last update March 1998
To begin with
a live example of Memory, I'd like to remind the reader that
Genetics has probably not come in our present time without a preparation.
Many of our sciences were exposed - in their prematurity;
astrology, sciences of Earth, of emotions, even sociology,
etc...- during previous phases of civilization, as for instance in
Antiquity (Egypt, Greece, etc...) and later with
Alchemy in European Middle-Ages; but the present science of Genetics
- and science of the Code - was little shown by the Hermetists. One can wonder
if the millenniary antique tradition of dynastic protocols, ruling of incest,
etc... was not stricto sensu in early Genetic sciences - but this
seems even less apparent in the history of Europe.
However, two clues may modify this perception : first, the gradual customerization of the patronymics (the sustainance of a name from father to son) - a symbolized lineage which apparently began, at least popularly, with Judaism - may represent a mass pervasion of a primal genetic engineering. Second, a specific question which was raised in the Hermetic/Alchemist field, before its repression at the Renaissance, may have indicated a complex process in operation:
The crucial attempt of a combination of Cabala (Judaic) and Natural Magic (Orphic) represented, at that time, the deepest issue of the evolution of Science. I shall try in this page to present how this union of Judaism and Hellenism may have supported the 'inapparent' Genetic relevance of Alchemy.
Yet, before this, we shall recall the opening statement of the earlier edition of this present page, which described the same purpose, but in another form :
The logic of Code (C1..C2..Cs) 'reflexes' the logic of Words (Significand ; S1, S2, S..+1, S..n) written during the former (before the science of Genetics) Patriarchic Transference.
The diachronic linkage of those two logics allows Memory.
I want to stress
also the status of Psychoanalysis in
regard to Ecology. Once detached from
romanticism, Ecology is understood as the science,
or the art, of regulation of cosmic systems in regard to their codes and
code relations. It means that it integrates evolution and even transformation
of the systems. Ecology is not immobilisation in the past
(e.g. shizophrenia), it is change and progress. By the
end of the 20th century, now that Germline Genetic Engineering
(i.e. making changes in the human specie that would persist
from one generation to another) becomes feasable. The
creation, or concious mutation, of species calls for a global model which
By the beginning of the 20th century, mankind had the intuition of Ethics that would govern the dynamics of this Ecology model. This intuition has been represented by Psychoanalysis. There is no other theory in the 20th century which addresses the requisites for an Ecology.
The coincidence between Psychoanalysis and Ecology was completely disclosed in this century when Lacan showed that Psychoanalysis was equivalent to Cybernetics (Cybernetics being the science of the relation and control between machines and living organisms). This equivalence is thus binding Psychoanalysis to an Ecosystem which has begun to generate algorithmic digitization (robotics and virtual models of life). Yet, already from Freud's beginning, a Sociology was shown in Psychoanalysis & . Cybernetics, Sociology, and a theory of reproduction (Libido) make a complete set for an Ecology; this is why Freud, in the field of Psychism, can be compared with Copernicus in the Cosmic field .
You can see , where a central and serial oscillation (the ego) challenges, or completes, the central and monadic immobility of the copernician system.
Since both Freud
and Copernicus manifested a resistance
upon their own intuition, I,
from my own psychoanalytical expertise, shall reintegrate the primal formulation
of the former, who initially called his psychoanalysis:
Analysis of the Soul. In this page
I shall use either this title (Soul
Analysis) , or the usual name of
Psychoanalysis. This will be addressing
the ideological issue of Ecology - for so far
, the moral organization of the Ecological world view has been confined within
a conflict between cultural order (re: the social
critic of the Green movement) and natural laws. In reacknowledging
the Freudian theory as 'Analysis of Soul', we shall easily integrate the
longing Gaia concept (as well as the traditional and Hermetic
anima mundi) within an aliance that psychoanalysis achieves,
in its social model, between Nature and Society.
You can see (Nature & Society) after a short description of the Social Link in our present time.
Everything amongst information seems thus to be data, except for something added, which is the Name, before it is named. Soul Analysis views this name without a name, in an energetic field called Libido. Meanwhile, this very same naming of data has been viewed by geneticists (who have not yet quite define the field of its application - GenePool? Algorithm? Electromagnetism? Cyphermatics? etc..).
