As you might know, large parts of this blog deal with my visions of the afterlife, heavenly places and alien life forms. The links on the right column called " Cosmic Views Of The Universe" contain most of these entries.
The one subject that I haven't discussed so far is Purgatory. Roman Catholics seem to be the only ones that believe in this place. It's suppose to be an afterlife condition where souls are cleansed half way between heaven and hell.
Personally, it seems to be a reasonable explanation as to where souls go immediately after death. A soul would probably be disoriented in a new environment. It might take some time to familiarize a spirit with new realities and unknown beings.
Also, most beings are carrying around the memories of a previous life like heavy baggage. The new arrivals would have to be debriefed and unburdened from this baggage.
Human beings suffer from mental problems of various degrees. Purgatory would give them a chance to resolve those issues on a higher spiritual plane.
While one was waiting to be placed elsewhere in the universe, the darknesss of subconscious impulses would be exposed to the light of understanding.
I'm aware that certain religions on Earth do practice extensive spiritual counselling. This indicates to me that such practices are common in this part of the galaxy.