The Two Doors
The existential question that preoccupies each one of us can be
thus summarized "Who am I?
Where I do come from? and Where am I going?"
Without claiming to answer these questions, we can clarify them
through the knowledge ofthe Sufi masters, who teach us that there are, right beyond the
physical world (called "Dja" inPersian), two worlds which concern us directly: the pre-physical
world ("Dja Bolga" inPersian) and the post-physical world ("Dja bolsa").The post-physical world
The latter one is well known to all the occultists, magi and the
other spiritualists in training under different names, the most used of which are those of
"astral" or of "intermediate world." It is the purgatory of the Christians, the Bardo of the
Buddhists, the hereafter all of the religions, the world of spirits, djinns, fairies, devils,
and especially the world of the dead. It is the world, as its name indicates, where each of us will go
after the physical death.
This astral world is in fact made up of a multitude of plans
vibrating at different frequencies, and in a sense superimposed one on another on a vibratory scale
going from low vibrations of the lower astral neighboring our physical world and populated
with a multitude of djinns and disreputable creatures, up until the high vibrations of the
superior astral, the residency of the evolved spirits about to pass over to the unlimited Spiritual
world, which leads to the Divinity.
This astral world is as real and concrete for its inhabitants as
the physical world in which we live is for us, even if the laws which govern it are a little
bit different from those we are used to: thus time does not exist in the astral world, where one
second is like a thousand earthly years. We know since Einstein’s theory of relativity that time
is a subjective notion. If the astral world ignores time, the notion of distance there is also
very different from down here, because cognition has there a force and a reality unknown to us:
it is enough, in that hereafter to think of somebody to find ourselves in their presence, and to
think of something to see that thought materialize before your eyes.
When we talk about eyes, it is naturally about of the astral
body’s eyes! Indeed, each of us is endowed, besides a physical body, with an
astral body, an invisible body often called soul, superimposed during the earthly life upon our
elementary body and which gets loose from it on the day of death to continue its "life" in
the astral world and this astral body is endowed with five senses too, but with senses adapted to
the invisible world in which the soul in question lives. These senses of the soul, when they
are partially developed during the physical life, are characterized as "sixth sense" and are
responsible for the visions and for intuitions of psychics, as well as the voices of Joan of Arc, to
take a famous example.
We very often neglect our soul (we shall say henceforth "soul"
in the place of "astral body" to ease the text, since it involves the same thing) during our
earthly life, because we do not know about its very existence, which, one must admit, manifests
itself very little besides during sleep in the form of dreams, which are a recollection passed on
to the brain by the soul when it returns to the body after an astral journey, that is a stroll
in the invisible world during sleep, while the physical body restores its strength and fills up with
energy after a day of activity.
But we are wrong to neglect our soul!
We are wrong because the soul is our true dwelling, it is the
vehicle which we shall retain after death, the only thing which we can take on the other side
of the veil, while we shall leave the body out of service just as we leave an old damaged and
unusable car by the roadside. A door towards this astral world, or post-physical world, exists
in each of us. If this door can open and be crossed in both directions during the earthly life,
in particular during the sleep phase called dream, or still during the practice of
self-hypnosis or meditation. This door towards the post-physical world closes for good after death,
once the soul has left the physical body turned into a forever-unusable vehicle.
We thus unconsciously open this door every night when we dream,
then we open it one last time at the time of our death, which corresponds to our
definitive entrance into this astral world. Our evolution then continues on the other side, in the
"place" which corresponds to our own capacity and to our nature: the more unrefined our soul, the
more materialistic our aspirations, and the more we shall remain low very close to the
physical world. Numerous dead never really leave our world, where they roam around the
places of their past existence during what corresponds to hundreds of our years. They literally
haunt their previous dwelling places, poor ghosts left behind and enticed by the things of
Others rise towards various plans, where their evolution can
continue, where they can learn and be useful, while some sink towards denser plans populated
with demonic and harmful creatures, but corresponding to their own nature, by virtue of
the principle "birds of a feather stick together".
What about reincarnation?
The Tibetan book of the dead, or "bardo thodol", describes the
wanderings of the soul after death. Contrary to popular belief, this treatise of knowledge of
the Tibetan lamas does not describe an immediate and systematic reincarnation, but indeed a
journey of the soul in what it calls the "six worlds of impermanence" which correspond not
only to the physical world, but also to the totality of the astral plans populated with
spirits, angels, devils, and other diverse creatures.
