The exciting world of Trailokya, a trinity of worlds, comes with the expectation of visuals. During the creative phase of the manuscripts, maps were drawn to help maintain consistency. Inspiration for these maps was found in the texts of myth and philosophy. You may recognize some of the place names. To learn more about the worlds of Trailokya, read The Seven Planes: A Primer. Below you will find maps for Zion and Jahannam. Samsara is not included as it is the universe in which we find Earth, and scientists continue to map the infinity of it.
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.
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.