Arising

It can appear sometimes in the euphoric register and sometimes in the catastrophic one. Too joyful or too disconcerting. Face to the 'same' one, the 'other' one is always surprise. Birth or dead. Failure or success. Joy or sorrow. Sin or grace… Right in the middle of our establishments the other one makes irruption under the species of the new, of the unforeseen, of the encounter, of the accident, of 'chance' or 'bad luck'.

Otherness emerges in rupture. Radical otherness is thinkable only in extreme cases. The 'other' emerges where the circles break and where the loops cannot be buckled. The natural tendency of the human spirit goes on the side of continuities. Only continuities are assimilable and integrable by the reason. Ruptures, on the contrary, are by nature disobedient. They resist. You cannot circumvent them.



So that the
other can emerge, the same one must be broken. Rupture of continuities and logical necessities with their deductive or inductive sequences. Rupture of the 'long chains' by which the reason tends to buckle and to integrate reality so it can become 'master and owner' of it. Rupture of the 'labels' which want to classify the other one and put it into the jail of the identity of the same one.

To exist...
Ex-sist! The 'other' one arises out of
nothingness. Not yet a 'what' you can take possession of but a 'that' emerging in pure gratuity. Not first what are the things but the fact that they are. 'What' - what is a circle, for example, - is explained and is defined. One can deduce it and reduce it. It to some extent logically necessary once given its definition. 'That', on the contrary, you cannot explain it nor define it. It emerges 'there'. Like an insult to logic.


 

To exist, it is to emerge in rupture and gratuity. Any questioning on this 'act' of surging or emerging brings you back to this impossible to circumvent gaping which can be called 'contingency'. Tireless and heroic effort of man in search of consistency through the negation of contingency. Contingency. What is happening. What occurs like 'event'. The surging act of being. Actuality of what could not be. Ultimately in its nudity: 'to be'.

Creation
. That nothing could be... and nevertheless something 'is'! The assertion of creation is from the start on the most enormous assertion and most scandalous face to the pagan reason. You cannot think 'creation' without something like a salto mortalis. To think creation is indeed not possible in continuity. Between 'nothing' and 'being' there is an infinite fault. Creation is thus in rupture. It is starting from an act, a gratuitous act putting being into existence. An original ontological act of an absolute 'poietes' (creator). Between God and the world there is no logical bond of necessity. It is thus contingent what is to say that it 'floats' to some extent gratuitously in contingency. The creative 'fiat', 'that' it be.

Creation is not emanation of a same one from a same one. Creation is giving rise to an '
other' one absolutely new and original.

Ex nihilo
To try to understand this divine creation 'ex nihilo' it is necessary to start by thinking its absolute difference compared to a 'manufactured' creation. Human 'creation' always begins with something like a raw material or first elements that man articulates according to the idea of a new production. 'Ex nihilo' is a matter for disproportion. For the Greeks, proportion is an absolute requirement. It is identified with the logos, that is the proportion itself of cosmos and anthropos. Hybris is disproportion and thus sin and even an absolute one and as such it cannot remain unpunished. For the Bible, proportion is only relative. It is in dependence of the personal will on an 'I' who reveals itself as Agape with his radical disproportion.

Resurrection. Not immortality of the soul but
resurrection of the flesh. For the Christian, the power of the Spirit makes fun, as says Origen, of the coarse materialist speculations. Immortality is in continuity. Resurrection is in rupture. Immortality lets die the body to guarantee the survival of the 'soul'. Resurrection makes die the entire man to let him totally raise from the dead. Pagan immortality is by nature; Christian resurrection is by grace. The soul is not immortal by itself. Man is created mortal, in his body and his heart. At the same time it is created with the capacity of immortality. Resurrection means new radical sudden appearance through a rupture. New creation. It means also rupture of all the vicious circles of the logical necessity, of determinism, of violence, of blocking systems, of natural laws… It means opening of sense, of history, of future…


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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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