To the Question of Ontology of Spiritual Power of East and West: Positions of the Subject of Religion Experience and Its Socio-Political Implications. Part 2
The article is devoted to such under-investigated aspect of power relations as the phenomenon of so-called spiritual power. The authors come to conclusion that spiritual power in the specific meaning is: 1) a certain ideal paradigm and 2) multiple material practices that sustain this paradigm and reproduce it. The ideal paradigm and practices constituting it in terms of a mode of an event are the center of 3) formation of a subject and subject profile 4) type of power relations in a society. All the above mentioned is immanent to a certain 5) cultural tradition. All five elements of spiritual power are invariants by means of which a certain type of dominating social determination is maintained. Inside it there can be contradictory secular or religious forms, within each of them, however, structural similarity, typological parallelism can be traced. Their terms, ideology and social practice are different, but ways of expression, coordination procedure, reproduction of replacement and specific antagonisms however coincide.