This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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Dissolution and inversion

We can say with finality, then, that there is no such thing as Progress. The proper perspective, which we maintain throughout this work, is the opposite of evolution, and can therefore be called involution.

As involution proceeds, and we move further into the “Dark Age” of dissolution, we can expect to see increasing physical decay in the world, such as in the human genome and in the environment itself (shorter lifespans, extinction of animal species, etc.).

Alongside the increasing physical disorder we will also see increasing spiritual disorder. The further man moves from the pole of Paradise, the more obscured man’s original spiritual virility will become. He will be increasingly “deadened” to the truth, and therefore the church will be increasingly reduced to a “remnant.”

The belief in Progress represents an inversion of the truth, causing man to look backwards into time with disgust, and forward towards the cataclysm with a blind nostalgia. Such an inverted perspective results in condescension toward the ancient past and delusional optimism about the future.

Dissolution and the inversion of proper relationships are two defining characteristics of the Dark Age. The complete replacement of the “long defeat” with its exact opposite, “Progress,” is just one example of this inversion. Other examples will abound for anyone who chooses to look for them.[1] All such attempts to reorder or invert the truth are, by definition, Satanic:

‘Luciferianism’ is the refusal to recognize a superior authority whereas ‘Satanism’ is the reversal of normal relationships and of the hierarchical order, the latter being often a consequence of the former, just as after his fall Lucifer became Satan.[2]

[1] Consider also the modern reversal of the hierarchical relationship between church and state. Political authority, which is to say temporal power, is subject to spiritual principles and therefore in some sense must remain subordinate to the spiritual authority. This is why the state was traditionally situated beneath the church as far as the overall organization of society was concerned. Modern society, on the other hand, has completely subordinated the church to the secular state, allowing the profane to rule over the sacred, with the inevitable result being that nothing at all in society remains sacred.

[2] Rene Guenon, Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power.

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