To tell the other one

Before the word there is only confusion. With the word the other one emerges. The word starts with the negation of nothingness. It makes arise the being, singular and plural ones. As at the origins of the world, the logos continues being a creator. What would be the
being of the world, if it remained prisoner of silence? To reach the word, the eternal silence of the world has first to be broken. And this rupture is done through the emergence of man. With him every thing starts talking. And all in him, gesture, hand, look, posture, attitude, walking, rhythm, becomes speaking. Humanity means a deployment of a space where it is speaking.

All speaks since all can be symbol. All can become sign; all can make sign. To say the other
. To haunt elsewhere. To make sign to the sign…The unvoiced wants to be said. What is said calls for what cannot be said. Through a rupture and through the going beyond the rupture another thing is said. Signifiers unceasingly break and stick back together, they move away and embrace again each other, so that signification emerges. The symbol, thus, says an infinite. But it says it only in the nostalgia of its other half.

There does not exist any word which does not remain affected by materiality. Even the most abstract terms stick to the ground. Their etymologies testify of their tangible roots. As, as for example, the spirit, which means originally air, breathing, breath, wind… But at the same time it means a lot more. Only one half is concerned with air displacement. The other half, released and available, 'symbol', breaths from elsewhere and signifies the 'other' one.


M
an is not only that one by which the symbol arrives, he is itself alive symbol. A symbolic half which searches for the other half. Without this other half he cannot get a self-comprehension of himself. The human reality can only decipher itself through the embrace of the other half.



The specific human nature, through
rupture and distance with the simple nature, does not exist out of a symbolic space. How can you explain such a space of the 'no' in the middle of the large 'yes' that nature repeats unceasingly with itself? All the naturalisms of the world would like to find the reasons starting from this even 'yes'.

The other half... J
ust as two halves of a broken shard, by showing the perfect correspondence of their crack, can be sign of recognition, that is symbol in the etymological meaning: sumbolon, sumballein, to put together. None of the two halves is sufficed for itself. Each one takes sense only with the other one. The visible one with the invisible one.

Isn't this an astonishing experience to meet the other half of the symbol and to discover how the vertiginous fracture of the world sticks together?



A
symbol is initially anything. Every thing in nature has 'vocation' to become symbol. For that the object has to be broken and become useless. Good for the trash can? No. It is just now it takes value.

Isn't this a strange behaviour? Giving value to a broken object? Which value? This paradoxical value is elsewhere. It is new. It is different. This difference is called significance
.



The simple transparency of the world is only of surface. Behind the scientific obviousnesses, and in another light, the world is divided in two halves. A present one and an absent one. The world feels achy by the half it misses. All the philosophies of the world do nothing but stammer this gaping.


Between the lines... Nothing exists concretely which is not 'built', from the atom to the most complex form of life, from the burst stone of the prehistoric man to the prowness of the advanced technique, from the first babbling of the language to the most sublimes poetic or mystical words. All is articulated, structured-together, built. However the basic essentials passes through every construction and emerges through its gaping. Like the beauty of the Parthenon. Like the look of a face. What is specifically human precisely. What is in continuity and in rupture. What emerges from the open one. The other one.



The sense
expressed by the symbol points between the lines of the articulating language. Because the symbol says the other deeply, it returns beyond itself. The symbolic function is primarily metaphorical. In Greek: meta-phorein, to carry beyond, to transport, to transpose. When, for example, a word in a sentence takes a different meaning from which it has in the everyday usage. When, for example, the metaphorical narration in the form of allegory or parabola 'transposes' in an easier way of access and through a gaping a teaching which carries far.



When the wise man points to the moon, says a Chinese proverb, the imbecile looks at the finger. A prophetic word says the sense through the symbol, in a deep agreement with the other dimension of the human reality.


Hope meets in the other half. Your word can say; your word can also shout despair. It is your word which decides on you at the same time as you decide on it. Where elsewhere would you seek freedom?


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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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