New Age Spirituality in the USA: Meet The Shamans, Gurus and Cult Leaders of America | Documentary

Is the USA undergoing a spiritual awakening, or is it falling victim to fake gurus and new age cult leaders? In an America in search of meaning, gurus, healers, shamans and other modern wizards have become the new providers of worth. Festivals, retreats and detox courses promising spiritual wellness are multiplying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYrSoVCjYAw We follow emerging… Continue lendo New Age Spirituality in the USA: Meet The Shamans, Gurus and Cult Leaders of America | Documentary

“The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

Southwest Philosophy Review 37(1): 219-228, 2021 Abstract: Emil Cioran offers novel arguments against suicide. He assumes a meaningless world. But in such a world, he argues, suicide and death would be equally as meaningless as life or anything else. Suicide and death are as cumbersome and useless as meaning and life. Yet Cioran also argues… Continue lendo “The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

“Arthur Bispo do Rosário: o prisioneiro da passagem” (1982) – Dir. de Hugo Denizart

"Quem foi Arthur Bispo do Rosário? Podemos considerar como arte os objetos produzidos por ele, nos recônditos de um hospital psiquiátrico? Ou seriam esses objetos apenas produtos de sua loucura? Artista? Louco? No início dos anos 1980, a enigmática personalidade de Bispo do Rosário e sua instigante obra, foram reveladas ao mundo pelo do documentário:… Continue lendo “Arthur Bispo do Rosário: o prisioneiro da passagem” (1982) – Dir. de Hugo Denizart

“Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy in Literary History and in the Works of Baudelaire and Benjamin” – Kevin GODBOUT

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Comparative Literature, 2016. Supervisor: Călin Mihăilescu, The University of Western Ontario Abstract: Aristotle famously asked the question: why are extraordinary people so often melancholics? “Problem XXX,” written by Aristotle or one of his disciples, speculates that black bile, the… Continue lendo “Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy in Literary History and in the Works of Baudelaire and Benjamin” – Kevin GODBOUT

The Controversial Guru Who Wants to ‘Upgrade Civilization’ | Vice News

Bentinho Massaro has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, supporters the spiritual guru gained through his teachings about “self-realization,” “enlightenment,” and the idea of “upgrading civilization.” While some of his ideas are pretty standard, like the importance of silent meditation, others are controversial: he’s said that 9/11 was an inside job, that he… Continue lendo The Controversial Guru Who Wants to ‘Upgrade Civilization’ | Vice News

“O filósofo e o marqueteiro: o ‘melhor dos mundos possíveis’ como conto do vigário publicitário” – Rodrigo MENEZES

Byung-Chul Han é um filósofo contemporâneo conhecido por sua crítica à assim-chamada “ditadura da positividade”, o que, numa sociedade da positividade, não pode soar senão como um terrível paradoxo: a positividade nunca constitui "ditadura", só a negatividade. É preciso entender o conceito de positividade trabalhado por Han em toda a sua amplitude: do conforto material… Continue lendo “O filósofo e o marqueteiro: o ‘melhor dos mundos possíveis’ como conto do vigário publicitário” – Rodrigo MENEZES

EXILES – The Unesco Courier

UNESCO, October 1996 CONTENTS: INTERVIEW - Werner Arber reflects on biodiversity and the place of science in societyThe darkness and light of exile - Bahgat Elnadi & Adel RifaatA land of no return - Abdelmalek SayadThe coolie's odyssey - Khaleel TorabullyTravellers from a far country - Bujor NedelcoviciThe roots of the banyan tree - René… Continue lendo EXILES – The Unesco Courier

“Gnosticism as negative psychology” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

In Gnosticism metaphysics is transformed into psychopathology and pneumato-pathology. It deems the arrival of the soul in the world to be a catastrophe of alienation; all life in the dazzling direction of the outward path is, in a fundamental sense, “grieving” – which is the effect of separating from the self. As a critique of… Continue lendo “Gnosticism as negative psychology” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“The Nature of Human Violence” – Gwen ADSHEAD

In this lecture, Professor Gwen Adshead will explore current conceptualisations of violence, using criminological, penal and psychological perspectives. She will discuss why rates of violence appear to be falling, and whether all forms of violence are the same. She will explore the relationship between mental disorder and violence, and the concept of 'normal' violence in… Continue lendo “The Nature of Human Violence” – Gwen ADSHEAD

Arautos do Evangelho: os segredos escondidos nos castelos do grupo católico

Os Arautos do Evangelho são uma associação privada de padres brasileiros, aprovada pelo Vaticano em 2001. Fundada pelo brasileiro João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, ex-membro da TFP (Sociedade Brasileira de Defesa da Tradição, Família e Propriedade), ela se espalhou pelo país e oferece, em suas instalações, atividades extra-curriculares a crianças e jovens em idade escolar, como… Continue lendo Arautos do Evangelho: os segredos escondidos nos castelos do grupo católico