How is it possible to conceive of a future that is not inconceivable but very difficult to conceive?   Not strictly unimaginable or unthinkable, but seemingly laughable from the standpoint of the current cultural chaos - blocked from view by shame, scorn, half-believed-in cultural convictions,  loose threads of prejudice and habit. That is the challenge of apocalypse: to think the thought of divine self-overcoming.   But this must be a thought that is conceived, imagined and lived.   An awakening not to a false god of consolation or an origin myth, but future union of existence and essence, of a nearly unbearable degree of emancipation,  already potentially present as prophecy