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Now Is the Hour of Her Return: Poems in Praise of the Divine Mother Kali (Paperback)
Strand's mystical poems to Ma Kali, the Dark Goddess of India, as occasioned by his encounters with the material dealt in depth in both Waking Up to the Dark and the Way of the Rose.
"A treasure of mystical poetry, these poems pulsate with truth." -Carolyn Myss, author of Intimate Conversations with the Divine and Anatomy of the Spirit
In the early hours of June 16, 2011, Clark Strand witnessed a startling apparition of the Divine Feminine in the form of a young woman with an X of black electrical tape over Her mouth. Strand removed the tape, and She began to speak of a coming age of chaos and collapse in which the world of humankind would be severely chastened so that Her world-the world of Nature-could be renewed. Overwhelmed by the presence of One so fully Other, Strand found that love was the only language that would suffice. Drawing inspiration from Song of Songs and the Bengali mystics Ramprasad and Sri Ramakrishna, he began a series of poems to Ma Kali, the Dark Goddess of India, the words to which often came from the Great Mother Herself.
About the 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.