“Hollywood” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

At around 8’ 30’’ into the song ‘Hollywood’ the narrator stands on the beach, looking out to sea. Malibu is on fire and the animals have been driven down from the hills to the shore. A sea serpent rises out of the ocean. A small boy drops his bucket and spade and climbs into the sun. Jon, this… Continue lendo “Hollywood” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

“Encounters with the void” (E.M. Cioran)

The Hudson Review, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Spring, 1970), pp. 37-48 Transl. by Frederick Brown THE MORE WE PONDER Buddha's last exhortation: "Death is inherent in all compound things. Work relentlessly for your salvation"-the more we are disturbed by the impossibility of feeling ourselves an aggregate, a transitory, if not fortuitous combination of elements. We… Continue lendo “Encounters with the void” (E.M. Cioran)

“The Buddhists, the Gnostics and the Antinomistic Societies, or the Arabian Sea in the first-second century AD” (Giovanni Verardi)

Annali dell'Istituto Orientale di Napoli 57, 1997, 323–46. THIRTY YEARS AGO, at the Colloquium on the origins of Gnosticism held in Messina, Edward Conze palced in evidence the numerous phenomenological aspectos common to Gnosticism and Buddhism, and more precisely, accepting the methodological and chronological limits established by Ugo Bianchi, to Buddhism and Gnosis. He cautiously… Continue lendo “The Buddhists, the Gnostics and the Antinomistic Societies, or the Arabian Sea in the first-second century AD” (Giovanni Verardi)

“Cioran e la dottrina Madhyamaka” (Giovanni Prove)

Euro-Synergies, 14 février 2013 Chi era Emil Cioran? Spesso quando menziono questo scrittore sono molti quelli che subito storcono il naso, considerando il rumeno un semplice filosofo depresso e nichilista. Errato, classica osservazione di chi ha capito poco della "filosofia" frammentaria di Emil Cioran. Ciò che ha rappresentato questo grandissimo scrittore non può certamente ridursi alla… Continue lendo “Cioran e la dottrina Madhyamaka” (Giovanni Prove)