Can spirit be defined?

The more you try to define it, the more it eludes you. What is left is only the
poverty of an absolute nudity. To 'define' means to 'go around' something, to 'delimit' it, to 'seize' it, to 'possess' it, to 'include' it into your understanding. The spirit does not permit this.  


Spirit refuses to be 'defined'. You can only define the 'what' (what it is) of a substantial essence. But the WHAT (what it is) of the spirit is always evanescent. There never remains but a THAT.


I cannot seize the spirit. It is the spirit which, already, seizes me. It is the one which 'defines' me, which 'includes' me and my intellectual possibilities. Those ones cannot include it in turn. Does this mean that the spirit is only ghostly illusion? Of course not. Because the spirit can be apprehended. You make permanently the relevant experiment of its presence and of its reality. It calls for an intelligibility of the openess.

Spirit is gaping. It can thus be apprehended only
in gaping. Beyond its évanescent 'what' you experiment the 'that' of the act of its sudden appearance. You can however get some 'idea' of it. but only a 'negative' one.

It has neither matter nor space-time dimensions. Does this mean it is without 'substance'? A kind of epiphenomenon? An illusion? A sham? A simple conceptual ideality? The materialist monism can only refuse any 'reality' of its own for the spirit. If, indeed, the total reality is of only one order, namely the material order, which place could remain for the spirit? Its order, indeed, is not that of matter. Its reality has to be sought in an 'other' radical different order.

Which is thus this 'specific reality' of the spirit? Is it simply 'virtual', as in the Buddhist 'idealism' where the spirit is fundamentally reduced to the not-substance of a kind of state of consciousness? Against the monist approaches of what is 'real', it is necessary to return to
dialectics and to approach the total real in tension between contrary polarities in direct opposition. Spirit is thus the 'different' one which provokes the 'same' one OUT. Not a substantial 'what' but a dynamic act.

The spirit is where it is not. Not in a
fullness but in a gap. A void which crosses the fullness. An empty plenitude. A full vacuum. It is not nowhere in particular. It acts everywhere at the same time. The spirit is in distance
. The spirit intervenes. It is INTER. It is between. The spirit reads between the lines.


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