Alexander Dugin’s Russian MetaphysicswithCharles Upton
January 20, 2023
Here he addresses inconsistencies in the spiritual/political theory carrying great weight in Russia today.
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, and Dugin Against Dugin: A Traditionalist Critique of the Fourth Political Theory. His two books that deal most with Theodicy are System of the Antichrist and Vectors of the Counter-Initiation. His website is https://charles-upton.com/.
Here he approaches theodicy (the justification of god’s goodness, omniscience, and omnipotence in the face of evil) as an inevitable problem facing those on a spiritual path.
00:00:00 Introduction and poem
00:13:18 Book of Job
00:19:57 The premise
00:32:41 Value of suffering
00:38:42 Privatio boni
00:55:03 Sufi theodicy
01:00:05 Final poem
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(Recorded on April 26, 2023)
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