What Jung describes as the “absolute knowledge” of the collective unconscious manifests itself, among other ways, in the extraordinary orientation to space and time of unicellular organisms, which is at least partly rooted in an inner activity that functions independently of objective stimuli.
Absolute knowledge exists “in a space-time continuum in which space is no longer space, nor time time. ”
Inner and outer events that are parallel can be perceived only if they have some relation to the ego-consciousness of an observer.
So far we have been looking at the archetypes as psychic structures or psychic probabilities, but they have another aspect: they seem to be a structure that “also underlies psychophysical equivalences.”
The deepest and most clearly distinguishable archetypal factor, which forms the basis of psychophysical equivalences, is the archetypal patterns of natural numbers.
All a priori factors as well as radioactive decay in the field of physics fall within this category.
In respect to mathematical structure} the acausal orderedness in matter is of the same kind as that in the psyche and each is continually reflected in the other. ~Marie-Louise Von Franz, Projection and Re-Collection, Page 193-194