Reincarnation, or return the soul in a new physical body, is a
theory stemming from the interpretation of the activities of shamans and lamas: They are
capable, by means of ascetic and esoteric practices, to enter in a state of trance or
self-hypnosis, to leave their physical body, as in fact each of us unconsciously does during the phase
of sleep called dream, and to move more or less at will in the invisible world which surrounds
our physical world.
Now in this invisible world —which we called earlier
"post-physical" since souls go there after death— the relationship to objects is very different from
the one we know: On these levels of existence, knowledge is direct, that is that the
pondering over an object is translated by a sort of unity with this object. Distance is abolished and
the contemplator "is in unison" with the object of his contemplation, he lives it from the
inside, feels all of its reality without it being slanted and distorted by perception from the sense
organs, as in the physical world in which we live.
Thus, the lama in deep meditation who observes a person in his
vision identifies completely with this person, he feels inside all of which this person has
lived and all of his personality, himself becomes during his contemplative state that very person.
That is why, when he returns to himself after his meditation, he is certain to have
really been this person.
From this phenomenon to the theory of reincarnation, there is
only one step which some have cheerfully crossed: the astral experiences, lived by the soul
outside the physical body, are confused with experiences lived here on earth in a distant past,
and we deducts from it that we have lived other lives before this one
In the world of the soul, time does not exist: past events are
ordered next to the most recent events, without any chronological order.
Thus, in the astral world, when we think unconsciously of a
period of history, we are propelled there at once and we live the events in the body of a
person with which we identified during the time of the contemplative state. When we
wake up, back from this vision, we naturally believe that we lived these scenes in a
previous life in a distant past, while it happened in a parallel world, outside space and time!
As well as we can in theory, by using very powerful telescopes
and modern astronomical tools, look in space at the first moments of creation, according
to the principle of Einstein’s relativity, by virtue of the fact that light moves at a known
constant speed: if we could faster fly than light, we would go back in time!
The soul is capable of such an exploit. The speed of light is
not a border to it and its field of investigations includes the past as well as the future.
Some have even gone as far as the theory of the metempsychosis,
which is the reincarnation in plants or in animals, because in a state of deep meditation
it is also possible to completely identify with a vegetable or an animal during the "time" of the
experience in the invisible world.
Nevertheless, the supporters of the theory of systematic
reincarnation will argue that there are numerous cases of very young children telling spontaneously to
their stunned parents, with a wealth of details, stories from their previous life, when they
were someone else, so much so that it has often been possible to verify the truthfulness of
what they had told.
Likewise, the choice in Tibet of the "tulku", those young
children chosen among so many others as reincarnation of recently deceased great lamas, meets
numerous and very specific criteria: the child must identify personal belongings of the
late master from a whole crowd of items, and the other lamas have confirmation of the reality of
the "tulku" through their dreams and their meditative visions.
Now, there exists a little known phenomenon, often confused with
reincarnation but which answers a different logic and that we could call "Connection",
thus a spirit can connect in the soul of a newborn child by the force of spiritual attraction,
either to complete its own evolution by living the earthly life experiences of the child in
question, or to perform a spiritual mission which he was not able to complete during his
own earthly life. The case of Tibetan "tulku" belongs of course to this second category.
The connection can furthermore be, depending on the case,
occasional, temporary, for a shorter or longer duration according to the need,
It is not, strictly speaking, a reincarnation, since the
physical person to whom the spirit in question connects possesses its own soul. Simply the free spirit
reestablishes contact with the soul of its host through the force of spiritual attraction: if
we were talking about a ghost, we could say, as they would in popular language, that he is
Certain Sufi mystics have criticized this reincarnationistic
vision of the world, which they consider to appertain, as has been explained, to an erroneous
interpretation of the pondering over the invisible
world. This vision of
the world can become the pillar of a real ideology, which replaces in numerous circles other outdated ideologies
such as Marxism-Leninism, and this philosophy can be interpreted
so as to drift towards a
consequential vicious effect: the follower of this theory can adopt several attitudes. Either he
accepts his sad lot for the reason that he is probably atoning for a bad karma accumulated during
his previous lives and that it is necessary that he resigns himself to it, which would justify not
only the system of casts such as is practiced in India, but also slavery… or he can, on the
contrary, consider that all is permissible, including the worst dissipations, since he can
always redeem himself later in a
future life, and so in ancient China, where reincarnation was
collectively accepted by all, it was not rare to make debts in one life while planning to pay
them off in a following one!
