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The Time I Visited The Underworld

The Time I Visited The Underworld May 29, 2021

Old stone steps in salt mine, Pexels
Old stone steps in salt mine, Pexels

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The underworld, or really anything that might come after death, is a difficult topic to tackle. When I sat down to write this chapter, the only thing that I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt was that I wanted to share what I myself believe. There are common beliefs, sure, but I didn’t want to give you a lot of metaphors for this wispy thing we call the veil, while rehashing what has been said a dozen times before in a dozen other books. I wanted to give you what the underworld is to me, a picture of my personal belief, so that in the end we might all know each other a little better.
The hard truth is that I don’t have all the answers. Hell, I don’t have any answers. Nobody does. We all just have a lot of questions that simply won’t be answered until we’re on the other side of that wispy veil. Our questions, though, seem to be pretty universal. If some of what we are persists into some other form, some other place, some other being, then what is it? Where is it? How? There are so very many different ways in which those who fall under the Pagan umbrella have viewed an afterlife, reincarnation, realms of the dead, but what they rely on is universal; a pervading belief that the version of reality in which we now live, this world that we occupy, is but one plane of existence among many that are simply beyond our ability to comprehend. It’s easy as humans to argue away what we can’t see…

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