Seagull), people here in this next level graduated on to
further higher levels and that this also involved a form
of 'death.' Those left behind in this 'next' world would
experience a sense of separation in a similar way to grieving
people on Earth.
also told me that unlike our Earth, they definitely knew
that there was something more. The poignant thing was that
this second death mysteriously involved losing the one thing
you loved the most, whatever that thing could be; it was
a very personal anguish that everyone had to go through
in their transition beyond this second level.
words, there was still much spiritual growth going on. They
showed me their 'sun' and it was a beautiful coppery peachy
orange. They said they could feel God's presence in that
sun and that it gives off spiritual light as well as seemingly
physical illumination. They said that those in the third
level were that much closer again to this beautiful 'sun.'
that people on the next level enjoy a form of Summerland
(an idealized way of life so as to get things out of one's
system left unfulfilled while on Earth) but that they also
aged, though much slower than we here on Earth. They are
mainly occupied with praying for those still here, and particularly
for murdered/abused innocents.
you might find this thought-provoking, Kevin!
Kevin Williams' reply: Summerland.
The Sound of Music would probably be a very good description
of Summerland. For those who do not know what "Summerland"
is, here is some background:
as an abode of peace, happiness, and abundance is a fundamental
religious belief in every culture, ancient and modern. Ancient
Greeks called heaven the "Elysian Fields" or "Olympus."
To Hindus, heaven is called "Surga," and it lies in the
higher lokas. Ancient Egyptians referred to it as "Sekhet-hetepet."
Followers of Zoroaster describe it as the "House of Suns,"
and the abode of the best thought - a place where the sun
never ceases to shine - no doubt alluding to the luminous
nature of the plane. To the Northern European or Nordic
Traditions, for warriors it is known as "Valhalla." For
other, it is called "Noatun," where the sun meets the water,
"Asgaard" and several others. Theosophists call heaven "Devachan."
of "Summerland" is currently used by spiritualists, pagans
(particularly Wiccans), and near-death experiencers and
researchers. Near-death reports of very young children describing
a land of beauty beyond belief called "Summerland" provide
strong circumstantial evidence that such a place does exists.
pagan belief of Summerland is based on the ancient "Wheel
of the Year" based on the seasons and pre-Christian Celtic
holidays. Basically these holidays chronicle the birth,
life, death and re-birth of the Sun King though the person
of the Great Goddess. At Yule (Winter Solstice, December
21) the Sun King, conceived earlier in the year by the mating
of the previous Sun King and the Goddess, is born. In the
spring, after the Goddess has magically recovered her maidenhood,
they mate, causing not only the conception of the next year's
King but also the growth and abundance of the food crops
in the natural world. In the Fall at the time of harvest
the old King dies and sets sail for the Summerland from
which he will sail forth again as the new-born Sun at Yule.
Samhaim, or Halloween, is that period between the death
of the old King and the birth of the new when the natural
processes of the Earth seem to be dying. At this time the
veil between the world of the living and the world of the
dead thins to allow loved ones to communicate. For many
pagans, Samhaim marks the new year and is celebrated not
only with remembrances of the dead but also by letting go
of the old (ideas, habits, etc.) and looking forward to
Summerland has traditionally been a place where, after death,
the soul is said to rest in this Land of Eternal Youth,
where it is refreshed, grows young, and is made ready to
be born again. Rebirth is not considered to be condemnation
to an endless, dreary round of suffering, as in some Eastern
religions. Instead, rebirth is seen as the great gift of
the Goddess Mother Earth.
Spiritualists and near-death
researchers have also described Summerland. The
Fredrick Myer's Cross Correspondences
describe the soul's journey after death in several stages.
Stage Four, which Myers called the "Plane of Color", appears
to refer to Summerland. Spiritualist's also believe the
Biblical reference to the "third heaven" (2 Corinthians
12:2-4) is a reference to Summerland, the Christian concept
of paradise. According to Myers, one must leave behind all
rigid intellectual structures and dogmas, be they scientific,
religious, or philosophical. An infinite variety of new
sounds, colors and feelings are experienced here and souls
find a much wider freedom to function with more highly energized
intellect and spirit. The most inspired and pure souls from
Earth pass directly here after death; most people, however,
must strive to reach it after a sojourn in the realm below
where they assess their life on Earth and try to understand
what they did wrong. It is from Summerland that rebirth
back on Earth supposedly occurs - although the decision
to go back and try again is allegedly an individual one,
and some may opt to forsake material life altogether and
move into the higher spiritual realms. Some of the most
accurate and most inspirational messages received via mediums
are said to originate here. This may also be the place called
"Marduk" according to the messages received by some researchers.
is possibly another name for the afterlife realm known as
the "plane of Venus," described Edgar Cayce. Venus,
as an afterlife realm, is not a reference to the planet.
It is a reference to the afterlife realm for which the planet
Venus physically represents. Venus is the afterlife realm
where love is dominate. Cayce says of Venus: "In Venus we
find the lovely becoming the expressions in activities in
which there is the beauty seen in love, in companionship,
in association, in music, in art, in all the things that
bespeak of the loveliness even of nature and material things,
rather than the expression of same in the earthly form or
an NDE that mentions Summerland.
"From the light we have
come and to the light we all shall return."
- Josiane Antonette, near-death experiencer
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