In "Why Some Scientists Embrace the 'Multiverse," Dennis Prager reports that he recently participated, along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned, to make life, especially intelligent life. Participants — from Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Berkeley and Columbia among other American and European universities — included believers in G0D, agonistics and atheists. (Prager, Jewish World Review, June 18, 2013)
It was clear, said Prager, that the scientific consensus was that, at the very least, the universe is exquisitely fine-tuned to allow for the possibility of life:
"It appears that we live in a "Goldilocks Universe," in which both the arrangement of matter at the cosmic beginning and the values of various physical parameters — such as the speed of light, the strength of gravitational attraction and the expansion rate of the universe - are just right. And unless one is frightened of the term, it also appears the universe is designed for biogenesis and human life." (ibid)
But many atheist scientists and fellow-travelers who insist there be no Creator God put forward the notion of a multiverse despite there being not a shred of evidence for the existence of these universes.
The multiverse hypothesis is a desperate grasp at the fantasy theory first proposed by David Deutsch in his book, "The Fabric of Reality." Deutsch's theory postulates the existence of an infinite number of parallel universes in the vain hope that in at least one of them, conscious life and order arose by pure chance.
Oxford professor Richard Swinburne responded that Deutsch's hypothesis was madness:
"To postulate a trillion-trillion-trillion other universes, rather than one God, in order to explain the orderliness of our universe, seems the height of irrationality." (Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny, Dave Hunt, p. 209)
Eminent quantum theorist John Polkinghorne utterly rejects the multiverse nonsense:
"Let us recognize these speculations for what they are. They are not physics, but....metaphysics. There is no purely scientific reason to believe in an ensemble of universes....To my mind greater economy and elegance would be that this one world is the way it is because it is the creation of the will of a Creator who purposes that it should be so." (ibid)
Multiverse speculations, as Polkinghorne pointed out, are not physics but metaphysics, and in fact are based in ancient esoteric doctrines (i.e., monism, or one ultimate substance), have not gone away but have rather grown both in popularity and in madness. For example, Royal Astronomer Lord Martin Rees's argues that if a multitude of universes exist then some of them are likely to allow the evolution of conscious life-forms far more advanced than our own. And if this is the case, then super-intelligent alien beings might be capable of simulating in their brains or in a super-computer the complex history of our universe, meaning that the universe we inhabit is a simulation lacking real substance and existing only as a mental construction in the minds of our super-intelligent creators, the highly evolved aliens who seeded our world with life and travel through time in order to control time and our evolutionary progress. (Scientific Mythologies, James A. Herrick, p. 216)
Rees claim that the universe we inhabit exists only as a mental construction is very similar to Hinduism's Brahman. Brahman is the Great Cosmic Spirit---the Ultimate One Substance or Essence of material phenomena, meaning that the universe exists only as a mental construction in the mind of Brahman: brahma satyam jagan mithya, or "Brahman is real, the world is unreal." (swamij.com/mahavakyas)
Rees proposal is also very similar to the hypothesis presented by Olaf Stapledon, a scientist who has always kept one foot firmly planted in Gnosticized science fiction accounts. Stapledon imagines our universe to be an artifact of the Star Maker. Building off of Stapledon's fantasy Carl Sagan suggests that we are "star folk" made of "star stuff." (Herrick, pp. 216-217)
Replace Star Maker with Brahman and "star stuff" with sarvam khalvidam brahma, or "All is truly Brahman" (swamij.com) and we have ayam atma brahmam, "The Self is Brahman." ( (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.5)
Ree's reveals the ancient esoteric basis of his propositions in the caption of his book, 'Just Six Numbers. The caption reads:
"The ouraboros. There are links between the microworld of particles, nuclei and atoms [left] and the cosmos[right]." (Rees M., Just Six Numbers, P. 9)
In the text Rees writes,
"Symbolized 'gastronomically' at the top, is the ultimate synthesis that still eludes us-between the cosmos and the quantum." (p. 8)
"Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field…" — Genesis 3:1
The Ouroboros or Uroboros is an occult symbol that means the power, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the serpent figuratively depicted as a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The serpent's body is often depicted as the Great Chain of Being, Cosmic Tree, or with Darwin, the Tree of Life.
