Professor of astronomy and mathematics Bernard Carr believes that many of the spiritual phenomena that can be observed but cannot be explained using the terms of the physical laws of our dimension might occur in other dimensions.

Albert Einstein claimed that there are at least four dimensions, and the 4th one is time or space-time, as he argued that space and time cannot be divided. In modern physics, there are many supporters of the theories about the existence of 11 or more dimensions.

Carr says that our consciousness interacts with other dimensions. In addition, the multidimensional universe, as he imagines it, has a hierarchical structure. And we are at the lowest level of it…

The model explains the well-known philosophical problem of the relation between matter and thought, explains the nature of time and could be used as an ontological basis for the interpretation of metaphysical, unexplained, and spiritual phenomena such as ghosts, out-of-body experiences, dreams, and astral travelling“, he writes.

Spiritual phenomena, dreams, and dimensions

Carr concludes that our physical senses show us only a 3-dimensional universe, although, in reality, it has at least four dimensions. Entities that exist in the higher dimensions are simply imperceptible to human physical senses.

The only non-physical beings, of which we have some idea, are mental, and the existence of supernatural phenomena suggests that these entities must exist in a certain space,” writes Carr.

The space of another dimension which we visit in our dreams intersects with space where our memory lives. Carr says that if spiritual phenomena like telepathy and clairvoyance exist, it could indicate that there is a collective mental space.

Carr also bases his views on previous hypotheses, including the Kaluza-Klein theory, which combines the fundamental forces of gravity and electromagnetism and also assumes a 5- dimensional space.

At the same time, the so-called “M-theory” suggests that there are 11 dimensions, and the superstring theory refers to the existence of 10 dimensions. Carr thinks that there is a 4-dimensional “external” space, which means the four dimensions according to Einstein, and a 6 or 7-dimensional “internal” space, which means that these dimensions are associated with psychics and other spiritual phenomena.

The intriguing multiverse

Most of us are familiar with the hypothesis of Multiverse, which states that our universe is only a part of a system of countless universes that have a sort of connection with each other but at the same time may have a completely different structure and natural laws.

Just imagine a universe with 10 observable dimensions, different kinds of fields, and time going in both directions… It may resemble a science fiction book, but who said that the existence of such a world is not possible?

Remus Gogu in his book “Book Riding. Creative Readings and Writings in Physics and Psychology” states that it is more likely that the number of such universes is infinite rather than just high.

This may mean that “at least in one of these universes, an intelligent form of life should have figured out by now a mechanism to travel from one universe to another or at least pass some signals from one universe to another in order to communicate their presence.

But are all the universes connected with each other and, most importantly, is there a way of communication between them?

There might be a chance to see some clues in our own universe about the existence of the others (either active communication or a message transmitted at the beginning of our universe through the mechanism of creation),” writes Gogu.

Since we are talking about an infinite number of universes and possibilities, and infinity always creates paradoxes, there may be universes that cannot be linked with the others at all. Who knows, maybe this is the kind of universe we live in…

The multiverse is certainly one of the most intriguing theories. Who knows, maybe it could also provide the answer to the mystery of spiritual phenomena.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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