Conventional: The opposite of Heaven. An afterlife realm where sinners are eternally punished and forever separated from God.
- An afterlife realm of eternal punishment which is not real, yet which is the ego’s goal for us, and which the ego tells us awaits us after death because of all our sins (see T-15.I.3-7). This threat of hell is the unconscious source of all fear of the future.
- This world, which, like hell, is a state of separation from God in which we seem to be constantly punished for our sins.
- What the ego tells us Heaven is, because there we will find God’s wrath (or so it says) and there the ego will disappear.