Dark Afterlife Adventures 10: Journey’s End at the Threshold of Heaven

(Note: The information in this series of articles isn’t corroborated by ITC contacts that I consider to be accurate and reliable. So readers’ discretion is advised.)

This series of articles summarizes and explores the classic (1896) book, Wanderer in the Spirit Lands. I try to preserve the original meaning in the summary (which is regular type). My observations and comments are in italics. “Heaven” is a nebulous term, usually the equivalent of level 3, an afterlife paradise of love and good will, where most people awaken after they die. Level 4 is sometimes called The Summerland, an exquisite place. By the end of the book (below), Franchezzo has worked his way through level  2 and is ready to move into the paradise of level 3.

Ch32. While some skies here on level 2 are clear blue, Franchezzo’s little cottage is graced with light, fleecy clouds overhead that are sometimes white and sometimes tinged with rainbow hues. Sometimes he sees on the distant mountaintop a mirage of ethereal golden gates, which appear briefly just beyond the great river, then fade away. On one occasion his father visits from his home on level 3 and says that the gates are an invitation to the highest circle (sublevel 12) of level 2, or second sphere. Franchezzo has had plenty of opportunity to explore and move to the finer circles of this second sphere, but his love for this small cottage has kept him here at sublevel 1. Now he reluctantly leaves his home and sets off on his ascent toward the gates, which appear more solid as he approaches. Along the way he passes terrace after terrace, each flourishing with cities and countrysides brighter and more beautiful than those he’s passed, and each representing a higher circle within the second sphere. From each terrace he can gaze down onto all the many circles and spheres below, through the earthplane and into the dark chasms of hell. Between each sphere is an energy barrier that prevents anyone from lower spheres from passing unless they resonate with the moral energy of the higher sphere. Reaching the river at the summit, he sees the gates on the other shore surrounded by trees and flowers. He plunges into the river and swims across, emerging with his robe soaking wet… but only for a moment. Suddenly it’s dry and no longer gray but snow-white and of a finer material, indicating his spiritual advancement. The gates slide open at his touch, and he embarks on a wide road bordered with graceful trees that wave as though welcoming him, and beautiful, fragrant flowers that turn to face him as he approaches, leading toward blue and purple hills and a large, glistening lake with boatloads of happy spirits in colorful robes. It all looks like a heavenly version of his beloved southern Italy, but all love and joy with no trace of strife or unpleasantness anywhere. Another small crowd of happy spirits approaches him on the road, including his father, mother, two brothers, and several childhood friends, all waving scarves of red, white, and green and singing lovely songs from the homeland. Even his soulmate from Earth arrives, sleeping in the arms of her guardian, and awakens briefly to greet Franchezzo with a smile and hug before being returned quickly to her sleeping physical body on Earth. His family leads him to his new home, a hilltop villa with one side covered with vines of jasmine and roses, and a large flower garden in the yard. The villa has seven spacious, richly decorated rooms, overlooks a lake and a range of gentle mountains, and is filled with pictures of his happiest moments on Earth, statues, a fountain, musical instruments, two snow-white sofas as soft as goose down, and much more. Through the open windows of the music room he can gaze down upon his past, into the various spheres and circles through which he’s traveled, and there at the center of the spirit realms hovers the Earth, glistening like a star. From the conservatory he can gaze upward into the third sphere toward his future: towers and majestic mountains shining through a dim haze of bright mist, changing from rainbow colors to gold to blue to white. Another room is set up with a feast of fruits, cakes, fine foods, and sparkling wine of the spirit world, and Franchezzo sits down with his loved ones to enjoy the food and friendship. After the warm welcome, Franchezzo is left alone in his villa, soon feels a need for companionship, and his friend Bendetto (Ch24) arrives, having found his own way to this threshold of heaven after his 10-year ordeal in hell, where he had been rescued by Franchezzo and his faithful friend. The two become housemates.

