My kabbalah instructors taught me very similar @Mider2009
I came to this on my own, let me kick it to you and see what you think and kick it back with your views.
I’ll start with…In some systems the astral world is divided "not by an actual line,.like a territory or country but by quality, vibration and resonance. You could call it for convenience the upper astral or lower astral.
There are parallels here to kedusha and Qlippoth also.
After death we leave our bodies to depart to the spirit world.
( unless somehow, usually due to a horrific trauma we can’t process the emotions from, or a very strong attachment, if that happens it’s not permanent but it’s a different can of worms, hence the Jewish tradition of , “sitting Shiva” to tell a recently deceased relative they have passed and need to move on)
We will likely be met by a guide, a family member or spirit we trust to guide us to where we belong. The upper astral is heaven like, peace, comfort, rest, perspective…
This lasts until it’s time for another go around or if it’s right the soul is absorbed into the thoughtful light of All to become One.
A criminal or terrible soul whose quality and vibration includes violence, hate, and evil qualities will be similarly guided ( or dragged) as it were into lower astral realms, the haunts of hateful birds of prey…ghosts and demons. A place just like who they are.
Now…for all of you who dismiss this as “mere Jewish tribal psychobabble”. I ask you to consider this. Do our material lives our real lives not often reflect our inner world? Criminals find themselves in terrible conditions in prisons if they are brought to justice by the forces that keep order, do they not? Monks and nuns sequester themselves away from the cares of this world to focus on tranquility, good works, and spiritual growth, their lives reflect this yes?
Most of us live a life of many colors and seasons, we change, grow and adapt and move forward finding our place in this world and being who we came here to be. Our lives change as we change.
We are drawn to people places and things that resonate with our qualities.
The same is likely so for the afterlife, if you lived your life for the most part well, then you probably have nothing much to worry about.
If anyone is interested in some of psychobabble I mentioned above I have a good text ( short) on the transmigration of the souls. I could be mistaken but the concept may be called “gilgulim”
Now ( I’m sorry this post is so long I don’t mean to pontificate actually) the traditional Jewish afterlife went like this ( in brief ) you die and go to sheol. She’ll translated too “the gloom” or “underworld” here you rest in a dark and sleepy place until it’s time to move on. That was THE WORST a man could expect.
Now wrap your mind around this good, and see how fucked up and distorted this was christianized and islamacisized.
The place of eternal darkness and torture and lakes of fire…
This was NOT a place men, no matter how bad would go. A man can do great evil yeah we know…bit a man is really really limited in his ability to do actual cosmic danger to the universe or machinery that keep the checks and balances in order. We just don’t have the power.
This terrible place of punishment was reserved for “wicked and rebellious angels”
This place is Sitra Ahra ( the OTHER side) in the truest and most real sense. The place partitioned off so it could contain the things that DO have the power to poison and destroy everything.
Men weren’t supposed to end up here.
I’ll close with this.
Understand almost ALL of the ABOVE is RHP kabbalist narrative. This view has dominated our world through the proliferation of JCI faiths for 2000 years now. But…as day to turns to night, things are changing, the tidal flux and reflux, the time of night is gaining ground, and if you’re watching carefully the truth is plainly there to see.
That which has been rejected and disenfranchised is not going to be silenced or erased, and it will not go away. Santa is coming…
If you want you want the truth, you need to see Sitra Ahra with your own eyes. Make a pilgrimage to see what is forbidden behind the veil. Then you’re gonna know for sure what is lies, propaganda and divine goal tending by one particular set of spiritual factions.
I’m not going to say more. It wouldn’t mean a damn thing if I did.
( This is how I currently understand this given what Ive seen, where I started, and where I am now, reader: it is highly likely I do not understand this with perfect clarity, I reserve the right to be wrong and change my views in the future. Thanks)