“Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives” – Nicholas F. GIER

PREFACE What matters most for India is not so much the salvation of the personality as the acquisition of absolute freedom.—Mircea Eliade In the millennium to come we are meant to become Gods on other planets. This is the great potential of our Divinity.—Gopi Krishna The whole ascetic tradition . . . springs from that… Continue lendo “Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives” – Nicholas F. GIER

“Mellem asoteriologiske aforismer og sort gnosis: Emil Cioran, Peter Sloterdijk og Peter Sloterdijks Cioran” – Erik Sporon FIEDLER

Religionsvidenskabeligt Tidsskrift, nr. 69, March 2019 Between Asoteriological Aphorisms and Black Gnosis. Emil Cioran, Peter Sloterdijk and Peter Sloterdijk's Cioran ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This article presents an introduction to the Romanian author Emil Cioran’s life and work. Cioran lived most of his life in self-imposed exile in Paris, where he kept himself out of the public… Continue lendo “Mellem asoteriologiske aforismer og sort gnosis: Emil Cioran, Peter Sloterdijk og Peter Sloterdijks Cioran” – Erik Sporon FIEDLER

The Right’s Fight to Make America a Christian Nation | CBSN Originals

These days, in the United States, we live surrounded by a religiosity that pervades our politics, media, even our sports events. Kierkegaard fiercely insisted on the difficulty, the near impossibility of “becoming a Christian” in what purported to be a Christian society. [...] We live now, more than ever, in an America where a great… Continue lendo The Right’s Fight to Make America a Christian Nation | CBSN Originals

“Self-Reliance or Mere Gnosticism” – Harold BLOOM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b04zs6QHuWM I am to invite men drenched in Time to recover themselves and come out of time, and taste their native immortal air.– RALPH WALDO EMERSON https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLPazL-wcwM&t=4s If you seek yourself outside yourself, then you will encounter disaster, whether erotic or ideological. That must be why Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his  central  essay,  “Self-Reliance”  (1840),… Continue lendo “Self-Reliance or Mere Gnosticism” – Harold BLOOM

“Reprezentare canonică şi reprezentare excentrică a timpului. Emil Cioran” – Ştefan AFLOROAEI

Hermeneia, nr. 5, 2005, pp. 83-105 Canonical and Eccentric Representations of Time. Emil Cioran (Abstract) The various representations of time, such as the chronological vs. the kairical (from the Greek term kairós), or the historical vs. the eschatological, set up real alternatives – that is, cross-roads, where both paths are present at the same time.… Continue lendo “Reprezentare canonică şi reprezentare excentrică a timpului. Emil Cioran” – Ştefan AFLOROAEI

“Atheism, Gnosticism and Modern Political Religion” – John GRAY

Seemingly opposed, utopian dreams of a perfect world and faith in gradual improvement have the same source in Christian monotheism. The idea of progress is a mutant version of the Christian belief that human salvation is found in history, while modern revolutionary and liberal movements continue the faith in an end to history that inspired… Continue lendo “Atheism, Gnosticism and Modern Political Religion” – John GRAY

“Hipóstase dos Arcontes”: Secret Chiefs 3 e sua demiurgia musical

"Solidão do ódio… Sensação de um deus voltado para a destruição, pisoteando as esferas, babando sobre o céu e sobre as constelações…. de um deus frenético, sujo e malsão; um demiurgo ejaculando, através do espaço, paraísos e latrinas: cosmogonia de delirium tremens; apoteose convulsiva em que o fel coroa os elementos… As criaturas se lançam… Continue lendo “Hipóstase dos Arcontes”: Secret Chiefs 3 e sua demiurgia musical

“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)

“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)

GNOSTICS, by Stephen Segaller (1988)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9epgcKSWUk&t=211s Gnostics is a film in four parts. A drama-documentary film made by Stephen Segaller, creator/producer of The Wisdom of the Dream. Gnostics was winner of the Gold Medal for religious programs at the 31st New York International Film and Television Festival, 1988. The knowledge of the heart which the gnostics sought went beyond dogma… Continue lendo GNOSTICS, by Stephen Segaller (1988)