Singular Western adventure 

Whoever you are in Occident, whichever are your reactions of unbelief or of faith, you cannot escape the influence of your history. And our History is marked by the confrontation of extreme difference. The gestation of the Occident through a radical confrontation becomes paradigm of universal fruitfulness of encounter with Other ones.

Europe, Occident, Modernity. The three unite. Europe like a geographic-historical space becomes native soil and hearth of Occidental culture. Occident as a project of civilization and culture which, historically, overflows Europe. The Modernity which translates the 'Western' relevance in the topicality of today. The rest of the world, whether it likes it or not, for its happiness or for its misfortune, did not remain and could not remain out of this adventure. Whether you regret it or are delighted about it, it is a historical fact. It was bound to happen that Occident was conquering the world and imposing its model
. By weapons, by techniques, by seduction. Why didn't the Chinese, inventors of the compass, use it for the discovery of the world? And why, having invented the gunpowder, didn't they use it for dominating by force? Why Occident? No human culture has ever known something approaching such an explosive exaltation of human liberty. Everywhere else, even among Greeks, remained too absolute the divine or cosmic destiny. Here, on the other hand, human liberty was infinitely opened, at the image and the resemblance of the liberty of God himself.



The meeting of difference is fertile. The meeting of extreme difference is infinitely fertile. If the 'same' one remains closed on itself, never anything else will be. Innovation is child of the difference which clashes dialectically. Also was the encounter of Athens and Jerusalem. The most gigantic collision of conceivable difference! Nowhere else met so big differences than in our Occident. Nowhere else has released a greater dynamics.

Why the extraordinary dynamics of this adventure? There seems to be only one answer. It was the dialectical dynamics resulting through reciprocal challenge and confrontation from the inter-fecundation of gigantic differences between the pagan component
and the Judeo-Christian exponent



Starting f
rom this inter-fecundation of the 'thetic' components of the Neolithic revolution and the 'antithetic' exponents of the Judeo-Christian revolution will arise, after a very long gestation, an extraordinary deployment of growth and acceleration. It occurs as if the Neolithic 'mechanisms' started to function exponentially. The tool producing a tool which overtakes it. A huge tool system inflates and overflows. The invention provokes an increasingly bold invention. More and more enormous ones arise.
 
Occident was not born by parthenogenesis! Occident was born from father and mother. Our mother is pagan. Our father is Judeo-Christian.


In this single new cultural space, by the irruption of the Judeo-Christian innovation, man was provoked, defied, with becoming creator of History, creator of historicity. Also th
e only cultural space where anguish penetrated deeply. Here were broken the atavistic defense mechanisms against the temporal urgency. Here was broken the circle of eternal return. That can be exciting. That cannot miss being at the same time infinitely distressing.


Man is projected out of himself. Out of its safety measures. Irremediably embarked in
History. Having to risk the adventure… From now on man becomes responsible for his present and his future! And nobody writes any more his history in his place. From now on it pertains to man to write the history of the gods! With God undoubtedly. But in a personal relationship which leaves man responsible and opens to risk. An infinitely exciting task but at the same time infinitely distressing.



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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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