The multiverse. What the frack is that? Until now, we can barely wrap our minds around the idea of our universe, and now we’re talking about the multiverse?
Get this. Our planet earth is part of a star system, or solar system, which in turn is part of a galaxy, which is a part of a universe. A star system consists of many planets, and a galaxy consists of many star systems. And as you may have guessed, within a universe, there are many galaxies.
But many is a actually small word to describe all these. To put things in proper perspective, let’s start by observing how many solar systems exist in our galaxy. Here’s a transcript from NASA:
So far, astronomers have found more than 500 solar systems and are discovering new ones every year. Given how many they have found in our own neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy, scientists estimate that there may be tens of billions of solar systems in our galaxy, perhaps even as many as 100 billion.
Feel small yet? Now let’s move on. How many galaxies are in our known universe?
According to the best estimates of astronomers there are at least one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe. They’ve counted the galaxies in a particular region, and multiplied this up to estimate the number for the whole universe.
Ok with that our of the way, we’re now on track to discuss our main subject, the multiverse.
I first learned about the multiverse from Mr. Josip Šverko, who is the father of a close friend of mine, Dejan Šverko. Mr. Šverko practices transcendental meditation and even before I met him Dejan used to tell me bizarre stories of his experiences.
I was hooked, and so one day when Dejan said that his father would be visiting Bali with him, and that they would be staying with me, I was beyond excited. When I finally met him, I asked him a lot of questions. We discussed a lot of things mainly on energy healing and how energy flows. But somehow our conversation led us to discussing universes and multiverses.
He told me in detail about one of his deep experiences in meditation, in which he saw how the multiverse works. He described how the multiverse births universes in an eternal series of big bangs and how it swallows them back at the end of the universes life cycles through its black hole. I remember how my mind raced that day trying to visualize this idea, wishing that I could go in and have the same experience too. But then he told me that he has hired a computer artist to illustrate what he saw in his deep meditation, and the result is this nice video that I am now sharing with you.
I’m sure there are many controversies, even science hasn’t quite caught up with the idea of multiverses yet. Luckily we are not alone, and there are other intelligent beings out there with similar, if not exactly the same ideas and visions.
“We’re traveling in this boundless sea of infinite torus flow.” – Nassim Haramein