Anyone in the modern world who passed through school at even the most rudimentary level can explain to you the basic theory of dimensions. They are the mathematical expressions of physical objects- “shapes”, if you will, and they are explained thusly:
1D shapes: A theoretical single point in space, conceptual or physical with no length or breadth. Literally just a point. (almost impossible to achieve in reality).
2D shapes: A series of forms connecting 1D shapes- representations of data which only exist in one direction and form the most basic shapes.
3D shapes: 2D shapes which extend in another direction and connect several two dimensional planes creating an object which has length, depth and breadth.
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So basically we’ve got the dimensions of length, breadth, depth and time. The four dimensions around which normal mathematical perceptions of reality are based. This is widely taught, understood and is excellent for understanding the world on this plane of existence. This, however, is not the theory of dimensions about which we will be talking today.
The spiritual understanding of ‘dimensions’ could not be more different than the theories described above. They are not dissimilar to the popular science-fiction theories of parallel worlds, which are also often described as dimensions- infinite numbers of planes of existence stacked on top of one another and all varying in complexity. These planes are separated very simply by different vibrational wavelengths, each layer resonating at a different level- but we’ll go into that in a moment.
It’s pretty difficult to even conceive of the complexity of the dimensions above our own, but I’ll try to explain: We, as human beings, exist primarily on the third dimension. We are “third dimensional” beings, existing on the ‘physical’ plane of existence which we see, hear and feel around us. Below us are the first and second dimensions, which exist in the same physical space that we do, but are far more basic in their construction.
Consciousness has very little influence over matter in these dimensions, and they are ‘smaller’, in that the molecules entrapped in this space is more densely packed. The physical beings there, while sentient, are largely corporeal and as such exist very simply and primevally- not violently, but rather as beings of raw, untapped emotion and thought.
Now, the dimensions ‘above’ ours are the interesting one- the first of which probably being the one we are all most familiar with, the forth dimension or ‘astral plane’. This is where our spirits go when we astral project, and naturally we can see down into the third dimension, but they cannot see up without actually consciously looking for it in very specific ways. The forth dimension exists at a higher vibrational frequency than the third dimension, which is why our physical beings cannot be transported there easily, while our souls or ‘spirits’ are able to traverse the bridges between dimensions fairly easily.
The physical method of inter-dimensional travel is known as ascension, and that’s a subject for another time, and is also the basis for the aetheric construction of many of the world’s sacred sites and indeed the Merkabah.
Anyway, above the forth dimension is the fifth dimension, and so on and so forth with increasing emphasis on spirit (consciousness) and each one existing in increasingly complex and interactive realities ad infinitum. It is not known precisely how many dimensions exist, but most spiritualists believe that the highest ‘conventional’ beings exist as 12th dimensional entities, and are completely beyond our understanding.
Now, all of these ideas are, of course, purely theoretical and are fiercely debated at all times by the spiritual community. Kathara teaches that there are only fifteen dimensions, and each one is separated into realms which do constant battle with one another; other viewpoints express that lucid dreaming takes place on the forth dimension but is remote viewed.
It’s infinitely complex, but at the same time is given a lot of validity simply due to the fact that in spite of the huge catalogue of opinion the basic theory of vibrational reality remains consistently held by all groups. This is also a good time to mention the links between this supposed stack of ‘vibrational reality’ dimensions and a scientific theory called ‘string theory’.
String theory is very similar to the spiritual belief in dimensions, and boils down to the idea that everything we perceive around us is in fact composed of vibrating strands of matter which make up the fabric of the universe, right down to atoms. The vibrational frequency of a substance is what defines its qualities, and how it interacts in conjunction with other substances- harmonics allowing for chemical bonding at a sub-molecular level. It’s impossible to prove, of course as we can’t see down that far, but at the same time the fact that we’re in the early stages of discovering the vibrational nature of the universe does bode well for the science of spirituality.
All in all we know this much for certain: The human spirit is capable of traversing dimensions. My previous article on the existence of the soul showed that upon death the human spirit goes somewhere, and since every spiritual and religious belief in the world has at least a theory on the different planes of existence I suggest we don’t write them off. These views are largely consistent, and usually differ only in semantics- heaven, hell, perceptions, karma; they’re all connected in ways that we’re only just beginning to understand.
If you’re familiar with the 12th Spirit Science movie on human history then you’ll no doubt be aware of the rise and fall of humanity as a dimensional species, and I know I’ve plugged this video before, but if you’ve not seen it you really should. Now, go and read around about other dimensions, just beware that some people may try to warp your perception to meet their own, and that as much as we love to rise, those who claim to rise are the ones who inevitably fall.
Crash and burn.