This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Asymmetry between orders

Having run upon it twice so far, and since we will encounter it repeatedly in our study of the multiple states of the being, it would be good to comment on this asymmetry briefly by way of an example from ordinary logic. It can be observed that whenever a quality of any kind is in question, all possible things are automatically divided into two groups: things endowed with this quality and things devoid of it. The first group has the benefit of being positively defined, while the second, being characterized in a negative manner, is indefinite in number. Not only is it indefinite in number, but in kind as well, since things devoid of the quality in question may be of various and orders. This should clarify why we stress that there is no symmetry between the two terms in these cases, and this will always be true when we are comparing two orders of being, one superior and one inferior. This is most true, for example, of the manifested when compared with the unmanifested, but proceeds in the same manner with regard to orders like the Universal/individual and states such as subtle/gross.

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