This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Organization of the work

The organization of the manual is currently as follows:

The first volume (if you happen to be using the print version) contains a few introductory sections on present conditions and the basic outlook on the world that we have adopted. These are followed by a topical introduction to the modern world, its peculiar mythology, and its institutional issues. Next, an example, via the Catholic Church, of how a traditional religion might attempt to adapt its teachings to the present situation. We then move into doctrinal studies and commentary on various traditional religions. The doctrinal portion concludes with a series of studies focusing on spiritual anthropology and aspects of human differentiation. Third, there is a group of sections titled ‘Counsels’. These are distinct from the rest of the manual not only in subject matter but also in tone and style, being more conversational and personal. It would be safe to assume they are a bit more approachable for general audiences. There, we will deal with subjects like the awareness of God, self-understanding, the difficulties of contemporary social life, and some advice on political participation.

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