Ch33. Franchezzo welcomes many visitors to his luxurious villa on the threshold to heaven and travels to many bright, flourishing cities, but one experience really stands out: He finally learns why he’s been given such a comprehensive tour of the spirit realms around the Earth since his death. His job now is to become a spirit guardian and to write this book so that people on Earth might more easily:

  1. understand their real spiritual heritage,
  2. realize that their choices on Earth determine their afterlife experiences,
  3. liberate their departed loved ones by letting go, knowing they might meet again one day, and
  4. access a vast army of light workers for protection against dark forces.

So during one of his many meditative naps in which he communes with his two guardians, he feels Ahrinziman beckon from his much higher sphere. As a white mist envelops him, his ethereal body rises from his sleeping astral body and ascends higher and higher with a lightness he’s never felt before. He lands on a mountaintop, where he’s greeted by his guardian. He can see his villa far below, and beyond that the ebb and flow of the vast earthplane and its many dramas involving many millions of spirits and angels and mortals…

  • Elemental astral forms move about near the Earth, some hideous, others beautiful.
  • Earthbound spirits of men and women, tied to their gross and carnal pleasures and worldly interests, meddle in the lives of mortals… or stand helplessly near their grieving loved ones who are oblivious to their presence.
  • As brilliant consciousness from higher realms streams to Earth, sensitive people whose spiritual eyes and ears are partly open, are inspired to create works of music and art that stir human souls, or to produce technological inventions and scientific theories that improve human lives… these creative men and women being called geniuses.
  • Angelic gatekeepers stand here and there on the earthplane beside doors where knowledge and wisdom from the higher realms filter down through a vast multilevel network, flooding through the doors to certain people of pure heart and generous nature who have the sensitivity and commitment to help the world.
  • Some of these protected doors 1) falter as the gifted humans surrender to earthly distractions, or 2) distort as they surrender to dogma and misunderstanding, or 3) putrefy as they surrender to savage human thoughts and desires and dark spirits move in… at which time the doors are closed permanently by the gatekeepers.
  • Bright light from the central sun streams down constantly onto the Earth, and glorious strains of music from celestial spheres fill the world with heavenly song.
  • Wave after wave of dark and awful spirits, 10 times more damaging than the earthbounds, rise from the spheres of hell, crowding and clustering around humans wherever fear and hate and cruelty and lust prevail… blinding human eyes from the light and deafening human ears from the music.
  • Brilliant generals who had been among the most evil and strong-willed of spirits (Ch25) before finding their way to the light through grueling amends and service, now lead vast armies of strong warriors against those waves of dark spirits attracted to the Earth by human savagery, all contending for humanity’s soul.
  • These dark hordes, flowing up from the lower spheres like massive storm clouds, sweep across the Earth, stirring savagery and trying to take over the communication doors… as the equally vast armies of white, gold, and silver, in an aura of brilliant light, sweep down from finer spheres upon the dark cloud.
  • These two armies meet each other head-on, and like powerful currents of pure water against pools of dark oil, they’re mutually repulsive and unable to interpenetrate, so they simply try to scrub each other from the face of the Earth.
  • The dark hordes seem more stubborn and successful during troubled times, until hosts of powerful angels descend, casting brilliant rays of light into the oily mass to break it into pieces that are finally absorbed back into the darker spheres.
  • High above each person on Earth shines a brilliant star, a soul, containing that person’s destiny or life mission, which when followed through noble life choices makes the star glow brighter, but when neglected through savage choices and earthly distractions causes the star to fade… the condition of that star being sensed to a greater or lesser degree by the people, plants and animals who encounter the person, depending on their sensitivities to these finer soul energies.

On that note, Ahrinziman bids his student adieu, and Franchezzo descends to his villa in the Bright Land, which is so like his beloved southern Italy, and he falls into a deep sleep to assimilate this incredible lesson.

