“Can a robot join the faith?” – Avi STEINBERG

The New Yorker, November 13, 2017 As an apparent coup d’etat ripples through Saudi Arabia, the rising ruling faction is trying to keep things upbeat by sending bullish signals to the world’s mega-rich. Exhibit A is Neom, part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 initiative, a proposed utopian city whose modest slogan is “the world’s most ambitious project.”… Continue lendo “Can a robot join the faith?” – Avi STEINBERG

“No início era a crise” – Marilia FIORILLO

Quanto mais o universo parece ser compreensível, mais ele se mostra sem objetivo.STEVEN WEINBERG, Os três primeiros minutos Os estudiosos de toda parte do mundo que se encontrariam em 1966 na Sicília para discutir o gnosticismo também desencadearam uma pequena guerra de opiniões, mais suave que a dos primeiros padres. O desfecho do encontro histórico… Continue lendo “No início era a crise” – Marilia FIORILLO

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “The Egyptian Origins of Gnosticism” – Miguel CONNER

Any true ecstasy is dangerous. It resembles the last stage of initiation in the Egyptian mysteries when, instead of the ultimate knowledge, one is told, "Osiris is a black divinity." The absolute remains unknowable. I see a form of madness, not of knowledge, in the ecstasy of life's ultimate origins. You cannot experience it except… Continue lendo Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “The Egyptian Origins of Gnosticism” – Miguel CONNER

“Gnosticism & Modern Nihilism” – Ioan P. CULIANU

Wo keine Göter sind, walten Gespenster.-- NOVALIS 1. The Birth of Nihilism The intention here is not to summarize the debate surrounding nihilism, a concept that appeared in 1799 and continues to be a very live option. I It will suffice to sketch in a few lines the essence of this "uncanny guest" (Nietzsche) who… Continue lendo “Gnosticism & Modern Nihilism” – Ioan P. CULIANU

“L’hétérologie du gnosticisme chez Fondane” (Aurélien Demars)

CAHIERS BENJAMIN FONDANE, Parole biblique et pensée existentielle no. 17. Société d'études Benjamin Fondane. Avant d’envisager la dimension gnostique d’une œuvre, il convient d’en surmonter les séductions, voire la fascination qu’exerce souvent son hermétisme ésotérique, à l’instar des interprétations gnostiques intempestives qui pullulent aujourd’hui. àforce de voir et de lire du gnosticisme partout (d’aucuns se… Continue lendo “L’hétérologie du gnosticisme chez Fondane” (Aurélien Demars)