First, Psychoanalysts called this 'Name of data', ego (the 'me' in French), then biogeneticists called it meme (in English), and then again, Analysts of the Soul called it seeming, or saming (semblant in French). Remarkably, while this 'meme' was coined for the purpose of applying it to biology, as well as Artificial Intelligence, as said above, Soul Analysis was also merging as Cybernetics. Because, as an intuition, Psychoanalysis was more unaware (Unconscious), than Genetics, it was also able to advance further and faster. So, before repression might sweep down on Genetics, its deep stimulation may come from its pair (i.e. Soul Analysis). Here follows what Soul Analysis brought :
You can see
. Both are merged in a collective
of individuals ( the mass in human specie) - as you can see in
. It shows that the Freudian Sociology assume the laws of
It is through Jacques Lacan's resistance that the sociology of Libido began to integrate the logic of DNA. Lacan understood that the Oedipus Complex which was structuring this libido, included a regulation of the patronymic.
I wrote this in a second statement, in the earlier edition of this page, as follow :
I wrote the title of my Psychiatry Memoirs in 1979, with the name of a Hierarchy Drive. It was not without knowing that Drive is to Libido what Force is to physics fields - that is a fundamental concept whose linearity I thenafter developed as serial. In this book I was describing a certain intensity in human agressiveness. With the linearity stage of the hierarchy (dynasty, patronymics) this dynamism imposes an industry, as for instance we must consider that the patronymics, which became a rule with Judaism , has represented an early genetic engineering.
In other words :
Once its repression is released, one can recognize Alchemy in its state of contemporary Science. Ceremonial Magic , for instance, was known for developing reflections within populations . This combination of operations upon the Form and the Code, was typified before the Renaissance's halt as Orphism & Cabala, by Pico Della Mirandola :
|Thus a practical Cabalist... is performing a rite similar to the natural magician intonating an Orphic hymn - similar, but more powerful, because... the Orphic hymns have no power unless "the work of Cabala" is added to them.|
Although the logic of the above statement may be pondered, the clear idea revealed by the historian's analysis of the Renaissance shows that there was an attempt to combine the processes of Orphic characters (aka signs in actual linguistics) with Letters and Numbers of Cabala. Beside the fact that this combination was claimed as being a re-combination, which was giving the historical sense of Christianity , it pertaiins to this page since we recognize the combination of Code and Significand that characterizes the present elaboration of Ecology.
This shows that
this ancient 'science' re-emerges in a continuous and harmonious development
of science during 3000 years of civilization. The reintegration of the building
stones of the past - memory - enhances present awareness. It is especially
interesting as it reinforces the thesis that the Genetic ability of our society
must be assisted by Artificial Intelligence
. The historian, Frances
Yates, shows in her magistral work that beside the divine ability
to create species, which was held as religious purpose by the Hermetists
who dared not yet to endorse the project, their Alchemy was nevertheless
endeavoring to conceive 'artificial brains'.
The synchronized unfolding of the foreseen Artificial Intelligence, with Genetics of DNA today, confirms the good probabilities that they will work together to overcome the natural human limitation.
In the early edition of this page, a conclusion opened toward practical measures that our society should consider, if it realizes that the new conditions of an industry of Code (Genetic Engeeniring and Genetic Algorithmics) ask for measures in our social regulation. It is also possible that the process of transformation will continue to proceed without any need for more awareness in masses - advanced considerations either will not do great harm. I was thus writing:
More interesting than a bold statement may be a genuine and unresolved question. There is a link between the above said development of an industry of code (from Patriarchy to Ecology), and the anatomy of the human body, which carries within itself the ability to reflect such production (industry). What is this link? It is satisfactory to know that the Representative logic (Code-Significand) implements Nature with an ability to comprehend itself - yet it would be even more practical to know what partakes of the human body for this enterprise.
As did other research, Psychoanalysis looks at the neural functions in this regard; and it has been quite unique for including the sexual processes. With the commun sense which guided Hermetism, it easily deduces that a specificity involving the anatomophysiology of the sexual organs is related to the ability of acheiving a science - notwithstanding a science of genetics. But it did yet not reach a comprehensive thesis - and even advanced topologists can't seem to present any idea, even suggestions, regarding this question which causes stupefaction.
I have presented the question in a chapter of my work which remains totally not understood (since it is a question..:).
One shall find more comfort in concluding with the easier development of which A. Verdiglione inspired me, when he simply said : "things fold, and fold over." It carries the meaning. in French, of falling back, or even withdrawing - which is a good thing, to a certain extent, for signifying the continuous recession and burying of things in front of our enlightenment.
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