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.

Sacredness 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 humanity.

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
The spirit says no
08 Spiritual Breath
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Master and possessor of sense
10 The Reason
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Structure and sense
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
To run here and there
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
12 Systems Analysis
The system
Systemic operation
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
We sinned
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
15 Through Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
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
Two revolutions
A long gestation
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
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
22 The Other One
The other one
To tell the other one
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
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