What Dreams May Come: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

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The Manuscript

The manuscript is written by a psychic who claims to have transcribed it for Chris Nielsen to give to Robert Nielsen; it comprises the bulk of the novel.

Mist

The occlusion that Chris experiences while he is still on earth trying to connect with Ann—it disappears when he goes to Summerland

Cemetery

Where Perry first sees Chris and tells of his actions and some of the words he can hear, and he gives a complete description of the clothes he is wearing

Séance

Perry's attempt to reach Chris for Ann, but because of her disbelief, it does not work

Summerland

Also known as Homeland, Harvest, or Heaven, the place of each man's creation, a heaven of sorts

Discarnates

People who have died and not moved on

Borderland

This is where Chris stays as a disincarnate until he calls for help.

Third Sphere

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