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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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Huston Smith – – Faith and Philosophy 12 3: The latter half of the book is devoted entirely to metaphysical analysis, with a break for UFOs.

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Evgeniy marked it as to-read Dec 03, 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”:. This book to me is both a blessing and a collection of confusion. Chapter 4 is a detailed critique of several New Age books.

Still, their ideas have permanently affected the popular imagination. Still, sometimes I can’t help but wonder whether Tradition is just a very refined form charlee Sufism. And along the way he describes his own course from teh ‘spiritual revolution’ of the s, through the world of New Age spiritualities, to the threshold of traditional esoterism and metaphysics.

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

He might even come to power to overthrow a previously established world system. Its many references to Rene Guenon and Frithjof Schuon also help introduce these important but little-known ‘traditionalist’ thinkers.


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 antichrish believing that an inversion is taking place.

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

Charles Upton is a serious thinker from whom I have learned much. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Who are the Traditionalists?

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As he says, speaking of the angst that characterizes the modern world: It’s like the music of Solesmes, which was created at almost the same time dharles Tradition, and for much the same reasons. The Jinn, or at least the malicious ones, are seeking a stable incarnation in this world.

By the middle of the 20th century the materialist edifice was riven by skepticism toward scientific and historical knowledge. Presents lore relating to the ‘latter days’ and the Antichrist from various religious traditions. This is a prevailing theme antifhrist Upton’s book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. William Braddell marked it as to-read Nov 17, The Intellect is the faculty of the mind by uptoon we perceive “self-evident truths.

Southgate – – Routledge. Upton relies heavily on the UFO researcher Jacque Vallee, who is best-known for arguing that the reports of UFO encounters closely resemble folkloric accounts of meetings with faeries, incubi, and Upton’s favorite spooks jinn. What is the New Age? Or so it was for me. 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 has set out to portray the spiritual landscape of our time, from the subtle appeals of New Age spiritualities to the enlightening perceptions of the Traditionalist writers.

The System of Antichrist

Traditionalists can be Muslims, or Jews, or Christians, or Buddhists, or even shamanists, but they cannot mix and match. Ruf – – Paragon House. Science Logic and Mathematics. Finally, in tracing the roots of Antichrist in the fallen nature of man, the author sketches the particular quality of spirituality proper to apocalyptic times, the dangers it faces, the chatles opportunities open to it.

More would be good. 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, that the end times is something that is written out in advance though there may well be human agencies working day and night to follow the “Armageddon Script”.

There may be some continuity of our physical world with a following one.