Such a generalized attitude can lead to the complete decline of
a civilization in a few generations.
This ideology is very ancient: in certain highly materialistic
primitive civilizations, people lived so with
the hope to return after their death to continue
to take advantage of things of this world.
No Sufi text backs this theory of reincarnation, but numerous
writings from masters such as Sohravardi and Avicenna (Ibn Sinna) explain the laws that govern
birth, the stay on earth, death and evoke the continuance of the journey of the soul after
death. According to them, everyone stays after death in the state in which his soul was
during his physical life, and will be able to continue to evolve and to progress
if he is in touch with a superior spirit, endowed with enough spiritual power to attract those onto like him
upward, towards higher vibrations.
According to these texts, the material world is a one-way world,
endowed with two doors: a front door from the pre-physical world, and a back door towards
the post-physical world.
Between these two doors, the evolution of the soul is made in a
single direction, with the spiritual energy flowing in a one-way duct under the influence
of the forces of the invisible world, without ever being able to go back up towards its source,
just like a stream which flows because of gravity and its water can never flow back up
The post-physical world is thus a very vast world, constituted
of a great deal of different plans of existence which never cross but overlap on different
frequencies, a little like television channels, or simpler still the floors of a building. "There are
many houses in the Realm of my Father" used to say Jesus.
At the time of death, three cases are possible according to the
"density" of the soul of the deceased:
If the soul is very dense, heavy with a lot of unrefined and
selfish attraction towards material things, it will be attracted downward, towards the lower astral
worlds, which are more commonly called hells, just like a pebble sinks into the ocean.
If the soul is particularly light, almost free from animal
drives and attracted towards spiritual things, it will be attracted upward, towards the high
vibrations, by the electromagnetic forces of the invisible world, just like a rising balloon in the air.
In the case of an "average" soul, which represents the great
majority of us, neither very heavy nor very light, nor very materialist, nor very spiritual, it
will remain near the earth and the vibrations of this world during a more or less long time, and
will float like an empty bottle on the ocean, and "will roam as a punished soul", as the
time-honored expression says, until it eventually evolves in a direction or in the other, under the
influence of the other spirits making it become aware of its state and of possibilities which
avail themselves to it.
The pre-physical world
If the post-physical world is rich with the diversity of lived
experiences and the evolutions of all the creatures that populate it, the pre-physical world is of
a very different nature: it is the world of potentials, of things in a latent state, before their
manifestation in the physical world, in the simplest possible state of existence.
This world is like a source from which the purest and the
simplest water would spring. When they pass into the material world, these things become more
complex, their potentials are rejuvenated, just like a simple seed contains in it, in spite of
its ostensible simplicity, all the potential characteristics of the tree that it may become if it
is suitably exposed to the sun, watered and protected from the calamities.
If we follow through with the comparison, when the tree burns,
it reaches the last stage of its evolution on earth, which corresponds to its dematerialization
into carbon, while the invisible part passes in the post-physical world, as well as the soul
parts from the physical body on the death of an individual.
This pre-physical world can be likened to the center of the
creation, where from light originates which, when it reaches the tree, develops it through
the process of photosynthesis and produces an added value: The tree will never become a seed
again, its evolution is irreversible. The same goes for human beings…
This pre-physical world possesses a one-way door towards the
material world, where souls become updated and develop in physical bodies.
Confessors (Soul doctors)
The great majority amongst us take care of their body: we
exercise, we watch our nutrition and our environment to avoid pollution and nuisances, we go to
the doctor for the slightest symptom, while we will live at the very most only a hundred
years in this body which we try by all means to keep healthy.
On the other hand, only a tiny minority takes care of its soul,
while we are going to live "in" this invisible soul during an infinite time!
There are simple rules to follow to strengthen the soul, or the
astral body, or at least to avoid degrading it by an unsuitable behavior.
The whole thing is to
know what to do exactly to feed and maintain the soul just as we maintain our physical body with
food, sport and medicine.
He who takes no care of his soul during his earthly life, and
the great majority doesn’t, will find himself very deprived as soon as he will arrive for good on
the other side of the veil, and he will tell itself, upon realizing his past errors, "if only I
had known…" It will be too late then, since the conditions of evolution of a disembodied soul
(without physical body) are very different from the possibilities offered down here to an
embodied human soul, like us all.
