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12th Nov '17 9:23:55 PM DustSnitch
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* The heaven of Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' is the "nebula of lights" version, with radiant souls flocking around in symbolic constellations like a rose, a cross and an eagle-- although in illustrations, there's usually some fluffy clouds there as well.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_People_You_Meet_in_Heaven The Five people you meet in Heaven]]''
* ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'' by Creator/CSLewis has people visiting Heaven on a day pass from Hell--neither is quite the stereotypical place.

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* The heaven of Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' is the "nebula of lights" version, with radiant souls flocking around in symbolic constellations like a rose, a cross and an eagle-- although in illustrations, there's usually some fluffy clouds there as well.
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well. Although Dante meets each Heavenly soul on a physical planet, it is made clear that all the saints live outside the universe in God's dwelling of love.
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''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_People_You_Meet_in_Heaven The Five people you meet in Heaven]]''
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''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'' by Creator/CSLewis has people visiting depicts the edges of Heaven on as a day pass from Hell--neither grassy utopia which is quite so real that anyone who has not accepted the stereotypical place.grace of God will be crushed by Heaven's apples and impaled by its light.



* ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome''

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5th Oct '17 9:50:17 AM x_countryguy
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler: It's implied that Madoka created one of these after she became a god and AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence; she takes the souls of dying magical girls there before they witch out.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's implied that Madoka created one of these after she became a god and AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence; she takes the souls of dying magical girls there before they witch out.]]



** C.S. Lewis also has as a nontraditional heaven as part of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', which [[spoiler: looks ''almost'' identical to the 'normal' world]], or rather the 'normal' world is almost identical to Heaven; as Professor Digory Kirke puts it in ''Literature/TheLastBattle'':

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** C.S. Lewis also has as a nontraditional heaven as part of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', which [[spoiler: looks [[spoiler:looks ''almost'' identical to the 'normal' world]], or rather the 'normal' world is almost identical to Heaven; as Professor Digory Kirke puts it in ''Literature/TheLastBattle'':



--> Buffy: I was happy. Wherever I ... was ... I was happy. At peace. I knew that everyone I cared about was all right. I knew it. Time ... didn't mean anything ... nothing had form ... but I was still me, you know? And I was warm ... and I was loved ... and I was finished. Complete. I don't understand about theology or dimensions, or ... any of it, really ... but I think I was in heaven.

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--> Buffy: I was happy. Wherever I ... was ...I... was... I was happy. At peace. I knew that everyone I cared about was all right. I knew it. Time ... Time... didn't mean anything ... anything... nothing had form ... form... but I was still me, you know? And I was warm ... warm... and I was loved ...loved... and I was finished. Complete. I don't understand about theology or dimensions, or ... or... any of it, really ...really... but I think I was in heaven.



* ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' never shows Heaven, but does show what the passage there looks like: whatever the deceased most loved to do in life. One guy sees a cliff he once dived off. A girl in the first episode sees a carnival. The Reapers that take the souls can see these images too, but are not allowed to enter them. [[spoiler: One Reaper does, halfway through the first season, and completely vanishes. Despite Rube trying to find out what happened to her, it's left entirely unanswered.]]
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had an episode written by Earl Hamner where an Appalachian mountain man and his dog died, and the afterlife was just like his everyday world. [[spoiler: On a dirt road, a gatekeeper at what was ostensibly Heaven told him no dogs were allowed, so he refused to enter a place that wouldn't take his dog too. Later on, another traveller informs him that was the gate to Hell (and dogs can tell) and Heaven was a way up further.]]
* In the series finale of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[spoiler: all of the main characters enter a bright light that is implied to be heaven.]]

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* ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' never shows Heaven, but does show what the passage there looks like: whatever the deceased most loved to do in life. One guy sees a cliff he once dived off. A girl in the first episode sees a carnival. The Reapers that take the souls can see these images too, but are not allowed to enter them. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One Reaper does, halfway through the first season, and completely vanishes. Despite Rube trying to find out what happened to her, it's left entirely unanswered.]]
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had an episode written by Earl Hamner where an Appalachian mountain man and his dog died, and the afterlife was just like his everyday world. [[spoiler: On [[spoiler:On a dirt road, a gatekeeper at what was ostensibly Heaven told him no dogs were allowed, so he refused to enter a place that wouldn't take his dog too. Later on, another traveller informs him that was the gate to Hell (and dogs can tell) and Heaven was a way up further.]]
* In the series finale of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[spoiler: all [[spoiler:all of the main characters enter a bright light that is implied to be heaven.]]
4th Oct '17 12:52:25 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' this is the domain that the [[TopGod Father of All Alicorns]] is DimensionLord over. It's apparently in his body and is described as paradise, but we never actually see it.

