“An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

Justification by Providence is the quixotism of theology.The adjective satanic, which [De Maistre] applied to the French Revolution he might just as well have extended to all events [...] especially the most important one: the Creation.E. M. CIORAN “Nothing is where it belongs”: the refrain of all emigrations, and also the point of departure for… Continue lendo “An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

“The Devil Reassured” – CIORAN

Why is God so dull, so feeble, so inadequately picturesque? Why does He lack interest, vigor, actuality and resemble us so little? Is there any image less anthropomorphic and more gratuitously remote? How could we have projected into Him lights so dim and powers so unsteady? Where have our energeis leaked away to, where have… Continue lendo “The Devil Reassured” – CIORAN

Gnose, pessimisme et antinatalisme dans Le Mauvais Démiurge – CIORAN

Timide, dépourvu de dynamisme, le bien est inapte à se communiquer ; le mal, autrement empressé, veut se transmettre, et il y arrive puisqu’il possède le double privilège d’être fascinant et contagieux. Aussi voit-on plus facilement s’étendre, sortir de soi, un dieu mauvais qu’un dieu bon. Cette incapacité de demeurer en soi-même, dont le créateur devait… Continue lendo Gnose, pessimisme et antinatalisme dans Le Mauvais Démiurge – CIORAN

Sacred Silence in Sufism and the Vedanta – Seyyed Hossein NASR & Swami ATMARUPANANDA

SACRED WISDOM: Pathways to Nonviolence - FESTIVAL of FAITHS 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IV5AyXYNL4 A FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers and practitioners. The 2016 Festival of Faiths will explore how different spiritual traditions, teachers and practitioners address violence, heal our wounds and teach active commitment to nurturing peace… Continue lendo Sacred Silence in Sufism and the Vedanta – Seyyed Hossein NASR & Swami ATMARUPANANDA

Los sufrimientos del mundo – SCHOPENHAUER

Si nos representamos, en la medida en que ello sea posible de forma aproximada, la suma de necesidades, dolores y sufrimientos que el Sol ilumina en su curso, admitiremos que sería mucho mejor que el fenómeno de la vida no se pudiera provocar en la Tierra más que en la Luna sino que, al igual… Continue lendo Los sufrimientos del mundo – SCHOPENHAUER

“The Faith of Puppets” – John GRAY

Going far back into the ancient world, recurring in cultures widely separated in space and time, surfacing in religion, philosophy and the occult, exercising a powerful influence in modern science and politics, Gnosticism has coexisted and competed with, secreted itself within and hidden itself from many other ways of thinking. There have been Gnostic strands… Continue lendo “The Faith of Puppets” – John GRAY

Filosofia e judaísmo: um livro, um povo, uma terra – Catherine CHALIER

FILOSOFIA NA PRAÇA 2022 Módulo III: 01 de junho – 15 de junho – Profa. Catherine Chalier (Professora emérita da Université de Paris-Nanterre): Judaísmo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV_xw7AwkO4 Aula #1 Três encontros foram planejados com a presença da profa. Catherine Chalier, o primeiro será direcionado ao tema Como estudar a Torá? com foco no tema da escritura à… Continue lendo Filosofia e judaísmo: um livro, um povo, uma terra – Catherine CHALIER

“Cioran, Plotino e a gnose” – Jérôme LAURENT

In: TACOU, L .; PIEDNOIR, V. (eds.), Cahier L’Herne Cioran. Paris: L’Herne, 2009, p. 264-270. [PDF]  “Ninguém é mais religioso do que eu. Nem menos. Estou mais perto e mais longe do Absoluto do que qualquer um”, escreveu Cioran em seus Cahiers, em 1966. Pode-se dizer que ninguém foi, no século XX, mais gnóstico do… Continue lendo “Cioran, Plotino e a gnose” – Jérôme LAURENT

“The Revelation of Philip K. Dick” – John GRAY

It would be hard to find a more striking statement of a Gnostic world-view than this: Behind the counterfeit universe lies God … It is not a man who is estranged from God; it is God who is estranged from God. He evidently willed it this way at the beginning, and has never since sought… Continue lendo “The Revelation of Philip K. Dick” – John GRAY

“Lutero” – E. M. CIORAN

Ter fé não é tudo; importa ainda sofrê-la como uma maldição, ver em Deus um inimigo, um carrasco, um monstro e, todavia, amá-lo, projectando nele toda a. inumanidade de que dispomos, com que sonhamos… A Igreja fez de Lutero um ser pálido, degenerado, amável; Lutero protesta: Deus, sustenta ele, não é. o «tolo», nem o… Continue lendo “Lutero” – E. M. CIORAN