The Gnostic World

Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet

The hunter has a purity of heart that exists nowhere else. I think he is not defined so much by what he has come to be as by all that he has escaped being. You can make no distinction between what he is and what he does. And what he does is kill. We of course are another matter. I suspect we are ill-formed for the path we have chosen.

—Cormac McCarthy, The Counselor

—Nikodem Poplawski of the University of New Haven—believes that the seed of our universe was forged in the ultimate kiln, likely the most extreme environment in all of nature: inside a black hole. Are We Living in a Black Hole?

We know how, in antiquity, dogma put an end to the fantasies of gnosticism; we can guess in what certitude our own encyclopedic aberrations will conclude.

—E. M. Cioran, The Temptation to Exist

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