by Marinus Jan Marijs
Investigating the purification process in the super sensible worlds in the purest form would mean the transmission of experiences and observations by people, who passed away, to the living. Another way of examining the purification process in the super sensible worlds is through a large number of out-of-the-body experiences. There are many written stories of people who have had several hundreds of out-of-the-body-experiences during their physical life. These experiences can serve as an example for the purification process someone who dies goes through.
The relatively short time span of an out-of-the-body experience means that an experienced out-of-the-body traveller’s observations about the purification processes in the super sensible worlds introduces an uncertainty about the amount of time it actually takes in the super sensible worlds to complete a purification process. Personal experiences and accounts of many other experienced out-of-the-body travellers as well as their communications with others who passed over, about the purification process, suggests that the amount of time needed for the purification process depends on the level of development of a deceased.
After death there is a purification process by which habitual processes that are emotionally loaded are being eliminated as becomes clear from out of the body experiences and mystical development during ones physical existence. The first area that of where one usually enters is what is called the astral realm.
Whiteman J.H.M. a professor of mathematics who had about 550 out of the body experiences, wrote about this level:
“This is an experience in which there is a considerable degree of rational reflection and precise observation on the part of the separated observer. But phenomena are somewhat disagreeable, or apparently irrational, and atoned for only by their intellectual interest and the remarkable bodily freedom typical of separations. We have hardly any power to improve conditions or become liberated to higher ones. In brief there is rational reflection, but no rational control over unharmonized influences”.
Emotional conditioned responses can hold someone temporarily in a lower area, but if when these conditioned responses are worked out, than one goes automatically to a higher area. That someone would stay for ever in a lower area, is certainly not the impression one has if one has had a great number of out of the body experiences. The regulating influences at the higher levels are eventually stronger than the after-effect of lower emotions. It is more or less a kind of self-recuperation of the soul. The idea is that someone who is highly developed will stay several hours or days at the astral level, and others perhaps years before they go to the higher worlds. The accessibility of the higher worlds, is in some regards to comparable with the accessibility of the higher mental abilities. Someone who is overwhelmed by emotions will have great difficulties to think clear, and someone who thinks in habitual patterns, will have difficulties to function intuitively.
To be able to go to a higher level of existence one has to activate higher energies within oneself, because similar energies attract each other, resonate with each other. And different energies push each other away.