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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Intimacy and secrecy

We have already noted that it is extremely easy for the rationalist to discredit what is said about the ineffable transcendent by those who, returning from its presence, try to speak of it. What we should also point out is that it is of the nature of this experience that our first impulse is to keep it secret. The reverence it inspires in us to some degree makes us feel ashamed of exposing what happened before others. For one thing, we know at the outset that we are doomed to betray the truth by the insufficiency of our concepts to capture it, but more than that we know that we were given was more intimate than any physical embrace possibly between two people, and that there is something profane about any attempt to share it. We hesitate, we do not wish to deprave ourselves.

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