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The ambivalence of the Eternity and the Coming in Christian mysticism as a cryptomystical subtext of philosophical thought

Duplinskya Yuliya Mikhailovna, Saratov State University
Friauf Vasily Aleksandrovich, Saratov State University

It is proved that the superrationality of Christian mystical experience qualitatively diff ers from the superrationality of other mystical traditions. In addition to the superrationality of Eternity as an invariant of all sacred traditions, Christian experience is superrational in the aspect of the Coming state of adoration, which is a task, not a given. This aspect is unique as an attribute of Christian mystical experience only. In the aspect of Eternity, mystical unity with the God is understood in metaphors of rotation, fusion and dissolution. In the aspect of the Coming, unity with the God is understood in the metaphors of “doing”: co-work and synergy with the God. If rational thinking, like culture as a whole, is cryptomythologic and cryptomystical, then the cryptomysticism of thought that grows on the basis of the Christian archetype has its specifi cs. The result of the irremovable two-vectorness of the Eternity and Сoming of Christian archetype is the fl uctuations of rational culture, which were not generated by any other sacred tradition. The apophatic mystery of the Eternity and the Сoming breaks down into two opposite poles in philosophical thought. One pole is associated with the phenomenological tradition of transcendental rotation, the other – with the utopian tradition. 

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