Dark Night of the Soul has been referenced in poetry, music, art, and spirituality. It is a period of difficulty and challenge in a person’s life that may lead to spiritual transformation. It may come after a great tragedy of loss, or through some event that shakes the foundations of what one believed to be true or real. It may be marked by apathy, grief, anger, or rage, and a sense of life having no sense of meaning or purpose. It is a sort of “spiritual depression”, that may greatly shift in how one may look at the world and how one wants to show up. It may also be referred to as an existential crisis. When faced, witnessed, and understood, it may lead to personal and spiritual transformation. This is the alchemical process of turning base metals into gold.