DEARTH OF DARKNESS Apprenticeship Manual
A note to the eager Apprentice:
â€œAll who seek knowledge must start at humble beginnings--it is not enough be a diligent student. To truly understand, wisdom must be internalized through firsthand experience.â€?
We live on a planet that has many amazing sights, yet, for the most part, we neglect to look up and marvel at the night sky. Some say we have defeated the night, and that we have reclaimed hours that were lost. But in the conquest, humanity has lost an important connection to the universe. When we cannot see the stars because of all the light from our cities, we lose our connection with nature and the universe. By failing to anticipate the consequences of overabundance our technological advancements have left us with a Pyrrhic Victory. A Cyberhero aims to change this imbalance by using technology to support the natural world.
What are y ou up agai nst?
You are about to embark on a training. A training that will transport you back to the ancestral human experience, where the night is boundless, cascading with fiery lights, and alive with the raw, buzzing power of the void. ION!
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Some facts: 75% of children born in the United States and Europe will never see the Milky Way because of light pollution from cities. Nocturnal animals have been deeply affected by light pollution: birds are colliding with buildings, sea turtles are being disoriented, and firefly populations are rapidly diminishing.
Disruptions of the human circadian rhythm are suspected of causing many diseases including cancer.
But not all is lost.
There is still hope. You have been chosen to reclaim what has been lost to blind progress.
ENTE R TH E CAV E
Fossil fuels are being wasted on superfluous exterior lights and contributing to daytime smog.