Where can this tropism upwards come from?
The ‘logos’ presupposes it without being able to found it rationally. Only the ‘mythos’ can give ideas about its origin. Thus, a fragment of the divine lost in the human animal and which, in the middle of the sentient reality, keeps the nostalgia of the divine realm. A power of aspiration of the soul towards what is above, through fall, reminiscence and rise.
The myth of Zagreus… Orphism… Its central myth of Zagreus (Dionysos) son of Zeus, devoured by the Titans who were struck by the fire of Zeus and whose ashes gave birth to humans. From here results the incoercible need for salvation in this double human nature at the same time divine and `titanic'. The soul wants to be released from the sensitive world and go up towards its divine fatherland. So you get a soteriology which impregnates piety and celebrates the mysteries of the orphism in its dionysiac rites, a way of purification and ecstasy which tends to fusion with the divine one.
The dynamics of Eros is born in the sacral difference. At the opposite of the simple instinct which remains horizontal, Eros wants `to go up', through the vertical tension of the sacred.
Thus the dialectical ascent of Plato in his `Banquet'. Rise, by pure Eros, above terrestrial realities. Start to distinguish what is the beauty and from here reach the absolute beauty. By degrees, pass from one beautiful body to two and from two to all. Pass from the beautiful bodies to beautiful creations. Pass from beautiful creations to beautiful knowledge. Finally pass to the knowledge of Beauty in itself.
The philosophy of Plato is in tension between the possible rationality and the impossible mystic, beyond the intellectual speculation towards the realization of true humanity. The aim of philosophy is salvation. The abstract idea is not enough. It is quite able to give light, but it misses the dynamics which are able to transform. Beyond the concepts, beyond the ideas, there must be a power of action. Not simply `what' the things are, but `that' new ones arise. This power of action is not other than the Platonic Eros.
Eros is son of poros and penia, son of abundance and poverty. Neither purely divine, nor purely human, but something intermediary, something as great as a `daimon' which provokes man upwards. Towards the Idea, the Value, the Truth, the Good, the Beauty… Especially the Beauty with its great power to wake up the Eros of the soul.
|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||Autor|