New Maps of Heaven

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I’ll be adding pages over time.

Discarnate Travellers

  1. Coming Home
  2. The Borderlands – Awakening
  3. The Planes of Life
  4. The Astral Plane – Arrival
  5. The Astral Plane – Orientation
  6. The Astral Plane – Common Summerland Elements
  7. The Astral Plane – The Higher Summerlands
  8. The Astral Plane – The Lower Summerlands
  9. The Astral Plane – The Stony Plane
  10. The Astral Plane – The Dark Plane
  11. The Mental Plane – The First Heaven
  12. The Judgment
  13. The Second Death
  14. The Mental Plane – The Second Heaven
  15. The Mental Plane – The Third Heaven
  16. The Buddhic Plane
  17. The Christ Sphere
  18. Human Planes Beyond the Christ Sphere
  19. The Angelic Sphere
  20. The Childrens’ Sphere
  21. The Animal Kingdom
  22. Hierarchy
  23. Work
  24. Religion

New Maps of Heaven Bibliography

Discarnate Sources

AD: Julia [Julia T. Ames] through W.T. Stead, medium, After Death. A Personal Narrative. New York: George H. Doran, n.d.; c. 1914.

Ames’ family name does not appear in the book, but can be found at “William Thomas Stead,” Red Pill,

ADC: L.M. Bazett, After-Death Communications.

ADJ: William James through Jane Roberts, medium, The Afterdeath Journal of an American Philosopher: The World View of William James. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1978.

AFM: Krishnamurti, J. At the Feet of the Master. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974; c1910.

AL: Cynthia Sandys and Rosamund Lehmann, The Awakening Letters. Jersey: Neville Spearman, 1978.

BGWHN:The Persian Gentleman, A Beginner’s Guide to What Happens Next – The Passing of Mr. Johnson. On the Happy Medium Website. Downloaded from, 17 February 2008.

BHP: Frederic W.H. Myers through Geraldine Cummins, medium, Beyond Human Personality. Downloaded from

BI: William Thomas Stead, The Blue Island. Experiences of a New Arrival Behind the Veil. Estelle W. Stead and Pardoe Woodman, eds. London: Rider, n.d.

BOTR: Joseph Wetzl, trans., The Bridge Over the River. Communications from the Life After Death of a Young Artist Who Died in World War One. Spring Valley: Anthroposophic Press, 1974.

BR: Robert R. Leichtman through the mediumship of D. Kendrick Johnson, H.P. Blavatsky Returns. Columbus, OH: Ariel Press, 1980.

CB: L. Kelway-Bamber, ed., Claude’s Book. New York: 1919. Downloaded from, 18 Feb. 2008.

CSB: L. Kelway-Bamber, ed., Claude’s Second Book. New York: 1920.

DHND: Edward C. Randall, The Dead Have Never Died. E-book from

DOA: Robert Leichtman, The Destiny of America. Atlanta: Ariel Press, 1999; c1979.

DOC: Robert Leichtman, The Dynamics of Creativity. Atlanta: Ariel Press, 1998; c1978.

DOU: Arten [once incarnated as Thaddeus, the follower of Jesus], The Disappearance of the Universe. Carlsbad: Hay House, March 2007 (12th printing); c2002.

FMABL: John Heslop through F. Heslop, medium, Further Messages Across the Border-Line. A Continuation of “Speaking Across the Border-Line.” London: Charles Taylor, n.d.

The foreword by G. Vale Owen is dated July 1921. See SABL for F. Heslop’s description of her husband, John Heslop.

FMW: Jasper Swain, From My World to Yours: A Young Man’s Account of the Afterlife. New York: Walker, 1977.

GNS: Vice Admiral W. Usborne Moore, Glimpses of the Next State. London: Watts and Co., 1911. Downloaded from

GSB: Silver Birch, Guidance from Silver Birch. Ed. Ann Dooley. London: Psychic Press, 1986.

HH: Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson through Anthony Borgia, medium, Here and Hereafter. San Francisco: H.G. White, 1968 (dictated in 1957).

HT: P.I. Phillips, Here and There. More Psychic Experiences. London; Corgi Books, 1975.

