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F Mary in Christianity among ther esoteric subjectsHe recounts his wn history starting with middle f the night walks as a boy to seeking darkened environments as an adult and the spiritual experiences that he has had as a result f this His main thesis seems to be that we have let electricity lights televisions computers smartphones etc take ver ur lives and lead us into imbalance with the natural world and with ur spiritual selves Living in the middle Greetings! of a cityf ver a million people I have sympathy for this utlook I just this morning had to explain to a well meaning coworker that I don t have a television nor do I pay for home internet so I had not seen a particular TV show I spend 7 8 hours a day working at a computer and my shoulders arms hurt from it I do whatever I can to reduce my time at staring at screens Tribeca outside work hoursI was somewhat surprised that the author seemed so unawaref the concept Grey's Lady of Gaia the female personificationf the Earth and all Blue Streak of the goddess traditions He was startled when the darkness in female form spoke to him But as he admits even the Buddhist tradition is very male centred tracing back through male teachers to BuddhaI also found him rather fatalistic implying that humanity will have to be wipedut by Our Lady The Asketikon of St Basil the Great of Climate Change before balance can be restored Even someone like me who would enjoy darkness for various reasons can t imagine giving up electric cooking and lightingr completely giving up the internet especially my book sites like Goodreads Interesting thought provoking well meaning But like Mark Boyle s book The Moneyless Man I wonder how practical it is in the long run I would honestly rate this book as 25 stars for the simple fact that religious personal beliefs are thrown into ever ther if not ever paragraph I wouldn t have mind it as much but when I see things like we can t sleep sex is meant for the night time nly really see things like we can t sleep sex is meant for the night time nly really I bad r sleepless just because I don t save sex just for the night time And then there is the don t fear dark turn lights Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time off I can t say that this book help with insomnia but rather tells me little things I already know Put the tablet and phone away I agree with thether reviewer that the ideas Thoroughly Disarmed of this book are much potent and urgently needed than the actual writing and presentation do not use artificial lighting go to bed after sunset if not to sleep than to rest reflect connect with lovednes and the unseen I have followed the steps prescribed and so far my life feels rich and magical beyond belief even though it came at the cost f socialising since it gets dark at 6pm ver here Still the pull After the Ashes of the dark the nourishing resting state and velvety feelf the night are so profound to me now at they are worth giving up the noise and social interactions The Angry Planet of the world I do wonder if this will be a permanent changer if like with many Melody's Key other practices I will fallf the wagon eventually But just like my diet change f 25 years ago stuck with me because it feels so good so I hope my soul night nourishment routine will also become part f life The writing A Chance Acquaintance of the book itself I found a little too meandering and the poetic prose had a distracting rather than involving. Sleep and a book for thosef us who have grown uncomfortable in real darkness which we so rarely experience these days since ur first impulse is always to turn n the light Most f all it is a book for those f us who wonder about The Wallflower's Revenge our souls When the lights are alwaysn when there is always noise around us do ur souls have the nourishment they need in which to

 Praise for Waking Up to Dark  “A celebration f the life enriching indeed indispensable properties War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of the night Strand delivers a significant amountf experiential melding to existential thoughtfulness in this book about the sublime and elemental powers Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of the dark An exigent affecting summons to rediscover the night” Kirkus Reviews“This book is small in size and mighty in spirit It is atnce a clarion call and a meditation Sonorous deep soul stirring and profoundly comforting Waking Up to the Dark is a rare book that will be pressed from ne hand to the next with the urgent whispered words You must read this” Dani Shapiro author f Devotion   “In a modern world flooded with artificial light Clark Strand re. The first part f this thin book was a revelation for me so I am giving this four stars despite a second half that I would give like two starsFirst for the good stuff Strand comes up with a compelling argument that we would all be a lot better ff if we just turned Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills offur lights and followed the natural rhythms Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of the planet likeur ancestors did He argues that we would then all wake up around 1AM and wander in the dark for a couple f hours like he does filling ur minds with half conscious revelations that would augment Blue Blood our rational goal driven daylight selves As an inveterate nightwl I appreciate this argument and I have been looking for a way to unplug from the manic impulses The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe ofur media driven cultureThen Strand digresses into his personal late night encounters with the Black Madonna a feminine spirit Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of the night I was OK with these musings driven by hiswn night walks I even willingly suffered his paranoid fantasies about the imminent end It's Like This of man I devoured this book swiftly and connected deeply It s a symbiotic blendf the sacred ritual and earth worship that can The Mirage occur in darkness This book reads as somewhatf a poetic memoir to me The path Clark has travelled is accessible to any spiritual being who believes in the friendships we can have with urselves and with the teachers f all times and religions If you have any interest in Buddhism The Bible the environment incarnations Rituels secrets des Templiers of Our Ladyr any nourishment via the soul you ll find comfort in this book and may even find yourself craving the sacredness f the dark Disclaimer I won this book for free through goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review The first fifty pages were very interesting To me the author makes sense 50% f the time He uses a lot A Mild Suicide of long words making it hard to understand what he was saying I would read a paragraph and have to sit there for five minutes trying to decide what he was trying to say It is like trying to put together a thousand piece puzzle knowing half the pieces are missing It isn t going to work well The author rambles a lot uickly making it boring The gistf the book is he thinks people would be wiser without lights Bunch f rubbish All I have to say to tie up my review is the book makes you think utside f the to say to tie up my review is the book makes you think