The Hells, Judgement & Forgiveness, and the Resurrection.
It is more correct to say there is no hell in any of God’s Universes, than to suggest there is a hell. This is because, if you take the word hell to mean a place of inflicted suffering, of eternal duration, there is no such place. But, if you take it to understand that some spirits find themselves in places and states of mind that are unpleasant, then there are such places and conditions. But this condition is not inflicted because of any false beliefs, or following any “wrong” religion. It is solely the application of the Laws of God, the effect that results from causes. The causes, are broadly sin, or being out of harmony with God’s Laws.
The hells are both a place and an experience. It seems that each soul may in some way create it’s own hell. Certainly we are told that the Law of Compensation causes souls to undergo this purification, following which they progress until eventually they may reach the highest heavens. Hell, then, is not for eternity. However some souls spend a very long time in torment, and it is not uncommon for them to believe that this will last for eternity. These messages tell a different story about resurrection, forgiveness and judgment. It is not correct to view hell as punishment, but rather as the only place where that soul is in harmony. Over time, the soul may choose other actions and beliefs, and change it’s way of thinking, and ultimately lead itself to being in harmony where there is greater happiness, and thus progress out of its torment.
I have just created a summary “Getting the Hell out of here” which includes material from this site and others. This is in the form of a pdf and can be downloaded, or purchased as a booklet. While the messages below contain many tales of the “hells”, none of these come close to that experienced by “The Officer” in Gone West. There you can read about how you can degenerate, even in the next world, passing finally to the lowest hells before crying out to God for help, and then starting the long journey back out. A similar tale can be found in A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands, and in 2017 I learned that the Rev. George Vale Owen channeled "Paul and Albert" in 1931 which is another very detailed account of the hells. I have just created an extract of that as a pdf.
How long do you spend in hell?
In the following messages, it is clear that Julius Caesar has been in hell since his death in March 44 B.C - about 2060 years so far. But, once he learns how to get out, he gets out in no time at all - about 19 months. I have included here confirmatory messages from Padgett’s wife. This was very common, and it was the primary means by which Padgett knew he was not being deceived. If you choose to read all the messages in chronological order, you will discover this to be true, even though not all the messages that were received have been published, and this particularly includes the inconsequential supporting messages.
There are many similar stories about spirits in darkness, and their later returning to thank Padgett for helping them. For another such dark spirit, see the story of Edwin Forrest, a former business partner of Padgett’s.
|Author||Title||Date of Message|
|Julius Caesar||Julius Caesar writes that earthly position does not determine one's spiritual abode.||September 16th, 1915|
|Helen Padgett||Helen Padgett confirms that Julius Caesar wrote.||September 16th, 1915|
|Julius Caesar||Caesar is seeking for the Divine Love. Light is breaking into his soul.||December 13th, 1916|
|Julius Caesar||Caesar is grateful to Mr. Padgett for his prayer and introduction to his grandmother and is progressing into the light.||December 20th, 1916|
|Julius Caesar||Caesar gives his experiences after receiving help from a Divine Spirit.||May 1st, 1917|
|Helen Padgett||Mrs. Padgett confirms that Julius Caesar wrote.||May 1st, 1917|
Judgment and Forgiveness
Forgiveness is forgetfulness, but prayer for forgiveness does not bring forgiveness, although it does bring great help. Real forgiveness is not how Father thinks about us, but how we think about ourselves. When we can recall something that we did wrong, and there is no emotional pain associated with that recollection, forgiveness is complete.
Is there a resurrection? If so what does it mean, since we survive death no matter what we choose to believe?
|Author||Title||Date of Message|
|Paul of Tarsus||The resurrection that is common to all, be they saint or sinner.||January 16th, 1916|
|Paul of Tarsus||The resurrection that Jesus taught without which our faith as Christians is in vain.||February 8th, 1916|
|Paul of Tarsus||Paul - What is the real body that is resurrected at the time of the physical death.||October 4th, 1916|
|Paul of Tarsus||Paul writes about the resurrection of the body.||October 5th, 1916|
Earthbound and Dark Spirits in the Astral Plane
While the messages received by James Padgett do not cover this subject to any great extent, it is the case that mortals can be seriously affected by entities residing in the Astral Plane, also called the earth plane. These may be both earthbound spirits and dark spirits. Earthbound spirits are those that have for one or other reason remained in the earth plane after death. The reasons are varied, but in all cases a lack of spiritual development is a major factor. Some are simply confused and scared, and almost all do not realise they are dead. Some are attached to material possessions, and try to stay around those. These earthbound spirits may inhabit a house, and perhaps be referred to as “ghosts” or poltergeists when they are troublesome. More insidious are those that “attach” to a mortal. This always affects the mortal, and these effects can be both physical and mental. There are also however astral shells, which no longer contain a soul, and are simply a residual packet of energy. These entities do not reply when addressed, and continue in a very repetitive pattern, as they have no sentience. These too are sometimes seen as ghosts.
Sadly all too many folk after death are so dark that they awaken in spiritual darkness, in the Astral Plane. They notice the spiritual light emanating from mortals, and go towards it. They may then find themselves “caught” in the magnetic aura of that mortal and can remain caught in that aura for a great many years. For this reason there are bands of more advanced spirits who await the passing of mortals, and hope to catch their attention before this happens. It is possible to spend quite a bit of time in the Astral Plane, which is itself divided into seven divisions. Spirits in this Astral Plane are able to either progress or regress, and either condition will result in their departing the Astral Plane for the Spirit Spheres. Regression is the direct result of obsession, and the desire to participate in earthy activities such as drinking, drugs and sex which is what draws them into obsession of a living mortal.
A very good description of these issues is covered by Gone West as also A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands, in the suggested reading list. An extract is referenced below.
Dark spirits are a somewhat different matter. Because the earth plane is within their allowed range, dark spirits can and do spend a time trying to influence mortals negatively, although it seems that they have to acquire an astral shell in order to do this, which process typically results in them eventually ending up even deeper in the hells. These are all ex-mortals that have not yet thrown off their tendency to sin and error, but sadly, even after death they can dig ever bigger holes for themselves. (If you require someone to remove a spirit attachment, for yourself or another, details can be found here.)
|Author||Title||Date of Message|
|Mrs Simons||A typical attached earthbound spirit.||October 27th, 1919|
|Jesus||Jesus: Evil Spirit Influence.||June 25th, 1987|
|Irene Hickman||Dealing with attached entities.||March 1993.|
|John||John: Getting Rid of Negative Spirit Influence.||August 14th, 2000|
|Anonymous||Rising above evil.||January 23rd, 2001|
|Judas||What can we do to offset the effects of evil?||September 15th, 2001|
|Judas||Some questions on spiritual guides, dark spirit attack and materialism.||February 25th, 2002|
|The Astral Plane as described in "A Wanderer in the Spirit lands"'|