Profound and animated explanation of 'The Matrix' from a Gnostic perspective. Gnosticism and Cinema: The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded - Dr. Stephan Hoeller.
* “Gnosis” (true Insight), the doctrinal side of it, isn't the mad utterance of the conventional preachers and priests or the new agers and conspiracy sales men, but it is pure rationality due to the fact that it explains the first cause of this existence, our (current) predicament, and fighting against essential prevalent ignorance. Also, it strengthens the mind to be self-sufficient (detachment morality).
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The Matrix - Our Reality In Question:
Gnosticism and Buddhism in The Matrix - Annotated Edition
How To Be Free and Conscious in a Society of Enslavement and Fear: Transcending the Prison Matrix of Robots, Bums and Criminals