Fernando Pessoa and the Terrible Paradox of Self-Awareness | Pursuit of Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qU1sDBU9Cs In this video, we explore a mysterious yet beautiful work of literature produced by one of the most interesting writers of the twentieth century: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. The story of the book itself is perhaps as unsettling as its contents. RELATED CONTENT:

Putin and the presidents | Frontline PBS documentary

FRONTLINE investigates Russian President Vladimir Putin’s clashes with five American presidents as he’s tried to rebuild the Russian empire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJI8XTa_DII Drawing on in-depth conversations with insiders from five U.S. presidential administrations, former U.S. intelligence leaders, diplomats, Russian politicians, authors and journalists, “Putin and the Presidents” reveals how the miscalculations and missteps of multiple American presidents… Continue lendo Putin and the presidents | Frontline PBS documentary

Brazil’s MAGA Inspired Pro-Bolsonaro Riots | Vice News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_drdNpcK_Q On Jan. 8, Pro-Bolsonaro rioters invaded Brazil's presidential palace in a flattering imitation of MAGA's Jan. 6 insurrection. Many uncanny resemblances between the events raised questions about just how global Trump's election-denying utopia has grown. RELATED CONTENT:

Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

In this episode, we finally explore the vast and important religious tradition of ancient Mesopotamia! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm0EkFaRxTE Sources/Suggested Reading: Bottéro, Jean (2004). Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia. Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan. University of Chicago Press. Michalowski, Piotr (2012). The Mortal Kings of Ur: Short Century of Divine Rule in Ancient Mesopotamia. In Religion and Power: Divine… Continue lendo Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

“The true heresy: gnosticism, the world religion of worldlessness” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

A world religion has been newly discovered. Gilles Quispel (1951: 1) on the Nag Hammadi findings Shortly after the Second World War, which led to the death of forty-two million people according to conservative estimates and fifty-five million according to others, a large clay container filled with numerous papyrus codices in the Coptic language, almost… Continue lendo “The true heresy: gnosticism, the world religion of worldlessness” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“Solidarity and the Crisis of Trust: Avineri, Gray, Krastev, Lash, Manent, Sloterdijk, Staniszkis, Vattimo” – Jacek KOTTAN (ed.)

Solidarity has turned out to be a crucial concept for understanding political, moral, and human reality – indeed, crucial for understanding today’s world at large. Although I intend neither to summarize nor conclude the thoughts of the many marvelous thinkers present in this volume, I do wish to formulate several remarks which either directly or… Continue lendo “Solidarity and the Crisis of Trust: Avineri, Gray, Krastev, Lash, Manent, Sloterdijk, Staniszkis, Vattimo” – Jacek KOTTAN (ed.)

“Nietzsche on trust and mistrust” – Mark ALFANO

In Mark Alfano, David Collins & Iris Jovanovic (eds.), Perspectives on Trust in the History of Philosophy. Lexington (forthcoming) Abstract: Nietzsche talks about trust [vertraue*] and mistrust [misstrau*] in all of his published and authorized works, from The Birth of Tragedy to Ecce Homo. He refers to trust in 90 passages and mistrust in 101 –… Continue lendo “Nietzsche on trust and mistrust” – Mark ALFANO

Neoplatonism in Islamic thought – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

It's time to talk about a few ways that Neoplatonic ideas have shown up in the history of Islamic thought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDfJSbPtAEI This video is part of an amazing collaboration with ESOTERICA, Seekers of Unity, Angela's Symposium, The Modern Hermeticist and John Vervaeke. You can find their videos on Neoplatonism below: ESOTERICA: https://youtu.be/ZV5ubPPzT7USeekers of Unity: https://youtu.be/UmkZ383LcW8Angela's… Continue lendo Neoplatonism in Islamic thought – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

Jesus was a Buddhist monk | BBC documentary

There are many unanswered questions about Jesus the central figure of Christianity, many of which undermine the teachings of the bible and in times gone by would hold extreme consequences should they be openly investigated. This film probes into the life of Jesus and asks many of these questions including- Was Jesus really a Buddhist… Continue lendo Jesus was a Buddhist monk | BBC documentary