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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The sacrifice of the holocaust

The Holocaust is the absolute sacrifice wherein there is no “sharing” of the victim between the man and God: the entirety of the victim is consumed by fire. In the original Hebrew form, this was a transcendent fire, descending from heaven, consuming the victim’s matter, and in this supernatural way transferring it in its entirety onto a higher plane. Returning to the sacrifice of Christ, we can say that this act also has the absolute character of the holocaust except that through Christ the entirety of the cosmos was integrated and transfigured. The cross is, after all, the highest symbol of the created order, and Christ, both high priest and ultimate victim, through his death, brings about the sacrificial “transfer” of the terrestrial to the supernatural. This is the “sacrificial mechanism” by which man is saved, and which the Mass ‘re-presents’ in its ritual way, perpetuating the act and making real throughout history.

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