Are there races of people associated with the directions of above, below... and through?
The directions of above and below are embodied by angels and demons. The angels hold the order of knowledge gained — the known. And the demons hold the principle of chaos resulting from the destructuring of an existing order to make way for a higher more evolved order. Order is achieved by self-examination; turning the unknown into the known through experience. Because of the huge gains of new perception that were made in recent years by the Original Ones, a previously non-existing and advanced group of angels — the Angelgods — have come into existence.
But because the angelic kingdom was strengthened, so were the demonic beings. The direction of below went deeper as the direction of above went higher. At an individual level, life was experienced with more intensity.