In this three-part series on the World to Come, we will discover that there is more to the world than meets the eye. Fundamental to the Jewish worldview is the understanding that a spiritual reality exists beyond what we experience in the physical world. When a person dies, only his body is buried while his soul enters a spiritual realm where it continues to live and have self-awareness. During the Messianic Era the soul rejoins the body during the Resurrection of the Dead in a world that has a clearer recognition of God. Just as the individual experiences different phases of existence that ultimately end up in a higher reality, so too the human race as a whole. The present state of existence is a temporary stage in the unfolding development of mankind toward a utopian future.