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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Reciprocal transfiguration

In order to regain the sacred context of life, you must first make your life sacred. You must become “the soul that, having being, plunges into becoming” (Ecce Homo, sec. 6) and “by transfiguring itself, it transfigures existence” (Will to power, 1051). You can only change your surroundings by first changing yourself. You cannot just try to “get out of this town.” If you feel like the world around you is profane, it is possible to move elsewhere and live among different people, but if you yourself are profane, then you will just profane the ground you walk on no matter where you go. The banality which characterizes your existence and torments your soul will follow you because it emits from you. You’ll only see enchantment if you become and enchanter.

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