I can't find anything on this subject elsewhere in the forum, so I thought I'd start a new thread. As I was growing up in a spiritualist household, I was always taught that suicide is a mortal sin. I don't think those actual words were used (although I believe that is how the Catholic faith, for example, views it), but nonetheless the idea planted in my head was that the souls of suicides don't follow the same path as others who pass naturally. Instead, they go to some sort of purgatory before reincarnating into exactly the same circumstances they were trying to escape. What happened during their time in "purgatory" was never made clear to me, and now I look back on it the notion seems even more vague and less well founded than it did then. So, I'd be interested in the views of others if you'd care to share...? Thanks.