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 The System of AntichristUpton seeks to make explicit the suppositions behind that story: However, these are the sort of metaphors you neglect at your peril.

The West is still going through its own centuries of skepticism. Carlos Eduardo Chies rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Abdul Khafid Mastan is currently reading it Nov 16, Charoes a matter of intellectual history, it belongs in the same class as Madame Blavatsky’s Theosophy, Jung’s psychology, and the comparative mythology of Mircea Eliade and Joseph Campbell. The earliest accounts of meetings with extraterrestrials, which date from the midth century, come from people with connections to the occult underground.

Upton’s System of Antichrist is Blake’s dark Satanic mill: Upton gives us uptln selective tour of some of the fashionable New Age belief systems of the past three decades.

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

Regarding personal eschatology, for instance, the Buddhist “moksa” is not equivalent to the Christian Beatific Vision; neither is self-evidently identical to the model of collective immortality that Upton himself seems to favor. Neither side of the globalization struggle is strictly on the side of the Antichrist, but then neither is necessarily opposed to him.

In this tour de force, the author takes the reader on a journey to places he could not get to on his own. Chapter 4 is a detailed critique of several New Age books. So does the doctrine of Tradition atnichrist.


The final chapter includes a defense of Traditionalism itself, which I probably would have found more coherent a year ago than I do now. An archive of John’s site.

The System of Antichrist « Sophia Perennis

Sophia Perennis has published many other books by Charles Upton. Maira marked it as to-read Dec 01, Chapter 3 attempts to define the New Age from a Traditionalist perspective, incorporating the work of writers like Rama Coomaraswamy and Fr.

These cracks in the ‘great wall’ separating the physical universe from the subtle or etheric plane initially open in a ‘downward’ direction, toward the ‘infra-psychic’ or demonic realm cf. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Systemm custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. I really enjoyed seeing points of connectivity with other Traditions, and his refutation throughout the book of a te Fusion Spirituality” as a sort of Least Common Denominator Spirituality or Watering Down of The Spiritual Core, and his call for Unity through the borrowed concept of “The Transcendent Unity of All Religions” which I will need to revisit, because at this moment I confess I am still confused by.

Metaphysical unity is a reality, always and everywhere.

We learn quite a lot about the Shiite idea of the “occultation”: 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 is tilted toward Islam and Eastern Orthodoxy, because he is the fo and his wife is the latter.

In the more than fifty years of UFO reports, there are real physical effects, instances of mass psychological phenomena, and human manipulation. Chapter 2 offers a decent summary of what 21st century Traditionalists generally believe.


Postmodern Rationality, Social Criticism, and Religion.

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

The book clearly and painfully recounts how knowledge and power, divorced from devotional love or surrender, veritably make a prison of infinity. Mohamed Okab rated it it was amazing Apr 10, I was previously unfamiliar with “A Course in Miracles.

This has proven to be the case with the New Age. Hicks – – Scholargy. Lists with This Book.

The System of Antichrist

In addition to Western Hermeticism, Tradition exhibits quite a lot of Sufism. The only historical change is decay:.

The powers of darkness appear as unconscious belief systems and social mores. Guilherme Kalnin marked it as to-read Dec 01, Richard Bandoli marked it as to-read Apr 24, RH Factor rated it really liked it Jul 26, Who anticchrist the Traditionalists?

Jason rated it it was amazing May 30, Feb 09, Jasun Horsley rated it it was amazing. One also cannot help Either the author or Perennial Traditionalism suffers from Internal contradictions, and the author himself even admits that Antichrist will attempt to use elements of the Traditionalist School for his purposes.

antichristt These traditional religions, at least according to the Traditionalists, are united by the transcendent object toward which they look. Steve rated it it was amazing Feb 16, With that said, I found the notion of “The Transcendent Unity of Religions” a bit confusing, and come to believe that Catholicism in its Traditionally Understood Form best represents the Perennial Tradition.

Tradition is not primordial.