Seemingly the Dark Ages were full of warring Vandals, sparring Huns and pots of stew. There's a sub-plot as to why they became Dark, though.
All information vanished. Burnt along with the scribes, healers, sages, and a lot of women who wore the wrong kind of clothes. All reference to their knowledge was thrown to the fire in the Spanish Inquisiton, a state of tyranny that spanned four centuries. Much that was lost is now being rediscovered, as we adopt spiritual growth as intrinsic to self-development and learn that DNA changes as a record of progress throughout life.
As we chart this new course of progress on a global scale, science simultaneously hunts for Dark Matter, intrinsically bound with Dark Energy, and fail to find a particle that fits. They're still looking among the particles they already know about, but no-one has yet given much thought to the Thoughton, a theoretical particle I came up with some time ago (along with the Petrino). After all, if gravity has a particle - the graviton - and they can't find it, then thought (consciousness) should have a particle that can't be found, too. And it does seem likely that Dark Matter and Energy are more likely to be explained by something we can't find, because it's Dark. In terms we can relate to at the moment, you might say it doesn't exist. Like Thought, it has connections and relates to itself across the observable Universe and there is a lot of it flying about. But it remains a mystery while its composition is unknown.
Where you are and where I am, exploring the nature of where that is on a moment-by-moment basis, we have a whole Net-full of information Medieval people didn't have. Quantum theory, for one thing. Irrefutable proof of other dimensions, for another. We have a lot to play with now, as we struggle to view Life with the sparkling innocence we were born with against the impeding doom of more to come from the Newscasters. We've got problems, you and I, and we deal with them one by one, hoping to learn from the stupid messes we made of things before, and build ourselves into versions of Being we can light up from inside.
Einstein said we could do this. He wrote a letter to his daughter validating his thoughts. To appreciate that the feeling obtained from the power of love is electrifying, is to know the fear of losing it. There is arguably more fear than love in the equation as it stands right now, and therefore an arguable case for our learning of this energy as fully and as quickly as possible, so that we are in a position to harness it successfully and maintain an upward trajectory in our quality of Life (not to mention that of the planet) in tandem with those to whom we are connected.
There are many vilified people out there; abusers, narcissists, deviants and terrorists. We're still too easily hooked into Fear. While we search our logic banks to work out how we got into this relationship, how we could possibly have loved someone like that, how we can forgive the awful things they've done, we tend to forget the blissful feeling of thoughts crossed with that pure energy, and what it means to act on it. With the motivation of Love Energy (as described by Einstein) fuelling our course, there would be no need to give up on anything meaningful, or temptation to abandon the responsibilities we face. No anxiety at the prospect of approaching others, no fear of what people might think. Seen from a different viewpoint, most problems would dissolve, because in reality they only exist as constructs of thought. Could the Thoughton be the Dark Matter particle?
We needn't brand others with claims of ownership, or label them as Bad because we see things as we do. You might love someone who has horrendous issues to carry through their lives, and you might have to live with never seeing them again. You might be carrying more issues than you know - we can't see ourselves very easily. Freedom is down to the Singularity, and where it finds the keys to its own unique secrets. Deep is where the Dark is, where we're building a resource of new information. Let's not waste it, eh?
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.