2022 Foreword INDIES Award Winner | Silver: Body, Mind Spirit2023 IPPY Award Winner | Bronze: New Age/Mind, Body, SpiritHidden in the darkness is an ancient secret suppressed by every aspect of our light-drunk modern worldthere 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 ReviewsIs 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 sinceThe Teachings of Don JuanorIshmaelhas a book diagnosed with such urgency and cultural coherence the problems at the heart of modern life.InWaking 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 Goda 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.