Wow, can't believe no one has responded. This is pretty much what I've read. An excellent book is titled The Path of the Masters by Radha Soami Satsang Beas. He dwells on the different realms as you have.
Actually I only got half way through the book because it's mind boggling. I had to put it down. Maybe it's time to pick it up and finish it.
I trust myself. I am cautious I don't feed into any scare tactics. I've been through this process we call dying countless times. I'm sure when I die I will know what to do since I've done it so many times before.
I try to keep my mind open at all times. Never put a cap on learning something new. My human pea brain can not comprehend all the wonders there are out there and I don't even try to. It's the old wait-and-see game.
Thank you for your wonderful thoughts.