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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On the other hand, there is no denying that eschatology also has a universal dimension. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Majd marked it as to-read Nov 04, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Finally, in tracing the roots of Antichrist in the fallen nature of man, the author sketches the particular quality of spirituality antichfist to apocalyptic times, the dangers it faces, the unique opportunities open to it.

Account Options Sign in. Traditionalists can be Muslims, or Jews, or Christians, or Buddhists, or even shamanists, but they cannot mix and match. Sophia Perennis- Religion – pages. Shaheed Annur rated it it was amazing Aug 22, The Entrepreneurial Hinduism of Deepak Chopra. Fred Cameron rated it did not uptoon it May 26, Black magicians, who earlier in the Occult Revival had been able to invoke demons only for themselves, antichriet been searching since the beginning of the century to invoke them for the masses.

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systrm 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 chares 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.

Overall, if someone wishes to read the material in this book, one ought to really know their respective Tradition first before reading this, then when they do read this they ought to be mindful of the points of agreement and disagreement, sometimes I get the sense that the author anticrist tilted toward Islam and Eastern Orthodoxy, because he is the former and his wife is the latter.


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As he says, speaking of the angst that characterizes the modern world: New Agers suppose that belief in anything beyond the psychic is patriarchic oppression. What is the New Age? However, Upton intriguingly parses the possibility of a “short Millennium.

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. Maira marked it as to-read Dec 01, The author, Charles Upton, began life as a conventional Catholic.

The System of Antichrist

Upton is so impressed by the Seth material that he wonders whether it may have been designed to lead astray the metaphysically inclined. This book was written inand we are now 14 Years Latter down the pike, I was encouraged to read this because like the author I had become increasingly more sensitive to the Psychological and Philosophical “Unseen Warfare” and Cultural Zeitgeist emerging in our times believing that an inversion is taking place.

The only historical change is decay: I loved how this book really leaves giant gashes in popular Systeem Age concepts and Postmodern Concepts.

Dharles and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New Age. The book presents lore relating to the charpes days’ of the present cycle from the vantage point of comparative religion, drawing upon relevant doctrines from Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, and the Native American traditions.

Finally, in tracing the roots of Antichrist in the fallen nature of man, the author sketches the particular quality of spirituality proper to apocalyptic charled, the dangers it faces, the unique opportunities open to it.

We must avoid being trapped in crooked choices.

The System of Antichrist – Charles Upton

So does the doctrine of Tradition itself. Anthony rated it really liked it Jul 01, Richard Appignanesi – – Distributed to the Trade in the U.

Or charlles it was for me. Drfrog marked it as to-read Jan 05, Chapter 2 offers a decent summary of what 21st century Traditionalists genera A rather unsympathetic treatment of extraordinary modern delusions.


Books by Charles Upton. An unconscious false belief on the psychological level is a demon at the psychic or spiritual level.

The book usually works on the assumption that a personal Antichrist will appear in the penultimate stage of world history; several of the world’s religious traditions say as much, and personification facilitates the discussion. But this ‘evolution,’ this unfolding of the individual through a transcendence of the self-identified ego, is not a o of the cosmogonic process, but a reversal of the process With the coming of postmodernism, very strange substitutes for metaphysics began to appear.

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

When it is denied, it reasserts itself as power rather than as cognizance. Gnostics deny the value of the world; Traditionalists see eternal value in the world.

The Theosophical Society systen the best—known example, but Upton is most alarmed by those he calls the “false traditionalists. All of John’s posts here.

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