ISL: Robert Leichtman, The Inner Side of Life. Columbus: Ariel Press, 1991; c1979.

ITE: Alice Gilbert, medium, Into the Everywhere. Tunbridge Wells: World Spiritual Council, 1968.

LBV: G. Vale Owen, medium, The Life Beyond the Veil. London: Thornton Butterfield, June 1920. E-book downloaded from, 21 Jan. 2008.

LBV1: G. Vale Owen, medium, The Life Beyond the Veil. Book I: The Lowlands of Heaven. New York, 1921.

LBV3: G. Vale Owen, medium, The Life Beyond the Veil. Book III: The Ministry of Heaven. New York, 1921.

LLDM: Judge David Patterson Hatch (“X”), Letters from a Living Dead Man. Elsa Barker, med. New York: Mitchell Kennerly, 1914. Ebook downloaded from, 28 August 2008.

LFM: Lesley May, med., Letters from Mother. A Family Biography in Two Worlds. Ed. Edmund Bentley. London: Psychic Press, 1964.

LFOS: Henry Thibault, Letters from the Other Side.  London: 1919.

In The Spiritualists Reader, pp. 70-1, Arthur Conan Doyle identifies “Philemon” as Archdeacon Wilberforce.

LHH: Fred Rafferty, ed., Charlotte E. Dresser, medium, Life Here and Hereafter. Author’s edition. Downloaded from, 2 Feb. 2008.

LIWU: Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson through Anthony Borgia, medium, Life in the World Unseen. M.A.P., 1993.

LLDM: Elsa Barker, medium, Letters from a Living Dead Man . Mitchell Kennerly, 1914.

LSB: Silver Birch, Light from Silver Birch. Comp. Pam Riva. London: Psychic Press, 1983.

LW: Helen Greaves, medium, Living Waters. Sudbury, Suffolk: Neville Spearman, 1978.

MA: Joy Snell, The Ministry of Angels. Secaucus: Citadel Press, 1977; c1959.

This book sets forth what one woman has learned the the Ministry of Angels on earth, and of life in other spheres of existence beyond this world.

It has been written because angels have told her that rare psychic powers have been bestowed on her, and she has been permitted to see what is hidden from the vast majority of mankind until after death, that she might tell others something of what has been revealed to her.

MALIWU: Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson through Anthony Borgia, medium, More About Life in the World Unseen. San Francisco: H.G. White, 1956; c1968.

MM: Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Many Mansions. (London, etc.: Rider and Co., n.d.

MST: Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Electronically published by

MSTSW: Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Spirit Writings. Electronically published by

MSTTT: Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Trance Teachings. Electronically published by

MTMAH: Matthew Ward, Matthew, Tell Me About Heaven. A Firsthand Description of the Afterlife. Camas, WA: Matthew Books, 2009; c2001.

MTR: Robert Leichtman, M.D., Mark Twain Returns. Columbus: Ariel Press, 1982.

NTR: Carl Japikse through medium Robert Leichtman. Nikola Tesla Returns. Columbus: Ariel Press, 1980.

OD: Theon Wright, The Open Door, through George Wright, medium. New York: Day, 1970; c1900.

PD: Private Thomas Dowding in Wellesley Tudor Pole, medium, Private Dowding. The Personal Story of a Soldier Killed in Battle. London: Neville Spearman, 1966; c1917.

“On Monday, 12th March 1917, I was walking by the sea when I felt the presence of someone. … Suudenly I said to myself, ‘It is a soldier. He has been killed in battle and wants to communicate!’ That evening I happened to call upon a lady who possesses some degree of clairvoyant power. I had forgotten about the soldier until she described a man dressed in khaki, sitting in a chair near me. … She said he was mature, wore a small moustache, and seemed somewhat sad. Not a very intelligent character apparently, but an honest one. … I came home and sat down at my writing table. …

“The messages I received in this manner from ‘Thomas Dowding,’ recluse, schoolmaster, soldier, are down exactly as they reached me.” (Wellesley Tudor Pole, PD, 11.)

