As humans spread the wings of their knowledge outwards towards space and inwards towards atoms and quantum physics, possibilities are increasing exponentially. The parallel universe theory is one such idea that seems to be gaining an increasing amount of scientific backing as the years go by. According to this theory the universe we live in exists in various forms parallel to each other. All these universes are connected to ours as we branch out from them and other universes branch out from ours.

Apart from metaphysical exercises such as meditation and past life regression, the parallel universe theory is also supported by a lot of findings in physics. According to the hypothesis, these parallel universes exist in four different levels:

The concept of Level 1 parallel universes is based on the rules of probability. Since space is so huge that it can be considered infinite, there is a good chance that at a certain distance another planet identical to earth exists. Since the universe is infinite, there will be a lot of planets that would be almost the same as earth. The parallel universe theory works on the very same principle. The only problem here is that we can not see other universes since our vision of the cosmos is limited by the speed of light. This limits us from looking beyond our own universe.

Level 2 parallel universes are constantly in a state of inflation and moving away from each other faster than the speed of light. This belief is based on two concepts 1) Eternal inflation and 2) Ekpyrotic theory. Quantum fluctuations in the universe just after the big bang created bubble universes all over the place that are also constantly expanding. This means that when inflation first began, it produced infinite universes all over the place. The ekpyrotic theory on the other hand suggests that the universe is a result of two branes colliding. However, these branes collide at multiple locations so it is safe to say that multiple universes are created as a result.

The Level 3 parallel universe is something every science fiction buff will relate to. According to the parallel universe theory every passing second of your life and every decision you take is causing your present self to split infinitely to various other selves. These other selves live in parallel universes and take slightly different decisions and themselves cause multiple splits. To put it simply, if anything is possible and conceivable, it will exist in a parallel universe.

Level 4 parallel universes are every scientist’s fantasy. These universes will follow different laws of mathematics and physics. Any kind of universe that a physicist or mathematician can conjure in theory would exist at this level.

Freaky as it sounds, other so called short cuts such as meditation and past life regression actually do point out towards these parallel universes being very real. So the next time you are watching your favorite science fiction movie with time travel and parallel universes, be rest assured most of what you are watching is very possible.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.