Theosophical doctrine shows man a quintile just after death, in Kamaloka; and a threefold Ego, Spirit-Soul, and consciousness in Devachan. This separation, first in “the Meadows of Hades,” then in Devachan, was part and parcel of the performances during the sacred Mysteries, when the candidates for initiation enacted for the whole drama of death, and the resurrection as a glorified spirit. What is Devachan? The “land of gods” literally; a condition, a state of mental bliss. Philosophically a mental condition analogous to, but far more vivid and real than, the most vivid dream. It is the state after death of most mortals.