The hot source and the cold well of the human desire transcend the simple immanence. They refer towards elsewhere which is of sacral order. They refer to the mystery of the absolute source of sense. The mystery of unfathomable human gaping.
The animal tendencies remain in the end moderate. The human desire is delivered to disproportion. Can you imagine man satisfied once and for all? Man is not an animal, even a reasonable one; he is a living infinite. His gaping is done vertiginous. His desire is insatiable ad infinitum. There are cultural spaces where this disproportion of the desire is able to be contained in the proportion of a wisdom. So Buddhism or Hinduism. But it goes differently in our Judeo-Christian space where the infinity of the desire of man has to take part with the infinity of God himself.
This infinite desire is trapped by the tool system of our euphorias. Our exponential tool system creates man at its image and its resemblance. An articulated man. A handled man. A conditioned man. A used man. An industrialized man. A mechanized man. A manufactured man. A venal man. A man in crumbs.
When the essence of the human project tends to be identified with consumption and production, inevitably the desire is snatched in the vicious circle which buckles up the consumer on the producer and the producer on the consumer. And even exponentially like 'progress' itself.
Here the desire of man is trapped in the infernal loop which controls it in the illusion to fill it. To consume more and more. Thus to produce more and more. To consume still more… The consumer society creates a proliferation of artificial desires. It is a question of infinite consuming, not so much to satisfy real needs than to give the exponential tool the pleasure of turning to an accelerated mode. At the same time you get an inflation of desirable, not to forget the etymological meaning which says 'inflated with wind'.
Our 'progress' is trapped. Locked up in an impossible to circumvent limitation. So the desire has to be trapped itself. A homeostasis between the infinity of the desire and the inescapable finiteness of material abundance being impossible, the whole system of production of our euphorias has just to turn for the pleasure of turning. As if the headlong flight, supreme possible 'transcendence' of our time, were sufficient to fill by itself ad infinitum a frustration starting again and again. So, under cover of an illusion of 'progress', functions a kind of mechanics of exponential alienation. With an exponential frustration.
It is the infinite human desire which the schizoid space of our modernity locks up. Narrowing the hot source and the cold well in the only possibility of immanence. You have to come back to the prisoners of the cave of Plato. As long as an 'outside' is not suspected, as long as the sole 'inside' is presented in the form of an absolute, the 'happiness' of the cave dwellers seems complete. Each desire is conditioned according to the possibilities of the cave. And the cave is arranged to fill them all. Is it different in the cave of our euphorias?
|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|