Life After Death

The Spirit Heavens and the Christian Kingdom of God

What happens in Life after Death - especially for Christians.

Orthodox Christians who arrive on this web page may be thinking that the word “heaven” is the word often used in the Bible as the Kingdom of God. It is not. This diagram may help illustrate the construction of this aspect of the realms that lie beyond this material realm.



Here, on this site, we use often the word “Celestial Heavens” to refer to that which Jesus called “The Kingdom of God”. And here the confusion starts, because we find that there are a whole bunch of “heavens” below, and inferior to “The Kingdom of God.” These lesser heavens we have called on this site Spirit Spheres or Spirit Heavens (but which is not labeled on the diagram other than as a sphere), and they are shown in the diagram numbered from 1 to 7. These spheres are similarly numbered in the Urantia Book, but called Mansion Worlds there.

This distinction is the root cause of so much confusion by orthodox Christians, and their insistence on all other folks going to hell. Quite simply, they are right that Jesus taught how to enter the Celestial Heavens, but they are not aware that the Spirit heavens always existed, and are open to everyone, dependent only on soul condition for your location in them. And, as far as we know, no Christian has yet managed to proceed directly from being a mortal, to the Celestial Kingdom, although in theory it is possible. (It has been communicated that a very small number have achieved this.)

However those that are following the path of rebirth of the soul by spirit progress up the right hand side of the diagram, through the spheres 1, 3, 5 and 7. Those that do not, and may for example be intellectuals who are either disinterested in a Creator, or who do not believe in Him, or believe in a non-personal “god” can still progress from 1, 2, 4 and 6. They can also be religious, but have chosen not to pursue the way of Divine Love, either deliberately or in ignorance. They do not progress any higher than sphere 6, but this is a very happy state of affairs for them, and they are content with their lot.

The spirit heavens are just as physical as our world. In fact we are told that 80% of all matter resides in the Spirit worlds, invisible to mortals. The heavens are carefully structured so that like lives with like - if this were not the case, disharmony would result. To achieve this requires a complex system of progression, so basically souls can and do progress, becoming ever more refined. As a result there appear to be many spheres and sub-spheres, with planes within these, within the heavens. It is the case that there are sub-spheres where only Catholics live, only Mormons, only Jews, only Muslims etc, and certainly there are also cultural groupings, as opposed to religious groupings. However the heavens are really divided into two sections. There is the Spirit Heavens - which culminates in the Biblical heavens - the sixth Sphere. We are told that souls in this Sphere are as perfect as when they were created, but they progress no further. They cannot see God, as they do not have much development of their souls, but they are in all respects again perfect. Many have great development of their minds and intellect.

The Celestial heavens lie above these Spirit Spheres. (Or may be yet another dimension beyond) Only those souls which have been transformed by the Divine Love (brought by the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit) are able to enter these Spheres. This is the Kingdom of God that the Bible speaks of, and indeed, as set out there, it requires rebirth by spirit to enter this Kingdom. As souls progress in the Celestial Spheres their soul perceptions are enhanced until they are able to perceive God, through their soul perceptions.

I have just completed a comprehensive summary of “Getting the hell out of here - book” which includes material from this site and others regarding the structure of the heavens. This is in the form of a booklet. But here is a pdf: Getting the Hell out of here.

It is a relatively simple summary, largely devoid of any religious connotations. A web page is also available.

