“Do not be alarmed, thou art seeing this garden of ‘energy’ as a Dynol wouldst perceive it. Thou hast become approximately twenty-four times thy normal size; but only whilst thou remainest here with us, in ‘The Garden’ as it is called by all.” A new voice came to him in the vaults of his mind. It was as gentle and as kind as Pelydryn’s, yet it had a deeper more resonant quality about it and used the archaic formal speech that Nomis knew of but had never heard spoken before. Nomis couldn’t see where the voice had come from, however it did succeed in quelling the rising fears within him.
Before them stretched the most beautiful garden that Nomis had ever seen. It seemed to go on forever with little fountains, laid stone pathways, green well-tended lawns, well-stocked colourful flowerbeds and rockeries. There were trellises, shrubs, bushes and many tall trees, arranged in little copses, around which magnificent, multi-hued energy patterns swirled. It was all exceptionally and stunningly beautiful.
Pelydryn led Nomis to a nearby stone bench facing an exquisite fountain. The water was cascading down over what looked like crystal flowers of every shade and hue, creating rainbow coloured droplets that tinkled tiny golden bells suspended beneath the crystalline flowers. The water also had a nimbus of blue coming from it whilst the crystal flowers radiated other pale misty colours that served as the backdrop for the falling rainbow coloured droplets. It was all spectacularly breathtaking.
“This may all seem rather strange to you at present, but you have been allowed to see that which is here, to help you to understand your task in your world all the more. We are in the place where you will come when you pass through the barrier of death. You are on another plane of existence where time and size are different to that which you know. By seeing this place now, you will no longer have a fear of death, yet you will see what you are aiming to achieve in your world. Understanding and, above all, universal love, will help you increase your vibrations to a point where you too, will be able to visit this world at will whilst you are still in your physical form and then return to your world with the answers you seek, but I am starting at the end, not the beginning…”
Nomis wasn’t listening properly and didn’t reply, as his attention was caught by another figure moving towards them along one