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27 de dezembro de 2009, 18h47

Faith and Gnosis in “The Road”

The Road (2009) is a film post-apocalyptic genre that you never saw. Unlike films with the same theme as The Book of Eli (2010), the faith of the protagonists is not in God or sacred books. Faith lost must be sought in the “heart fire”, the Gnostic quest for remembrance of what was lost and […]


27 de dezembro de 2009, 09h41

Conspiracies, Schizophrenia, Synchromysticism … Some Hypotheses to Explain the Gnostic Film

Anywhere where I expose my research on the film Gnostic insistent question arises: Hollywood is turning to Gnosticism? Screenwriters, directors and producers gnostics are invading the American film industry? Then everything could be a big conspiracy? The answers are not so simplistic. Even more, we know that the “revival” today is just another throughout history […]


26 de dezembro de 2009, 20h40

The “Ocean of Gnosis” in “Stranger Than Fiction”

Stranger Than Fiction (2006) explores the deep symbolism of the “Ocean of Gnosis” and the limits of a Writer / Demiurge, unable to solve the limits of time and becoming. It’s the old battle of man against Gnostic Demiurge one that wants to impose a narrative fatalistic, gnosis that struggle for the awakening of free […]


26 de dezembro de 2009, 08h17

Why Gnostic Movies Are An American Trend? (Final Thoughts)

While the Fantastic in the Old Continent has always been associated with the artistic avant-garde, the U.S. will permeate the forms of popular culture came in the twentieth century, creating a “sub-zeitgeist” represented by a whole literature of comic books, magazines, pulp fictions and filmic genres like sci-fi, horror and fantasy. The process of mass […]


25 de dezembro de 2009, 10h38

The end of the matrix model of Pop Gnosticism

From the bombastic release of Windows 95, we had the speculative boom of the potential of the Internet and computing technologies. Parallel to this, the growth of motivational techniques and self-help explicitly modeled on computer programming. In 2000 we break companies “dot com” and the Nasdaq stock exchange and, thus, the deceleration of an entire […]


24 de dezembro de 2009, 15h14

Mister Maker: The Gnostic Flavor for Kids

Hit of the children’s channel Discovery Kids, Hit of the children’s channel Discovery Kids, mister maker shows, behind the narrative innovations, a surprising flavor Gnostic: symbols that refer to a new children’s metalinguistic sensitivity. Currently, the narratives for children are becoming increasingly content ironic, parodic and consciously reflective. The Gnostic mythologies seem to fall well […]


22 de dezembro de 2009, 09h41

Post-Modern Nostalgia: a Longing for the Tottaly Other

The idea that post came from a discussion in a class of Communication Studies at the Anhembi Morumbi University. The general theme was the Postmodern Studies. We discussed the nostalgia that dominates the postmodern aesthetic (remake, patchworks, etc…) We note the existence of a paradox: if nostalgia is to miss season that were experienced, how […]


21 de dezembro de 2009, 08h33

From Narcissistic Paranoia to Spiritual Paranoia in “Shutter Island”

For those who deal with research on the recurrence of gnostic themes in current film production, Shutter Island is reminiscent of a whole range of films (The Matrix, Dark City, Truman Show, Memento, Thirteenth Floor etc.). thematizing paranoia and schizophrenia as paths to the awakening of consciousness of the illusory reality artificially created by a […]


20 de dezembro de 2009, 18h15

Gothics and Darks roam in malls: the fate of the sacred in youth and Teens

The impetus for the sacred is neutralized by the rationalism. The power of symbols and pagan deities is aestheticized, for example, through the imaginary dark, gothic or an entire sub-zeitgeist “that fascinate successive generations of young people and adolescents. It reflects the desire by young “immediate religious experience.” Every ideology has its moment of truth […]


20 de dezembro de 2009, 09h16

Dialética Negativa: o Adorno Gnóstico

Ao ler dois tópicos da Dialética Negativa de Theodor Adorno (“Experiência Metafísica e Felicidade”e “Niilismo”) encontramos uma crítica à religiosidade vulgar que aproxima a transcendência à busca de um “sentido para a vida”. “O Todo é a Verdade” (Hegel)“O Todo é o Falso” (Adorno) Na obra Dialética Negativa Adorno rompe com o passado “apocalíptico” das […]


20 de dezembro de 2009, 09h14

The Fate of Religion in the world after the attacks of September 11, 2001

The Book of Eli (Book of Eli, 2010) reflects in each scene the imagery after the attacks of 11/09/2001 where religion and the clash of civilizations are responsible for global conflicts. Therefore, it remains to be neutralized religion at its heart libertarian (Mysticism and Sacred) and become a model of asceticism and discipline martial for […]


19 de dezembro de 2009, 17h15

In Search of the Negativity of the Sacred

We should look at filmic experience the moments when the narrative does not return to order, where conflicts are not reconciled, where the film’s final sequences are not part of a whole (return to order), but leave the viewer cognitive gap, ambiguity .For this blog the concept of the sacred must be sought from the […]


16 de dezembro de 2009, 16h54

Gnosticism Kabbalistic and Tecnognose: the shortcut to gnosis

The beginning of all our research and reflections on the recurrence of Gnosticism in Film and Audiovisual left the paradoxical confluence between mysticism and new technologies: Tecnognose. Unlike the movies where gnosticism gnosis is presented as the soul grows and refines from the body, Tecnognose matter is a golem that have deformed the order of […]


16 de dezembro de 2009, 09h49

Criado na UAM Grupo de Pesquisas “Religião e Sagrado no Cinema e Audiovisual”

Grupo de Pesquisas da Universidade Anhembi Morumbi objetiva ampliar, incentivar e divulgar a pesquisa na área. O grupo dedica-se ao estudo das diferentes manifestações da Religião e do Sagrado no cinema e no audiovisual. O objetivo é compreender a forma como as diversas práticas religiosas lidaram e se apropriaram dos meios de comunicação, bem como […]


15 de dezembro de 2009, 09h33

Viajantes, Detetives e Estrangeiros: protagonistas dos Filmes Gnósticos (Parte 1)

Nos fundamentos da mitologia pop encontramos personagens que anseiam pela gnose. Dois livros essenciais para a discussão das bases da mitologia e dos arquétipos da cultura pop do século XX: Victória Nelson em seu livro “The Secret Life os Puppets” e Nelson Brissac Peixoto em “Cenários em Ruínas”.Nelson defende que o imaginário popular do século […]