The Dark Night of the Soul is a VERY individuated experience. This author is attempting to intellectualize a deep personal experience so that only one sentence of this ‘explanation’ rings true for me: “Those that have experienced, or are currently experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul will know that something very fundamental at a core level is out of focus or completely lacking in their lives.” For me, it was as if my connection with God, which I had previously been totally unaware of, was suddenly withdrawn. We think this will become more prominent in life but, as the article states, there is a BIG difference between feelings of depression and The Dark Night.
~ Don Chapin
In a way… but science is slowly “getting there.” In my experience, it is ever-present, even within the “empty space” of an atom AND it is conscious!! The “field” of Universal Energy as analogized in “Appendix 5, Meditation Mechanics” of my book Engineering Your Spirituality and the article Meditation Mechanics includes the effects of unconscious/conscious manifesting reacting into/through the “field.” The water pictures used for this description are 3-D analogies of the effects on this everywhere-present “field.” ~ Don Chapin