Superstition as a mystical basis of hope

Keywords: prejudice, superstition, totem, taboo, archetype, stereotype, simulacrum, simulation, repetitiveness, reality, future-type, visionary


The genesis of the irrational projections of the future, which made a unique imprint on the mystical basis of hope, has been discussed in the article. This genesis includes the projections of future starting from superstition and going to simulacra. It has been shown in the article that the emotional impression of meeting with probable non-being gives the rise to rehearsal practices of understanding the existence’s perspectives. Such practices conflict with the dominant worldview, but they are gradually integrating into it now. The rehearsal design is used in the creation of folk traditions, the development of models of daily behavior, as well as it is used in the process of creating the sociality of hope.It has been determined that prejudices and superstitions are developing actively in the interpretation of life and death and are characterized by the interaction of prejudice and taboo regarding the manifestation of the subject of hope. At the same time, the origins of the visionary being the successor of the totem-image in the irrational basis of the future’s projection have been described by the author. It should be noted that prejudices are both a product of the activity of the totem visionary and a means for its further replacement in a non-personalized vacuum of future existence.The epicenter of the existence’s prejudice is an area of double marginality, when the internal exit to the limit of possibilities is followed by complex conditions of existence. It has been found out that modeling and simulacrum become to be the independent predictions, which help to regulate social relationships and form a hyper-real perspective. Special attention has been paid to the influence of scientific and practical prejudices on the development of prospects for the social coexistence.It has been determined that the stereotype is a step on the way to the construction of a universal projection of the existence prospect – future-type prospect. It is presented as a reflection of the future, which is harmoniously implemented into the social space. This collective projection of the future is connected with the determination of the degree and boundaries of person’s personal life and which are developed through the fractalization of a generalized vision of perspective.


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How to Cite
Masjuk, O. (2019). Superstition as a mystical basis of hope. Grani, 21(11), 78-85.