Misunderstanding the phenomenon of death is one the major tragedies of the Newtonian paradigm. As long as one’s belief system attributes life to random chemical reactions and sees life as a once-off fluke, we can hardly expect Man’s behavior to be anything but a big ego trip. Which is, of course, what we are experiencing on the planet at this time. But what a tragic misunderstanding indeed!
“Death”, says Daskalos, “is a transition, and not a termination.” At death, the physical body is abandoned but consciousness continues as the psychic and noetic bodies carry on. This misunderstanding is the source of much of our misery. Daskalos is often active in helping entities through this transition. They often do not realize that they are dead because their belief system did not prepare them properly. They discover that they still have consciousness. It can be quite confusing for a time. He can do this, because, unlike most of us in the physical world, he can operate “out-of-body” in the psychic and noetic worlds while fully conscious. Markides tells of many examples of this where Daskalos goes into trance or deep meditation in his chair for a period, and after a while returns to tell of how he was helping someone find their right place after transition. In many cases, “Kostas” traveled with him and they compared notes afterwards, corroborating each other‘s observations. Thus we are talking about reality here, not projections.
There is an extensive literature of people experiencing a taste of the psychic world in near-death episodes. Near-death victims typically maintain all their senses, memory, and consciousness while observing their physical bodies on an operating table or at the scene of an accident. In these cases they came back to tell about it. With death, the experience is basically the same, except no one comes back to tell about it. Except Daskalos, Kostas, and a few others of their caliber, who have experienced death from the other side and told about it. After an initial period of some confusion, and with the help of souls, who are not necessarily in the physical at the time, each personality finds its proper place. The way this comes about is quite fascinating.
Daskalos tells us that there is complete freedom of movement in the psychic planes. No one tells you where you have to go or what you have to do. All that is required to move in space is the thought. However, he says there are seven planes of existence in the psychic world, each having seven subplanes, each subplane also having seven sub-subplanes, each with a different frequency.( Interestingly, Gurdjieff also taught that there were seven planes of existence.) Daskalos states that he does not know himself whether there are further subdivisions. Each personality also has a particular frequency, depending on how developed the person’s “psycho-noetic” body is. Daskalos calls this our “amorphous” body, located in the heart region.
We feel best on the level corresponding to our frequency level. There is nothing in principle to prevent us from moving to a higher level, but it would be a bit like driving at 250 km. per hour on the expressway when you are used to 110. You would literally “gravitate” home. Going to lower levels of vibration is easy however. Many do so to visit or help others. Daskalos tells some depressing stories of visits to help souls on some of the lowest levels, which, he says, are beautiful in a sense, but very dark, and what we would ordinarily call ” hell”. But everyone there is free to move upwards when they are ready. Eventually, all will make it. That is the master plan.