This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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Symbolical filiation

From the process of derivation we have just sketched, it can be seen that the symbols used in Hinduism are all interconnected hierarchically in a scheme called symbolical filiation. The total unity of symbols available is vast, and we have only just scratched the surface. Those mentioned are therefore susceptible to indefinite subdivision into more particular aspects, which will be represented symbolically in their own way. While similar to the Greek pantheon, in which the gods are envisioned as a sort of family tree, it should be kept in mind that the symbolical filiation found in Hinduism is at the same time more vast and more coherent, because the relationships between its representations are not based on imaginative inbreeding but on the development of doctrine, and their sole purpose is to lead he who contemplates them on a path of metaphysical realization that allows him to ascend, ultimately, to Brahma.

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