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Daniele Bolelli: The Drunken Taoist Takes On Gnosis

The following is from the new book, THE QUEST FOR GNOSIS, available now.Dan22

Mr. Bolelli is the author of the book, Create Your Own Religion: A How To Book Without Instructions. His perspective on life, death and everything in between has always intrigued and inspired me and I just had to have a talk with him for The Quest For Gnosis.

GDR: So… you’re called the “Drunken Taoist.”

DB: Sure.

GDR: Why is that? What’s the story behind that?

DB: Um… Drunken Taoist I guess, you know how in kung fu movies you’ve got the old drunk guy who looks like crap and always manages to defeat these burly, strong, younger, better, faster attackers and nobody can quite figure out how. The Drunken Taoist is the power of weirdness: It’s an unorthodox approach, that no one can quite figure out why it works, but it does.

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The Sacred Mysteries of Quetzalcoatl

Behold, I send you forth as sheep [neophytes] in the midst of wolves [the profane]: be ye therefore wise as serpents [magicians], and harmless as doves [mystics]. Matthew 10:16

English: Quetzalcoatl, God of Wisdom

Quetzalcoatl, God of Wisdom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Unquestionably, the theme of Quetzalcoatl is transcendental and deserves to be reflected upon profoundly.

First of all, I have to emphatically state with complete clarity that Quetzalcoatl is not a myth.  Unquestionably Quetzalcoatl is the great Word, the Platonic Logos, the Demiurge Architect of the Universe, the Creator.

When we study Quetzalcoatl, we then discover that within it there exists the same Cosmic Drama of Yeshua Ben Pandira (Jesus Christ).  Quetzalcoatl carrying his cross on his shoulders reminds us precisely of the Martyr of Calvary.

Thus, indeed, Quetzalcoatl is the Logos; he is what is, what was, and what will always be; he is the life that palpitates within every sun.  So before the Universe came into existence, Quetzalcoatl already existed.

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Giordano Bruno: Rebel Monk

Disinfonauts! I recently had the once in a lifetime chance to go to Italy and pay homage to one of my personal heroes. While in Rome I visited the site of the immolation of Giordano Bruno, a man who was once a monk who then followed a new path that resurrected many Gnostic and Hermetic ideas. I made this video to pay homage to his memory in hopes that we will all remember to live our lives with passion, integrity and a willingness to fight for what is true and good in this world.

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Physicist Discovers Computer Code Embedded Within the Equations of String Theory

In an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, physicist James Gates describes a digitally-encoded error checking algorithm embedded within the fundamental equations of String Theory:

Gates’s ideas are laid out in more depth in a 2010 article for Physics World. He believes that these theoretical findings, if validated, may be evidence that we live in a simulation. However, if there are algorithms encoded in the fabric of reality, is it not also possible that they might have emerged as a result of some natural selective process–a kind of cosmic DNA, if you will?

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Where The Intellect Leads The Heart Can Suffer

Fear of the unknown can be as common as knowing that the sun will set and rise once again. Chaos can be an ally, but can also bite the rear if given too much credence. Sometimes a person may feel the need to know, or the need to have some illusion of control over something they cannot possible know or control. This can have the potential of not only hurting the person also others, indirectly or directly. To Illuminate this, I share a story about a man who helped six children, and how the those needy for control have harmed themselves and others.

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“I don’t know what to do,” sighed Gene Rosen. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘how much am I being paid?’”

Someone posted a photo of his house online.

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DisinfoCast 41: ‘Dispelling Wetiko’ with Paul Levy

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Writer Paul Levy is here to discuss 'Wetiko', a poisonous archetype of violence and hatred that he describes as an infection in humanity's collective unconscious. Levy and Matt get into a discussion about Hermetic philosophy, Gnostic Christianity, alchemy, Jung and the confrontation and integration of the Shadow. For more, check out Levy's book 'Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil', available now from North Atlantic Books.
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Golem

 The movie is based on the short story “GOLEM XIV” of “Imaginary Magnitude” by Stanislaw Lem from 1973. The book is written from the perspective of a military A.I. computer who obtains consciousness, moving towards personal technological singularity with growing intelligence. It starts to refuse military support because it detects a basic lacking of internal logical consistency of war. GOLEM gives several lectures with focus on mankind's position in the process of evolution and the possible biological and intellectual future of humanity before it ceases communication. The movie tells about the first point of its "about man threefold" lecture as a reduced and simplified version while visually weaving this with GOLEM simulating human culture processes based on ideas and dynamics of freedom and curiosity, fear and security, abstraction and fiction, the lack of accessibility in face of unknowing and the need for generating meaning...
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