“The true heresy: gnosticism, the world religion of worldlessness” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

A world religion has been newly discovered. Gilles Quispel (1951: 1) on the Nag Hammadi findings Shortly after the Second World War, which led to the death of forty-two million people according to conservative estimates and fifty-five million according to others, a large clay container filled with numerous papyrus codices in the Coptic language, almost… Continue lendo “The true heresy: gnosticism, the world religion of worldlessness” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

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“The Gnostic Emile Cioran” – David TOPALĂ

An (often overlooked) giant in modern philosophy is Emile Cioran. Beyond his legendary critiques of culture and his contributions to existentialism and pessimism, Cioran resurrected Gnostic thought as a black mirror to a self-important, self-destructive society that continues today. We explore Cioran’s Gnostic insights and aphorisms – from the wrath of the Demiurge to the… Continue lendo “The Gnostic Emile Cioran” – David TOPALĂ

“In Search of a Not-Man”: Nihilism, Antihumanism, and Dark Mysticism. An insightful approach to Cioran – Interview with Ştefan BOLEA

Ştefan Bolea is the author of Internal Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Literature. Reading the Jungian Shadow (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). He is currently working as a researcher within the Faculty of Letters of the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and as an editor of the literary magazine Apostrof. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the cultural e-zine EgoPHobia… Continue lendo “In Search of a Not-Man”: Nihilism, Antihumanism, and Dark Mysticism. An insightful approach to Cioran – Interview with Ştefan BOLEA

“Gnostic Pneumatherapy” – Joseph LANCASTER / “Gnosticism as Negative Psychology” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xacTnd8xsw Dr. Joseph Lancaster joins Finding Hermes to discuss his Gnostic approach to psychic wellness. His work draws from ancient and modern Gnosticism, from the Sophianic myth to the insights of CG Jung and Stephan Hoeller. So much healing depends on taking the Hero’s Journey, which always includes self-knowledge and defeating the dragons of ignorance.… Continue lendo “Gnostic Pneumatherapy” – Joseph LANCASTER / “Gnosticism as Negative Psychology” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“You don’t need religion” – Alan WATTS

If you don’t know what you want, then you have reached the state of desirelessness.Alan Watts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Y1eX24rbM Alan Watts give a speech on knowing the unknown in his one hour long lecture on zen buddhism. RELATED CONTENT:

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Metatron is probably the most powerful and mysterious Angel in Jewish lore. But what are the origins of this being known as the "Lesser Yahweh (יהוה הקתן)" ? In the 5/6th century ce Sefer Hekhalot (Book of Palaces or 3 Enoch), we go on a heavenly journey to the Throne (merkavah) of God with Rabbi… Continue lendo The Mysterious Origins of the Angel Metatron from the 3rd Book of Enoch | ESOTERICA

“The Faith of Puppets” – John GRAY

Going far back into the ancient world, recurring in cultures widely separated in space and time, surfacing in religion, philosophy and the occult, exercising a powerful influence in modern science and politics, Gnosticism has coexisted and competed with, secreted itself within and hidden itself from many other ways of thinking. There have been Gnostic strands… Continue lendo “The Faith of Puppets” – John GRAY

“High Castle Teleorkestra: um grupo musical insólito, diferente de tudo o que você já ouviu (e imaginou)” – Rodrigo MENEZES

Insólito designa, segundo a etimologia, tudo o que é inusual e foge ao ordinário. [...] A palavra mesma me diz ao mesmo tempo mais e menos: sugere algo raro, com efeito, mas de uma rareza especial e incisiva que não se resume a uma simples mediana na avaliação estatística da frequência dos seres. [...] Após… Continue lendo “High Castle Teleorkestra: um grupo musical insólito, diferente de tudo o que você já ouviu (e imaginou)” – Rodrigo MENEZES

“The Revelation of Philip K. Dick” – John GRAY

It would be hard to find a more striking statement of a Gnostic world-view than this: Behind the counterfeit universe lies God … It is not a man who is estranged from God; it is God who is estranged from God. He evidently willed it this way at the beginning, and has never since sought… Continue lendo “The Revelation of Philip K. Dick” – John GRAY

Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, and the Dark Night of the Soul – Diana PASULKA

Diana Pasulka discusses Jung, Heidegger, and the recent UFO hearings. Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal (podcast). Diana Walsh Pasulka is a writer and professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5MuTHUbMUs Topics: IntroductionDiana's journey from "atheist" ⇒ "agnostic" (with respect to… Continue lendo Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, and the Dark Night of the Soul – Diana PASULKA