Captive Eros

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?

 


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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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