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Waking Up to the Dark

The Black Madonna's Gospel for An Age of Extinction and Collapse

September 16, 2022 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781948626729
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Description

Hidden in the darkness is an ancient secret suppressed by every aspect of our light-drunk modern world--there is a Great Mother from the bottom of time who has always guided us through perils and calamities. Now is the hour of Her return.

"An exigent, affecting summons to rediscover the night."--Kirkus Reviews

Is darkness synonymous with ignorance and evil? Or is it the original matrix from which all life emerges, and the Mother to whom it returns? Higher and higher levels of artificial illumination have suppressed our contact with the numinous since the Industrial Revolution, with dire consequences for society, our planetary ecology, and our souls. This mystical testament weaves together paleobiology, memoir, history, science, and spiritual archaeology to lead readers back into the lost mysteries of the dark. Not since The Teachings of Don Juan or Ishmael has a book diagnosed with such urgency and cultural coherence the problems at the heart of modern life.

In Waking Up to the Dark, Clark Strand offers penetrating insight into the spiritual enrichment that can be found when we pull the plug on our billion-watt culture. He argues that the insomnia so many of us experience as "the Hour of the Wolf" is really "the Hour of God"--a wellspring of rest and renewal, and an ancient reservoir of ancestral wisdom and inspiration. And in a powerful yet surprising turn, he shares with us an urgent message for the world, received through a mysterious young woman he calls Our Lady of Climate Change (aka THE VIRGIN MARY), about the challenges we all know are coming.

About this Author

Clark Strand is the former senior editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. He is the current editor of the Haiku Challenge, which is a monthly Haiku context sponsored by Tricycle. He is the author of many books on spirituality and religion, including Seeds from a Birch Tree, Meditation Without Gurus, How to Believe in God, Waking the Buddha, and Waking Up to the Dark.  His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. With his wife, Perdita Finn, Strand is also the author of The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary, and the co-founder of an international, non-sectarian rosary fellowship. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

ISBN: 9781948626729
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 150
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing
Published: 2022-09-16

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