“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

“The Metaphysics of Jung” – Bernardo KASTRUP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXG8JI3JRnA Philosopher Bernardo Kastrup joined us to discuss the spiritual and mystic aspects of Carl Jung, based on his book Decoding the Metaphysics of Jung. Get ready for heavy and usable doses of Jung's ideas of synchronicity, archetypes, the Psyche, and more. This led us to understand what Jung really thought of God and destiny.… Continue lendo “The Metaphysics of Jung” – Bernardo KASTRUP

“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)

“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

Where does “World”/”Mundo” come from? Etymology of English “World,” Latin “Mundus,” Halloween Story

Inasmuch as Cioran may be thought of as a nihilistic religious thinker, a heterodox mystic of sorts, a modern day Gnostic, he is an acosmistic thinker (hence acosmicism) who rejects the very (metaphysical) notion of "world" as an orderly totality (Greek), a holy Creation (Hebrew), "light" (Romanian) or "peace" (Russian). The Romanian word for "world"… Continue lendo Where does “World”/”Mundo” come from? Etymology of English “World,” Latin “Mundus,” Halloween Story