This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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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The people and the development of method and doctrine

The reason we must admit that “the people” and their spiritual sense can legitimize doctrine and influence it in a good way is because the people possess an aspect of totality. They too rotate around the “center” of a traditional civilization, which is the Transcendent. They perform, in passive and collective mode, the same functions that the priestly caste performs in active and individual (even if cooperative) mode. For example, they develop a powerful and organic spiritual method through the crafts, which are forms of spiritual realization in traditional societies; they develop a doctrine through folklore, which, again, is always profound and which ceases to exist when a society becomes “modern” and loses its “center.”

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