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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Religion as organism

A religion is analogous to a living organism in that it develops from a point of fertilization (which implies an environment conducive to its particular needs) and expands along certain definite lines, realizing its inherent possibilities and proceeding along a necessary and distinct path.

Meister Eckhart said the following: “Everything that the Holy Scriptures say about Christ is equally true of every good and divine man.” That is to say, the fully realized being, who has become the ‘Universal Man,’ possess the attributes of all God-men. Needless to say, this is an inner realization and not an external one. On this plane, there is identity between Christ and Mohammed.

Sri Ramakrishna said also: ‘In the Absolute I am not, and thou art not, and God is not, for It is beyond speech and thought. But so long as anything exists outside myself, I ought to adore Brahma, within the limits of the mind, as something existing outside myself.’ This explains, in a succinct way, the nature of exoterism vs esoterism and the necessity of the former and the supports associated with it. Christ Himself was not averse to prayer.

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