Closed and open


In a space with positive curvature the dynamics of the human project tends to be buckled up in the enclosure of its loop.

In a space with negative curvature, on the contrary, this dynamics, far from being able to be buckle up, opens exponentially.



There is ultimately, beyond the important human decision, something like an ontological decision of the being itself, between the 'same' and the 'other'. Either the identity is buckled on itself in safety or the difference opens infinitely.

Around the `same' the space is bent and takes a positive curvature. The reign of the `same' buckles its roundness in this enclosure. On the contrary the 'other' opens the space in negative curvature. The difference and the transcendence push towards the explosion of the enclosures.



Let us still return to the allegory of the cave by Plato. A most vertiginous question put to man. Can these cave dwellers, locked up since their birth, have the slightest doubt on what appears to them to be the 'real'? They lack any reference to the 'other'. They are prisoners of the 'same'. This 'same' is thus the sole lawmaker and like an absolute
to them.

The 'other' Word coming from elsewhere has only few chances to be heard in the middle of these assured and settled voices. If it dared to raise the voice it would be expelled at once with violence. Isn't it the
bad conscience of the cave? And m
oreover isn't it suspicious-looking in this enclosure where it spoils captive euphorias? And yet it knows…



Thus you have to leave. Only from outside the 'whole' of your situation will be clear. But when are you gone far enough 'outside' to see every thing from outside? Is it possible to go out infinitely? Undoubtedly such a total 'breaking out' will remain forever impossible. However this impossibility should not condemn the effort to try the limits.

The range of the allegory is infinite. The human reality never finishes leaving the cave and making its exodus. Today more than ever. The extreme human decision does not cease being played between the 'closed' and the 'open'.

 

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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
 
 
 
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