Methodology - Cultural Analysis
For accomplishing the task I wanted to achieve through cultural analysis, I first decided to see how the concept of parallel universe appears in culture. Hence, I came up with the idea of theories of Hell and Heaven in different cultures and religions. After this, I decided to pick three largest practiced religions all over the world. For this I chose Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. I decided to analyze holy texts of each of these religions or books related to each religion which discusses about the concept of Hell and Heaven. I chose to study the Holy Bible for Christianity, a book analyzing the Puranas i.e. The Puranas in the Light of Modern Science for Hinduism and The Soul's Journey after Death: an Abridgement of Ibn Al-Qayyim's Kitabar-Ruh for Islam. After reading these sources, I first tried to decipher and study the concept of Hell and Heaven. I then tried to find differences in this concept among the above mentioned texts. In the end, I found out the whether there is a shared culture among these religions and if there is, then what is it.