The quest for hidden knowledge must always have a purpose other than the mere knowing of that knowledge or else it simply becomes a form of worship.
That is the same book which I have bought from him and let it ship to Germany for 60 $. I only knew about Jay from his yt channel, and I expected his analysis would be more like The Vigilant Citizen. In reality he really tackled "esoteric" topics, for which I had no real context, so I got bored quick.I'd heard him on a podcast with a friend, and thought some of what he said was interesting. It was a time when I was trying to support the (oddly-promoted) voices on youtube who were contradicting the narrative, so I purchased one of his books:
If you're turning from Mother Church out of fear that it's Satanic - and fear is not God's Will for how you should live - but still using any of those services, then you're being a raging hypocrite, because the CEO's in play there are openly-Satanic, (and mostly Reform Jewish).
This is a good point. Dyer goes into very deep theological arguments based on ancient theological writings and I usually have no idea what he's really talking about. It sounds logical and makes sense, but I don't have the time to actually familiarize myself with all the ancient theological writings he refers to....Jay Dyer...I don`t know enough about theology to even understand his arguments....
I agree with posters above who say you should just stick with the faith of your ancestors. In the past, people lived in villages, and your village would probably have one single church that everyone in the village would attend. There was no choosing between this church or thay church, or this religion or that religion.
See, I'm not sure this is ever going to happen (short of a total collapse of the current political and technological system)....the Catholic Church has gotten much "weaker."
It's up to us to strengthen it back up.
Tying it back to Tanquerey, we are not told to study the spiritual realities purely for our own curiousity, and even Theology can be frowned upon when approached in this manner. All things need to be correctly-ordered towards God. You can read about God for the satisfaction of your personal curiousity, rather than spiritual advancement towards Him.
You won't learn this right off the mark. This is one of the undertakings of the second age of the spiritual life: The Illuminative Way. One thing I'm learning is praying for God's sake, not for my own satisfaction received from Prayer. This also comes down to desiring Spiritual Consolation from Prayer. I used to crave it terribly: now, it either comes or it doesn't, and either is accepted as His will.
And, like others above, the East is too parochial and foreign to our western experience, especially those of us who are culturally and liturgically immersed in the western tradition. Thus I and others find ourselves in quite a pickle.
Rod Dreher, too, author of The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, renounced Catholicism for Orthodoxy, which is anything but orthodox. They have a heretical conception of the Trinity; they think the Holy Ghost doesn't proceed from the Father and the Son but only from the Son.Jay Dyer recommends Orthodox Christianity, and he makes some very good points. I am not nearly as well-versed in theology as he is, but the stuff he says makes sense to me for the most part.