The Coming Dark Age pdf

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by melbo, Jan 30, 2010.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I see the copyright in the book but this is now available freely from the authors site. ​
    (site offline as of 1/26/2015)

    THE PHOENIX PRINCIPLE
    AND THE
    COMING DARK AGE
    Social Catastrophes--Human Progress
    3000 BC to AD 3000


    Synopsis
    Introduction

    The biggest problem is when everything seems to be going well.

    PART I - A RECURRENT AND GLOBAL PHENOMENON
    The evidence
    Dark ages have occurred over and over again. Here are the common features.

    Chapter 1 - Demise of a superpower

    Egypt was number 1 superpower for 2500 years, and is now in the third world.

    Chapter 2 - What goes up…

    Rise and fall is the most persistent theme in history.

    Chapter 3 - Imposing order

    Decline involves the loss of authority and break-up of political entities.

    Chapter 4 - Creating wealth

    Decline involves the disruption of trade.

    Chapter 5 - Asserting a moral way

    Decline involves the rejection of traditional culture and values.

    Chapter 6 - The human ferment

    Decline occurs for complex reasons that are inherent to history.

    Chapter 7 - Rotten at the core

    Societies decline only when they are rotten, although external factors may be a trigger.

    Chapter 8 - The principle of mutual causality

    Every moment of history is both a turning point and a point of continuity with the past.

    Chapter 9 - The camel's back

    Societies accumulate outmoded institutions that inhibit progress.

    Chapter 10 - The phoenix principle

    A dark age is a time of creative destruction behind a veil of obscurity.
     

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  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Re: The Coming Dark Age

    That's along read!
    Thanks!
    I copied it and will try to read it this weekend!
     
  3. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Re: The Coming Dark Age

    When is the movie coming out ? :D
     
  4. TSHTF

    TSHTF Monkey+

    Thanks to the OP for the post, I registered just to download the PDF. I read it several years ago, and was looking for it again.

    Does anyone know what happened to this site? It had a lightly active community for a while, with new information being added regularly. It was more academic than anything, but interesting nonetheless.
     
  5. J&J13

    J&J13 Monkey+

    I wasn't able to access the site, either. Quite the reader, myself. Cheers, mate
     
  6. Yoldering

    Yoldering Monkey+

    I started reading it last night. Thanks for the post!
     
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