This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
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).

Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3| Volume 4 | Volume 5 | Volume 6

Christianity and esoterism

Christianity has a unique relationship with esoterism, in the sense that, if we’ve referred to esoterism as “the spirit behind the letter,” then Christianity would seem to be focused solely on the esoteric side of things, considering the emphasis we find in the words of Christ and his disciples. The New Testament writers spoke of the Old Testament as “the letter” and the Gospel of Christ as the “the spirit”, and Christ was nothing less than the Word of God that had always been standing behind the word of God contained in the Scriptures. This is quite different from the early structure of Judaism and even Islam, where there was always a division, even in the beginning, between the esoteric and the exoteric. For Christianity, Christ came to overthrow “the letter”, not because the letter (exoterism) had no right to exist, but because it had become a “dead letter”. Once this was overcome and the spirit of the new revelation had taken root, an appropriate exoterism could begin to form around it.

Share This