Interesting article by Grace Ng Dung, artist and illustrator.
Darkness, mother of all physics, is the element that initiates, incubates, generates, and transforms.
The void was venerated in countless ancient cultures, who recognized that stillness and darkness are the pre-requisites for change and evolution.
Mimicking nature, they developed rites and ceremonies to weave a chrysalis of darkness around themselves, with the intent to emerge in wisdom and maturity.
Scottish bards used periods of dark “incubation” and isolation when they were seeking sacred songs, poetry, and inspiration.