AES+F observesby a demiurgic
gaze, contemporary global situation full of cultural conflict,system crisis and political misery and creates grandeur projects that becomenew legends of Dasein for international society.
Project Nationhood, that new space of civic and psychic belonging that was going to be forged out of the inchoate desires of different ethnic nationalities yoked together by colonialism, was singularly blessed by the presence of a stellar cast of nationalist heroes and sheroes, of statesmen and women, some destined for demiurgic
roles, some destined for vatic roles, some destined to combine both and even more roles as they screamed at that emergent nation at the crossroads: igbo re, ona re!
The persuasion of her thesis, implicitly humanizing her otherwise demiurgic
cast by recounting their hopes, fears, loves, decaying marriages, suicides, patriotism, and confusion, sidesteps one pitfall potential to biography: the unintentionally myopic consideration of history through the all too precious consideration of one's subject.
We determine the destiny of matter" (Bachelard 2002, 88), "Material imagination has a demiurgic
tone" (Bachelard 2011, Earth, 19).
As we have seen, this same "demiurgic
" vocation was also typical of the corporatist experience of Fascism, insofar as it intended to integrate the associative and organized parts of the society into the hierarchical structure of the State, so that they might be "converted into as many instruments of 'active' and constant culture of the new public power, of a power that was now called upon to confer an authentically juridical--that is, organized --face on the social moment" (Stolzi, 2009, p.
The contemporary reader would be right in detecting here a warning against the excesses of Stalin's demiurgic
creative impulse, but so too would she be justified in perceiving a homage to the leader in the lines: "Peter's work has only started, and is far from complete" and "[Pushkin,] who dreamed about the repetition of the advent of Peter, the builder-wonderworker'--what would he feel now?
By contrast, the movies that we are discussing tend to show their protagonists as being more directly, autonomously effective in their battle against the Demiurgic
forces in the lower realm.
Thus, the hierarchical monotheism includes a transcendent Most-high God, a demiurgic
creator often described as solar, God the governor (sometimes called the God of order or the judge), and a primeval divinized ancestor.
Let us consider the specifics of the form of demiurgic
thinking which was determined by the existence of technology and originated at the origins of European civilization, in ancient Greece.
In this case, between the First Nous and a second Nous, who generates the world in a demiurgic
way, and who works like the mind of material creation (p.
In fact, menstrual cycles, which have been linked to lunar cycles, (3) used to function in ancient cultures as a system of measurement, reference, and wonder, with a demiurgic
value which was later rejected.
Capuana implies that, in his portrayal of Aurispa, D'Annunzio has already shown us that the demiurgic
ambitions of his self-deluding successors, Cantelmo and Effrena, are doomed to failure.