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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Account Options Sign in. They would then either displace the human race, or corrupt it to their purposes. The Theosophical Society is the best—known example, but Upton is most alarmed by those he calls the “false traditionalists.

The System of Antichrist: Truth and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New Age

Presents lore relating to the ‘latter days’ and the Antichrist from various religious traditions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sophia Perennis- Religion – pages. Even if new forms of life appeared over time, they were simply the instantiation of preexisting archetypes.

And also, this paragraph:. Still, their ideas have permanently affected the popular imagination.

The System of Antichrist – Charles Upton

Globalization, the New Age Movement, and postmodernism did not merely arise at about the same time, according to The System of Antichrist. To that he answered that we should render antichrish Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. Be this as it may, the point Tradition tries to make is that religious novelty is never for the better. Remarkably, “A Course in Miracles” adapts the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics as the basis of a theory of simultaneous incarnation.

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The latter half of the book is devoted entirely to metaphysical analysis, with a break for UFOs. The only historical change is decay: There is a larger metaphysical point here that is worth a little attention: Thf is based on the channeling of the “Seth Material” by Jane Roberts.


Bydlo Suka rated it it was amazing Jun 21, All of John’s posts here An archive of John’s site. The System of Antichrist: Presents lore relating to the ‘latter days’ and the Antichrist from various religious traditions. Actually, the idea that evolution may be a process by which “ideal forms” incarnate is not so far off the scientific reservation, according to Simon Conway Morris.

In The System of AntichristUpton seeks to make explicit the suppositions behind that story:. Eschatological history is only a symbol of the death of the ego and its replacement by God. Other editions – View all The System of Antichrist: The Traditionalists are right, surely, when they say that it is mere bigotry to look on the past systtem inferior simply because it is past.

Olav Hammer – – Brill. Traditionalists can be Muslims, or Jews, or Christians, or Buddhists, or even shamanists, but they cannot mix and match. We may use it, but it can make no demands on us. 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”: The West is still going through its own centuries of skepticism.

The final section on the minutiae of prophecies for the end times was more than I tthe able or willing to plough through. Our business is with salvation in this one.

By the middle of the 20th century the materialist edifice was riven by skepticism toward scientific and historical knowledge. In the sense in which Upton uses the term, however, “Tradition” means almost the opposite of world-hating Gnosticism.

The System of Antichrist: Truth and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New Age by Charles Upton

The earliest accounts of meetings with extraterrestrials, which date from the midth century, come from people with connections to the occult underground. No doubt it is ov that God forgives even theologians for their theology. Chalres but the weight of eternity, breaking through the thin, brittle shell of the postmodern sky, can set us on our feet.


Rather, they are all manifestations of a common impulse, one that is not entirely of human origin.

William Braddell added it Aug 11, In Christianity, Upton points out, the meaning of the incarnation of the Second Person is that no one may approach the Godhead except through personality. This suspicion is probably misplaced, but Tradition is nonetheless parochial in a more fundamental way. No eBook available Sophia Perennis Amazon. Drawing on the writings of the leading perennialist thinkers Rene Guenon and Frithjof Schuon, sketches the particular quality of spirituality proper to apocalyptic times-both its dangers and the opportunities open to it.

On the other hand, the multiplicity of cultures is metaphysically necessary, because each reflects some aspect of the divine. For the first time in history, it is the wealthy and educated who want to remake the world. The result is metaphysics without religion; in other words, a sort of psychic engineering.

All that remains is the psychic, meaning both ordinary psychology and the shadowy realm that surrounds the material world but is not necessarily superior to it. Who are the Traditionalists?

LunaBel marked it as to-read Nov 17, Fundamentally, however, politics and economics are epiphenomenal to what is really happening. Mohamed Okab rated it it was amazing Apr 10,