While I in my limited knowledge, proceed to explain subtle energies and the subtle realms co-existing with our own physical earthly realm, I find that Alberto Villoldo is at the same time also providing excellent references to what I’m trying to describe here about the energy body, so I will also offer his explanations here to help all better understand the HOW and WHY that energy therapies do work to help us heal our wounded spirits.
Alberto Villoldo, PhD., and shamans in general, refer to what I call Spirit World, as ‘The Upper World’. This location is NOT a physical realm, but is instead a higher-frequency level of existence where your energetic spirit goes after departing your physical body. It is also the location that ‘houses’ all Spirits between incarnations, so as I mentioned in an earlier post with the Emanuel book quote, “The entrance and exit doors of LIFE are merely mislabeled. Birth is the adventurous journey away from HOME and death is merely the guide back home.”
Here in this short excerpt from his blog post from April 21st, 2020, Alberto V. describes the Upper World and its domains or levels of attained consciousness within the Upper World:
2020 Apr 21 —NAVIGATING THE UPPER WORLD
“…I want you to familiarize yourself with the Upper World, the invisible domain of our destiny and spirit—or what psychiatry refers to as the superconscious, a realm that’s greater than the limited ego sense we have in our everyday existence.
When we journey to the Upper World, we enter this collective superconscious with access to our personal destiny, along with the destiny of our family or village or the piece of the earth over which we have stewardship…
All traditional societies refer to the Upper World (as do many religions), and each has its own map to describe the terrain. There are the Christian depictions of purgatory and paradise, which delineate the levels of purification humans must undergo before entering into paradise. The ancient maps of Tibet illustrate the bardo planes, where a person’s soul atones for his mistakes and then returns to the light after much hardship and suffering. The Laika [Wisdom Keepers of Peru] tell of a multitiered landscape (similar to what the Tibetans believe), which is inhabited by the collective souls of minerals, plants, and animals, as well as the souls of our ancestors. Each of the five planes of this world exists in a different relationship to time, and this is the map that we’ll be following closely in the next few blogs.
The Laika, like many other religions, believe that after your death, you naturally gravitate toward one of these levels of the Upper World based upon how you’ve lived your life. If you arrive in an unhealed state, for instance, you’re consigned to the lower tiers, where you undergo a period of cleansing and purging. Yet if you live consciously, you can arrive at one of the higher tiers of the Upper World, where there’s no time or suffering—only joy….”