A cosmic model once popular among certain cabals of alchemists and wizards. It depicts a string-like multiverse of connected rings, each comprised of eight facets. Connected to each facet is a three-armed candelabra. Each candle-place corresponds to a material plane, and each set of three material planes are interconnected by a common Underworld. Each underworld is connected to the eight-fold ring (otherwise called the Threshold) by an illusory phantom zone or aetheric. Within the world-crusted rings is the proper dwelling place of all gods, ghosts and demonic spirits, the Godworld.