For a preliminary discussion on the way SFT sees the Universe, go to cosmology.

The model below is based on the four levels of gravitational structure observed to hold across the visible universe. It is also based on the fact that there are at least four distinct levels of gravitation given by self-field theory; a balance between matter and fields of different types. The four levels depicted are Universe, Super cluster, Galaxy and Solar System. Each field in the layered or fractal sequence is a type of integral of a larger field in which it is imbedded while each mass moving in the smaller domain is a differential form compared with the mass acting across the larger domain. These differentials and integrals are linked to the analytic forms of the spinors used in self-field theory for the fields and masses. This causes the formation of stronger/smaller and weaker/larger forces acting across the universe. In addition across the model, alternating positive and negative collations of energy (black and white holes) move near the centres at each domain. All masses receive and emit field quanta. The model presents a kernel mathematical physics for the unification of physics.

The model sees energy as either extrinsic or intrinsic within each domain. Two forms of extrinsic energy exist, potential energy V and kinetic energy K; W is the total energy, B the binding energy of the field and S the self-field energy of the particles. In the following system the kinetic energies at each level assume a cosmological balance. As all motions are evolving there should be a parameter (a<1) for each mass particle e.g. planets as the orbital and cyclotron energies differ in each case depending on the actual evolution. The orbits are illustrated as simple circles, but they can be irregular and chaotic depending on the actual dynamics and on the fields and their ability to suddenly transit states. This includes the case where magnetic poles 'flip' according to the energies involved.

Mass is defined as a fractal form of matter where the kinetic form is associated with Einstein's relativistic form of energy . The reason for this form rather than the classical form is that the integral of self-energy is taken over two components of motion, orbital and cyclotron, not one.

While Ptolomey's model of the cosmos was based on intuition, the SFT model is based on mathematical theory and experimental observation. As such it is a theoretical model of the known universe, and sits beside the experimentally supported Lambda CDM inflation model of the universe.

Such universal models are allowing man a new sense of his own place within the cosmos. The universe reveals itself not as a vast shapeless inert and chaotic form spilling out into an empty void following the big bang. According to SFT the universe has fibre or structure that holds it together in an evolving balance that operates over levels of interaction and coupling. In some respects the universe resembles a living tissue that also has a multi-levelled structure running through it. Whether our universe is part of a 'multiversal' array akin to a crystal structure may be able to be determined by future modelling of the actual 'physical' cosmology.