Refusing the enclosures

Can you find truth in the enclosure of your easy conveniences? The allegory of the
cave by Plato prompts us to refuse the enclosures. The cave, indeed, symbolizes with great relevance our mental universe, i.e. our 'culture', captive in its 'impassable horizon' according to the expression of Sartre, the big specialist of our modern enclosures.

Remember this underground residence in the shape of a cave. Men are put in chains there since their birth. Solid bonds prevent them from moving and turning the head and obliging them to look only in front of them. The only light comes from a fire lit on a height far behind them. A high road and a small wall pass between fire and cave. On that road carriers of various objects speak or conceal. Their voices reflect in echo…


They are all slaves of the Master of the cave, i.e. of the Speech which functions in the 'impassable horizon' of the cave. It represents the most relevant logic of the cave. It is identified with the clear conscience of the cave. He is a promoter of the consensus in the cave. He makes the law in the cave. He guarantees the euphorias of the cave. He holds the secrecies of the cave. He furnishes the imaginary of the cave. He carries out the lights of the cave. He informs the magicians of the cave. He orchestrates the polyphonies of the cave. He dictates the chronicles of the cave. He guarantees the success of the contests of the cave. He inspires the propagandists of Utopia
of the cave…

Imagine that you release one of these prisoners. You
will need force to do it. You will make him suffer. He will complain. It is however the price to pay for passing from obscurantism to light. It is still necessary to imagine this man going down again in the cave and sit down in its old place. Will he not have the eyes plugged by darkness while coming abruptly from the full sun? Let us imagine he enters again in competition with the prisoners who did not leave their chains, in the state where its sight is still confused and before its eyes recover. Won't he be an object of ridicule? And thus that it is not even worth trying to go up there!
The cave represents our human space with its limits and in its fences. The illusion of an infinite cave obliterates the chances of going outside.

You know the story of the fool looking through a wire fencing and wondering why so many people are locked up on the other side. He didn't distinguish between 'in' and 'out'. And of course it's not always easy. Between 'in' and 'out', between prison and liberty, there is a border-line separating two very different spaces. If this line were straight the two separated spaces could be considerd alternatively as 'in' or 'out'. The slightest curvature is enough to set up the important difference. On each side appears a totally new space with a totally new dynamics.



The shades in the cave are the alibi of 'reality' when there is no more other reality. They reveal and hide at the same time. They testify negatively that light exists, on the condition of seeing beyond. Light is not visible immediately because it dazzles. But it is the (momentarily invisible) reason of the shadows and the reflections.

Thus the reality of the fiction can be more real than the fictional reality!
Cavern dwellers are just prisoners of the virtual 'reality' which occupies the essentials of their time. 'Metro, boulot, dodo' (subway, job, bed) as it sounded in 1968. A whole pallet of very 'serious' activities. Contests, games, examinations, promotions, diplomas, medals and so on. Isn't all this important enough to occupy entirely an enclosed illusion? When you lack any reference to the 'other' one can you have the slightest doubt about 'reality'? When the reference to the 'other' dimension is missing, there remains just the 'same' as an absolute.

As long as you don't know anything about what is off limits how can you be sure you know something is true? Verity comes from infinity.


The prophetic word means the irruption of the 'Other' one right in the middle of our existence. The 'Other' comes to explode our enclosures and open them ad infinitum.

 

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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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