The spiritual reality

The concept of 'gaping' has from the start two different meanings, a negative one under the sign of disappointment, a
positive one which opens to a hereafter of hope. This one is at issue here. An exodus through a vacuum towards the fullness of a 'promised land'. It provokes humans towards elsewhere.



The naturalist intelligibility which wants to be in strict continuity with the '
same' one can be right at 99%. The astounding is the remaining 1%. A small remainder which however opens an infinite possibility. A weak prophetic voice emerges on the vast expanse where 'id' proliferates. It dares to start by saying 'I'. Little David in front of the giant Goliath.

This apparent 'nothing' of the spirit hides and reveals at the same time an 'other' fullness
. Gaping is not 'nothing' right through; it comes from the hearth of being. The 'no' of the spirit is not absolute negation; it rests on a more fundamental and originating 'yes'.


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The spirit is where it is not. Through a vacuum which crosses a fullness. Spirit is gaping. It cannot be 'defined'. You can only define a substantial essence. The 'what' of spirit remains evanescent. There remains only the 'that' of the act of its sudden appearance.

It is happy that the spirit was never discovered at the point of a scalpel. The spirit comes only through a gaping of matter. Like a negation in the middle of an assertion. Like a critic within assertions. Like a question in the concert of answers. Like humour right in the middle of serious certainty. And what about if the specific human reality were something absolutely different from an 'ingredient'? The essence of humanity seems well to emerge through a 'not'. All the naturalisms of the world would like to suppress this scandalous 'not' and bring it back to the reason of a natural 'yes'.Structuralism would be very fine for that



Thought is not in the neurons nor in the synapses. It emerges
between. The speech functions in the interstices of the language. It comes from tearing the textures. It escapes from the text. It speaks in the open. It is made ellipse, metaphor, allegory…

Begin looking where the spirit is not. Without doubt the spirit appears with the most relevance, by contrast, where it is not.



Against all naturalisms, the thought testifies to itself that it is
less and more than just a simple vital function. It is from an other order than this one we share with the simple animality. It is also different from a simple pragmatic adjustment in the world such as it is, for its best possible utilization. Beyond its continuity with nature the thought is above all in infinite exodus from it. Towards the 'other' one.

Something in man refuses limits. Something in man requires the 'other' dimension of reality. This rupture affects the whole human possibilities. Consequently all human polarities are constituted antithetically. The looming up of man opens a space of difference for himself and for every thing he comes closer to. The human specificity has to go through difference so that a new creation can be.


Energy is a main problem just as much in the material order as in the spiritual one. Where is energy there is degradation of energy.
Entropy affects time with an index of degradation, of dispersion and of death. Every material process, every effort of creation and of development is paid in entropy. Entropy is every where. Idleness… Lapses of memory… Asthenias… Cowardices… Resignations… Spiritual entropy also is every where. The human spirit functions like a system in a systemic environment. As an incarnated human reality it does not escape the natural 'necessity' which is that of any system. It is thus subjected to entropy.

Entropy is a 'natural' descent. Is there no possible 'go up'? To indicate such a counterpart of entropy was forged the concept of '
negentropy'. Where can regeneration of a degenerating system come from? It can impossibly come from 'inside' the enclosure of the system. It can only come from 'outside'. The opening of the system is thus essential. But where can you find a system infinitely
open? This seems impossible inside the material order, even if you consider the whole of our universe as a closed super-system. We know since Clausius that it goes gradually disorganizing itself until its inescapable death.

'Negentropy', contrary to entropy, is not obvious. It is a hard
task and hard work. In the material order it is only relatively possible, i.e. in a limited non-closed system open to a larger one from where it receives the needed energy. True 'negentropy' seems only possible in the spiritual realm as an infinite task of the human spirit OPEN to the infinite
Hot Source of his spiritual energy.



Spiritual vitality emerges through a field of tension. Between indifference and difference. Between entropy and negentropy. 



 The Spirit is there before you can have the slightest idea of it. So is the sun before the first germ of life. Original '
hot source' facing 'cold wells' and producing spiritual energy. Can the Hot Source of our spiritual energy be another one than the Spirit of God? Maybe you can be unaware of your Hot Source. But it does not ignore you. Under penalty of death!



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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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