The Mandaean Book of John (Charles G. Häberl and James F. McGrath)

Text and translation are extracted from the following publication:The Mandaean Book of John. Critical Edition, Translation, and CommentaryEdited by Charles G. Häberl and James F. McGrathBerlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2019. [PDF] The Teachings of the Kings, or “Mandæan Book of John” as it is commonly known, has provided ethical instruction to members of its ancient religious… Continue lendo The Mandaean Book of John (Charles G. Häberl and James F. McGrath)

“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)

Camus’s The Plague: Nazism and Metaphysical Evil (Susan Neiman)

A night watchman makes a brief appearance in Camus’s novel The Plague. The man never failed to remind everyone he met that he’d foreseen what was happening. Tarrou agreed he’d predicted a disaster, but reminded him that the event predicted by him was an earthquake. To which the old fellow replied: “Ah, if only it… Continue lendo Camus’s The Plague: Nazism and Metaphysical Evil (Susan Neiman)

“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)

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: “Nietzsche & Gnosticism” (Raj Ayyar)

Aen Byte Gnostic Radio, 16 October 2019 Friedrich Nietzsche remains today a cultural icon and enigmatic philosopher. His ideas have informed many modern art expressions and occult movements. But are the Gnostic themes in the ideas of Nietzsche? We answer that question by exploring various Nietzschean concepts like the Death of God, Eternal Reoccurrence, Apollo &… Continue lendo Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “Nietzsche & Gnosticism” (Raj Ayyar)

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)

“Gnosticismo e Niilismo em Hans Jonas: o pneumáticos gnóstico enquanto primórdio do ‘indivíduo autêntico’ existencialista” (Renzo Nery)

intuitio - Revista do PPG em Filosofia da PUC-RS Resumo: O presente trabalho tem como objetivo analisar alguns aspectos relacionais do gnosticismo dos primeiros séculos cristãos e sua relação com o niilismo moderno, por meio da “interpretação existencial do gnosticismo” de Hans Jonas. Um desses aspectos investiga o esforço intelectual do filósofo em localizar no… Continue lendo “Gnosticismo e Niilismo em Hans Jonas: o pneumáticos gnóstico enquanto primórdio do ‘indivíduo autêntico’ existencialista” (Renzo Nery)

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “Defeating the Archons”, with Jay Weidner & Laurence Galian

What exactly are the Archons? Are they rebellious angels? Extraterrestrial invaders or alien mind parasites? We present a special show on the Powers and Principalities with two brilliant thinkers. Just as important as understanding the reality of the Archons, we gain the insights and tools to overthrow their tyrannical yoke on humanity and a dying… Continue lendo Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “Defeating the Archons”, with Jay Weidner & Laurence Galian

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.)