posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:31 AM
Satan doesn't torture anyone in hell, people are quite skilled at torturing themselves.
Some of the best Hell Real descriptions I've read come from Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), a scientist turned mystic who visited heaven and hell in
hypnogogic and dream states, and documented his experiences in several books. He wrote "God does not cast anyone into hell. It's the people who
turn their backs on him and gladly cast themselvesinto the abyss"
(not an exact quote, but that's the gist of it)
His writings had a heavy religious slant, but over the years, many other people have described hell realms from their dreams that match his
descriptions. I myself have been there, and while I don't agree with Swedenborg's religious angle, the similarities were pretty striking.
It's my belief that hell realms are a form of dreamscape combined with a circular logic that traps a person in a negative scenario depending on their
bent of character.
First you need to understand how dreams work, and that everything in a dream is an archetype. An archetype is an idea or concept with a series of
associations that define it. Each of these associations lead to other archetypes, each with their own series of associations leading to yet more
archetypes. The sum of your persona archetypes is like a densely interconnected neural network, and this is the true landscape we travel on in
Focusing on an archetype in dreams causes random associations to manifest until one of those new manifestations captures your attention. Then you
focus on the new archetype, causing it's associations to manifest randomly, until one of those new manifestations captures your attention... This
happens over and over. Similar to the quantum concept of collapsing a waveform. The archetype being the wave form portion, and the manifested
association taken by that archetype being the solid particle portion.
Some archetypes are more developed than others, possessing more associations, meaning you have a better understanding of that concept, which provides
a large variety of paths to take. But other archetypes are not so well developed, having fewer associations, thus few possible paths to take. A hell
realm is just a cluster of negative archetypes that lead back to each other, with few options that lead you out of that cluster.
Anger associates with hate, which associates with violence, which associates with pain. All those things associate with each other, creating a closed
circuit which only contains paths leading back to that particular cluster with very few paths or associations leading out. A hellish trap of circular
logic that once you fall into it, it's very hard to find your way out again.
We are each of us constantly adding new associations to our own personal archetypes through our personal experiences, and also what we choose to focus
on. If you spend your days being angry all the time like I was, you are building your own personal hell. The idea of "turning the other cheek",
when practiced in real life situations is actually forging a new archetypal association, a clear path out that stops you from becoming trapped in a
web of violence.