Parallel Universes or The Multiverse

event-horizon-jeremy-nicholasThe concepts of parallel universes has it’s origins in quantum physics, a branch of metaphysics and our perception of objective reality. Objective reality asserts that each individual lives in a different reality which is based on infinite combinations of individual perception, beliefs, cultures, morals,genetic traits, life experiences. Objective reality asserts that no one lives in the same reality at the same time because no two individuals are identical in their perception of what “reality” is. The concept of objective realities is also referred to as philosophical realism, known by the philosopher Plato who spent a lifetime contemplating and theorizing what reality is and if reality exists ,the same questions are applied to the concepts of time and space. Reality, time and space are all constructs of the human mind meaning that do not have physical form. Constructs refers to anything whose existence is dependent upon a subject’s mind, it is therefore said to be real as well as unreal or parallel realities. This, as opposed to a “real” object, where existence does not seem to depend on the existence of the mind of the subject.

As we venture into the arena of philosophy and metaphysics we will now discuss the study of Ontology. Ontology is the study of what is “most” real. Ontology is subjective which means what is real or “most real” varies from individual to individual, however, all are reality to some extent and all exist. Some people may consider only tangible objects to be real, such as a desk, a tree, an automobile, others perceive reality from a scientific perspective such stating that reality is atoms, electrons, genetics while others. Still others take a spiritual or religious approach to reality, stating that God is real, Jesus Christ is real, the teachings of holy or sacred texts are reality and finally some consider that nothing is real.

The conundrum here is that we must then ask “compared to what?” therefore the question “what is reality” can only be answered by referencing the thing or entity to itself as one perceives it in reference to themselves in the world as we know it, that is to say a desk is as real is any desk would be real, time is real as time would be and God is real as God would be. To state that nothing is real is to compare nothing to nothing as one experiences it in their world which virtually means they believe in nothing, to say that everything is real is to compare everything to everything meaning a belief in everything.

Now that we have established the complexity and subjective nature of reality and that there are a multitude of realities existing at the same time based upon each individuals beliefs and perceptions in this current universe. The consideration of mutiple relities connects this realization that there are multiple universes also existing simultaneously, this is often referred to as the multiverse, quantum universes or dimensional planes. The mutiverse or parallel universe comprise everything that exists and can exist: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them. The multiverse is created by the infinate realities inclusing our current historical universe as well the perception that noting is real and everything is real.

Scientists, Philosophers and Metaphysacists throughout history have developed multiple theories on what constitutes a multiverse or a Cosmology, cosmology is the study of all that exists. Some popular theories suggest that black holes are the evidence of the multiverse, or that the event horizon (the period immediatley prior to entering a black hole)  is the boundery between universes. the event horizon is the perimeter of a black hole and within the black hole is either a completely different parallel reality or may be a bridge to another.In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman’s terms it is defined as “the point of no return” i.e. the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible.

Cosmology includes the theories of a multiverse and asserts that it is possible to move or experience more than one reality at a time, it is possible to create a reality which draws others into it and others may create realities that you can be drawn into. One powerful example of an alternate reality of the multiverse is the spiritual reality, spiritual realm or spiritual universe. This reality has beeen in existence long before anyone remembers, it is a part of the primal human psyche, it is taught about this reality as children, forever burning it’s existence into our minds, our souls and becomes “real”.

The spiritual universe may include constructs from organized religion such as monotheism;  belief in one god, pantheism; belief in multiple gods, shamanism; belief systems comprised of multiple religiouns or practices and


Altay Shaman with ritual drum

superstition; belief in the supernatural, the paranormal; belief in human experience which are “outside of normal experience” or the belief in extraordinary abilities. These are the most common known realities of the multiverse that are reality to some and not to others, however, belief in them is irrelevant as believing is not a prerequisite for the multiverse to exist.

Shamanistic traditions and belief systems recognize the multiverse, depending upon the culture, time period in history and the individual who practices a form of shamanism. In primitive shamnaistic cultures the shaman through ritual and trance states would pass through the multiverse into the reality recognized by that culture and time period into the spirit world. Within the mutiverse are also entities, beings, consciousness and other sentient intelligence that the shaman may interact with some benign and other’s malevolent. In other articles we have discussed angels and demons, their nature, purpose, origins and the religions which have manifested them as realities in the spiritual multiverse. Other cultures and belief systems include entities which are neither good or evil but independent entities who may be employed via specific ritual, symbolism and offerings to heal or to harm depending on the intent and skill of the practitioner.

