Last week we talked a bit about the multi-verse and some of the theories surrounding it. This is only the beginning of what a multi-verse could hold for the universe. Today, some scientist don’t just believe in the muli-verse as a reality, but they also believe that the multi-verses communicate and evolve based on one another. This is a great supporting example of the world we are looking at in Spidersilk the novel!
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“This house is full of possibilities he knew would be awesome. Mark whisked down the stairs while the soft velvety black carpet shimmered, satisfying his feet; he made his way to the brand-new kitchen.”- Spidersilk the novel  

In Spidersilk the novel, the multi-verse plays a huge role in the book. Without it, there would be no traveling from dimension to dimension and thus, no real story to tell. In our world, the multi-verse is a theory that many scientist support as real. The entire existence of the universe, according to many scientist, seems to only be plausible due to a multi-verse possibility. This article has some pretty exciting information that may make Spidersilk even more exciting for you!
Check it out here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140318-multiverse-inflation-big-bang-science-space/
  

While we all create our own little universe, there are those universes designed by others that we will want to interact with, and those that we do not. Plan wisely, but don’t leave out the thrill of connecting. - Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea from Spidersilk the novel Afterword  

Traveling via wormholes and hyperspace may seem a lifetime away in the opinion of many scientist. However, everyday new things surface that predict we’re closer to this ability than we think. While browsing around I stumbled on an article about a man who believes to have the answer to hyperspace and wormhole travel. Although the patent might not be taken seriously now, it could lead to further developments that would bring humans closer to this exciting way of traveling. With this ability we’d be able to utilize the hyperspace just as Mark does in the novel Spidersilk. Exciting, no? It’s truly fascinating some of the ideas shared, but have a look for yourself.

  

Ramses was wearing a shimmering black vinyl jacket with neon-green stripes, a black pinstriped pair of shimmering dress pants, and a shiny green rayon top, having a brass zipper partially unzipped. Ramses removed his designer sunglasses and said, “How is it, my friend!- Spidersilk the novel
  

Hyperspace is pretty much a mystery to us. We don't have the power to travel through it, nor do we know the whats, whens, whys or hows about it. However, it's still one of the most fascinating things to study. In Spidersilk the novel, Mark actually does know how to utilize hyperspace to his advantage. This shows us how much can be accomplished with the knowledge of our outer world. In fact, it is because of hyperspace that other dimensions could possibly exist. There's a lot of amazing things to still learn about hysperspace in regards to human technology, but if you're interested you can still catch up on many theories. This article is a great start to learn more about hyperspace and the theories surrounding it.


  

Mark quickly selected some of the pieces, which were made of material such as velvet, brass, glass, stone, and even concrete. The prices were very reasonable for such pieces, causing Mark to carefully examine them. However, he found them to be entirely of exceptional quality, and seemingly built to last, possibly longer than a human’s life span.- Spidersilk the novel  

A couple of weeks ago we talked about ghosts possibly being from another dimension. This week I'd like to talk about objects that we perceive as haunted. There are many out there that hold great significance and are famous for the stories and possible hauntings they create. Perhaps, if ghosts are from another dimension then maybe these objects are portals or another form of entry point into our world. In Spidersilk the novel, Mark takes possession of a work of art from a friend who borrows money from him. As soon as he takes on the artwork he begins to hear the “ghosts” that rob and harass his friends. How cool would it be if this piece of work, like the haunted items we have in today's world, opened up the doors to allow the “ghosts” to invade. After all, when Mark returns the item he also defeats the intruders. For more on haunted items in our dimension check out this list:
  

Mark grabbed a scoop of espresso. The aroma of the espresso mixed with Mark’s natural masculinity and the still-fresh carpet smell, which had been there since he had the carpets cleaned"- Spidersilk the novel
  

Parallel universes are still a mystery to us, but there's a lot of theories behind those mysteries. In Spidersilk the novel we are exposed to a few different dimensions. This adds an exciting element to the novel that really draws the reader in. One of the most amazing things about this is we see a connection between the dimensions. For instance, in one scene Tia is catching the same Channel 88 news that Mark watches. There's also the mystery of Starbucks, espresso and other pop culture elements being such a hit in Mark's current dimension. This is fascinating because this aspect of culture comes from our own dimension, or do they? Many scientists believe that during the Big Bang two universes collided together that were made up of cycles of evolution. This would explain how two totally different dimensions would maintain some of the same ideas (such as the company Starbucks), food and ways of living. Here's a pretty cool article on some of these theories: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/11/our-universe-was-created-by-a-cyclical-trillion-year-collision-of-two-universes-.html
  

How’s my friend from across space-time? Did you search the news for activity with blind people? I am thinking of repeating patterns that link to our..uh..interesting intruders.”- Mark in Spidersilk the novel  

From generation to generation many have passed down legends of ghosts. Many people, at some point in their lives, have claimed to see their very own ghosts. Typically, we consider ghosts to be those who have already past and may not be at rest. However, there is another theory. Ghosts might actually be part of an entirely different dimension that is clashing, or just interacting, with our own. This theory can be seen in hit Sci-Fi shows like Dr Who to serious documentaries. In Spidersilk the novel many ghosts from another dimension also surface and Mark is forced to fight them off in order to protect himself and his friends. This is a great connection when it comes to dimensions! What are your thoughts on the ghosts in the book and in general?
  

