This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
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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Mary as the marriage of heaven and earth

O Lady, Bride of God, spotless, blameless, pure and immaculate Virgin, thou who without corruption, by thy glorious birth-giving, has united God the Word to man and joined the fallen nature of our race to heavenly things. (Prayer of Paul the Cenobite to the Most Holy Theotokos)

Compare to this ancient anticipation:

Sacred Heaven longs to penetrate the Earth, to delight in this union: like a kiss from the Heavenly Spouse, rain descends upon her, and behold her now who, for mortals, gives birth to the grazing flocks and gifts of Demeter, while the spring flowers bloom under the sparkling dew. (Aeschylus, fragment from The Danaids)

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