Trailokya Trilogy comes with some heavy information, but that shouldn’t stop the enjoyment of the narrative. As the text goes on, the places, terms and names become clear. One of the most interesting processes of creating this world was deciding on the structure of the universe and how that would interact. In science, such decisions will bind expectations. In other words, this actually limits the world created, because it is then bound by the laws of physics and other sciences set forth in the precepts of those spaces. No longer can things be whatever in the moment. Expectation is already defined, and failing to remain in that pattern creates the absurd.
Trailokya is the title of the book and also the term used to describe the interaction between three very specific planes in the order of the seven universes. These are the most familiar places in the books, having layers of their own places within. Maps of the three worlds will not be discussed here, as not to cause confusion. This is simply an introduction to what each universe is, and where it falls on the grid. You may picture them like a seven layer sandwich, or even like the coatings of a jawbreaker.
The originating layer of the Seven Planes, Nirvana is where the creators (Jñanasattva) come from. It equates to the highest level of being and that for which all life yearns, even if they’re set on a darker path. A passage between Nirvana and Zion, called the Perpetual Light, allows free traffic of those rising beyond the veil (barrier), and those returning, or beginning their journey. If there was a ‘God’ this is where he/she would exist, exiting when necessary via the Perpetual Light to interact with the children of Zion. What is there, what it looks like? That’s beyond comprehension of current conventional understanding. Many faiths and philosophies, as well as science fiction tales, have attempted to conjure an image. In the east, it probably looks like a golden and pink cloud filled heaven with happy Buddhas sharing in the glow of radiance all around them. Similarly, the west imagines a cloud-scape with toga wearing white guys bearing some pretty impressive beards. Either way, it’s where the Jñanasattva come from, and from where they’re creating the other layers and influencing events and lives. The King, who visits Metatron in the High Council Chamber on Mount Zion, is one of these entities, and the one charged with governance of the lesser atman (souls/beings/life forces).
The second realm, plane, kingdom or world is called Zion, after the Judeo-Christian term for Heaven. This is the home (accepted origination point) of all the beings who populate the other six realms outside of Nirvana. From the perpetual light, all atman who are not developed enough to remain in Nirvana fall to this plane to strengthen their energies and eventually rise – evolve into Jñanasattva. Zion reflects many of the concepts and order that is seen on Earth and other planets in Samsara (below). It’s the first layer of Trailokya, the tri-world. Here, duta regulate and oversee the ascendancy of atman. They’re guided by a king, as previously mentioned, who governs through the High Council on Mount Zion. Mount Zion is literally a mountain fortress built around the Perpetual Light. Here the highest officials and highest ascended beings reside. The highest of those serve on the High Council, deciding the fate of millions.
Layer number three is a strange realm, more strange the first. Avernus acts as a barrier between the remaining planes and those before it. Here, everything exists in a nothingscape of oneness. Physical objects, even bodies are undone, the matter scattered. Here, thought and the mind reign. If one is strong enough mentally, one can exist in this place between places without losing autonomy. It’s a virtually impossible task. Left there long enough, the self dissolves and becomes part of the collectiveness, and an atman becomes fundamentally irretrievable. Avernus could very well be the collective consciousness of which Carl Jung was so fond. Avernus should not be confused with Oblivion. Matter is not destroyed in this place.
The fourth realm is a land of theoretical possibility. Partly physical and mostly mental, the thoughts in the occupying being’s head influence the terrain. How is that there are gates, accessible in various points around Astral? Upon entering an Astral Gate, one encounters the fog. This soup acts like a hologram, echoing back interpreted ‘brain waves’. Astral is the place atman can go in dreams. It is not protected from the darker forces in the seven planes as it resides beyond the Avernus. A journey here can end badly. Voyagers are easily lost without a seasoned guide and can become the prey of entities using the space to hunt atman for food (lower resonance atman feed on other atman to temporarily improve their own resonance, but this simultaneously induces a karmic weight that binds them to lower realms and prevents rising. It’s similar to addicts who must have a fix, but are only harming their lives in the process). The most interesting point of Astral, is that it allows one to replay memory. However, this is used at the discretion of the seeker. Memories aren’t always as they seem.
Samsara – symbolized by the astro coordinates interface (Star charts).
The fifth plane exists quite low on the levels despite being the playground of almost every being in Zion. This is the training ground, the proving world. In Samsara, Atman take on physical form. Duta rarely inhabit this world since the Conflict of Hosts (a war between two factions which led to making the next level a prison in which to make them reflect upon their crimes). If a duta is here, they’ve usually lost their way for one reason or another and are sentenced to live out the equivalent of several lifetimes for reflection on their trespasses. The races that one usually encounters in Samsara (which is also the mid-plane of Trailokya) are: Aghartians, Cetians, Grails, Hyadeans, Ikyls, Oreiades, Nagas, Orions, Vetehinen, Drago, Els, Jinn, Boarwellum, Naiades, Aurai, Terrans (humans), and all other ‘souls’ both plant and animal which make up the lower resonance beings but are not of Jahannam. Samsara, is the plane in which you find Earth.
The Sixth realm is a sinister world which was remembered in the Koran as hell by the prophet. The definition is probably the best to describe Jahannam. This is a dark realm, quite removed from the light of the higher planes. Here, the Jñanasattva imprisoned the duta who committed crimes against the Samsaran souls, murder, rape, and the list goes on. Once charged with the oversight of the fifth plane, these beings became known as danava—the devils or Satan in Judeo-Christian lore. Ruled by princes, fallen Seraphim, this broken plane shelters the lowest of all atman. Here, an atman will be fed upon or do the feeding. Very few return from a sentence in this prison and it takes egregious crimes to be placed here.
The seventh plane is utter destruction. Where Nirvana is the source of creation, Oblivion is its mirror. Here all matter and lifeforce are destroyed. It is only accessible through true death. Danava are the only entities known to experience true death. They are at the weakest point of their existence, thus if the atman is struck by a duta wielding bale (the judgment of the Jñanasattva) it will be coursed to Oblivion. There is little known about Oblivion, whether it is a conduit back to Nirvana through ultimate sacrifice or the end of misfired atman in all its connotations. No one returns to tell the tale.
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The Trailokya Trilogy, Book 1: The Shadow Soul by K. Williams
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