The exploration of the subatomic world in the twentieth century has revealed the intrinsically dynamic nature of matter. It has shown that the constituents of atoms, the subatomic particles, are dynamic patterns which do not exist as isolated entities but as integral parts of an inseparable network of interactions.

Carl Jung writing about archetypes (mostly in dreams) in 1948 and revisited today in light of what we know about quantum physics: “Man’s sense of proportion, his rational conception of big and small, is distinctly anthropomorphic and it loses all validity not only in the realm of physical phenomena but also in those parts of the collective unconscious beyond the range of the specifically human. The atman is “smaller than small and bigger than big,” he is “the size of a thumb” yet he “encompasses the earth on every side and rules over the ten-finger space.