Kevin Williams' Research Conclusions
If you want to know a little bit about what life after death is like, pay close attention to your dreams. There is a lot of circumstantial evidence suggesting that the mental realm of your dreams is identical to the afterlife realms described in near-death accounts. Both describe the realm of the mind, soul, and spirit. In the realm of the mind, all things are possible. Life after death means freeing yourself from all physical limitations and fully inhabiting the realm of thought and spirit. Here, it is what one thinks that is important. It is a realm where thoughts are deeds and we are what we think.
If a person reads enough near-death accounts, it is possible for them to create a kind of heavenly roadmap that describes the soul's journey after death. Throughout recorded history, science and religion has revealed an ultimate reality made up of 10 separate components. Here is the evidence:
The Case For 10 or More Afterlife Realms
Quantum physicists, using Super-String Theory, believe the universe is made up of 10 or 11 dimensions. Their goal is to find the holy grail of physics - the so-called "Theory of Everything" - a theory that explains all phenomena of reality.
Pythagoras, perhaps the first great mathematician, believed the cosmos is divided into 10 heavens based on the perfect number.
In Jewish mysticism, God's entire creation is composed of 10 emanations of Light from the 10 utterances of God "Let there be" to create the world by the perfect order of 10 along with a hierarchy of 10 angelic realms and the law of the 10 commandments.
In Buddhism, there are 10 levels of realization toward enlightenment and 10 directions of the Buddha's light to Buddha-realms.
Christian Gnostics believed in a cosmology of 10 heavens which they based on information from the death experience of the Apostle Paul which they recorded in their scriptures (Apocalypse of Paul).
In Islam, a legend exists where Muhammad journeyed through 10 heavens which was probably a near-death experience.
The Biblical prophet Enoch in his writings (2 Enoch) mentions that he ascended through the 10 heavens.
The word human comes from the Hindu word hu which means light, and man which means mind. In Hinduism, there are 10 levels of universal consciousness.
The Bible describes an angelic hierarchy of 10 celestial powers (01) (02).
Edgar Cayce learned from his out-of-body travels how our solar system's 10 major spheres (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) are three-dimensional representations of higher and lower dimensional spirit realms comprising the 10 afterlife realms. Cayce also revealed how the human body is a microcosm of the solar system.
The Apostle Paul equated the different degrees of glory of resurrected bodies with the sun, moon and stars. Throughout the Bible, there are references to multiple realms: third heaven, the highest heavens, heavens, and many dwelling places.
During Lynnclaire Dennis' NDE, she entered into the light and saw the Universal Pattern and Source of all life which was in a shape that resembles an atom with electrons revolving around it. Her pattern eventually caught the eye of scientists because of its compatibility with the knotted pattern of 10-dimensional space in physics.
Other experiencers, such as George Ritchie and Betty Eadie, as well as the Swedish scientist Emanuel Swedenborg, each observed multiple levels in the hereafter. Howard Storm had an extensive experience in which he also observed multiple levels in the afterlife. Dr. PMH Atwater describes these multiple dimensions as existing here within the same space much like boxes within a box. Metaphysical sources also describe a multi-dimensional reality.
There are several conclusions to make here:
Heaven is not up and hell is not below. The various afterlife realms are like various frequencies on the light spectrum - most of which is invisible to the naked eye.
We are already living in the "afterlife" right now. This is because our experience in this physical, three-dimensional universe is just one of many realms we have already experienced.
We do not have to die to experience the afterlife and eternity. Eternity is not something that begins after death. We are already in eternity now - the "eternal now."