The First Astral Plane / Physical / Earth Plane
The Earth Plane is known as the Physical Plane of Three Dimensions. It is here where our lessons and experiences are obtained to further the soul's ascension. This is where we as physical beings spend our physical lives learning through our life's lessons through our experiences. The Nature Spirits, Elementals and Fairy Kingdom work very closely with those who work and find enlightenment with the earth energy.
The Lowest Astral Plane
This Lowest Astral Plane can be categorized as the place of purgatory or hell. It is the sub-plane within the First Astral Plane. It is here where one would transcend to for those to find acceptance of their misdeeds and would move towards the correction of them. This would be a place of murderer's and criminals. If one believes in demons, this would be where they would reside, closest to the earth plane, the lowest vibratory realm.
The Second Astral Plane
This plane mirrors our physical plane and is the plane which all souls travel to after the change called death. This astral plane is of non-physical matter, closely relating to our physical reality of matter. This plane can also be referred to as the 2nd Heaven. It is a resting place from earth before moving towards the higher dimensions. Its inhabitants seem to live in physical bodies, wear clothes, and so forth, but of an etheric kind, invisible. This would be the place where out-of-body experiences and near death experiences occur. This is where one finds the first Guardian Angels. This is the emotional plane. The higher we move up through the Astral, the brighter and more pure the energies become.
The Third Astral Plane
This plane is also associated to the Mental Plane or Thought Plane and is the Universal Consciousness. It is the plane of reality through illusion, a plane where emotions, passions and creativity reside. You will also find the Archangels in this Third Plane. This plane is the closest thing to the Christian concept of paradise. The most inspired and pure souls from earth pass directly here after death. It is from this Third Astral Plane or Third Heaven that rebirth back on earth supposedly occurs. It is here on this level that our true altruistic thoughts, free of desire or selfishness ascend to. Most Angels and Spiritual beings are found here.
The Fourth Astral Plane
This Astral Plane is where supposedly all great inventions, religious and moral progressions, spiritual leadership and so on come from. It is here where we ascend to after having left the individualized personality prior to reaching this Fourth Astral Plane. This plane is the plane of true spiritual insight. A few rebirths to earth do take place from this higher place; great teachers are sent back for special reasons. Spiritual Guides are often in this dimension, bringing enhanced knowledge to earth. An accessible echo of the Akashic Records is found here, and has its origination on this plane.
The Fifth Astral Plane
This plane can also be associated with the term of the Atmic Plane. It is the first to the third spiritual planes, the place of pure bliss, the highest realm for ascension. This is the plane of consciousness and of life itself. Here we find the great Spiritual Masters, and anyone who has achieved true conscious enlightenment. Reaching this dimension is difficult, it is devoid or without physical state and aspired to by great religious figures, from Jesus to Buddha.
The Sixth Astral Plane
This Astral Plane is beyond any type of matter, dimension or evolution as we know it. It is the plane of "will" where the ultimate Divine Spiritual Sparks in all living things express themselves and evolve and create on the lower planes. When reaching this plane, we leave all sense of space, time and self behind. It is the un-extended individual spiritual substance from which material properties are derived. It is where the unity of souls is perfected and a kind of Universal Being exists.
The Seventh Astral Plane
The Divine, or Seventh Heaven, it is the God, Father/Mother God, the Alpha & Omega, the Creator. This is the plane of God, the Source. This can be thought of as the plane in which nothing but pure untapped energy exists with the ability to create life from itself. It is in essence, creation. To reach the Seventh Heaven one has to step not only beyond material and physical reality but beyond mental and individual reality as well. Everything we do, on earth and in the higher dimensions, is directed toward that final transformation. for there is evolution of the soul in just the same way as there is evolution of the body, or indeed of all life, back on earth.