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A Manifesto for the 21st Century,
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This review is from: Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist (Library Binding)
'As we know from the Grail traditions, a cosmologically ordered realm, centred on divine law, receives so much good luck or blessings that in the experience of its inhabitants it is an earthly paradise.' That quotation from page 322 may be as close as one can get to a summation of this glorious book.
I have happily enjoyed reading John Michell's short pieces under the 'Orthodox Voice' banner in 'The Oldie' magazine for years, and now it is a joy to read them as they should be read, jumbled chronologically but united thematically by a genius of an editor.
Covering a myriad of topics: ghosts, crop circles, modern art, apocalypse, etc it is impossible to convey the impression one gets of unfolding revelation conveyed in writing of elegant simplicity. I firmly believe that no person could read this book from cover to cover and not in some way, however faint, experience a permanent change in their perception of the World.
Sadly for our lost civilisation, all the compulsory great intellects one is supposed to read - Freud, Darwin, Marx, Wells, Sartre etc up to Richard Dawkins & Stephen Hawking in the present day- have conspired to make the last hundred years or so a mechanistic atheistic nightmare that has wiped out more millions of grown humans and unborn infants than must ever have existed in the previous 1900 years of history, and in the process have created a spiritual barrenness amongst the surviving remainder than can scarcely have seemed feasible to our materially poorer ancestors.
The concepts contained in this book offer an antidote
Please challenge yourself and read it; at the very least it will provide real comfort in whatever suffering you may be experiencing, and then, if you have taken its message to heart, you may feel inclined to make a gift of it to whichever friends or relatives you feel may benefit, knowing that there is no possibility of them being exposed to harsh ideas or dogmatic pronouncements, only to wisdom and pleasure if they choose to perceive it as such.