Multiverses and God

330px-Grosseteste_bishopThe lead story in New Scientist (22 March 2014) explains the physics behind the concept of multiverses and how such an understanding might be enhanced by the discovery that week of a method of peering even closer into the slivers of a second after the big bang . My poor head spun as I tried to get my mind around unfamiliar patterns of seeing, but I gather that observable distortions of wave patterns are now known not to be caused by gravity of other galaxies or telescope errors.

Accordingly, the pattern of these gravitational waves strengthen the idea that the universe is constantly giving birth to smaller “pocket universes”within an ever-expanding multiverse.

So where does one begin to think theologically about this?  I looked no further than the same issue to discover that a 13th Century theologian, Robert Grosseteste, had written a treatise, De Luce, about the properties of light. “The work built on Aristotle’s idea that the motions of the stars can be explained by embedding Earth in a series of nine concentric spheres that make up the universe.” He proposed that the universe began with a flash of light, pushing everything out from a tiny point to a big sphere. He assumed a coupling of matter and light, with the density of the matter affecting waves of “inwardly propagating matter” thus resulting the form of the nine spheres.

Applying modern mathematics, a team from Durham University modeled Grosseteste’s process and found the multi-nested universe he postulated – thus also supporting the possibility of a multiverse.

Science and theology in apparent collusion in ways undreamed of in our post-Enlightenment era. Exciting!

Published by wonderingpilgrim

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5 thoughts on “Multiverses and God

  1. Bernini’s image of creation (Cosmic Image) in the scale 1:1000.

    Jesus was born when the Sun was around 5 billion years old and its diameter approximately 1.392.000 km. When Jesus appeared, mankind had waited for a merciful savior for many generations, he finally came in the image of Man and the Sun. Planets orbit the Sun, Earth completes one orbit in 365 days and rotates on its axis once every 24 hours. The average distance between Sun and Earth is 149,600,000 km, a distance equivalent of 108 Sun’s diameters. Thus the diameter of Earth’s orbital path around the Sun is on average commensurate with 216 solar diameters, it is the Sun’s biosphere. Curiously, these ratios are identical to thouse observed in measured distances in a ritual landscape which served to orient man as he conquerred virgin land around the time he started animal husbandry.
    And then all deities were immersed in Christ, and all the world was engulfed under one roof. In St. Peters, the myths of Veronika, Helena, Longinus and Andrew were woven into the 4 sectors around the Pope’s altar, which was 216 feet in diameter, it was Bernini’s Cosmic Image in scale, 1:1000. The 4 saints represent the deities that carry the vault of heaven.
    In her chapel Veronika appeares as the wise one, much like Njáll the wise old man of Bergþórshvoll, saying, “Alleluia! He is Risen”.
    I invite you to check out my website: peturhalldorsson.com and I appreciate if you would like my Facebook: The Measure of the Cosmos

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    1. Hi, Estelle, like yoyos, talk of multiverses seem to come around from time to time.. Seems to have been that way from the 12th century at least. I recall the cult following of the TV series “Sliders” in the late 90s. Perhaps the message is that nothing will sate our curiosity and we’ll just keep on probing.

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  2. Yes I appreciate an interesting communication we had back then about this topic.
    My research proposes a pattern of cosmology of a certain measure, made by man as he started animal husbandry. This cosmology was made so man maight orient himself and be able to count time.

    Our present understanding of physics suggests a natural environment of multi-universes. In ours there is a process of DNA pattern that groups species and proposes easy reproduction of diverse life forms. Thus the above mentioned cosmology suggests that the size of our sun and earth and life on our planet is linked and revered in religion.

    Now we know that Jesus was born when the Sun was around 5 billion years old and its diameter around 1.392.000 km and we know the distance to earth is a mean 149.600.000 km, that is the equivalent of 108 sun’s diameters. Thus the diameter of Earth’s orbital path around the Sun is on average commensurate with 216 solar diameters, it is the Sun’s biosphere. Curiously, these ratios are identical to thouse observed in measured distances in a ritual landscape which served to orient man as he conquerred virgin land around the time he started animal husbandry.
    Because the ritual landscape acted as a time reckoning system and was a mirror image of the heavenly order, its natural geometry was a circle, symbolic of the horizon and the zodiac. Its dimensions were conformed to a progression of numbers that harmonized distance and time. Prominent features like hills, rocks and river mouths aligning with its spokes were used as landmarks to fix the wheel-shaped cosmogram to the landscape. Recent recearch based on discoveries read from 13th century Icelandic skin books, suggest that such terrestrial systems were common in prehistory.

    Bernini’s Cosmic Image inside St. Peters is 216 feet wide, underlining the concept of one god in the image of Man and “New Light”. It seems he based his architectural design on the prehistoric Cosmic Image in the scale 1:1000.

    My concept of terrestrial multiverses:

    http://peturhalldorsson.com/cosmos_all.html
    Klick on any land, click on any location, to see same concept within another Cosmic Image.

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