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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' this is the domain that the [[TopGod Father of All Alicorns]] is DimensionLord over.over and also known as Elysium. It's apparently in his body and is described as paradise, but we never actually see it. Those who ''have'' been there and describe it mention it's one of those things you really have to ''experience'' to actually describe, but consistently describe it as paradise.
3rd Apr '17 9:32:37 PM jtierney50
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* At the end of the 2012 ''Film/{{Les Miserables|2012}}'', Valjean dies and is escorted to heaven by Fantine and the Bishop, where it is shown as a giant barricade where all the people of Paris have risen in freedom, and all those who died in the film stand on it and sing.

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* At the end of the 2012 ''Film/{{Les Miserables|2012}}'', Valjean dies and is escorted to heaven by Fantine and the Bishop, where it is shown as a giant barricade where all the people of Paris have risen in freedom, and all those who died in the film (except for [[spoiler:Javert]] stand on it and sing.


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* The end of ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' features Valjean's death and ascension to heaven. He is accompanied by Fantine and Eponine, and when he reaches heaven, Enjolras, Gavroche, and the other dead students are waiting for him, often on the barricade. The 2012 film provides a more complete picture by showing heaven a giant barricade across a large square in Paris showed earlier in the movie. Curiously, the lyrics describe heaven completely differently:
--->"They will live again in freedom in the Garden of the Lord/We will walk behind the plowshare, we will put away the sword/The chain will be broken and all men will have their reward!"
* In the penultimate song of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', Hamilton catches "a glimpse of the other side" as Burr's bullet travels in slow-motion towards him. No description of heaven itself is given, but he does see his mother, his son Philip, John Laurens, and George Washington.
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23rd Feb '17 6:57:30 PM DustSnitch
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* Through the windows from ''Art/TheLastSupper'', one can see a lush landscape filled with beautiful mountains and rivers. The lack of any buildings from the view and it's sheer beauty give some indication that the scenery is meant to represent Heaven.
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27th Nov '16 2:12:25 PM nombretomado
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** C.S. Lewis also has as a nontraditional heaven as part of the ''Chronicles of {{Narnia}}'', which [[spoiler: looks ''almost'' identical to the 'normal' world]], or rather the 'normal' world is almost identical to Heaven; as Professor Digory Kirke puts it in ''Literature/TheLastBattle'':

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** C.S. Lewis also has as a nontraditional heaven as part of the ''Chronicles of {{Narnia}}'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', which [[spoiler: looks ''almost'' identical to the 'normal' world]], or rather the 'normal' world is almost identical to Heaven; as Professor Digory Kirke puts it in ''Literature/TheLastBattle'':
6th Nov '16 10:16:24 AM nombretomado
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* ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' uses the "nebula of lights" version in the opening, showing three stars flashing as the angels talk in a voice over.

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* ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' uses the "nebula of lights" version in the opening, showing three stars flashing as the angels talk in a voice over.
21st Oct '16 2:26:20 PM PF_Fan
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Not be confused with that [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246677/ film]] with CateBlanchett in it.

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Not be confused with that [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246677/ film]] with CateBlanchett Creator/CateBlanchett in it.
20th Sep '16 10:28:13 AM WillKeaton
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* In ''Webcomic/KoanOfTheDay'', the guru and the tortoise discuss [[http://www.koanoftheday.com/20/ what happens when you die]].

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* In ''Webcomic/KoanOfTheDay'', the guru and the tortoise discuss [[http://www.koanoftheday.com/20/ what happens when you die]].die.]]
20th Sep '16 10:26:58 AM WillKeaton
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* In the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fandom, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Descendant TheDescendant]] both mention something called The Well of Souls. All that's known is that it's some sort of afterlife, although the way it is used in their stories makes it roughly an analogy for heaven.

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* In the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/The+Descendant TheDescendant]] both mention something called The Well of Souls. All that's known is that it's some sort of afterlife, although the way it is used in their stories makes it roughly an analogy for heaven.
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