SOUL Realms Picture

"Throughout the cosmos many universes roam about, not knowing they are all connected in some way"

Here is the basic setup of my SOUL universe

Center: Human World is one of the three major universes. The Human World is home to Humans, Shinigami, and occasionally demons in disguise, which normally reside in Hell, often visit the Human World to fit in and escape the terrors of the lower world but to also take advantage of humans. SOUL takes place in a damaged world through the hardships of a war among humans, the Neo World has been established where the most dangerous of nations(North Korea, Iran, Cuba, etc.) have all been been stripped of their military power while a peace treaty among the superpowers has reigned over the planet. Around the world certain nations have banded together. The Neo World is the complete alliance of North America, Europe, South America, and most of Asia(Excluding everywhere in the south east, and part of Japan). The rest of the world is plagued with destruction. The gates of Heaven and Hell are located precisely at the bad and tip of Tokyo tower in Japan.

Top: Heaven, the Heavens or Seven Heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, mythological, or metaphysical term for the physical or transcendent place from which heavenly beings (such as a God, angels, the jinn, and sky deities like King or Queen of Heaven, Heavenly Father, Heavenly Mother, Son of Heaven,heavenly saints or veneratedancestors) originate,are enthroned or inhabit. It is commonlybelieved that heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate and that earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife or, in exceptional cases, enter Heaven alive.

Heaven is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to Hell or the Underworld or the "low places", and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the Will of God. Some believe in the possibility of a Heaven on Earth in a World to Come.

Another belief is in an Axis mundi or World tree which connects the heavens,the world, and the underworld. In Indian religions, Heaven is considered as Svarga loka, and soul is again subjected to rebirth in different living forms according to its karma. This cycle can be broken after a soul achieves Moksha or Nirvana.
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Bottom: Hell In many mythological, folklore and religious traditions, hell is a place of eternal torture and punishment in an afterlife, often after resurrection. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as endless. Religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary periodbetween incarnations. Typically these traditions locate hell underthe Earth's external surface and often includeentrances toHellfrom the land of the living.Otherafterlifedestinations include Heaven, Purgatory, Paradise, and Limbo.

Other traditions, which do not conceiveofthe afterlifeas a place of punishmentor reward, merelydescribe hell as an abode of the dead, a neutralplace located underthe surface of Earth (for example, see sheol and Hades). Modern understandings of hells often depict them abstractly, as a state of loss ratherthan as fierytorture literally underground, but this view of the conceptofa hell can, in fact, be tracedbackintothe ancient and medieval periods as well. [citation needed] Hell is sometimes portrayed as populated with demons who torment those dwelling there. Many are ruled by a death god such as Nergal, Hades, Hel, Enma or the Devil.
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Left: The land of Void, currently there's no information on this area.

Right: Final Sanctum, an area deprived of a sense of time, one can spend a year in there and can result in a longer time in the human world.

CrossRealm: areas of travel between the major universes also deprived of time and area

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