Author Title Date of Message
Helen Padgett Helen describes her home in third Sphere November 30th, 1914.
Helen Padgett Mrs. Helen Padgett’s experience in leaving her body and going to the spirit world. December 9th, 1914
Helen Padgett Helen writes about her progress from the third Sphere to the fifth Sphere January 7th, 1915
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins’ experience in progressing from the third Sphere into the Celestial Heavens. March 5th, 1915
Jesus What Jesus meant when he said:“In my Father’s house are many mansions.” March 9th, 1915
Helen Padgett Helen describes her home in the Celestial Spheres March 10th, 1915.
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins corroborates Helen’s experience and tells of the happiness of spirits in the Celestial Spheres. March 10th, 1915
Helen Padgett Helen’s experience in trying to show a spirit the way to God’s Love. March 17th, 1915.
Helen Padgett Helen writes that she has progressed into the Celestial Heavens within one year after leaving the material plane. March 23rd, 1915
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins tells of her spiritual progression from the First Celestial Sphere to the Second Celestial Sphere. April 13th, 1915
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins describes several Spheres and the different kinds of spirits inhabiting them June 5th, 1915
Jesus Many of the ancient spirits are not in the Celestial Heavens. June 6th, 1915.
Abdullah ben Caliph The Muslim heavens. June 22nd, 1915
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins describes her home in the second Celestial Sphere. July 6th, 1915
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins’ experience in the Second Celestial Sphere. July 8th, 1915
Samuel Samuel gives his experience in the sixth Sphere and his progress to the Celestial Kingdom August 5th, 1915.
Seligman Seligman: Contrasting the Mohammedan heavens and the Christian heavens. August 8th, 1915
Salaaida Salaalida, a moslem, helped to defend Jerusalem from the Christians, is a very happy spirit and a lover of God. August 12th, 1915
Samuel Describes the Celestial Heavens. August 17th, 1915
S. B. S. Spirit who believed in the creeds and his awakening to the truth after he met Jesus. August 30th, 1915
James Condition of spirits and their experiences and beliefs and how they congregate together September 25th, 1915
John John describes the difference between the spirits of the Celestial and the spirit spheres and their happiness. September 25th, 1915
Mary Kennedy Mary Kennedy progresses to the first Celestial Sphere and gives a description of her new home October 8th, 1915
Helen Padgett Helen tells Mr. Padgett about her new beautiful garment as a result of her spiritual advancement. December 22nd, 1915
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins - Description of some of the spheres. December 22nd, 1915
Helen Padgett Helen’s experience of joy and grandeur in the Third Celestial Sphere. December 28th, 1915.
Galileo Galileo writes of his studies of the material universe from the sixth Sphere January 21st, 1916
Stephen Elkins Stephen Elkins was helped by Mr. Padgett and has progressed out of darkness. When on earth, he did not believe in things of the soul, or Jesus, or even in a God. February 11th, 1916.
Ann Rollins Ann Rollins: Above the third Celestial sphere & how all mankind can become Divine Angels May 28th, 1916
Helen Padgett Mrs. Padgett refers to Buddha and his progress in the sixth Sphere August 1st, 1916
John St John: Description of the third Sphere. December 8th, 1916
Forrest Forrest writes that he is progressing and is able to see the light and some happiness. March 10th, 1917
Jesus The only Way to the Kingdom of God in the Celestial Heavens. May 15th, 1917.
G.H. G. H. gives his experience and how his old beliefs in the creeds retarded his progress. June 24th, 1917
Father Williams A Catholic priest who defended his flock talks with Mr. Morgan. November 8th, 1917
Mary Kennedy Mary says that she has progressed to the Celestial Sphere where there are no numbers and is among spirits who fairly shine with the Great Love of The Father. December 18th, 1917
G____ The soul’s progression as I have experienced it. February 27th, 1920
A. G. Riddle Heaven is a place as well as a condition of the soul. February 27th, 1920
Judas The Twilight zone and Summerland. September 8th, 2001
Judas The Second sphere. September 16th, 2001
Judas The Third Sphere. September 19th, 2001
Judas The Fourth Sphere. September 23rd, 2001
Judas The Fifth Sphere. September 25th, 2001
Judas The Sixth Sphere September 27th, 2001
Judas The Seventh Sphere September 28th, 2001
Jesus Preexistence of the Celestial Heavens. September 8th, 2008
Aphraar Traveling in spirit - extract from “Through the Mists.” 1898
Astroel Traveling in spirit - extract from “The Gate of Heaven.” 1931
Yogananda Yogananda describes his journey through the Spheres November 22th, 2018