This is a talk which was given by Ajahn Amaro at Amaravati Monastery UK.

Gods, demons & kind spirits ,meaningful myth and Buddhist Cosmology

https://www.amaravati.org/audio/gods...ist-cosmology/

He says that Buddhist cosmology can be seen as actual realms of existence, or as symbolic of different mental states.

He also said towards the end of the talk, that the Forest ajahns would talk about rebirth in terms of psychological states.

Well worth a listen!