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Rune staves of the Elder Futhark

Examples of shamanistic belief systems are Afro-Cuban Regla de Ocha (Santeria) and the Orisha’s , Germanic Rune Magick and the Elder Futhark. These two belief systems while very different and originate from different cultures both employ conscious, sentient energies or entities. Santeria is considerd a religion by it’s practitioners but is shamanistic in nature, Rune magick however is considered a belief system and not a religion. The Orisha’s of Santeria are emissaries or manifestations of Olodumare or (God).

Runes are naturally occurring energies and manifestations of Odin (also God), in these respects are shamanistic. These religions/belief systems can be considered shamanistic because there exists a belief in pantheism as well as monotheism and combine the two, each with it’s own set of ritual practice, and methods of contacting the divine as well as the individual entities representing them. Santeria involves complex folk magic, ritual, symbolism, song and dance to call upon the 7 Orisha’s for assistance, protection, divination or healing as well as for dark purposes to harm others. Rune Magic involves also involves complex ritual, prayer, symbolism and offerings to employ any of the 28 Runes of the Elder Futhark for the same purposes.


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Parallel Universes of Self
by: Frederick E. Dodson
publisher: Llumina Press, published: 2012-05-08
ASIN: 1595266542
EAN: 9781595266545
sales rank: 173688
price: $16.69 (new), $17.98 (used)

The purpose of this book is to bring the “Parallel Worlds Theory” as known to physics and science-fiction into application in your personal reality and everyday life. You can “create” your reality by becoming the parallel-world version of yourself for whom the experience you want is already real.

Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
by: Michio Kaku
publisher: Anchor, published: 2006-02-14
ASIN: 1400033721
EAN: 9781400033720
sales rank: 17492
price: $7.00 (new), $3.33 (used)

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own. Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which posits that our universe may be just one in an endless multiverse, a singular bubble floating in a sea of infinite bubble universes. If M-theory is proven correct, we may perhaps finally find answer to the question, “What happened before the big bang?” This is an exciting and unforgettable introduction into the new cutting-edge theories of physics and cosmology from one of the pre-eminent voices in the field.

Parallel Universes: The Search for Other Worlds
by: Fred Alan Wolf
publisher: Simon & Schuster, published: 1990-02-15
ASIN: 0671696017
EAN: 9780671696016
sales rank: 257082
price: $3.99 (new), $0.01 (used)

The author of the award-winning Taking the Quantum Leap explains how the new physics predicts the existence of universes that are similar to and perhaps even duplicates of our own universe. Illustrated.

In Search of the Multiverse: Parallel Worlds, Hidden Dimensions, and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality
by: John Gribbin
publisher: Wiley, published: 2010-08-24
ASIN: 0470613521
EAN: 9780470613528
sales rank: 235762
price: $3.36 (new), $3.24 (used)

Critical acclaim for John Gribbin

“The master of popular science.”
Sunday Times (London)


“Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there’s not an equation in sight.”
David Goodstein, The New York Times Book Review (on Almost Everyone’s Guide to Science)


“Gribbin breathes life into the core ideas of complexity science, and argues convincingly that the basic laws, even in biology, will ultimately turn out to be simple.”
Nature magazine (on Deep Simplicity)


“Gribbin takes us through the basics [of chaos theory] with his customary talent for accessibility and clarity. [His] arguments are driven not by impersonal equations but by a sense of wonder at the presence in the universe and in nature of simple, self-organizing harmonies underpinning all structures, whether they are stars or flowers.”
Sunday Times (London) (on Deep Simplicity)


“In the true quantum realm, Gribbin remains the premier expositor of the latest developments.”
Booklist (on Schrödinger’s Kittens and the Search for Reality)

The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
by: Brian Greene
publisher: Vintage, published: 2011-11-01
ASIN: 0307278123
EAN: 9780307278128
sales rank: 15299
price: $8.21 (new), $6.41 (used)

The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe?

There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. Here, Briane Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, and even a multiverse made purely of math–and reveals the reality hidden within each.

Using his trademark wit and precision, Greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined.

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