It is common to get vaccinated against the flu, for example,
because we know it threatens to temporarily weaken our physical body, and we generally rely on
our doctor to heal us in that case.
Flu has no impact on the soul.
On the other hand, very few trust the mystics, supposing they
even know one, to remedy their soul, and spare it more durable damages caused by unsuitable
behaviors stemming from the ignorance of what is good and what is nefarious to the invisible
body we all possess and which constitutes, it is necessary to insist on it, our most
precious good because it is our eternity vehicle: How can you go to the sky, if your plane is
broken or worn out before it has been used? You should then stay and wait indefinitely for a
improbable good Samaritan to be willing to come to your rescue… not a rejoicing perspective but
nevertheless a realistic one when we see some current drifts on alcohol and drugs which
literally annihilate the astral body!
The true mystic, the experimented master, sees the continuance
of life beyond death. For him there is no veil between the world down here and the invisible
post-physical world. He has the permission and the mission, mandated by the superior spirits who
represent the divinity, to communicate to us what he sees without asking for a counterpart
(otherwise he is a quack!) and to advise us on the personalized way to feed our
These spiritual foods
are different: Concentration on an image to fix the spirit and connect us to a
spiritual source of energy, meditation to empty us of parasitic thoughts and detach us from
things of this world, repeating a formula, strictly individual and corresponding to our nature
and our need of the moment,
called "Zekr" by the dervishes, in order to raise the vibration
rate of our soul and awaken its latent faculties, periods of possible fasts which, by giving a
rest to the body’s digestive functions, not only allow to evacuate toxins, which is medically
recognized, but also and especially help to strengthen the astral body, without
forgetting the selection in its food, by avoiding as much as possible alcohol and certain meats like pork
which blur and slow down the vibrating rhythm of the soul, thus possibly preventing it
from rising towards more spiritual plans and confining it to the level of the lower astral, to the
limits of this material world and to the level of the invisible creatures the company of which is
certainly the least desirable.
Naturally, the one who practices none of the exercises of the
soul and who pays no attention to any such thing will undergo no immediate consequence and can
even live happily and in a healthy physical health for a very long time. It does not
nevertheless forebode on the state of his astral body: in reality, such as we see someone in this
world today, so would we see him practically unchanged tomorrow, on the other side of the veil,
if we could see in the invisible.
He who lives as a pig, will die as a pig, and on the other side
he will be as a pig, nothing more.
The broken taboo
The attention paid to the soul and the questions connected to
death has evolved considerably in the course of time. In ancient Egypt, for instance, death was
an integral part of the inhabitants’ daily life. East of the Nile was the town of the
alive, and West the Nile was the town of the dead, or necropolis, on the side of the setting sun.
Ceremonies would revive the transition of the soul from the physical world towards the
invisible world, symbolized by the crossing of the Nile on a boat. Numerous friezes of hieroglyphs
represent the journey of the soul after death, which was not taboo like today, but
represented on the contrary an essential stage of life, in which it was advisable to get ready by
following the advice and the teachings of the priests of the time, great connoisseurs of things occult.
Nowadays, on the contrary, death occupies no place in the life
of our contemporaries. All that could evoke the "big crossing" has carefully been erased or
hidden from the eyes of people, so that nothing, in their every day life, ever reminds them of the
questions relative to death. And when, by necessity, they think of it, they generally see nothing
there but absolute darkness, and that darkness frightens them.
Come the fateful moment, everybody is destabilized, because
nobody is prepared for the journey of the soul. The one who dies finds himself
approximately in the situation of the one who would be forced to go out in the thick of the winter with no
garment fit to the wintry weather. He would unavoidably greatly suffer great pains as well
as major confusion from it, not to mention that those who stay behind also suffer because
they are not ready to face this test. For them the separation is total and alarming, without
real hope to see the deceased ever again.
The question is not even to believe or not to believe in the
survival of the soul: those who do not see into the invisible do not generally want to hear or to
accept what mystics capable of passing from a world to the other at will tell: "I have no eyes,
so I do not want to open ears."
Strange reasoning! Yet, in the morning, before going out,
everyone listens to the weather report, even if the meteorology services are wrong on average
every other day, or half-opens a window to get an idea of the weather in order to dress
consequently. But nobody worries about the hereafter and the conditions that are going to be
found there as if it was impossible to know anything about it anyway… People behave down here as if they were going there to live one
hundred thousand years, and prepare strictly nothing for their eternity.
