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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Symbolism in contemplation

I’ve stressed elsewhere, perhaps ad nauseum, the importance the superiority of symbolism over rational explanation when it comes to conveying and comprehending metaphysical truths. Since the truths apprehended (or more accurately, “realized”) in contemplation are of the same order, then it makes sense that symbolism again will be very effective as a support for that realization. This is why Christians have the Stations of the Cross, and the rosary with its mysteries, and this is why there is no more powerful object of contemplative support than the Crucifix.

What I’ve said about the impossibility of describing contemplation applies completely to everything I’ve written above. My descriptions are, in the end, incomplete and over-simple. As I re-read them, they always sound superficial and “not quite it.” Remember this.

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