It is worthwhile to study all religions. The comparative study of religions leads one to comprehend that all religions conserve the eternal values, that no religion is false, that all are true.

All religions talk about the soul, about heaven, hell, etc. The principles are always the same.

Among the Romans, hell was the Avernus; among the Greeks, it was the Tartarus and among the Hindus, the Avitchi, etc.

Heaven, among the Romans and Greeks, was Olympus. Each religion has its heaven...

...We should liberate ourselves from all types of preconceptions and desires. We should move only under the impulses of the Inner-Self. Covetousness, anger, lust, have their den in the mind. Covetousness, anger, lust, lead souls to the Avitchi.

The Revolution of the Dialectic

AVITCHI (The Mineral Region)

The infernal region of Avitchi is within the mineral crust of the earth. Avitchi is below the limits of external sensory perception.

Avitichi belongs to the densest mineral regions. Avitchi could never be discovered with the physical senses because it belongs to the Ultra. Avitchi has seven terribly dense regions.

Avitchi is symbolized by the inferno of the Great Religions. Inferno derives from Infernus, lower region, the atomic infernoes of nature. These are the submerged worlds, within the earth's interior.

When a human being has become too materialistic, too lazy, then after judgment he enters Avitchi. The Tibetan Book of the Dead says : 'On falling there, you will have to suffer unbearably, where there is certainly no time to escape.'

Those who become more and more evil, end up entering the kingdom with which they have more affinity.

This is the kingdom of rocks where the petrified fossil remains of those who were once living creatures abide. These are the people with hearts of stone, hearts of flint, etc.

These people no longer respond to any kind of punishment and each time that they return all they do is work in evil and for evil. They love evil for evil's sake. Because of their persistence in crime, because of their exaggerated materialism they have become in some way mineral, they have entered into the mineral kingdom willing to have the same fate of the mineral.

This is the melting pot, the aim of which is to liberate a fraction of the causal particle, the prime material, the psychic product, a type of embryo soul shut up in the DIABOLICAL MINERALIZED GHOST.

In Avitchi those who are lost are involuted in time. From the human state they involve to the animal state, then they return to the plant kingdom and lastly to the mineral. Afterwards they disintegrate, are reduced to cosmic dust.

When these shadowy entities disintegrate something escapes inwards and upwards. What escapes is the embryo of the Soul, the prime material that returns to the world of the Spirit. Let us remember the vision of ER, who says : 'And he said as they arrived, all returned joyfully to the meadows and camped there as if in a congregation ..... and they talked among themselves - some moaning and crying, when they remember the terrible things that they had suffered and seen on their journey under the earth - they said their journey had been a thousand years .... (because) depending on the errors each man had committed and the number of people he had harmed, he suffered, successively, ten times for each one.

Every hundred years they paid, because a hundred years counts as the life of a man, and so it was that evil works were paid for ten times over.'

Samael Aun Weor. The Book of the Dead

Unquestionably, it is obvious that those who fail during their cycle of manifestation, those who do not achieve self realization within the number of assigned existences, descend within the submerged mineral kingdom, the Hindu Avitchi, the Greek Tartarus, the Roman Avernus.
it is plain and evident that involution within the entrails of the planet in which we live is terribly painful.

To recapitulate animal- like, vegetable-like and mineraloid states, in a frankly degenerating manner, is certainly not very pleasant.

Samael Aun Weor. Yes, there is Hell, yes there is devil, yes there is karma.

12. The second death is a psychic death. The tantric personality of the fornicator is separated from his Divine Triad and is submerged into a state of demonic consciousness. Then, he is submerged into the atomic worlds, known in the Orient as Avitchi...

13. These tantric personalities are then slowly disintegrated, separated from their superior Being.

14. "And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the kidneys and hearts and I will give unto every one of you according to your works."

15. "The prophets of Baalim who eat at Jezebel's table will die in the abyss...

... 39. Everything which we have stated about the Avitchi in this chapter can be synthesized with the following biblical verses:

40. "He that soweth the good seed is the son of man. The field is the world; the good seed are children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; "The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

"As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire shall it be in the end of this world".

"The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and them which do iniquity."

"And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."

"Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their FATHER. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear." (Matthew: 13: 37-43)

Samael Aun Weor. Igneous Rose