Michael Flynn’s Holy War | Frontline PBS

A purified Gnosticism, then and now, is truly for a relative handful only, and perhaps is as much an aesthetic as it is a spiritual discipline. But, as the Millennium approaches, with the remote yet real possibility of a virtual Gingrichian America, we may behold a mass Gnosticism of protest rise out of a new… Continue lendo Michael Flynn’s Holy War | Frontline PBS


“Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

 The figure of the lonely metaphysical terrorist who blew himself up with his bomb appeared in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century … The real genesis of al-Qaeda violence has more to do with a Western tradition of individual and pessimistic revolt for an elusive ideal world than with the Koranic conception of… Continue lendo “Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

“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

“The paradox that is Persia” – Abbas MILANI