This text expresses the essence of a journey from the sense of lacking the secret to life, to discovering the secret of the Lack. In other words, it is a journey toward breaking us free from attachment to the fantasy of a non-divided Other (the Guru) and from attachment to the fantasy of a non-antagonistic way of being (the Utopia). In other words, pyrotheology is a theory and technology designed to help people acknowledge and subjectivize the central antagonism that constitutes reality.
The fundamental move – or trick – of pyrotheology is one of misrecognition/misdirection: People enter into the process, believing that it will help them escape the contingent deadlocks that beset their life, and gradually find themselves confronting a Fundamental Deadlock. A confrontation that opens up a new way of being (Salvation).
Paradoxically (or, rather Dialectically), one enters pyrotheology to escape their lack through discovering the Secret, only to discover that the secret involves a confrontation with the Secret of Lack.
An insight that retroactively undermines the project of pyrotheology itself. Pastor Josh will lead this class on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/556795333