Non-philosophical mystique and the rehabilitation of heresis


  • Eleni Lorandou Lancaster University



Non-philosophical mystique, One-without-God, Man-in-Man, Christ subject, Heretical fight


In the second part of the Triptych, Mystique non-philosophique à l'usage des contemporains, François Laruelle puts to the test of "non-philosophy" the field of phenomena that are termed as "religious" whether Christian, Judaic or Gnostic. Non-philosophical mystique is born in the spirit of heresy rather than sanctity. It springs from the effort to join Man with himself rather than with God founding the radical cause of the new Logos in the One-in-One. Man is emptied from his identity, becomes a Christ-subject who comes to fight for the World. Future mystique ends as the amorous knowledge, an erotic a priori constitutive of the mystical subject: it is not an illusory transformation of Man or a revision of his relation to God or the World. The final aim – as I will try to show – is to transfigure the heretical experience, mystical as well as erotic of the human such as it becomes capable of a form of unison with itself as unique Other.


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How to Cite

Lorandou, E. (2018). Non-philosophical mystique and the rehabilitation of heresis. Labyrinth, 20(1), 51–63.