Many people do not realise they have passed and often continue to live out their lives and occupations on Earth. To avoid the misery of denial of our physical mortality, it is vital to learn the truth about spirit life, which we will all experience once our physical body dies.
"Parental profligacy, immorality, ignorance, accident, and a hundred other pre-natal influences produce physical and mental distortions in a child....Spiritual restrictions forced upon an enquiring mind, with a view of preventing it from overstepping dogmatic limits, produce upon the soul a disfigurement in growth as tangible and real, as if they were surgical appliances purposely designed to effect such horrible shapes..."
Fredrick Winterleigh passes when attempting to save a child's life. He finds himself on a slope watching people pass from the mists, being assisted by others. Once he discovers that he has passed, he is introduced to the beautiful reality of the "land of surprises" - the spirit world. He learn his first lesson about the reality of heaven, which is vastly different to what we are taught on Earth.