UnderWorld (extracts from R.J. Stewart’s The UnderWorld Initiation, 1985, pgs 39-40)

“There is often confusion over the ‘UnderWorld,’ ‘Otherworld’ and ‘Innerworlds.’  In any esoteric tradition, there are found to be innumerable “worlds.” If we take Innerworlds to mean worlds which are reached by a mutual reversal of attention, worlds which are accessible through altering the customary outward-looking attitude that leads our perception into accustomed grooves, then the term becomes useful...the Innerworlds exist independently of the psychic state of any individual, despite the fact that certain states admit or debar us from certain worlds...

For each person, or for each group of persons related spiritually, there is only one UnderWorld in which the transformative Initiation will be successful. This one UnderWorld is the central strand around which the gates to all other worlds are woven in specific patterns....the UnderWorld is that Innerworld which is closely attuned to the land of your physical birth. Along the path to this world there are gates to be entered and beings to be encountered...the Ancestors (in the UnderWorld) represent the individual and collective past, whereas the point-of-environment holds the present and future within its heart.”