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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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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.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I once attempted such a study myself, by the way, in a book called ” The Perennial Apocalypse.

The object of Upton’s peculiar ire, however, is one William W. Both for the sincere seeker and the serious conspiracy researcher, System of the Antichrist is an invaluable resource. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The attempt to create a world spirituality, in fact, is one of the satanic counterfeits upyon these latter days. Islam in Philosophy of Religion categorize this paper.

The result is metaphysics without religion; in other words, a sort of psychic engineering. These things include the human institutions ordained by God, the most important of which are the world’s revealed religions. The System of Antichrist: However, even a Platonic approach to evolution requires that higher forms appear with the passage of time.

The System of Antichrist – Charles Upton

Its many references to Rene Guenon and Frithjof Schuon also help introduce these uptoon but little-known ‘traditionalist’ thinkers. Upton sketches a history for us. In the sense in which Upton uses the term, however, “Tradition” means almost the opposite of world-hating Gnosticism. Lewis called Carlos Castaneda Castaneda chaeles Christ Christian consciousness cosmic counterfeit Course in Miracles created culture cycle demonic deny Antichirst doctrine earth energy eschatological eschatology esoteric Essence eternal evil existence experience fact false Frithjof Schuon global God’s heaven Hindu Hinduism human idea individual infinite Intellect Islam Jacques Vallee Jesus knowledge living magic Mahdi Maitreya manifestation Martin Lings material means Messiah metaphysics mind Muslim mystical nagual nature Neo-Pagan never objective occultism one’s Orthodox person physical postmodern primordial principle Prophet psyche Quinn reality realize Reign of Quantity religious Rene Guenon represents revealed satanic sense Seth Seth material shamanism simply social society soul spiritual subtle Sufi Sufism symbol teachings Theosophical things tion Traditionalist Traditionalist School Transcendent Unity true truth ultimately antkchrist unique universe words worship.


He might even come to power to overthrow a previously established world system.

Despite the high incidence of millenarian hopes throughout history, we are given to understand that a literal Millennium, of a perfected earthly society, is not Traditional.

Upton means much more than this, but this is one way to look at it. Anti-historicism is central to Tradition. Other writers influenced by Tradition emphasize the archetype of the ” empire ,” of the necessary unity of humanity, which is found in many civilizations. Lisa rated it really liked it Mar 02, Actually, the antichriat that evolution may be a process by which “ideal forms” incarnate is not uptoj far off the scientific reservation, according to Simon Conway Morris.

Fred Cameron rated it did not like it May 26, Suppress that multiplicity, and the result will be inter-ethnic chaos, which only force can control. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Upton’s critique echoes the common anti-globalist complaint that both the unity and the diversity offered by globalization are disingenuous. Selected pages Title Page.

The System of Antichrist

The book clearly and painfully recounts how knowledge and power, divorced from ot love or surrender, veritably make a prison of infinity. No trivia or quizzes yet.

About this Upton says: The powers of darkness appear as unconscious belief systems and social mores. 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.


Charles Upton is a serious thinker from whom I have learned much. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Chalres goal in the latter days is not to save our lives, but our souls. Tradition denies the possibility of historical progress. Upton’s critique in this regard is not so different from other criticisms of “Process Theology,” which might be summarized by the principle that God is sysgem best that exists at any given time, not the best that can be. Additionally, I think it important to point out that Tradition is also closely related to the reaction against speculative philosophy that we see in Heidegger, with the vital difference that Traditionalists find that the Transcendent, rather than Being, is inescapably “thrown” to them.

Here is an excellent example of why I still think John J. 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.

The Long View: The System of Antichrist — With Both Hands

Reason, Truth, and Self: So, for the most part, are the other civilized esoteric traditions from which Tradition was composed. This was not entirely the magicians’ idea. No eBook available Sophia Perennis Amazon.