It is interesting to me in my studies when i look at how the world is viewed by another on a higher level of vibration then mine for instance in my studies i have found from deepak chopra that in Life after death we simply see what we tune into the most.
And with Astral projection in India it is a launching pad of consciousness and is very subtle, and the conscience body is an illusion to the endless possibilities of the astral plane and there are endless worlds existing at the same time
the deeper levels of the soul are described as a water drop for example a water drop becomes vapor which goes into the clouds which returns to the earth and goes into the sea and the point is that the water drop does not die but undergoes a new expression at each stage of change so this is my findings that just because we die it does not mean that it is necessarily an end but we just move on to another stage of being. so death is not an end but a step to our higher selves
To add another note which is relevant: The cosmos and astral planes is non-local meaning that it cannot be mapped to a location but,you are local: infinity extends in all directions around you, and you are the center of the universe but if someone is on the other side of the world they too are also the center of the universe and infinity extends in all directions around around them but in the astral you both are in the same location because there is no mapping the fact that you both appear to be in different locations is an illusion of the senses