Ch34. And so marks the end of Franchezzo’s journey, the conclusion of his first afterlife mission…

  • Dimming his soul during lifetime through worldly distractions and savage choices, then
  • Waking in darkness after an early death,
  • Making the arduous ascension from darkness into light while confronting and atoning for his mistakes,
  • Encountering many souls along the way, some of them trapped in the dark without the will or desire to seek the light, but a few ready to be rescued,
  • Finding God, the universal creative, sustaining force that is far beyond personality, religious belief, and other earthly trappings,
  • Seeing humanity caught in an endless, exasperating struggle between faith and reason simply because humans can’t perceive through their five senses the vast spiritual reality around them,
  • Recording everything in exhaustive detail, and
  • Sharing it with humanity.

Now Franchezzo continues his work in spirit communication, sending silent messages to receptive minds on Earth. He takes many journeys to the earthplane to help earthbound spirits find their way to the light. He often visits the Brotherhood’s beautiful palace in this Bright Land to listen to brilliant spirits from finer realms in the white-marbled Hall of Lecture. And he visits his soulmate on Earth every day, offering her help and protection. He looks forward to the day when he’s ready to ascend to a higher sphere, to celebrate her arrival in the spirit lands, and to welcome her to an even brighter home, where “the twin stars of Hope and Love shall shine eternally.”


About Mark Macy

Main interests are other-worldly matters (www.macyafterlife.com) and worldly matters (www.noblesavageworld.com)
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10 Responses to Dark Afterlife Adventures 10: Journey’s End at the Threshold of Heaven

  1. Kate says:

    Great description of my Sunday morning wonderings about how the different levels look thanks

  2. Stephen N. Prince says:

    Dear Mark !
    Having now read most of your extremely fascinating reports pertaining to the afterlife, I would like to congratulate you and your dear friends on the other side of the veil for your hard work and time consuming research. Furthermore, I have a final summary of my own and a question connected to it. As you know from past correspondence, I have followed the research of Wes Penre and others on this subject and find that Penre has lately come to a very different conclusion concerning the afterlife. He portrays afterlife accessed through the tunnel of light as a reincarnation trap set up by highly advanced extraterrestrials, forcing us to incarnate time and again onto this “prison’ world that they set up thousands of years ago after changing human DNA. He explains further, that every human soul can escape the “Matrix” by refusing to enter the tunnel of light, by exiting through one of the dark holes reported by many who have had a NDE.
    On the other hand, we have the reports of your spiritual friends from the afterlife and the beautiful descriptions of the various afterworlds, albeit including the realms of “hell” and the lower regions.
    Having read all of the descriptions, it does not seem to be a trap as far as I am concerned, but a gradual evolvement of spirits towards the wonderful Source of everything. Apart from purgatory etc., for dark minded souls, the afterlife as described by Franchezzo, for example, seems such a wonderfully constructed realm of purpose, learning and love. I see no “Illuminati” style trap here, but one does have to be very careful in this world of ours. Disinformation is everywhere, and it is extremely difficult at times to see the truth through all the deception intentionally spread into the media etc. and find the real truth.
    So we have two completely different views of the afterlife, one describing reincarnation as a trap, the other describing the afterlife and soul travel as the school of eternal life. Both views are reported by highly intelligent, credible researchers who gain their knowledge through different sources. Here lies my dilemma. Can these opposite views be reconciled in any way? Is there a portion of truth in both ? Is there misconception in one or the other, or both? I sincerely doubt that deception is at work by Wes Penre, or you Mark, or your spiritual friends.
    My heart and soul tell me that your story is absolutely and honestly authentic and it definitely seems to match up with what my “inner soul” has been telling me for decades now. However, my earthly mind tells me “Watch Out !” – Wes Penre’s Matrix trap version fits in with everything I have learnt over forty years of private research into the subject of Freemasons, The Global Elite and the dark supernatural powers that obviously support them.
    Hence my final question, Mark. What do you think of all of this – apart from the obvious, gained from your sources – are you both on the right track, coming only to different conclusions as to the reason behind the whole afterlife construct, or is one of you, despite decades of hard and honest research, on the wrong track? I realise that this will be extremely difficult to answer in an unbiased fashion, but feel that you will honestly approach the quandary and attempt to find a satisfactory answer for both of us, and your online followers. Thank you in advance and best regards,

