noun: (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment.
noun: any place of pain and turmoil ("The hell of battle").
noun: (religion) the world of the dead.
 To give a greater understanding of events at Sais, that ancient Egyptian city in the Nile delta, The Secret Doctrine by H P Blavatsky relates: "...And how little Herodotus could tell is confessed by himself when speaking of a mysterious tomb of an Initiate at Sais, in the sacred precinct of Minerva. There, he says 'behind the chapel is the tomb of One, whose name I consider it impious to divulge... In the enclosure there are large obelisks and there is a lake near, surrounded with a stone wall in a circle. In this lake they perform, by night, that person's adventures, which they call mysteries. It is well to know that no secret was so well-preserved and so sacred with the ancients as that of their cycles and computations. From the Egyptians down to the Jews it was held as the highest sin to divulge anything pertaining to the correct measure of time. It was for divulging the secrets of the Gods, that Tantalus was plunged into the infernal regions; the keepers of the sacred Sybilline Books were threatened with the death penalty for revealing a word of them.' The Secret Doctrine, Vol II, page 396. While not directly related to the Seven Veils of Sais, the following quotation from The Secret Doctrine, Vol. III, p.132, may afford further insight into what was hidden behind them. "An impenetrable veil of secrecy was thrown over the Occult and Religious Mysteries, after the submersion of the last remnant of the Atlantean Race, some 12,000 years ago, lest they should be shared by the unworthy, and so desecrated. Of these Sciences several have now become exoteric — such as astronomy, for instance, in its purely mathematical and physical aspect." Ed. [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, The Life-Current in Air and Water]
"From what may anyone be saved? Only from themselves! That is, their individual hell; they dig it with their own desires!" Cayce (262-40)
(Q) What form of consciousness does the entity assume after Death?
(A) That of the subconscious consciousness, as known in the material plane, or the acts and deeds, and thoughts, done in the body, are ever present before that being. Then consider what a Hell digged by some, and what a haven and heaven builded by many." Cayce (5756-4)
"And to live in life with a conscience that is continually dogging thee, continually warring against thine own better self in the desire to do good, is to indeed live in a hell fire itself." Cayce (417-008)
"Now that we know that heaven is a cosmic cognizance or consciousness of that which matter is to that viewpoint - i.e. the essence or vital force of life, let us see what hell is like." Cayce (900-282)
"For self, death, hell, and the grave become subservient unto him through the conquering of self in that made flesh; for, as in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the same was in the beginning. The Word came and dwelt among men, the offspring of self in a material world, and the Word overcame the world and hence the world becomes, then, as the servant of that one who overcame the world." Cayce (364-013)
(A) "In this there is presented, as it were, the first of the series of comparisons in the study of the entity through which many minds, or most minds, gain the concept of that which may be termed good or bad, and in same the entity sees the various phases of the absence of that all-life-giving essence as is necessary for an entity to be wholly conscious of that state that is at an at-oneness with the Creative Energy and, as is seen by the entity, that as is highest magnified is fear and selfish conditions - these being that which first separates the entity from the presence or at-oneness with that divine Creative Energy, or from God, and the various phases or experiences of the entity in these are the various modifications of that same consciousness as is seen in the actions of each individual in the scene enacted through the experience of the body conscious mind, correlated with experiences of the mental mind, correlating experience of the subconscious entity, viewed and seen from the whole of the entity in the subconscious form or condition, and as these various experiences are correlated with the truths set in the entity's, (900)'s study as respecting what is meant as an at-oneness with the Universal Forces, these SAME experiences, as is seen, is that through which the consciousness of an entity becomes aware of, through the oneness of the entity's ability to correlate same. Then becoming, as it were, an experience away from the at-oneness and classified, named, called, by that understanding as is called "hell." Cayce (900-282)
"Those who have come to the attitude of seeking physical gratification find that this is plain hell itself." Cayce (5250-001)
"It is given for opportunity, for joy, for gratification, of a period as well as for assistance in creation, but used as for gratifying of self alone it is hell." Cayce (5250-001)
"For the mind is the Builder, constructing a heaven or hell for the soul, depending upon how far that soul has drifted from its Creator." Cayce (364-013)
"Just so in each trying experience of life, it may teach us such a lesson of love and sympathy that we may be ever after a changed person, or may harden us, submerge us, until the blackness and darkness of hell itself is our portion." Cayce (262-057)