“Hurqalya” – Harold BLOOM

The greatest Sufi authority on the Resurrection Body was Shaikh Ahmad Ahsa’i, who died in 1826, and who developed fundamental ideas of Avicenna, the great Persian philosopher of Islam in the eleventh century. Avicenna, in his “visionary recitals,” argued for what he called “the oriental philosophy,” a Hermetic angelology that posited a middle reality between… Continue lendo “Hurqalya” – Harold BLOOM

“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)

“Self-Reliance, or Mere Gnosticism” (Harold Bloom)

Even the most spiritual of autobiographies is necessarily a song of the self. At sixty-five, I find myself uncertain just when my self was born. I cannot locate it in my earliest memories of childhood, and yet I recall its presence in certain memories of reading, particularly of the poets William Blake and Hart Crane,… Continue lendo “Self-Reliance, or Mere Gnosticism” (Harold Bloom)

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)

Aeon Byte: “A Gnostic Creation Myth: the Valentinian Tripartite Tractate” (Cyd Charise Ropp, Ph.D.)

AEON BYTE GNOSTIC RADIO, July 1, 2019 We deal with the fascinating creation myth found in the Nag Hammadi library’s Tripartite Tractate. This Valentinian work provides as many differences as it does parallels to the Sethian cosmologies. Even more, our guest reveals her beautiful visuals that correspond to this gospel, as well as unique insights… Continue lendo Aeon Byte: “A Gnostic Creation Myth: the Valentinian Tripartite Tractate” (Cyd Charise Ropp, Ph.D.)

“Platonici o caporali” (Vincenzo Nuzzo)

Succede Oggi, maggio 2017 La realtà precipita, la possibilità di capirla si assottiglia continuamente: non possiamo non dirci pessimisti. Ma l'etic|a fa la differenza tra un atteggiamento gnostico o platonico La filosofia non è affatto uno scherzo, come invece si usava dire ai tempi del liceo («La filosofia è quella cosa con la quale o… Continue lendo “Platonici o caporali” (Vincenzo Nuzzo)

“Insolência e imaginação” – Marília FIORILLO

O santo ascético e o sábio desapaixonado não são seres humanos completos. Um pequeno número deles poderá enriquecer uma comunidade, mas um mundo composto de tais criaturas morreria de tédio.BERTRAND RUSSELL, Por que não sou cristão Desordenada, tumultuada, mítica, lírica, a dicção gnóstica é mais rica e conturbada que a canônica. Nela, tudo é metáfora… Continue lendo “Insolência e imaginação” – Marília FIORILLO

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)

“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)

“Una vindicación del falso Basílides” – Jorge Luis BORGES

HACIA 1905, yo sabía que las páginas omniscientes (de A a All) del primer volumen del Diccionario enciclopédico hispano-americano de Montaner y Simón, incluían un breve y alarmante dibujo de una especie de rey, con perfilada cabeza de gallo, torso viril con brazos abiertos que gobernaban un escudo y un látigo, y lo demás una mera cola… Continue lendo “Una vindicación del falso Basílides” – Jorge Luis BORGES