Living in an Apocalyptic AgewithCharles Upton

Books Mentioned In This Interview

Charles Upton’s first books of poetry were published in 1968 and 1969 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Light Books in San Francisco. He was then considered the youngest member of the “beat generation” as he was still in high school. He has subsequently written many books associated with the traditionalist school of spirituality including The Science of the Greater Jihad, Folk Metaphysics, Alien Disclosure Deception: The Metaphysics of Social Engineering, Day and Night on the Sufi Path, Dugin Against Dugin: A Traditionalist Critique of the Fourth Political Theory, System of the Antichrist and Vectors of the Counter-Initiation. His website is

This is an open-ended conversation. It addresses the meaning of “apocalypse” and then delves into deep issues concerning human/divine connection and process.

00:00 Introduction

02:34 What is an apocalyptic age?

14:02 Belief or reality?

22:57 Upton’s cancer diagnosis

31:00 Is there a purpose for suffering?

35:33 Many paradoxes

44:18 Spark of the divine

48:03 Ramana Maharshi and the absolute death

56:29 Conclusion

Note: Near the end, this video references a GoFundMe page for Charles Upton who is dealing with colon cancer. See

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(Recorded on June 18, 2024)

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Published on July 8, 2024


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