By Thomas Körner
Immeasurable caress inflicted on me
A purgatory conclusion
The purgatory conclusion can be understood as poetic-intellectual construction in which the conditions of “Intellectual Freedom” can behave in a synchronic manner. This synchronicity encloses the previously discussed “Phases of Self-Development” and expands the presentation of the “Spatial Language Sign Ensemble” (in German: räumliche Sprachzeichenensemble) up to the idea of a synchronicistic notation comparable to a relativistic one.
These text panels thus grasp the seven constellations from the Fragment of Escape and lead on in the spirit of the “Galactic Phase of becoming Oneself” (Fragment of the Book, third box). However, the construction requires an overall changed view, which I call the ideal artistic sense of the Apollonian man. (With reference to the naive factual sense of the puer aeternus and the heroic sense of possibility of the Luciferic Young Man.)
In any case, the panels do not describe but create an ideal world based on a world of “the Conditioned” as a starting point. To express only approximately the essence of things in the most precise understanding possible, as a totality of facts, so to say, as arises through meditative reading and considering, is the meaning of the Mandala shape of the panels.
This may well be reminiscent of the early line diagrams and word graphics in the Fragment of the Book or those not preserved works with different colored paper on glass – but what achieves is an intelligible, transcendent reading that has arisen through performing by thought.
In short: what is given is a concept of “the Conditioned”, its content the reader may imagine, possible by the imagination of the Purgatory not to be imposed “post mortem” – rather it means being at full life.
Below you see the blueprint and the seven panels.
All fotos taken by Christina Nachtsheim.