MN asks: “What do you make of this Quantum Jumping craze that is all over the Internet these days? Is this for real, or is it another one of those quack scams?”
It’s being marketed by a man named Burt Goldman, known among his followers as the “American monk” whose credentials include 59 years of studying mysticism and the human mind while dabbling in hypnotherapy, the occult, QiGong, the Silva Method and a variety of other mind control techniques. He claims to have conducted seminars for Heads of States and European Royalty (but doesn’t offer any names).
Here’s how he explains Quantum Jumping on his website:
“Quantum Jumping is a visualization process where you use your mind to ‘jump’ into parallel dimensions, and gain creativity, knowledge, wisdom, skills and inspiration from alternate versions of yourself.”
Apparently, he’s figured out how to use “thought transference” to leap between these dimensions (universes), and that’s what Quantum Jumping is all about.
He admits that “this might be hard to swallow” (as hard as trying to swallow a piano?), but insists that in these alternate universes, alternate versions of ourselves are living out our lives.
“So in effect, there is a universe where Obama never won the election and another where Princess Diana is still alive,” he claims. “There is a universe where you are the King of Scotland and a universe where you are a tea farmer in China. . . .”
Goldman goes on to say that this astonishing discovery was made by leading scientists such as Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku and Neil Turok who discovered the possibility of multiple universes when trying to pinpoint the location of an atomic particle (again, no proof that this ever happened).
“Physicists found it was virtually impossible. It had no single location. In other words, atomic particles have the ability to simultaneously exist in more than one place at a time. The only explanation for this is that particles don’t only exist in our universe—They can spark into existence in an infinite number of parallel universes as well. And although these particles come to being and change in synchronicity, they are all slightly different.”
As you might have guessed if you bothered to read this far, there is no scientific evidence for any of this, only the usual “testimonials” from people who claim Quantum Jumping has helped boost their mind’s capacity for creative thought and problem solving, strengthened their “wealth mindset”, enhanced their intuition and allowed them to gain more control over their thought patterns.
All this for only $167!
People buy this stuff because Goldman thrills them into it with an impressive website design, the over-use of high-faluting scientific terms such as “quantum” this or that, and by plastering pictures of Max Planck and Albert Einstein all over his site.
But the other reason is because people are genuinely searching for answers, which is why Christians need to be ready when they look our way to show them what we have – and what they don’t – the peace that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ.