Starting from an animal in crisis
The human reality starts from an animal in crisis. As long as life coincides with itself it is only animal life. It is in the distance from the life with itself that lies the chance for the emergence of the human realm. It is the gaping chasm that provokes it to move beyond. Then begins the long story of a certain living being who is defied through a long succession of differential crises. That was not possible without a large provocative power. Only the sacral ‘fascinosum’ and ‘tremendum’ could dislocate the animal and open in this primate the gaping infinite dimension. The ‘same’ was unable to defy it. It needed the ‘other’. One needed the great sacral difference to cause man to sacrifice his animal reality.
It is the provocative ‘Other’ who defies him to go beyond. It is through the extreme tension of sacral verticality that man is born as a man. The sacred in its first sense is properly a crisis of the childbirth of man. Only the `divine' is able to open the difference through which humanity can occur and cause the exodus of this primate towards authentic humanity.
Thereafter, the history of man is inseparable from the history of his gods. Of his God of which he knows he is the image. Consequently man humanizes himself when he gets divine.
The crossing of sacredness is deeply and basically founder of difference and distance in the middle of the simply biological reality. The world is less than the world. The world is more than the world. Man is less than man. Man is more than man. Sacredness begins with the experience of this strange `other’ frightening and fascinating at the same time. This mysterious difference crosses life very concretely.
is a crisis of the world so that the humanity emerges. Man is given birth through
a crisis. Man is born as a man in the sacral crisis of life. As long as the life
coincides simply with itself it is only animal. In the non-coincidence of life
with itself lies the chance of the emergence of specific humanity.
Thus a negative space opens, to some extent an anti-space compared to the natural space, an antithetic space where new creation is possible not first by filling up but by opening a vacuum. The sacred is founder of such a space.
We do not know when
that started. Undoubtedly nobody can know it. But the accession of a certain
primate to humanity remains incomprehensible otherwise. For that the sacral
‘fascinosum’ and ‘tremendum’ were necessary. Finiteness was not sufficient to
defy him. Neither could it be the ‘same’. The ‘other’ was needed as the great
antithesis infinitely open and the provocative difference of
Culture starts with worship. However antiquated it is, the worship rite is archaeological praxis of humanization. Worship celebrates and punctuates the difference between nature and culture, between necessity and freedom, between order and creation. In an archaeological perspective the rite brings up to date the bio-cosmic drama and the victory of life over death.
|01 Human Paradox A paradoxal animal Human paradox In rupture An animal in crisis An animal 'less' (something) Premature and naked Child of the difference Child of elsewhere||02 Verticality Middle and extremes Tropism to upwards Divine instinct The vertical living Vertical interiority The personal mystery In strict immanence||03 Gaping Depths Gaping deepness Child of gaping Gaping on an other order Gaping of meaning Gaping on the questioning Gaping of matter Gaping of existence In vertical gaping Negative anthropology|
|04 Sacral Difference Sacral dimension The sacral difference Sacral crisis The archaeological sacred Sacral verticality Hiero-tropic space-time||05 Human Environment Human space Closed and open Curvature of space Negative space Space of the sense Including and included Between Alpha and Omega||06 The Matrix of Humanity Child of a culture Human matrix Culture and cultures Master speech Refusing the enclosures|
|07 The Spirit The spiritual reality How define it? Going through DIS-tinction The spirit says no Dialectics||08 Spiritual Breath Breathing Spiritual energy Making sense To signify Sense is through gaping Speech and language Symbol Faith||09 The Sense of Sense The Sense The space of the sense The house of the sense Including and included sense Confinement Master and possessor of sense|
|10 The Reason Science Constituted and constituent Scientific dialectics Bubble Between Structure and sense||11 The Meaning Demiurge of the significances Through To run here and there Mechanism Trough articulation Articulable matter||12 Systems Analysis Systemics The system Systemic operation Energy Tanks|
|13 Oïkology Impossible closing Systemic totality The house of the spirit Ecology We sinned||14 Exodus Spiritual adventure Out of safety measures Out of the cave Logos in exodus||15 Through Difference Difference Starting from difference Crossing the duality A logic of crossing Chance|
|16 Dialectics Going through 'no' Fundamental dynamics Dia-logos The fourth dimension Passover dialectics||17 Alliance Broken Alliance Rupture of the bond The prodigal son Atheism State of grace||18 History Emergence of History Impossible totalizing Trans-historic verticality The sense in exodus Between Alpha and Omega|
|19 Fertile Confrontation Singular adventure Dialectical gestation Antithesis Two revolutions Exponents A long gestation Explosiveness||20 Progress What is progress? Source of The progress Exponential acceleration The tool of progrès Why it isn't working Wedged exponential growth Progressive illusion||21 Schizoid Tautological speech Idealism Master and possessor Flirt with nothingness God driven out Without the Father Without recourse Psychosis|
|22 The Other One Arising The other one Exposed To tell the other one||23 Adventurers Components and exponents Adventurers of eschatology Today||24 Through Scandal Gaping mystery of evil Trough distance Congenital evil Entropy in the human hearth|
|25 Agape Gaping of Eros Captive desire Eros and Agape Going down Defeated entropy||26 God in You Tropism for Agape Bottomless bottom Cleaning the sources Let you fall You fall into God||Autor|