He touched up his hair in the mirror, and was generally very detailed. Mark lifted a Mark Izh-79 weapon from under his arm; checked and cleaned it slightly. The teargas bullets were still intact. Suddenly, Mark heard something odd coming from a dark corner of the large bathroom near the walk-in shower area. “Why so silent?” it said”- Spidersilk the novel  

In Spidersilk the novel there are many locations mentioned, which makes it such an intricate story. Some suit our current world, such as Olympia, while others go back to the days of mythology, like Olympus. There are still others that come from locations many have never heard of. One location, Vular, is actually known to be a location from a video game called Mass Effect. This really flows into the idea of Mark creating games via different dimensions! I wonder if the locations are related, or just coincidence?
  

"Mark quickly generated a sphere of energy then squeezed it that generated waves of thick energy, assaulting the small “ghosts.” The dark “ghosts” suddenly began emitting an extremely high-pitched noise that Mark could barely hear. Off in the distance, glass began cracking and breaking from the noise, presumably the nearby houses."- Spidersilk the novel  

Throughout Spidersilk the novel, the main character uses Qi to help maintain balance in a world that seems to be a bit off balance. He glows at the fact his party has great qi, works to create Feng Shui in his own home, and balances himself with an energy that helps defeat intrudes. Even his last name, Khiop, seems to portray Qi. So, what exactly is Qi? It's the Chinese word for life energy and it can be seen in many forms around the world. Essentially, it is the vibes that resonate from everything on this planet, which is why it is important to keep good vibes in your life.
If you'd like to see some Qi exercises check out this page: http://www.qienergyexercises.com/
  

“Well, it is a real place, like another thread to the multiverse, another dimension. They step into the video game and explore. It is not meant to be an exact replica of the cities we know as Olympus or Memphra, although I possibly should have placed some palm trees in Memphis.”- Mark in Spidersilk the novel  

In Spidersilk the novel it is quite apparent that the intruders come from an entirely different dimension. Mark, the main character, even spends his waking and dreaming hours fighting off the intruders. However, at times, it seems as if Mark may be from a different dimension as well. For example, it is often mentioned that he is a newcomer to the town, but it never actually says where he's from. He definitely has abilities that others do not and his knowledge of other worlds (like our own!) is impressive. What are your thoughts on the mysterious and powerful main character?  
  

Well, it does seem sort of interesting. If that is my only option, sounds like I’ll probably skill and destroy it.” Ben finally laughed. “Okay, I’ll set up an interview and see what they try for."- Mark in Spidersilk the novel  

MMOs are a major part of the gamer world today. In fact, most new releases have a partial MMO aspect to them. This unites gamers as a community while allowing the power of the individual to shine. In Spidersilk the novel, Mark is developing his own MMO for work. However, when you begin to look at the details it almost seems as if Mark is living in an MMO. If you take a look at this quote from the book:

“The game was an MMO (massively multiplayer online game) where each player would need to decipher symbols, communicate through symbols, best other players in combat, discover treasures, and even create treasures... While players could communicate with one another in the usual way, there were parts in the game where players would have a distinct advantage while utilizing silent symbolic communication.”

...it is clear that Mark utilizes many of these in the novel. From dream catchers to special ways of communication with friends, it is almost as if Mark has created his consciousness around an MMO lifestyle.


  

Mark stood up and meandered into the dining room. The decor was a mix of stars/astrology, modern sophistication, and Egyptian hieroglyph.”- Spidersilk the novel
  

If you're not already amazed with the amount of characters in Spidersilk the novel, then looking into the meaning of their names will really excite you. We've checked into many characters before, but Jeff Horus is one of my favorite complex heroes in the story. Jeff is amazing at helping Mark find out information about the intruders, but could this possibly be because he is named after one of the most famous Egyptian gods, Horus? Horus was an avian deity that was often depicted with a Falcon head. This really draws in an important detail from the story. If you think back to Ramses and his hostage, Draul, you may recall that Draul was given something to help him see the matter that is hidden from many. In this matter there were falcons and spiders, which were seen throughout the book as protectors and informers to Mark. Thus, Jeff Horus really lived up to his name. For more on Horus, give this link a go:
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/horus.htm
  

What the heck was that place, and was it friend or foe beyond the post entrance? Such things were thoughts that he pondered through his mind as he prepared for work.”-Spidersilk the novel  

Throughout Spidersilk the novel there are a few birds used to symbolize deeper meanings. One of these birds is the crow. Although in popular culture the crow tends to be used to signify darker motives. For instance, in many films you'll see them in cemeteries and even old folk legends associate the crows with death. There is an alternative though. In Native American symbolism the crow is told to reveal itself when a revelation must be made. The crow is a sign for the person seeing it to open up the sixth sense and see what is not actually visible to the naked eye. When the crows appear in Spidersilk it is like they're asking Mark to see what is not yet visible, when he does everything else becomes more apparent.
For more on crows, check out this link:
http://www.universeofsymbolism.com/symbolic-crow-meaning.html
  

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