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 Supreme Identity

At this point we have before us enough data to establish what in Islamic esotericism is called the ‘Supreme Identity,’ and which, in Hindu terms, states that the Self is not distinct from Atma, which is in identical with Brahma Itself. Thus, to know the Self is to know Brahma, which, through the identification of knower and known, is to achieve union with Brahma. It is to this union that the term Yoga refers, which is the union of the being with the Divine Principle. Now it can hopefully be seen why the realization of the Supreme Identity is considered an ultimate goal of Eastern traditions. Of course, from the point of view of the Absolute, this union already exists, for without it no being could exist; and so the union in question is not the achievement of something that was not real, but refers instead to the individual becoming conscious of this truth, and in the end it is only from the point of view of the individual that the term ‘realization’ makes any sense.

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