Author Mikhael Invites readers on a journey of the soul and mind. New book is a collection of the author’s ruminations on some of life’s greatest questions. Marcus Barphosphorus Mikhael marks his debut in the world of literature with an eclectic collection of his original poetry and prose. Awakening is an illuminative glimpse into the depths of the human psyche and a journey into the heart of the human condition. Mikhael’s work is a culmination of more than 10 years of seeking answers to some of life’s greatest questions. He shares that it was a deeply personal and tragic event that pressed him on to embark on the said endeavor, “About fifteen years ago, I was impassioned by the questions a troubled high school student whom I mentored asked me— questions about morals of existence and existence of Heaven and Hell, questions to which I neither could give answers to nor had authority in any of the answers when given. And she, shortly after committed suicide. Her tragic death, as it were, pressed me to search out the answers so I began a life’s journey to gain knowledge and understanding, in all subjects, as much as possible.” In Awakening, Mikhael examines universal subjects— including love and humankind’s perennial pursuit for knowledge and identity— and with his unique voice, he makes every piece of writing thought-provoking and emotionally accessible. Immersive and compelling, Awakening is at once a chronicle of one man’s quest for understanding life and the world around him and a testament to the power of literature to comfort the heart, nourish the soul and transform the mind.