"Man is himself the creator of his heaven or hell, and there are no demons except his own follies." - Elphias Levi
(This article is Part II on What is Hell?) - There are no horned demons, Mr. Satan, or an official known place on a world map called hell. These man-made titles are nothing but words that describe the energies and chemicals that act and react AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT us humans according to our thoughts and actions; for every action there is an opposite reaction.
Remember Einstein had said that everything is energy, and that of course includes us humans with our thoughts, and actions that create a chemical energy within us, that then affects our without (our life or outer world) and even the afterlife. So if you are looking for hell, look within and then look around you to see what your thoughts and actions have created.
Manly P. Hall had written on heaven and hell, "In truth, the kingdom of heaven is within man far more completely than he realizes; and as heaven is in his own nature, so earth and hell are also in his constitution, for the superior worlds circumscribe and include the inferior nature of heaven." (Mystery of Fire pg 198)
Do you ever get real mad or stressed out and your stomach hurts or burns? This is a chemical reaction (emotion) within your body that is simply a result of your thoughts. Bad thoughts create bad emotions. Hence, if your thoughts are nothing other than bad, lies, fearful and immoral thoughts, then these "thinking manifestations" that are essentially nothing but thoughts within your own head eventually will become a reality on the outside in your life. This is the beginning process of making your own Hell via the Lake of Fire and Brimstone in the most simple words that I could possibly find.
I speak from experience because I remember many years where I had suffered from this self-inflicted ailment and I clearly recall that my thoughts were some of the most dark and negative in my entire life. My thoughts quickly turned into a massive depression where darkness had ruled much of my life to the point that they had become so unbearable that I tried to mask my own hell with heavy doses of alcohol and drugs and eventually I had attempted suicide. Hence, I was making more hell fire in my life to the point that I almost died, which was just a chemical reaction inside my body as a result to my dark thoughts and bad (evil or immoral) actions.
Now let me ask you if you feel this same way when you are in moments of pure love and happy? The facts are when you live in truth and are extremely happy or in moments of pure love, you actually feel euphoric like you are floating in the clouds, right? That is how I also feel along with every other human who experiences these wonderful joys of life and of being human. This is actually a chemical reaction, such as when you love it creates phenylethylamine or PEA, which is a natural stimulant that acts much like an amphetamine that causes the release of norepinephrine and dopamine. Dopamine triggers the release of oxytocin, which is sometimes called the 'cuddle hormone'. Hence, the statement, 'Falling in Love," because we humans simply get high on love and happiness. Raw lust is accompanied by a surge in testosterone levels.
That is why the exact opposite of love is hate, and of hell is heaven, the opposite of dark is light and of truth is lies. The battle between Jesus and Satan is fought within.
From The Teachings of the Rosicrucians;
The art is just, true and certain to the
Man who fears God and is assiduous,
And behaves rightly towards all natures.
The art makes him a lord, not a servant.
Do not make haste, stay on the right track,
So thou wilt have much profit and much joy.
If God grants many things in thy life,
Give plentifully to the poor,
Be faithful and silent about the art,
For this surely is God's will,
Keep truth and faith, think of me,
So thou wilt be free from all evil.
Your own heaven on earth can be created through the process of kindling your inner fire (thoughts) with good, confident and moral thoughts which can produce a great reality without, or what we can call "a type of Heaven on earth" for you to live in during this lifetime. A Heaven created first by pure thoughts, that then change the chemical energy of within and the light energy of your Astral Body, which then affects everything you do.
Choose to be a dirty little demon child, and most likely you will have quite the hellish life and death, or choose to live like a Saint or Jesus to create your own Heaven on Earth. The human being has all these things in his heart; heaven and hell, light and darkness, life and death. Hence, the term, "What you think, you shall become."
More from The Teachings of the Rosicrucians;
Light, strength, joy in the recognition of God's virtue and hymn of praise.
Darkness, evil-doing, fear in Godlessness, sin and vice.
Come ye to the Mercy-Seat. Go ye to the pit of fire
Just like what you eat affects how you feel, move and look. Bad food will make you have terrible smelly farts, bad breath, and also eventually make you fat and ugly. The same happens with your thoughts. They can give you health problems, wrinkles and make you both ugly on the inside and outside. This is because your thoughts and actions create a chemical energy reaction in your body and this is simply proven by how you feel after thinking about something. These thoughts also effect what is called your "Astral Body," but I will save information about this for another article.
We all need to learn that it is in our minds and thoughts that produce a fire or Force in our blood, that is a type of chemical energy that needs to be tamed and controlled or it will simply control you. It is the Beast and serpent within that can become either like Jesus, Lucifer, or Satan, depending on how you think, act and react to this Force within.
Think like a lil devil who is no better than Satan and you shall become that "rotten sulfur of a son" who we may call Satan Junior who rots in Hell, or you can think like Jesus did so you too may be able to "walk on water," turn the tables over on the money changers, and enter into the kingdom of Heaven; for the Lord hath said, "Except a man be born again of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of GOD." Hence, the Lord didn't say a man be born again of fire to enter into the kingdom of GOD.
This is the key to life and death, for it is "only you who chooses the path" between Demon or Saint and Heaven or Hell. The choice of being born again of water and of the spirit or dying a second death in a Lake of Fire and Brimstone.