PMJ: T.E. Lawrence through Jane Sherwood, medium, Post-Mortem Journal. Communications from T.E. Lawrence. London: Spearman, 1964.

“In the early days of my work three communicators used my pen and of these ‘Scott’ was one. … Scott’s contributions were always recognizable for their vivid and tonic qualities and sometimes for the unconscious arrogance with which they were presented. …

“The riddle of ‘Scott’s’ identity [was] not difficult to guess. He is Colonel T.E. Lawrence. He first wrote for me in 1938 and from the beginning he used his own name. But as soon as any question of publication arise he demanded of me a promise to respect his anonymity. This promise I gave. …

“In process of time this reaction [to his own fame] decreased in power and almost disappeared as though he had at last become indifferent to his fame. In Post-Mortem Journal he has taken very little trouble to conceal his identity and I think we may conclude that it is no longer a matter of concern to him.” (Jane Sherwood, medium, PMJ, 10-2.)

POG: Robert Leichtman, Priests of God. Atlanta, GA: Ariel Press, 1997; c1980.

PP: Robert Leichtman, The Psychic Perspective. Columbia: Ariel press, 1978.

PSB: Silver Birch, Philosophy of Silver Birch. London: Spiritualist Press, 1975; c1969.

PTS: Philip Gilbert through Alice Gilbert, medium. Philip in the Spheres. London: Psychic Book Club, n.d.

PTW: Philip Gilbert through Alice Gilbert, medium, Philip in Two Worlds. London: Andrew Dakers, 1948.

RR: Robert Liechtman, M.D., Rembrandt Returns. Columbus: Ariel Press, 1981.

RTI: Frederic W.H. Myers through Geraldine Cummins, medium. The Road to Immortality. Being a description of the after-life purporting to be communicated by the late F. W. H. Myers . Located at

SABL: John Heslop through F. Heslop, medium, Speaking Across the Border-Line. Being Letters from a Husband in Spirit Life to His Wife on Earth. London: Charles Taylor, 9th ed., n.d.

“John, from whom these letters came, was a Scotsman and gloried in his nationality. Extremely reticent in the expression of his deeper feelings, he was a very Highlander in his genial nature and filled with love and hospitality.

“His character was a combination of strength and tenderness, string in rectitude and every manly virtue, but tender and understanding toward the weaknesses of others. He had a well-balanced brain, clear, excellent judgment, and keen artistic perceptions. But the bias of his mind was toward the practical rather than the poetical, while for mysticism and all occult matters he had no toleration.

“A keen sportsman, he reveled in the beauty of river and loch. Few men ever won more affection from other men than did he and, when he passed, they told me with one voice that he was the most loveable man they had ever known.” (F. Heslop, SABL, xix.)

SBA: Silver Birch Anthology. Ed. Wm. Naylor. London: Spiritualist Press, 1974; c1955.

SBAN: Silver Birch, Silver Birch Anthology. Located at

SBOS: Silver Birch, Silver Birch’s Own Story. Located at

SBS: Geraldine Cummins, Swan on a Black Sea. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965.

SBSP: Silver Birch, Silver Birch Speaks. Ed. Sylvia Barbanell. London: Spiritualist Press, 1980; c1949.

SBT: Silver Birch, Silver Birch’s Teachings. Located at http:/

SOLR: Robert R. Leichtman, M.D. through medium D. Kendrick Johnson, Sir Oliver Lodge Returns. Columbus: Ariel Press, 1979.

SR: Robert R. Leichtman, M.D., through medium D. Kendrick Johnson, Shakespeare Returns. Columbus: Ariel Press, 1978.

SRE: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Spiritualist’s Reader. London: Psychic Book Club, 1955; c1924.

ST: “Imperator” (Malachi) speaking through Stainton Moses. Spirit Teachings. London: Spiritualist Press, n.d. (Prior to 1883.)

From an e-mail with Dr. Mike Timns, March 15, 2008: “[Stainton] Moses continually asked for the earthly identifications of Imperator and the others. Imperator initially refused, informing Moses that revealing their earthly names would result in casting additional doubt on the validity of the messages.

