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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Microcosm, Macrocosm, and Universal Man

The Western tradition uses the terms ‘microcosm’ and ‘macrocosm’ in correlation to refer to the relationship between the constitution of universal manifestation and that of the individual human modality. On the basis of this relationship, the features of the individual man can be transferred into the order of universal manifestation and taken as its symbolic representation. Islamic esoterism refers to the ‘Universal Man’ (al-Insan al-kamil). The Hebrew Kabbalah, likewise, has the Adam Kadmon. The Chinese speak of the ‘King’ (Wang).[1] All of these can be likened to the Purusha-Prakriti pair, which will be spoken of in terms of the ‘Universal Man’ in sections that follow, these statements based on the analogy just established.

[1] Tao Te Ching, chap. 25.

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