utside Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church of the But some things are better left in the past I did not like it due to mywn beliefs Not recommended 35 starsWhat a weirdly interesting little book I heard the author interviewed n CBC radio and was intrigued He starts the book by recounting a story that when home interviewed n CBC radio and was intrigued He starts the book by recounting a story that when home was first introduced people were horrified by the result Suddenly it was easily seen how tatty and dirty their homes were You could tell how worn down the furniture was r that you hadn t scrubbed the walls for a while It was the beginning f ushering in Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) our eraf consumerism and the desire for a show case type homeThat was the hook That and the fact that I m aware Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of the issuef light pollution and that I m longing to find some time to spend Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale out in the countryside gazing at the night sky So imagine my surprise when I got a bookf mysticism the author has spent time in a Buddhist monastery and has studied Paleolithic art the Black Madonna the role In the tradition f Thomas Merton’s spiritual classic The Seven Storey Mountain r Thomas Moore’s Care Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) of the Soul Waking Up to the Dark is a deeply resonant and personal project a modern gospel that is an investigationf the relationship between darkness and the soul The darkness Clark Strand is talking about here is literal the darkness f the nighttime f a world before electricity when there was a rhythm to life that followed the sun’s rising and setting   Strand here Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian offers penetrating insight into the spiritual enrichment that can be found when we pull the plugn Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time our billion watt culture He argues that the insomnia so manyf us experience as “the Hour f the Wolf” is really “the Hour f God” a wellspring f rest and renewal and an ancient reservoir f 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 about the changes we all know are coming   Waking Up to the Dark is a book for those f us who awaken in the night and don’t know why we can’t get back to. Effect n me Religion references felt a little rambling and final gospel completely unreadable I would Prefer To Read This Is A Non to read this is a non work but I am happy for it to have emerged either way and happy to have come across these ideas and truths to now live my life accordingly I enjoyed this read with its information Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, on sleep science and the natural human circadian rhythms that have been permanently disrupted by artificial light the author s lifelong nocturnal walkabouts and meditations and the embodimentf the dark that presented itself to him in numinous female form I did wonder as he described his extended period Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. of religious ecstasy where his wife and daughter were in his life at that time whether he talked to them about his experience and if he extended his celebrationf the feminine force to his everyday and household interactions with the human females in his life I don t think Strand is trying to start a Movement Or Solicit Followers Of Any Kind It Appears He or solicit followers The Reformation (World History Series) of any kind It appears he wishes to share his uniue insights into mankind s long journey with those willing to stop and listen The author has spent his entire life contemplatingur tiny inclusion into deep time something well beyond many people s comprehension This tiny book when compared This a difficult book to summarise It s part scientific study f sleep part spiritual journey promoting no specific religion and a warning and plea to save the planetI agreed with a great deal f the author s position that we should turn Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One off the lights a simple solution tour huge energy drain Date With A Dead Doctor on the earth That the cities glow can be seen from space is a silly waste Turningff commercial signage cosmetic lighting and empty Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium office lights is what was done during the 1970s energy crisis but we ve forgotten the lesson All this constant light from even the little things around home interiors makes us all sleep deprived interrupts the natural light cyclesf nature and as postulated by the author prevents a deeper spiritual peace that Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) only comes from restingur minds in the dark There is a part Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of the book devoted to the Dark Goddess elements forgotten byrganized religion The Black Madonna and Kali are but a few covered They symbolize the dark which should be embraced not burned away by 247 lightI do take issue with the idea Witchopoly of 2am meditative walks Unlike the author who is privileged to live in a rural environment mine is a cookie cutter suburb No way can I see the starsr find a peaceful walk at the Hour Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of God the author practices Still I took a great dealf food for thought from this book It did point a way toward a positive use for that middle Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of the night wakefulness weften experience I ve also put electrical tape ver that annoying led light n the cable box 175 stars I have a tough time with spiritual woo woo books that unhinge themselves into a hasty collage f pet theories and verconfident assertions presented as fact I do think there are some pearls Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) of insight here for instance the idea that we re afraidf aloneness than Boarding House of Hunks of the dark itself but this slim book doesn t amount to much I d look elsewhere for a better illumination haf the physical emotional cultural and poetic values f darkness and night. Minds us what we have left behind in the dark This beautiful haunting meditation is filled with surprises and lost knowledge Read it by candlelight you will never forget it” Mitch Horowitz author f Occult America and One Simple Idea   “In this exhilaratingly Bec (The Demonata, original work Clark Strand shows us that the key to enlightenment lies where we don’t want to look It is hidden in plain sight but we have to turn the lightsff to find it” Mark Epstein MD author The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart and The Traumaf Everyday Life   “Breathtaking and revolutionary a small masterpiece for a world that has grown uncomfortable with the darkness and a poignant plea to take back the dark as the Hour f God as the great friend f faith awakening and soul nourishment” Gail Straub co founder f Empowerment Institute and author f Returning to My Mother’s House   “Wonder solitude uiet intimacy the holy darkness holds these treasures and If we want to connect with God argues Strand in this wise and compassionate book we will ‘awaken to the dark’ ” Paul Bogard author f The End f Nig.

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