Once being confronted with reality, what are they going to do?
The key to the dreams
Those who seek answers to the questions relative to death and
the hereafter should be attentive to their dreams. Indeed, the soul goes out of the body
—or if we prefer the metaphor, the bird goes out of its cage— in three distinct moments:
* at the time of death,
* in sleep, which yields dreams,
* in state of deep meditation.
The fundamental difference between dreams and meditation is that
the journey of the soul while asleep is totally uncontrollable, it goes there where its
rate of vibrations and the magnetic currents carry it, whereas in a state of meditation, it
is possible to control and to steer the astral journey.
During the physical life, while the soul is connected to a body,
it is possible, for those who master techniques ad
hoc, to travel in both worlds, not only
the post-physical but also the prephysical world, in past as in future whereas after death, the door of the
pre-physical world is definitively closed for the disembodied soul.
Even if they cannot be controlled, dreams are often rich in
teachings. They provide us with messages coded in a specific language about the present or a
more or less remote future, even concerning persons or events geographically very remote but
close by thought, because thought contributes to steer the soul during its night-journeys.
Depending on the concerns of the subject and the spiritual power of his soul, it can connect
with the spirit of dead persons, with different invisible entities, or with spiritual masters,
the latter by far preferable for the soul than the former two possibilities…
In ancient civilizations, dreams occupied a fundamental place in
the knowledge and the understanding of the world.
In Sufism too, dreaming holds a central place in the arsenal at
the walker’s disposal —also called "salek"— and his guide on the road of the spiritual
The student walker receives teachings and should dedicate
himself to certain practices: reciting of the zekr, sort of prayer or magic formula,
visualization and concentration on the image of his guide, meditation, and with repeated practice, the
soul becomes used to the other world, doors open in front of it one after the other, and it
begins to travel farther and farther and higher and higher, as its rate of vibrations accelerates and
its spiritual capacities increase: once awake what the soul experiences during sleep returns to the
consciousness under the form of dreams.
It is advisable then to note at once and accurately the details
of the various dreams, before even switching on the light or getting up, because, in the state
of half sleep, just at awakening time, dream memory is still very present, while some moments
later, when awakening takes over, dream recollection quickly blurs, as if they were falling
in inaccessible zones of the memory, pushed by the new ideas concerning worldly matters
appearing upon awakening.
As soon as possible, the walker should tell his dreams to his
guide and to him only.
It is indeed said that, if we tells our dreams to incompetent
persons, they run the risk of erroneously interpreting them which, by insinuating itself into
the minds, can negatively influence the achievement or the fulfillment of the dream in
What we see in dreams works on a coded symbolic language, the
knowledge of which is the privilege of those who have already made and ended the journey
of the soul, in other words the masters, the authentic mystics, who are the only ones to
possess the key of the dreams.
The master changes and adapts his teachings according to what
the follower sees in his dreams. He can give a new zekr to his follower, add or call off
drills, offer him counsel in the way of leading his life to allow him to avoid dangers, or to
help his fellow men in trouble.
The master really steers his follower through his dreams,
completed and confirmed by the master’s visions himself.
That is why the one who travels alone, without guide, will never
be able to go very far. Certainly, he can practice techniques read in books, but he has
hardly any chance to find the zekr that fits him and even less to change zekr at the opportune
time, because he cannot interpret himself his dreams, unless he is already a master!
The master is not only a trainer, but also a translator.
In the Book of Kings,
or "Shah Nameh", epic of antique Persia, the dreams also hold a top
The decisions in it appear to be based on dreams and their
interpretation much more than on outside phenomena. The heroes there look for their Kings, their
masters, their wives, war or reconciliation, mainly through their dreams.
Surprisingly for an epic, at least about twenty dreams are
quoted and commented within, followed with their fulfillment in the material world.
Cases can be found where two opponents contemplate the same
dream concerning a third person, try to act to influence the reality in their favor
according to what they saw, but finally observe that they were not able to change anything during the
history contemplated in advance in the realm of dreams.
