The author, Charles Upton, began life as a conventional Catholic. In The System of Antichrist, Upton seeks to make explicit the suppositions. The System of Antichrist examines the present religious and cultural scene from the standpoint of traditional metaphysics and critiques the New Charles Upton. The System of Antichrist: Truth and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New Age. Front Cover · Charles Upton. Sophia Perennis, – Religion – pages.
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In any case, these dark desires, whether human or demonic, interpenetrate seamlessly with the spirituality of what has been called “the transnational class,” but which Upton calls simply “the global elite”:. A Divided House i. Again, God becomes a resource, not a person.
Finding the work of Charles Upton, and by extension the traditional metaphysics of Rene Guenon, could hardly have come at a better time. In the sense in which Upton uses the term, however, “Tradition” means almost the opposite of world-hating Gnosticism. Lists with This Book. Charles Uptonpoet, author, activist, and veteran of the counter-culture, developed an interest in metaphysics ‘via mythopoeia’ and, having survived the social upheavals of the Sixties, and the psychic allures of New Age occultism, awakened at the end of the Eighties to the esoteric teachings of the traditionalists, eventually becoming initiated into Sufism.
Also, largely in response to the evolution-based postmillennialism of the Theosophical Society, it will have nothing to do with the concept of evolution.
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Atichrist for antiichrist sincere seeker and the serious conspiracy researcher, System of the Antichrist is an invaluable resource. It also speculates upon the social, psychic, and spiritual nature of that being known to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as the Antichrist, presenting him as both an individual and a system and warning those willing to be warned against the spiritual seduction and terror he represents, and against the regime which will be—and is—the social expression of that seduction and that terror.
All of John’s posts here. William Braddell marked it as to-read Nov 17, No trivia or quizzes yet. With that said, I found the notion of “The Transcendent Unity charlew Religions” a bit confusing, and come to believe that Sntichrist in its Traditionally Understood Form best represents the Perennial Tradition. Donald Forster marked it as to-read Aug 25, The rejection of the transcendent resulted in materialism, which, like all monisms, is at best incomplete.
Chapter 2 offers a decent summary of what 21st century Traditionalists genera A rather unsympathetic treatment of extraordinary modern delusions.
Even politics can be a “liturgy,” in which we play the role we are assigned. Sophia Perennis- Religion – pages. Investigates the present religious and cultural scene from the standpoint of traditional metaphysics and critiques the New Age spiritualities.
The System of Antichrist: Truth and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New Age
Selected pages Title Page. He wakes us up to the metaphysical hazards, spiritual toxicity, and moral pathology latent in the spiritual teachings we embrace without sufficient awareness of their implications.
Remarkably, “A Course in Miracles” adapts the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics as the basis of a theory of simultaneous incarnation. Upton suggests some spiritual possibilities unique to the endtime. By the middle of the 20th century the materialist edifice was riven by skepticism toward scientific and historical knowledge.
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Majd marked it as to-read Nov 04, The resulting doctrine does, at least, accept the anyichrist of a divine absolute.
Upton has as firm a grasp on the scope, depth, and intricacy of social engineering as any writer I know of; but he has something else too. Gwern marked it as to-read Jul 20, There may be some continuity of our physical world with a following one. What is the New Age?
The System of Antichrist: Truth and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New Age by Charles Upton
The forgetting sustem the distinction between psyche and spirit makes Antichrist’s counterfeit of the spiritual possible. Our business is antivhrist salvation in this one. Many of its theological points are perfectly orthodox. The school arose in opposition to that other tradition, the one that proceeds from the French Revolution.
Si vis pacem, para bellum. And along the way he describes his own course from the ‘spiritual revolution’ of the s, through the world of New Age spiritualities, to the threshold of traditional esoterism and metaphysics.
I don’t have Upton’s faith in the reliability of human beings, however committed to upholding their faith, to accurately translate, or preserve, received wisdoms over the centuries; nor do I feel, as yet, hhe the end times is something that is written out in advance fo there may well be human agencies working day and night to follow the “Armageddon Script”.
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So, for the most part, are the other civilized esoteric traditions og which Tradition was composed. Published July 1st by Sophia Perennis et Universalis. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There seemed to be no spiritual or philosophical authority left to turn to; or, more accurately, no reliable tools with which to separate good from bad knowledge.
Drawing on the writings of the leading antichrits thinkers Rene Guenon and Frithjof Schuon, sketches the particular quality of spiri Investigates the present religious and cultural scene from the standpoint of traditional metaphysics and critiques the New Age spiritualities.