GV24 神庭 (shén tíng) & 柳 (Liǔ); पूर्वभाद्र PurvaBhadrapada; أَلْهَنْعَة Al-Han‘ah; Regional Night/Underworld G5

GV24 神庭 (shén tíng), the north-eastern point above the 3rd eye

A point known as "Spirit Court" (courtyard of the spirit) / or "Seal Hall"

GV24 is located on the skin at the top of the forehead where it meets the hairline and GV25 is located on the tip of the nose.  All the ajna chakra anterior points are located between them.

Soul prepares to reincarnate into a new body

"Reincarnation (renewal through death) is...a theme of the two Bhadrapada stars.  The first, Purva Bhadrapada, suggests the "front" of the hearse:  the beginning of the process of reincarnation..."
Vic DiCara  loc.2287 

All the nakshatras from GV21 to GV28 are situated on the cosmological wheel in the afterlife/underworld regions.   In the Taoist microcosmic orbit practice, we breath in moving up the back of the spine from GV1 to GV20 and then breath out moving down the front of the head in the GV meridian, then down into the Conception Vessel until we are born in a new baby's body at the root chakra.

The fact that I can have the ability to communicate with souls who are deceased (this is a siddhis most of us have even if we don't acknowledge it) it means that the underworld dimension must be accessible in the human experience through some minor chakra or kshetram point that connects with the Ajna system.  All the worlds are connected through the chakras.  The chakras ARE worlds.  From my research into the nakshatras as chakras, the afterlife along the Governor Vessel begins once the GV20 is pierced and continues to GV28 (that is from Abhijit to Bharani).

Under hypnosis, after Near Death Experiences, in dreams, in trance, under anesthetic and in mediumship - people have accessed the spirit world and describe a fairly homogenous experience with various stages to it.  Here is a basic outline:  It begins in a pleasant enough way on arrival to one of the heavenly realms (unless you are so attached to the gross plain you exist in a between dimensions state as a ghost, or you are in heaven under the delusion you are in hell).  This is represented by the experiences of Shravana, Dhanishtha, and Satabhisha.  People describe meetings with guides, life review experiences including healing and council from the elders to help choose the next life wisely and close off karmic lessons etc.   

As the soul prepares to return to a new life, before a new body is even selected invariably there is a stage that involves confronting one's reservoir of skills and talents, desires and phobias in the dark dungeons of our causal body.  This is a fierce aspect of Siva, and his Shakti in this case is worshipped in some kinds of Tantric mystical practices as Bhadra-Kali.  Scary stuff.  Although Sri Vasudeva tells me no one judges you but yourself, I'll bet that most of us return out of guilt over all the sins we feel we have committed.

Not every blockage to self-realization can be realized in a single lifetime so there is time spent in heaven in selecting what it makes most sense to focus on, and what you are going to pack in your suitcase.  These likely live in the Manas chakra, that chitta storage place of the mind that is also known as home of the nagas.  

Kundalini moving down the Sushumna

Purvabhadrapada's deity is the first of the two bhadrapada naga dragons.  Naga live in the root chakra (and lower) and Dragon is a form of Kundalini so it's a hint that the energy is now moving downwards back towards material existence.  This is represented by the deity Aji-Ekapada who is worshipped as a form of Siva who is standing on one foot as the pillar of existence and original one God out of which Brahma and Vishnu emerge.  This one foot is also considered to be axis mundi, and that is our sushumna nadi.  This consciousness of returning to the human experience in a flesh-and-blood body is what gives the fire to raise a spiritual person up in life (yajamana udyamana shakti).  As souls in heaven we are inspired to go back down there into the earth plane with all of its trials and karmic soul contracts in order to work out karmic blockages so that as spiritual beings we can rise up the sushumna channel and become more evolved than we were in the previous lifetime.  This is the great blessing of life in the human experience - all the challenges that drive us crazy is what give us the opportunity to evolve and experience expanded and blissful being.

Siva in a Bhairava form as Ekapada-Trimurti

Medulla-Neck "Pillar"

Here is an interesting piece of information from Wikipedia:

"The Ekapada form of Shiva originated from the Vedic deity Aja Ekapada or Ajaikapada, a name that Ekapada Bhairava still inherits. Ekapada represents the axis mundi (cosmic pillar of the universe) and portrays Shiva as the Supreme Lord, from whom Vishnu and Brahma originate." 
As we have been exploring throughout this research the cosmic pillar is the macrocosmic counterpart to the sushumna "pillar" in the individual.  When you look at the physical body, the neck is what supports the head, another "pillar" and separates it from the rest of the body.  GV16 Jyestha the medulla point is four places south of Brahmarandhra Chakra (Abhijit GV20) at the back corresponding to GV24 Purvabhadrapa four places south of GV20 at the front.   Jyestha's symbol of the umbrella is to me a perfect representation of the neck supporting the head.  

We can also contemplate this through the idea of the lordships since Purvabhadrapada is ruled by Jupiter and Jyestha is ruled by Mercury - in the mythology Jupiter (Brihaspati) and Mercury (Buddhi) are the father and foster son.  Or we can say that wisdom and intellect represent the two aspects of this consciousness.

Another example of how the names and mythology can indicate locations on and inside the body.

Chinese Lunar General 柳 (Liǔ)

GV24 柳 Liu "A Willow Branch / Willow" [PurvaBhadrapada]

[to be continued]