In 1967, physicist, Hugh Everett, presented his Theory of the Universal Wave Function, a scientifically valid description of the Universe that includes an infinite number of parallel worlds. Today it is known as the Many Worlds Theory. Serious physicists believe it is closer to reality than any other explanation.
The idea that the Multiverse is continually forking into infinite new Universes is really no harder to comprehend than the sheer wonder of the night sky. Sci-fi writers love parallel universes because the concept opens mind-bending possibilities. Among others, it can explain the power of prayer; when a prayer is answered, you’ve taken a fork into a world where what you prayed for is reality. That being so, it can improve things for you in this world. Here’s how.
First: predict the end of the world. Someone is always predicting the end of the world, and there are always people eager to believe. The most recent prediction was from the ancient Mayans, December 21, 2012.
Second: offer a way to survive. Many end-of-the-world forecasters promise their followers ascent to nirvana, others left behind. Then, when the world doesn’t end, they look silly. Some avoid this by committing mass suicide, like People’s Temple and Heaven’s Gate. Entirely unnecessary. Even if they do make it into some ginger peachy Eden, in this world they’re dead and buried.
Third: base your prediction on ancient wisdom. The December 21st prediction came from the ancient Mayans, but the world is littered with more ancient wisdom than used plastic grocery bags: ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, Hebrews, Zoroastrians, Persians, Pre-Columbians, Native Americans, Indians, alchemists, astrologists, occultists, Rossetta Stone, Machu Picchu, Adjanta, Ramayana, even the cave drawings at Lascaux.
Ancient wisdom isn’t always logical. In fact, logic is best avoided. If something seems hard to comprehend, interpret it, being careful to avoid prior interpretations. You don’t want your followers drifting into some doomsday cult. If you prefer, go into a trance, evoke a spirit, and get your ancient wisdom from the source.
Fourth: make up a catchy name. A few suggestions: Communosophy, Emigration Salvation,, Heaven's Heart, Horizonites, Ineffable Assembly, Infinitography, Lifeline Congregation, Noah’s Archangels, Psycholism, Quantum Ascenders, Soul Cadets, Sublime Voyagers, Trajectorians, Transcendental Cohort, Translationistas.
Get the idea?
Fifth: Proclaim a date. At exactly midnight on—your date—gather your followers. You know that the world is about to end, hear the clock strike, and lo! you are still alive! This is proof positive that you were right because it proves you are in an alternate reality! Go forth, watch the sun rise, and explore your brave new world.