MiseriaCantare wrote:I don't have a specefic idea of what happens after death, but so far I think I have a higher belief in reincarnation or just dying and leaving it at that. I'd love to hear the ideas of others, so please reply!
Maybe reincarnation is a possibility, but I don't know about "just dying and leaving it at that." All we know and all anything living has ever known is life, so to say that a nothingness exist takes a great deal of faith (not that heaven doesn't).
The Greeks treat the realm of death as our dream world (kind of), where images have no true form but exist non the less. Better put, dreams come from the realm of death unto the living by passing through one of two gates; the Gate of Horn or the Gate of Ivory. If they pass through the gate of Horn, then the vision has some truth bound to it. If through Ivory, then no truth is in the dream.
To make the matter more confusing, William Blake (I probably refer to him a little too often) says with complete conviction that man passes from life and exist as imagination/vision/inspiration or somewhere on those grounds.
As for me, I like the Greeks but just an opinion.