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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Personality and individuality

Alternatively, we could say this is the distinction between the ‘personality’ and the ‘individuality,’ although this immediately presents a problem for modern readers because even though it is precisely accurate, the modern way of speaking confuses personality with what is actually a part of the transitory individuality. Although this modern notion of personality is the most superior aspect of the individuality, it is part of it and shares its fate. Suffice it to say for the moment that personality, properly understood, is identical to the transcendent ‘Self’ and that the two are the same thing viewed from slightly different aspects. We will avoid this way of speaking, however, due to the confusions it would cause, and for our purposes here will accept the modern usage; and this means that here the personality will be identified instead with the ego.

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