Key Khosrow’s Story
In very ancient times, Persia was governed by a bloodthirsty
king by the name of Kavous who had a son named Siavosh, whose soul was very pure. He had sent
him to war against the Turks. Siavosh had made peace with the Turks who had handed him
over hostages of royal blood as guarantee. Kavous having ordered his son to kill
mercilessly all the hostages, Siavosh, shocked by such a decision, refused categorically to
execute the order of his father, and had no other choice than to go into exile amongst the Turks,
where he was received as a prince and eventually married the king’s daughter. One night,
Siavosh had a dream where he was going to be arrested and murdered by his father-in-law, the
king of the Turks, leaving behind him a son, who would be called Key Khosrow, and who would
At the same time, the king of the Turks had an identical dream
that he was going to murder Siavosh, but that he would leave a son who would avenge him and
would destroy his rule.
Very compelled by this dream, the king of the Turks decided to
eliminate without delay his son-in-law Siavosh before he could have a child to eschew the
fulfillment, disastrous for him, of his dream. He had the poor Siavosh murdered, but it was too
late: his daughter was already carrying Siavosh’s son, who she christened Key Khosrow!
Then the king, pursued by the recollection of his dream, ordered
his vizier to kill the royal child, his own grandson. The vizier pretended to comply,
kidnapped the child at his birth, and took him far from there, amongst mountain dwellers who had just
lost a baby, and returned to his king the corpse of the poor baby as proof of his obedience.
Time passed… Persia was continually at war against the Turks but nobody knew that Key
Khosrow, son of the prince of Persia and of the Turkish princess, was alive.
Fifteen years later, six thousand kilometers to the South, in
the beautiful Persian town of Ispahan, an old knight named Goudarz had another dream where he
saw that a descendant of Siavosh, his murdered prince, was alive, and he saw his face and
his name: Key Khosrow.
Goudarz had a son named Guive who was a young and brave knight
to whom he entrusted the very important mission to leave for Turkey in search of Key
Khosrow. One might just as well look for a needle in a haystack, or for a droplet in the ocean!
Guive crisscrossed the campaigns and mountains of Turkey, without ever approaching
cities not to be recognized and captured. He roamed so during seven years, feeding on herbs and
wild fruits, to the point of losing hope entirely, and without giving sign of life to his
father left behind in the country, and eventually thinking that his father’s dream had no meaning.
During this time, the king of the Turks, having had wind of
something, found Key Khosrow and made him come in his palace to interrogate him. But the
vizier had had the time to advise Key Khosrow to play the simple-minded, which he did marvelously.
The king, reassured when he observed that this poor herdsman was totally harmless,
dismissed him to his mountains and left him in peace.
Out of breath and desperate, Guive reached a spring next to
which he noticed a young man who told him: "Are you Guive? Are you in search of Key Khosrow?"
Very impressed, Guive wondered: "Yes, my name is Guive and I look for Key Khosrow! But
how do you know all of that?" "I am Key Khosrow," continued the young man, "and I saw
my father in dream, which told me that a knight named Guive would come to look for me, and
he gave me your description." Guive who remembered his father Goudarz’s description of Key
Khosrow following his dream asked: "If you are Key Khosrow, you should have a mole
behind your shoulder". Key Khosrow showed his shoulder to Guive, who was even to personally
verify the presence of the mole seen by his father in dream seven years earlier…Guive then took Key Khosrow to Persia, the homeland of his
father Siavosh, as his own father Goudarz had instructed him.
A little while later, the old king of Persia, Kavous, abdicated
in favor of his found grandson, Key Khosrow who raised a powerful army, attacked the Turks and
killed the king of the Turks whose rule he annihilated, thus avenging the death of his
murdered father Siavosh, and fulfilling the second part of the simultaneous dreams Siavosh
and the king of Turks had had many years earlier!
This story extending over several generations shows well the
supernatural connections beyond time and space among persons and events. The actions of each are
guided and conditioned by dreams that are taken very seriously to the point of prompting
the murder of their own children and grandchildren!
Very precise details, such as the names of the future heroes,
and features of their face, are seen in dream by protagonists incapable to modify in their favor
the course of history which they would like to bend. They remain the puppet of forces which
supersede them and guide their steps and actions, in the service of a fate which comes
true nevertheless, and with their assistance, integrating their reactions to the vision of the
dreams which are shown to them. In fact, everything in the "Shah Nameh" takes place in the
invisible world at first, the world of dreams, well before taking place on earth which is only the
field of fulfillment of events written somewhere else by superior powers directing the
fulfillment of these events through the medium of the dream, the royal portal between both worlds,
the invisible world or the world of souls and the material world down here.