The Aesthetic of Evil – The Cinema Cartography Timestamps (Selected Work): 0:00 Introduction3:00 The Night of The Hunter (Dir: Charles Laughton)5:44 Fanny and Alexander (Dir: Ingmar Bergman)7:35 The Dark Knight (Dir: Christopher Nolan)9:07 The Wire (Creator: David Simon)12:22 Monster (Creator: Naoki Urasawa 浦沢 直樹)14:03 Nil by Mouth (Dir: Gary Oldman)15:49 Psycho (Dir: Alfred Hitchcock)16:39 The House That Jack Built (Dir: Lars Von… Continue lendo The Aesthetic of Evil – The Cinema Cartography

“Why Evil Matters” (Alex Tsakiris)

THE GOD ABOVE GOD, December 26, 2020 We discuss the nature of iniquity, including why modern culture seems to overlook or misdiagnose the forces of evil. Our exploration will take us to the realms of spiritual wickedness and the darkest depths of today’s society. However, going into the heart of darkness will reveal the illumination… Continue lendo “Why Evil Matters” (Alex Tsakiris)

“How Westworld reveals the hidden secrets of an ancient spiritual philosophy” (Aya Arohi)

The Inner Wisdom Project, January 11, 2018 Westworld is the best television show I’ve ever seen — thanks to the powerful spiritual message hidden just beneath the surface (just as it is in our life). Premiering in October 2016, the television series Westworld had the most-watched season premiere ever for an original HBO series. “It averaged 11.7… Continue lendo “How Westworld reveals the hidden secrets of an ancient spiritual philosophy” (Aya Arohi)

Existentialism, Gnosticism, Nihilism: Culianu on Cioran

Existentialism We will not insist on analyzing the relations between existentialism and Gnosticism established by Hans Jonas. I have already done this elsewhere, in detail (Gnosticismo, pp. 119 sq.). Gnosticism and existentialism resemble the phenomenology of the being-in-the-world, which is "pro-iectation" (Geworfenheit), abandonment, forgetfulness, inauthenticity. But while this condition forms, for the Gnostic, only the… Continue lendo Existentialism, Gnosticism, Nihilism: Culianu on Cioran

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “Dealing with Christian superstition” (Robert M. Price)

Superstition is more than just believing in fiction. It’s a dangerous incubator for cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias, and warped perceptual filters. Most of all, superstition cuts us off from experiencing the sublime and engaging in deep introspection. We deal with Christian superstition, from the notions of eternal damnation to the idea of a personal Jesus… Continue lendo Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “Dealing with Christian superstition” (Robert M. Price)

“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)