“However, Imperator later revealed their names, advising Moses that they should not be mentioned in the book he would write. It was not until after Moses’s death that the identities were made public by A. W. Trethewy in a book, The Controls of Stainton Moses. Imperator was Malachias, the Old Testament prophet. Rector was Hippolytus and Doctor was Athenodorus. Imperator took directions from Preceptor, who was Elijah. Preceptor, in turn, communed directly with Jesus. Other communicators in the band of 49 included Daniel, Ezekiel, John the Baptist, Solon, Plato, Aristotle, Seneca, Plotinus, Alexander Achillini, Al-Ghazzali, Kabbila, Chom, Said, Roophal, and Magus.” (Mike Tymn to Brother Anonymous, E-mail, 15 March 2008.)

SWSL: Charlotte E. Dresser, medium, and Fred Rafferty, editor, Spirit World and Spirit Life. Los Angeles: Rafferty, 1922.

Mary has a lot of good, hard sense. Trust her and go ahead. (Professor William James to Charlotte Dresser of circle leader Mary Bosworth in SWSL, 241.)

I sent out messengers, and, though it has been a long search, I have found you in a circle who are well beloved by those of higher spheres. Mary is a safe teacher and friend. Dee is your dearest friend and a lovely spirit. Trust them. The others I cannot see so well; but all are fine, and I am grateful that you, my friend, are cared for so wisely. (Unnamed friend of Charlotte Dresser’s, SWSL, 183.)

Then Sis [Charlotte Dresser] asked [her sister and spirit group coleader] Dee to tell her how Mary looked.

“Mary has dark eyes and is taller than I am. We are not alike in looks, but are alike in perceptions, tastes, and desires. We have different work, and each has different interests; yet we are closely related. Can you understand?” (Dee of Mary in SWSL, 50.)

TIH: Harry Homewood, medium, Thavis is Here. New York: Fawcett, 1978.

“‘Thavis’ is his Other Side name, Apparently all souls who work with humans adopt names by which they identify themselves…. Thavis lived in France during the eighteenth century and, he told me, he had lived here [on Earth] in a previous incarnation. He was a journalist of sorts and a politician in his last [i.e., the French] life here.” (Harry Homewood, TIH, 26.)

TIND: Betty Bethards, medium, There is No Death. Novato, CA: Inner Light Foundation, 1976; c1975.

Betty Bethards, founder of the Inner Light Foundation, is a meditation teacher, mystic, and psychic channel. At several different sessions an associated asked Betty questions about death. Betty was in a state of light trance, which allowed answers to come through her from the other side or the next dimension of existence.

TOL: Helen Graves, Testimony of Light. London: Churches Fellowship for Psychical & Spiritual Studies, 1975; c1969.

TR: Grace Rosher, medium. The Travellers’ Return. London: Psychic Press, 1968.

TS: Geraldine Cummins, They Survive. Evidence of Life Beyond the Grave from Scripts of Geraldine Cummins. Comp. E.B. Gibbes. London, etc.: Ride and Co., n.d.

TSB: Silver Birch, Teachings of Silver Birch. Wisdom from the World Beyond. Ed. A.W. Austen. London: Spiritualist Press, 1962; c1938.

VS: Helena Blavatsky, The Voice of the Silence. Being Chosen Fragments from the “Book of the Golden Precepts.” Theosophical University Press Online Edition. Downloaded from, 28 Jan. 2008.

WASTAK: Mike Timns, “What the Advanced Spirits Told Allan Kardec,” Gaia Community, 30 Jan. 2008. Downloaded from, 20 Feb. 2008.

WB: Arthur Ford through Ruth Montgomery, medium. A World Beyond. New York: Fawcett Crest, 1971.

WE: White Eagle, “White Eagle,” at,

WOB: Ruth Mattson Taylor, ed., Witness from Beyond. New Cosmic Concepts on Death and Survival from the Late A.D. Mattson, S.T.D., through the Clairvoyant Margaret Flavell Tweddell. Portland, ME: Foreword Books, 1975.

WS: “William Stead,” Red Pill, downloaded from, 3 Feb. 2008.

