The text at hand seems to be a study on the non-representational, reflective perception of life and death and its ritual experience during antiquity, within the context of the inseparable, organic wholeness of human-Nature.
The present text is everything that it seems to be, but not only what it seems: it is far more and at the same time beyond all these and their contemporary horizon. It is the embarkment on wording a query related to the possibility of escape from the dead end humans are facing in their relationship with Nature today; Nature is threatening very seriously the human life, the life of a human who for centuries has delineated a course and is even at the moment delineating it, a course of hypertrophic will, subjugation, doing of deeds extreme, intervention in Nature, of acts of wild exploitation of Nature, which are founded on a major errancy:on the representational certainty of the complete, absolute disunion from Nature, which has as a consequence the self-deification of human worth, of its power, its skills and the adoption of the dogma: “anything goes”.
The question that is posed at the Appendix of the current text is whether the philosophical —with paradigmatic focal point in Empedocles— and the poetic —with paradigmatic references in Homer, Hesiod, Euripides, and the Orphic hymns— showing of the organic wholeness of human-Nature could be interpreted as an archaic simplicity or a twofold heuristic of regaining the natural sanctity of life.
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