Let yourself fall
The adventure is played vertically. In abyssal gaping. This vertical line determines the anthropological structure of the human being. From the external sensitive faculties to inner higher faculties and from there to the fine bottom of the 'heart'. From top downwards. From outside towards the interior. From the periphery towards the centre, towards this mysterious dimension called 'secret kingdom', 'interior desert', 'divine darkness', 'hidden abyss'… The absolute point of gravity. Consequently man cannot be not-falling. He carries in himself an 'eternal inclination', say something like a gravitation or a tropism towards his eternal origin. Just get relaxed and let you fall.
This approach is revolutionary! No question to escape towards the heights of a 'stratospheric transcendence'. On the contrary, it is in its extreme 'immanence' that the heart is called. And it is there that it finds God and finds itself authentically.
You have to fall in God. It's physical like a tropism or the gravity. According to a quasi 'natural' gravitation, God falls in man and man falls in God. Why, then, the bottom of the 'heart' doesn't keep open its 'native' gaping? Why don't we fall spontaneously in holiness? The major reason is due to the obstructions.
The obviousness of what you are leaving is easy. The obviousness of what you have to search for is always crucified. You have to go through obscure and wild extents. Your have to go through your own anguish. You will go from tearing and tearing. The promised land is only further ahead.
Just go down… Seek God on the vertical line of yourself. Get over your interior distances. You surrender to your own essential truth. You surrender to the Other one. You imagine falling into a vacuum. It is a mysterious presence which welcomes you. It is God you meet while crossing your own distance. Don't forget that, against a majority of the mystics, Tauler does not emphasize 'going up' but 'going down', the abyssal descent. The major reason of this movement will be seen later in connexion with Agape.
Thisvertical interiority is not the closed small world of your intimacies. It is an unfathomable abyss. It is an infinite universe. Your mystery, however, is already more than yours. Your mystery is embarked where you are not any more alone master on board of yourself. In your extreme abyssal depths, the Other one calls. According to the word of psalm 41: the Abyss calls the abyss. The other Abyss, the divine Abyss, calls you in your abyss.
To reach your essential humanity there is no other way than the negative one. The more you quit, the more you find yourself. But otherwise and doubtless in a more authentic way. You have to leave your deployments in the great easy widths of the world. You have to leave your entertainments in the superficial opulence. You have to leave your onedimensional euphorias. You have to leave your possessions and your dominations in the mundane multiplicity. You have to leave your phenomenal obviousnesses. You have to leave the enclosures of your schizoid will...
You reach the promised land only through a crucifying release. Man must thus break himself to really reach himself. Man belongs not absolutely to himself but is primarily only through the transcendence of an infinite verticality. That, according to the expression of Pascal, man 'passes man infinitely', is incontestably the most scandalous assertion for our modernity. Such an assertion, however, corresponds to the fundamental experience of the Christian mystic. This experience is not 'phenomenal'. It cannot be exhausted by things such that they appear to me. It is not either 'transcendental', meaning that it would be identified with the ultimate aiming of my extreme possibilities. It is 'transcendent'. It crosses the perceptible and intellectual representations. It crosses its own aiming itself. It gets ultimately in deep communion with the Being itself of an extreme Reality.
|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|