WSL: Franchezzo (A. Farnese), A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands. (1896) downloaded from

WSMB: “William Stainton Moses Biography,” reproduced from Gordon Melton, “William Stainton Moses.” Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, 5th ed. 2001.

WW: Myrna Loy to Tatyana Tanika in “A Wave to Another Wave,” Tanika’s Books Newsletter, March 2008, downloaded from

Incarnate Sources

AP: Charles W. Leadbeater, The Astral Plane. Adyar, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1973; c1895.

AW: Annie Besant, The Ancient Wisdom. An Outline of Theosophical Teachings. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972; c1897.

AY: Yogananda, Paramanhansa. Autobiography of a Yogi. Bombay: Jaico, 1975.

BB: Benjamin Walker, Beyond the Body. The Human Double and the Astral Planes. London, etc.: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1974.

BG: Prabhavananda, Swami and Christopher Isherwood, trans., Bhagavad-Gita. The Song of God. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1972; c1944.

BIT: Geoffrey Farthing, Basic Ideas of Theosopy. Blavatsky Study bCenter. Online edition copyrighted 2003. Downloaded from, 22 Feb. 2008.)

CJD: Prabhavananda, Swami and Christopher lsherwood, Shankara’s Crest-Jewel of Discrimination. Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1975; c1947.

CLP: Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, Commentary on Light on the Path. Adyar: Theosophical Pubishing House, 1926. First edition.

CWPD: Luibheid, Cohn, trans., Pseudo-Dionysus, His Complete Works. New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1989.

DA: Annie Besant, Death – and After? Theosophical Manual No. 3. Project Gutenberg Ebook 18266. No pagination.

DDNPU: Elsie R. Sechrist, Death Does Not Part Us. New York: St. Martins Paperbacks, 1992; c1971.

DP: Charles W. Leadbeater, The Devachanic Plane or the Heaven World. Its Characteristics and Inhabitants. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1971; 1896.

ESO: Besant, Annie. Esoteric Christianity. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1953; c1901.

FMSR: Prabhavananda, Swami. First Meetings with Sri Ramakrishna. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1987

GSR: Nikhilananda, Swami, trans., The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1978; c1942.

HF: Gregory of Tours, The History of the Franks. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974.

HS: Yukteswar Giri, Swami Sri, The Holy Science. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1984.

HSU: Tobin, Frank, trans. Henry Suso. The Exemplar, with Two German Sermons. New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1989.

IH: Charles W. Leadbeater, Invisible Helpers. American Revised Edition, 1915. Downloaded from, 28 Jan. 2008.

JGE: Ramana, Sri, Maharshi, Jewel Garland of Enquiry (Vichara Mani Malai). Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1996; c1977.

KTT: Helena Blavatsky, Key to Theosophy. Theosophical Press, 1889. Downloaded from, 22 Feb. 3008.

FMSR: Prabhavananda, Swami. First Meetings with Sri Ramakrishna. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1987

LO: Paul Beard, Living On. How Consciousness Continues and Evolves After Death. New York: Continuum, 1981.

MHB: Annie Besant, Man and His Bodies. Hollywood: Theosophical Publishing House, 1918.

MM: Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Many Mansions. London, etc.: Rider and Co., n.d.

MON: Charles W. Leadbeater, The Monad and Other Essays Upon the Higher Consciousness. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1929.

NR: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The New Revelation. February 1919. Taken from the Gutenberg Project Etext. No pagination.

RVW: Usha, Brahmacharini. A Ramakrishna-Vedanta Wordbook. Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1971; c1962.

SC: Doris Heather Buckley, Spirit Communication. New York: Award Books, 1967.

SDF: Ward, Benedicta, trans., The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. London and Oxford: Mowbray Books, 1981.

SE: Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry. Trans. T.M.P. Mahadevan. Downloaded 1 August 2005.

TT: Charles Leadbeater, A Textbook of Theosophy at

TLWG: Chetananda, Swami. They Lived with God. Life Stories of Some Devotees of Sri Ramakrishna. St. Louis: Vedanta Society of St. Louis, 1989.

WAI? Andrew Cohen, Who am I? & How Shall I Live? Lenox: Moksha Press, 1998.

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