We learned in the last century that there are dimensions of sight and sound. And there are dimensions of mind. “Other Places” where the light is dim, the land is irrevocably scorched, and everything is coated with a dirty film that’s part dingy gossamer, part guts.
Most find these other dimensions by accident. They were trying to reach the deepest recesses of consciousness to exploit the human psyche for their own gain. Or worse—they meant to skirt the unbreakable rules of relativity to innocently explore spaces and times unknown.
But the deepest pockets of consciousness are there for a reason, and relativity cannot be broken. At least, not without consequences.
The Other Place. The Upside Down. Hell. Call it what you will.
For us, it makes for a jaunty vacation. But a mere mortal’s mind is not strong enough for the experience.
You come back changed.
You come back scarred.
And those marks never leave you.