The occult Tree of Life with its' multiple dimensions and life-giving energy systems not only powers the universe but reaches into the psyche, stirring imagination, bringing psychic powers and even awakening pre-human memories of when the scientifically "enlightened elites" were fish:
"Remember when you were a fish...." suggested Jean Houston, the prophet of the possible, in a workshop to awaken ancient pre-human memories. Nearly a thousand people dropped to the floor and began moving their 'fins' as if to propel themselves through water. "Notice your perception as you roll like a fish. How does your world look, feel, sound, smell, taste?" Then you came up on land, said Houston, so now you must, "Allow yourself to fully remember being a reptile....Then some of you flew. Others climbed trees." A zoo of sounds erupted from the herd of pre-human birds, reptiles and apes. (America: The Sorcerer's New Apprentice, Hunt and McMahon, p. 218)
From the time of the ancients serpent power has been important in religious and mythological symbolism all around the world. Within the Egyptian mysteries, the serpent was associated with,
..."the elemental forces that were in play before the creation of the world." (Teichrib, Gods of Ancient Egypt, p. 182)
In China serpents were spiritually linked with earth and water while in Scandinavian myth a world serpent protected man from cosmic forces of chaos. The self-described Gnostic Carl Jung interpreted the Ouroboros as having an archetypal significance to the human psyche. Serpent power is also associated with today's occult New Age spirituality as well as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Freemasonry and its' blatantly occult Luciferian sister Theosophy, where serpent power represents "self-generation and evolution through its own creative power."
In his book, "The Sign of the Serpent," Mark Balfour relates how pervasive serpent symbols are within India and the Hindu religion:
"Any observant traveler who moves from the snow-tipped Himalayas in the North to the sun-soaked sands of Cape Comorin at India’s southern tip, will encounter—particularly in the rural areas and at sacred centres of pilgrimage wherever Siva, God of both Divine Wisdom and regeneration, is the presiding Deity—the serpent motif sculptured within shrines, impressed on myriads of stone implants in the ground and depicted in art." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)
Balfour elaborates on this Hindu belief:
"In Hinduism, the Cosmic Serpent—Ananta Sesha—symbolic of timeless eternity, carries the world on his 1000-fold [Cobra] hood…As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky—when passive idea becomes active thought—the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as ‘spirit’ begins its involution into "matter." (ibid, Teichrib)
Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that vast amounts of latent serpent energy lies at the base of the human spine, "like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)
Through strenuous yoga techniques, this serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body. The serpent force is considered to be a,
".....concentrated field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343, ibid, Teichrib)
The ancient occult concept of serpent power symbolized today by the theory of evolution, Darwin's Tree of Life, pre-existent or spontaneously generated matter and multiverse hypothesis has swept the post-Christian West and America, even entering into the whole body of the Church.
The prophet Daniel makes mention of the God of "forces" in connection with the Antichrist. (Dan. 11:38)
Today this 'God' has mesmerized vast numbers of Westerners and Americans, secular and Christian alike.
As the 'Christ' of the hugely popular "A Course in Miracles" the God of forces states that there is an "irresistible Force" within each person while New Age leader Marianne Williamson explains that this "universal force" can be activated within each person and has the "power to make all things right." The 'Christ' tells New Age leader Barbara Marx Hubbard that on the day of Planetary Pentecost a Planetary Smile will flash across the faces of all people who have accepted the Luciferian Initiation. There will be "uncontrollable joy" that the 'Christ' describes as the "joy of Force" that will "ripple" through the one body of humanity.
The God of forces who is the serpent power worshipped by mankind from antiquity, the Ouroboros, the Cosmic Tree and Ultimate Spirit of the universe representing "self-generation and evolution through its own creative power" asks his modern worshippers,
"What if I am not a 'man' at all, but rather a Force, an 'Energy" in the universe, that IS the universe, and that is, in fact, All That Is. What if I am The Collective?" ("God" in Conversations with God: Book 3, p. 125, Neale Donald Walsh, from "False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? Warren B. Smith, p. 122)
Tragically, many people today are looking with favor on the God of forces rather than our Savior Jesus Christ:
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).