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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Inverse analogy

We may pause here to note an important concept that will recur throughout the study of traditional doctrines due to the frequent use of analogy. All analogies must be inversely applied. For example, we have said already that smriti is likened to induction, but whereas in general induction is a way of ‘rising’ to a higher level of knowledge when used in relation to sense data, it is the opposite when we apply the analogy to the relationship between smriti and shruti, and the conclusions of induction do not represent and ascent to something higher but are subordinate. To use an example from the Hermetic tradition, which teaches the same thing regarding analogy: ‘That which is below is like that which is above, and that which is above is like that which is below.’ This truth, in order to be properly understood, but be combined with the symbol of ‘Solomon’s Seal,’ which is formed of two superimposed triangles.

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