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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Contemplation outruns faith

Faith provides us with a support to reach a type of knowledge that the rational faculties cannot achieve. It acts as a kind of bridge to lead us into contact with a truth that is beyond thought. Contemplation is the experience of that truth, and so its content, if we can speak of such a thing, is higher than any article of faith. Faith is the means, contemplation is the end. This is why the great spiritual advisors say not to cling to verbal or mental prayer once one feels themselves departing upward into contemplation. To cling to formulas and verses at this point is to cling to the earth at the very moment that Christ is drawing us into the heavens.

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