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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Traditional norms over personal experience

Although your natural inclinations might be to share your own personal experiences, this is not advisable. Instead try to base all your answers on traditional data. Your role in exercising this function is to be a mirror of the Self, and your personal idiosyncrasies and opinions can only dull the reflection that it is your purpose to shine in the face of the inquirer. Point them toward the traditional doctrine, correct their contradictions and confusions, and elaborate and draw correspondences when necessary. That is all you can and should do while always keeping an attitude of personal detachment at the center of the exchange. This not only ensures that you will not offer something that is appropriate to your nature but not theirs, but also helps prepare you for a situation where your claims are questions or rejected, since an attitude of detachment allows you to accept this without being troubled.

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