“…The theory of Dark Matter tells us as much about the modern unconscious as about the cosmos. Jung noticed that whatever we suppress gathers in the unconscious and throws a ‘shadow’ over the world. Dark Matter is precisely the shadow of the imaginative fullness we have denied to our cosmos. The daimons we cannot bring ourselves to admit return as dark ‘virtual particles’. Like the psychological shadow, Dark Matter’s massive invisible presence exerts an unconscious influence on the conscious universe. It even threatens to slow down the expansion of the universe, to stop it and then contract it in an apocalyptic counterpart to the big bang – the Big Crunch. Here is a myth which rehearses the inflated ego’s primordial fear of the unconscious that will drag it back down and like the dark destructive Mother, devour it…”
From The Philosophers’ Secret Fire by Patrick Harpur.
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