The blockquote is the post from yesterday. There has been a huge confusion over the ‘postmodern’ question, trying to savage the enlightenement. But postmodernism always missed the point that ‘decline from the enlightenment’ was the real problem. World history and the Eonic Effect fought this battle for many years and was one of the key texts inducing the passing of postmodernism.
Is there a postmodern age?
Another issues was the obsession in New Age circles with the postmodern antimodernism, as a reactionary religious theme (also strong in some rightwing Xtian groups).
WHEE, here again, was one of the strongest counters to this, and that thematic is close to dying out (after Ken Wilbur, reading my material, sounded a new keynote).
The ‘eonic model’ is a very simple finite transition model applied to world history and shows the modern transition, so called, in a larger context in world history. The keynote of the Enlightenment lies in the climax point of that transition: check out the online book.
Decline from the enlightenment
Published on Monday, June 18, 2012 by Common Dreams
Dark Ages Redux: American Politics and the End of the Enlightenment
by John Atcheson
We are witnessing an epochal shift in our socio-political world. We are de-evolving, hurtling headlong into a past that was defined by serfs and lords; by necromancy and superstition; by policies based on fiat, not facts.
People who have these sentiments of decline should read the material on the ‘eonic effect’ in WHEE
to see the background to what’s going and how to deal with it.
The sudden fall-off of the modern transtion, predicted clearly in the eonic model, requires a response, and a critique of the postmodern confusions that have weakened the Enlightenment heritage.
More on this tommorrow: but study the ‘modern transtion’ in detail in light of the so-called Discrete Freedom Sequence in WHEE: here is one useful piece, but read the whole chapter, then backtrack to the discussions of the non-random appearance of democracy in world history, and then the cultural fall off in the wake of the Axial Age…