Vocabulary & Definitions
from Many Religions
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Hell, Gehenna, Sheol
Promised Land, The
A theological college. It literally means 'place for seeds', as in a seed plot or nursery.
Isn't that a wonderful description of place where you explore your faith and cosmology?
A Pagan afterlife. I say "a" because there are lots of flavors of Paganism, and some of them have their own concept of the realm of the afterlife, such as the Heathen (Norse) Valhalla.
Summerland is pretty much like some Christian visions of Heaven. It's a comfortable temperature, you are whole and happy. Whether or not you commune with Deity is up to you. You stay as long as you want or need.
What comes to mind for me is the heaven described by Buffy when she was forcibly brought back from the dead by Tara, Xander and Willow in season six. To paraphrase, she described it as a place of deep peace with soft light and a certainty that all was right with self and loved ones, a place devoid of form but not self.
Sources: Dictionary.com, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Religioustolerance.org