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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Why evil exists

The question of why evil exists can only remain a mystery at the exoteric level, and ceases to be a question at all on the esoteric level.

It is sometimes easy to tell a person’s spiritual nature by the degree to which they are preoccupied with certain questions. The exoterist is plagued by questions about the existence of evil, and how God, who is Good, could permit the existence of evil and suffering. They constantly ask “Why?” when misfortunes come, and are never satisfied. The esoterist, on the other hand, seems to be untroubled by the question at all. And this is true even of the potential esoterist, a man on the street who has never even heard the term metaphysics but who at the same time, by his very nature, tends toward an impersonal appreciation of the Divine and cannot be troubled with the question of evil, since to him everything is what it is and is as it must be. He does not know the answers, but having a center in himself he does not feel at a loss in the face of such mysteries and apparent contradictions. He does not know, but he is certain that no contradiction in fact exists. He senses the illusion of all dualism.

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