por Wilson Ferreira

30 de dezembro de 2009, 20h53

“Neon Genesis Evangelion”: The Rise of Gnosticism in Japanese Animes

Just as the Western Eastern religions absorb the exotic style and fluidity, Asians appear to adopt the Abrahamic traditions. Such mythological traditions seem to translate best dystopian worlds and ultra-violent futuristic battle of the narratives of “Anime” Japanese. Neon Genesis Evangelion, for example, is a veritable encyclopedia of classic themes of Gnosticism, where man confronts […]

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30 de dezembro de 2009, 10h04

Death and Resurrection in “Riverworld”

Despite the obvious problems of production and script, when dealing with classics elements of Gnostic symbolism Riverworld (pilot of a possible series) becomes a candidate to succeed the series Lost. Death / resurrection is the theme center, accompanied by the symbolism of the Gnostic Sophia and the division Kabbalah / alchemy in search for the […]

30 de dezembro de 2009, 09h57

“To Infinity and Beyond: The Buzz Lightyear’s Gnosis

The Toy Story trilogy explores a rich sacred symbols whose origins are in antiquity with Theurgy Alchemy and Gnostic involving the relationship with the human simulacra (dolls and puppets, and in modern times, automatons, androids and replicants). However, in an ambiguous way in which the Gnosis is dominated by Episteme. Once Prof. Marcelo Tassara, one […]

30 de dezembro de 2009, 09h11

Disney XD Freestyle Football: There is a Techgnostic Project for Football?

A techgnostic project hovering over the football. The video of the channel Disney XD which has undergone a football telemetry reflects an imaginary regressive project which aims to confine the Game and Play within a technology that aims to eradicate the Evil (error, failure, chance) as a human weakness. It’s what lurks behind every claim […]

30 de dezembro de 2009, 09h02

A Brief Gnostic History of the Spontaneity in the Entertainment Industry (Part 2)

After the Star System, Celebrities, pin ups, children and animals, the entertainment industry will seek the spontaneity in more invasive and pernicious ways in which the private perversions are transformed into public virtues. We finished the first part of the post about the entertainment industry and spontaneity approaching the trap that the media themselves ended […]

29 de dezembro de 2009, 18h10

Carthography and Topography of Mind: From “Vanilla Sky” to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”

A set of films of this new century is going to “Vanilla Sky” to the recent version of Tim Burton for “Alice in Wonderland” shows that current cinema reflects a new techno-scientific agenda: psychocartographies and psychotopography. The mobilization of the neurosciences and cognitive sciences for Mapping the mind and consciousness. Mapping of imaginary worlds is […]

29 de dezembro de 2009, 17h27

“Alice in Wonderland” and Sophia: The Gnostic Hero’s Journey

“Perhaps Alice and Sophia are just the main characters in the story of the archetypal hero’s journey as part of the security of the home towards foreign lands that make little sense, but eventually offer great lessons. The difference is that Carroll and the Gnostics dare use of women as protagonists. “ Reproduced below the […]

29 de dezembro de 2009, 16h51

The New Tim Burton’s “Alice”: Enterprising Entrepreneurial

The version of Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton has the clear moral and ideological framework of Disney: it reduces the whole complexity occult and gnostic (transcendent) of the book by Lewis Carroll a psychological journey of Alice in his memoirs where only the demand reconciliation with the order of this world: to seek self-knowledge […]

29 de dezembro de 2009, 10h04

A Brief Gnostic History of the Spontaneity in the Entertainment Industry (Part 1)

If the Entertainment Industry repeats the same cosmic drama described by the Gnostic mythology (the Demiurge imprisoning human beings in an attempt to draw us to the particles of light by moving a fallen cosmos from the beginning) we need to trace the same trajectory inside the media . Find ways to make a story […]

29 de dezembro de 2009, 09h38

“Because we know you have something special”, says the Demiurge

The contest of children’s television channel Discovery Kids is emblematic. The contest seeks new presenters for their programs. Your emergency and recruitment tone seems to denounce the secret needs of the entertainment industry: just as the Demiurge in the cosmic field, the Archons in the field of micro media seek spiritual light and energy of […]

29 de dezembro de 2009, 09h06

Ad-Gnosis and Techgnosis: Two Shortcuts to Satori

Ad-Gnosticism (Gnosis + Advertising) and Tecnognose: two promises to spiritualize the cultural horizon. Spiritualization quick, painless, without contradictions or clashes. After the “here’s the product. Buy it!”, the ads say: “Here is the opportunity for spiritual renewal.” Once again the spiritual energy must be captured to give movement to empty and inert forms of the […]

28 de dezembro de 2009, 18h12

Why the Gnostic Movies are an American Trend?

The fact that the film be a Gnostic tendency eminently American is the result of a peculiar mix of religion and mysticism with origins in popular literary forms in that country since the eighteenth century Puritanism passing through periodic revivals of religion and mysticism as Mormons and Pentencostal at the turn of the nineteenth century […]