As a New Age spiritualist, I do believe in the higher and lower astral realms which to traditional religionists is heaven and hell. I believe that the sould is attracted to a particular realm depending on his/her evolution on this earth. If a person is good, he/she will go to the higher realms. However, if the person is evil, he/she will go the lower realms. However, the lower realms is not forever. A person stays in the lower realms until his/her sould is rectified ande he/she joins the higher realms.