Philosophy of the Mind lesson 1: The Abyss.
“Do you fear... death? Do you fear that dark abyss? All your deeds laid bare, all your sins punished?” - Davy Jones
Well do you? If the answer is yes, this is the right lesson for you to begin with. Many people fear death, which is strange since we don’t even know that much about death really. About the process that starts as soon as the gate to the abyss opens up to devour your soul and leave your body behind as an empty shell in a state of decay. Can you imagine the feeling of staring down at your body from a large distance, knowing it is withering away? You think death is scary? There are things in this reality beyond your perception that are far worse than death. If you don’t believe me, ask a suicidal person. They are obviously embracing it, considering it as a way to escape. Perhaps if you understand what they are running for, you would also be able to understand why some choose the Abyss as a pathway. Many men have crossed the river that separates Earth from the underworld before, we even have a name for it; Katabasis. A descent to a dark pit where lost souls have found enough empty space to project all their dreams upon.