    • Mark Macy says:

      Hi Stephen, I agree with your point of view. Reality is too complex for most of us humans to know for sure what answers on omniversal subjects like these have what degree of truth behind them. All I can say is that during my years with INIT I developed enough trust in the messages from our spirit friends, especially The Seven (including the reincarnation information), that I’m willing to accept it as fact. When we humans spend a lot of time over the years talking to someone whose words and opinions are always reasonable, sincere, and turn out to be accurate, we develop a trust in that person. That’s the way it was with Timestream and The Seven.

      At the same time, I’ve found that when different people on Earth spend a lot of time and energy researching a subject, there’s usually some truth woven into their findings and conclusions. As you say, life’s complicated.

      So… until we both get over to the other side and see things for ourselves, I guess it’s a good idea to find a balance between discernment and an open mind. 🙂


      • Stephen N. Prince says:

        Thanks for your prompt reply, Mark.
        I am sorry if I have been bouncing my theories – and those of others – off you lately, but I felt that I had truly found a kindred spirit with whom I could do a little brainstorming, now and again. I will revert to my studies now but also keep a close eye on your excellent work, and may well appear now and again in your comments section.
        Until then, bye for now, and all the best from

  3. Mark Macy says:

    Stephen (and other readers),

    I’ve removed (at least temporarily) some of the comments after this article, as we were starting to speculate about the afterlife experiences of specific individuals, which I don’t feel comfortable doing.

    After we (INIT) received specific details of certain deceased people at level 3, via ITC messages and images, I’ve always felt that information was reliable and credible enough to share publicly and to “stand behind.”

    This detailed story by Franchezzo is fascinating and credible (to me), and provides likely insight into aspects of the afterlife that our ITC communications avoided, so I felt it was important enough to write and post a summary of Franchezzo’s book. But I feel uncomfortable trying to make assumptions about who winds up where after they die, without reliable evidence that came through a stable ITC bridge.

    If I’ve made such speculations elsewhere on this website, I apologize, and I’ll spend some time in the coming weeks looking through the site and making the necessary corrections.

    However, my speculations about the ancient history of humanity and the general nature of the spirit realms (which are based on what I consider to be reliable ITC messages) I continue to stand behind.

    Mark Macy

  4. Julie Toney says:

    I have read most of the Franchezzo books and the beyond the veil stories many years ago and whilst I found them fascinating…I must admit that I prefer your ITC explanation better😉

  5. Andie says:

    Thank you for an amazing read.
    I’m interested in exactly how and how difficult it is for spirits to visit us here in the Earth plane. Towards the end, it states he visits Earth everyday. How does he do that? Is it easily done for them?

    • Mark Macy says:

      Hi Andie,

      Somehow your comment fell between the cracks more than a year ago, and I didn’t reply. I just found it this morning.
      I think it (Franchezzo visiting Earth everyday) has a lot to do with a person’s soul purpose… which for him included fostering his connection to the woman he’d loved in lifetime.
      Most people, I suspect, have much less interest in their recent lifetime after they die. It’s part of their soul purpose now either to refine their spirit to ascend to finer realms, or to get ready for a new lifetime on Earth.
      As far as how easy it is to visit Earth everyday?… again, I think that if it’s part of your soul purpose to do so, then it’s a rather easy process facilitated and protected by your spirit guides, who’ve mastered the ability of moving among dimensions.

      Hopefuly you’ll receive this belated reply. Sorry for the delay.


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