“Praise Ialdabaoth!; or, Notes Toward a Treatise on Averse Gnosticism” (Nicholas Laccetti)

PATHEOS / THE AGORA, September 13, 2016 In his essay “Base Materialism and Gnosticism,” French philosopher Georges Bataille extols the potential value of a kind of Averse Gnosticism — a Gnosticism in which the demiurge of the material world, considered by the ancient Gnostics to be the “chief guard” of the prison of matter, and… Continue lendo “Praise Ialdabaoth!; or, Notes Toward a Treatise on Averse Gnosticism” (Nicholas Laccetti)

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “The Egyptian Origins of Gnosticism” (Miguel Conner)

Any true ecstasy is dangerous. It resembles the last stage of initiation in the Egyptian mysteries when, instead of the ultimate knowledge, one is told, "Osiris is a black divinity." The absolute remains unknowable. I see a form of madness, not of knowledge, in the ecstasy of life's ultimate origins. You cannot experience it except… Continue lendo Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “The Egyptian Origins of Gnosticism” (Miguel Conner)

“Cioran and Gnosticism” (Ciprian Sonea)

STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABEŞ-BOLYAI THEOLOGIA ORTODOXA, vol. 63, no. 1, June 2018 Abstract: This study presents Cioran’s relation with Gnosticism that is marked by the fragmentary and contradictory style of Romanian thinker. This is caused by the specific ambivalence signaled by the Romanian essayist, ambivalence that is affirmed by the vitalist standpoint, and negated by the… Continue lendo “Cioran and Gnosticism” (Ciprian Sonea)

“The category of the religious in Cioran’s discourse” (Rodrigo Inácio R. Sá Menezes)

ANALE SERIA DREPT, Universitatea Tibiscus, Timișoara, Romania, n° XXV, 2016, p. 49-80. Abstract: We aim at demonstrating the hermeneutic plausibility of reading Cioran as a heterodox religious thinker, a hypothesis that sits comfortably well alongside the assumption of him being a secular spirit–one with a concern for religious matters and an appeal for some ever-problematic… Continue lendo “The category of the religious in Cioran’s discourse” (Rodrigo Inácio R. Sá Menezes)