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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Reiteration of the Abrahamic cycle according to Islam

To summarize the esoteric-exoteric relationship as manifested in the Judeo-Christian tradition, we can say that Judaism presents itself as a massive system of Shariah Law, while Christianity, for its parts, was in the beginning presented as having no Shariah at all, but instead accentuating the esoteric kernel of the spiritual life, which moreover was reserved for ‘those with ears to hear’. It was left to the Christians themselves to integrate their message with the social order in such a way that even those beyond the esoteric ‘elect’ could participate in the sacred message, and this they set about doing immediately with the establishment of their own communities and culminating, centuries later, in the social order of the medieval period and what we call ‘Christendom’, which achieved a remarkable equilibrium between the exoteric and the esoteric. In a sense, from the Christian point of view, the Old Testament built up the skeleton and material body and it was Christ who ‘ensouled’, which is to say ‘fulfilled’ it, bringing into being the ‘mystical body’ that is the Church.

The Islamic point of view differs, however, by seeing itself as the message which establishes equilibrium between Mosaic exoterism and Christian esoterism, and it is believed that the ‘Islamic synthesis’ is merely the reinstatement of the religion of Abraham, bringing a grand cycle to a close, hence Muhammad as the ‘Seal of the Prophets’.

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