Gaping of Eros

Nothing would turn without desire. One can be taken by giddiness in front of the mass of the human inventions and productions. A mass of
difference when compared with the simple animal kingdom. How can you explain this difference without a specific 'Eros' of man which we call desire? Without it, what would make turn our exponential system of production of abundance, and therefore of 'progress'? More deeply, what would be man without this dynamics? Tell me your desire, I will tell who you are. It is the desire which means and expresses the fundamental personal project of each human being with its own mystery. Without desire only indifference would reign. It is the desire which opens the difference. Primarily the difference between a full and a vacuum. Eros, as says Plato, is son of abundance and of poverty. A shortage which tends towards its abundance.

The desire 'functions' in the manner of an open system. On a potential difference between the hot source of abundance and the cold well of shortage
. Its dynamics comes from the energy fall of this potential difference. The larger it is, the more intense is the desire. On the other hand, when difference tends towards indifference desire will die.



Contrary to the animal, the human world, the
anthroposphere, is rooted in the biosphere and the noosphere. The potential difference of its Eros, plays thus at the same time on three levels which one can evoke schematically.

The instinctual level. With its specific tendencies and its requirements. Survival (struggle for life, defence, escape…). Vital needs (thirst, hunger, sex…). Blood ties (species, community, group, horde…). Defence of the territory (burrow, nest, brooded, reserves…). Aggressiveness (threat, aggression, fear, freedom…). Competition (force, domination, imitation…). Emotional load and repercussion.

The noological level. On the one hand the 'instinctual' level taken again through the idea, the understanding, the symbolic system, the models, the ideal, the normative requirement, sublimation… On the other hand specifically human values like right, duty, being, possession, honour, power, glory, interest, Fatherland, sense, protest, revolt, challenge, going beyond.

The pneumatological level. This are the precedent 'instinctual' and 'noological' levels as exposed to transcendence. With exposings like God, the Absolute, the sacral, the person, the sense of sense, all what is worth more than the life and larger than every thing else.

M
an is an infinite
living being with an always infinitely open desire. Its dissatisfaction remains infinite. Because its gaping is abyssal. An essential gaping which digs the desire ad infinitum. Forever impossible to circumvent. Because it is implacably gaping on the Other one.



That starts with Eros in its broadest meaning. A trend-setting dynamism which is identified with the life in its multiple expansion and its prolix differentiation. This Eros is, as says Plato, son of abundance and poverty. The more both embrace each other the larger becomes Eros.


Whit the
animal, the shortage is proportioned to its possible satiety. The world suffices for its Eros. By man, disproportion goes increasing. Abundance overflows and gaping grows hollow. The world can never be at the proportion of the disproportion of Eros. A new space opens to human disproportion, in continuity and rupture with nature. Whereas the animal lives these trendy dimensions of its being simply on the indicative mode, for man they get explosive through the infinite open distance of a 'no'. From now on all physical and biological dynamics will take an absolutely new dimension in this distance. In particular their difference will play symbolically.



V
alue is not child of identity but of difference. Where is coincidence there is no wish. As long as it abounds, water remains without value. Its value is measured by shortage. It grows ad infinitum for the dying of thirst in the desert. Distances alone nourish nostalgias. An object is desirable only in its absence or by its threatening loss. To run after something still makes it more desirable. The conquest multiplies by ten its value. What 'is worth' emerges from a gaping.

Value occurs in the negation of the indifference. It emerges with the difference. Here a stone at the edge of the way. It's there, 'unspecified' and unimportant until the moment when an archeologist discovers it as an important vestige. It takes value only once it
looses its indifference and is located in the difference.

Here a word you hear with interest. It leaves the hubbub of indifference. It
takes value. It takes value for you. Who is the demiurge of such a transmutation? The human look, the human listening. That is the huge 'differentiator' we can also call spirit.

Emerged 'between the lines' of nature, how can man find his place in the text of nature? This frustrated animal is insatiable. Desire can say 'enough' only in the primary immediacy. There is 'enough' only in short moments or in mind numbing states. The next moment shouts again!


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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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