The sacral difference

Humanity is child of the difference. The sacral reality opens the new space of humanity by laying down the great funding differences, between secular and sacred, between absolute and relative, between good and bad, between pure and impure, between permitted and interdict, between heaven and earth, and so on.

The world is less than the world. The world is more than the world. Man is less than man. Man is more than man. The sacred realm begins with the original experience of this strange difference. It is provocative difference which leaves indifferent only the animal.

The ‘divine’ opens this difference through which humanity emerges dialectically. History shows evolutions and ruptures from elementary spirits to mineral, vegetable and animal divinities, from agrarian divinities to a cosmic god, from idols to an invisible God, from family, tribal, national gods to an universal God, from a demiurge to a creative God, from numerous divinities to one personal God…

The great original difference crosses the world into two. The human reality arises through this cut. Without it, the indifference would let him go dangerously alongside the chasm of nothing and death. This originating sacral division of the being crosses the world vertically, gives it a solid axis, and saves it from nothingness. It’s more than simple `qualities'. It’s about forces. And these sacral forces are actively antagonistic, they can clash and fight. The pure ones must be victorious. From the beginning the sacral forces determine and govern the ontological levels of the world. For original men they represent also a permanent threat.

The fundamental religious act is founder of difference. Everything starts with Eros, this dynamic tendency of live itself. The religious act is primarily dialectical and basically - well before its constitution in `religion' - contemporary to the dialectical act of humanization.

This gaping of the world, this open gratuitousness in the middle of the universal necessity, indicates a sacral realm. The sacral axis is the fundamental differential axis of the distance and the difference which is man itself. It is the vertical differential axis on which is articulated the dialectical possibility.

The animal eros is strictly at home in the world. The biological loop is buckled on itself. As long as the life coincides perfectly with itself it remains simply animal. A certain animal can become man because the purely biological loop cannot be buckled any more on itself. That implies a crisis of Eros, a sudden appearance of a disproportion between Eros and the world.

In the human realm Eros is gaping. An `elsewhere' is opening. Without this gaping and without the dialectical possibility given in it, man could never have arisen. Never could ‘another' being than an animal one have emerged if Eros had not been dialectically provoked by a great contradictory power. The specific human reality is constituted through this opening, `culture' in opposition to `nature'.



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
The spirit says no
08 Spiritual Breath
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Master and possessor of sense
10 The Reason
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Structure and sense
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
To run here and there
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
12 Systems Analysis
The system
Systemic operation
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
We sinned
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
15 Through Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
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
Two revolutions
A long gestation
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
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
22 The Other One
The other one
To tell the other one
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
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