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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Knowledge and morality

The previous observation leads to the problem of morality. Due to the nature of exoterism, which paints a picture of the path to God as a pilgrimage made by the “good servant” for the sake of the “Lord,” the emphasis is naturally on how “good” the servant is throughout this journey. It is founded on action and actions, and the emphasis is on righteousness. Hence, the centrality of moral considerations in exoteric method. Since esoterism deals with the realization of what never ceased to be, it is clear that knowledge must always be central, and this knowledge is sought through “Self” knowledge, since this is the same as God-knowledge. It ceases to be a question of a Lord-servant relationship where salvation is the goal and is given based on the goodness of the servant, and becomes instead a question of Ignorance vs. Knowledge. Morality plays a subordinate role in that it is still a legitimate consideration, but is only important insofar as virtue acts as a support to metaphysical realization, or Self-knowledge, which it undoubtedly does.

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