The Mass Effect trilogy of hugely successful video games largely revolves around the character of Commander Shepard. The main character of Shepard can be played as either a male or female. Shepard’s mission is to save the galaxy from an ancient race of sentient machines known as the Reapers, whose insidious agents, includes a charismatic antagonist called Saren Arterius.
The Reapers are of similarity to the Gnostic Archons, which in part inspired H.P Lovecraft’s creation of his Great Old Ones.
In general, the Gnostic’s had an extreme religious belief, whom perceived that material existence is a lie. The Gnostic vision is of similarity to Hindu and Buddhist concepts concerning Maya.
Although the Gnostic’s are far more extreme of practice, since they see life as being essentially evil and that we are imprisoned within an illusion; it can be summed up as being akin to an Asylum.
This extreme belief…
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