“…The true significance of the discovery of the quantum field is the new understanding it provides concerning the reality of the non-visible.  I say non-visible rather than invisible , for many things are “invisible” to us and yet are capable of being seen.  Individual atoms are too small for the unassisted human eye to detect, but atoms can be seen if they are magnified sufficiently.  The nonvisible, on the other hand, is that which can neveer be seen, because it is neither a material thing nor an energy constellation.  In addition, the non-visible world’s nature differs so radically from the material world that it cannot even be pictured.  It is both nonvisible and nonvisualizable.  Even so, it is profoundly real and profoundly powerful.  Appropriation of the new cosmology requires recognition of the reality and power of the nonvisible and nonmaterial realm.”

                                                            From Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story, by Brian Thomas Swimme (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2019)