Most of visions of Heaven and Hell were created by artists and writers from the 1st century to the 16th century. Behind this imagery were the stories of devils and angels that probably predated the bible itself. Arriving into the 21st century, these stories and locations have taken on different forms and characters because of the influence of sci/fi mysticism. (e.g. Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, Kurt Vonnegut, Issac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ron Hubbard, etc.)Broader scientific views meant broader views of the universe and reality in general.
My new age vision of Heaven could be stated as follows:
A very old civilization thought that it could renew itself by creating mankind on this planet. Those born on Earth remembered nothing of their previous lifetimes and therefore had a fresh start. The plan failed when man resisted being the pet of a benign god or gods.
Plan "B"(i.e. Brotherhood)as implemented by the crucificion and resurrection of Jesus Christ allowed for the creation of a new Heaven and new Earth with imput from Christ's followers. From the second century forward, this heavenly organization has sought:
1. The preservation of ideal creative conditions.
2. The rescue and rehabilitation of lost souls from Earth and elsewhere.
3. The spiritual training of souls who can then operate in the physical universe without a body.
4. The recovery of memory traces from old civilizations and lifetimes.
Hell is nothing more than endless reincarnations on this dirt ball-Lives spent in darkness with no memory of where one came from or where one is going. Lives of pain and sorrow which can hit one all at once in old age. I'm not saying there isn't a place worse than Earth. Indeed there is. Earth is the top of hades leading to the bottom half, maybe the Q Continuum. What do you think? Do you have a cosmic view of the universe?
The Q Continuum
An Interpretation Of Biblical Hell