“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

“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

“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)

“Ensaio herético sobre a atualidade da gnose” (Otávio Velho)

Horizontes Antropológicos, Porto Alegre, ano 4, n. 8, p. 34-52, jun. 1998 Resumo: O objetivo desta comunicação é sugerir o interesse para os estudiosos da religião em examinar a hipótese da atualidade da gnose (ou do gnosticismo) a partir de recentes trabalhos do escritor Harold Bloom. Ao mesmo tempo, trata de colocar as possibilidades levantadas… Continue lendo “Ensaio herético sobre a atualidade da gnose” (Otávio Velho)