A Conversation for Gnosticism and the Lost Texts of Nag Hammadi
Leopardskinfynn... sexy mama Started conversation Sep 16, 2004
My own perception was that The Matrix was loosely based on Buddhism, in that the world in which we live is a myriad of illusions, and to see the illusions for what they are is to become enlightened.
Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession Posted Sep 16, 2004
The Matrix is steeped in a number of religions, including Gnosticism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The scripts are meant to be ready on a number of different levels and to be applicable to a variety of faiths.
Jerms - a Brief flicker and then gone again. Posted Sep 17, 2004
You may want to check this out: it is a long article, but it's really quite interesting once you get into it. I'm not /certain/, but I believe the guy was the technical advisor to the Wachowski(sp? ) brothers... There are sections on the religious connotations contained within the movie, as well as more technical considerations.
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