"If you saw Christ, Christ became
person is no longer a Christian, but Christ himself
If someone can win the
resurrection will never die "
(Gospel of Philip)"Jesus said: Whoever drinks from my mouth
will become as I, myself am going to be that person,
and the hidden things
will be revealed to him "
(Gospel of Thomas)
For many Gnostics, the failure to achieve this symbolically meant being trapped in the endless round of cosmic dragon eating its own tail, Ouroboros (see figure below).
"But what is apparent is that Gnosticism despises reincarnation, as well as eternal damnation or extinção.A obvious reason is to be trapped inside the Ouroboros means the venom of the continuous neglect and ignorance, liberating antidote to the opposite of Gnosticism. A life or a thousand is so useless, unless a person can light the spark of God and become like Christ. Despite the image of the Gnostics smísticos be to ease, the truth is that Gnosticism has an underlying sense of urgency, as the reincarnation, is also absent from most Western religions. "(CONNER, Michael." Gnostics Do Believe in Reincarnation ? In: Aeon Byte, available in
Reincarnation is forgotten, the conviction to start again from scratch. That would mean the loss of identity. A film that masterfully makes a parable of this issue is the enigmatic and surreal film Being John Malkovich
Craig: Do you torture me on purpose?
Maxine: I fell in love.
Craig: I think not. I fell in love, and people
are so passionate.
Maxine: He picked the unrequited variety. This is bad for
Craig: You're bad Maxine!
Maxine: You know what it's like two
people looking at you with total lust and devotion through the same pair of
First JM Inc. Customer: When they say I can be another what they mean?
Craig: That's exactly what we said. We can put you in the body of another person for 15 minutes.
First JM Inc. Customer: Can I be who I want?
Craig: Well, you can be John Malkovich.
First JM Inc. Customer: Perfect! It is my second choice, but it's wonderful. I am a fat man. I am sad and fat. "
- original title: Being John Malkovich
- Time: 01 hrs 52 min
- year of release: 1999
- studio: Propaganda Films
- Distributor: USA Films / UIP
- Director: Spike Jonze
- Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman
- production: Steve Golin, Vincent Landay, Sandy Stern and Michael Stipe