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Synonyms for catharsis

Synonyms for catharsis

the act or process of discharging bodily wastes or foreign substances

Synonyms for catharsis

(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

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Just as catharsis is the central conception of the Aristotelian approach to literature, so ecstasis or absorption is the central conception of the Longinian approach.
that kind of ecstasis encountered through the beauty of the created
In true photography," as the poet and essayist Murat Nemet-Nejat once observed, "the subject in front of the lens tends to overwhelm the photographic medium, photographic space and photographic frame"--and this ecstasis of the subject is more likely to occur in the disorder of the street than in the controlled conditions of the studio.
Given the centrality of the notion of ecstasis to the ventriloqual model, and the views of thinkers that Goldblatt examines in relation to that notion, it is pertinent to note that he does not maintain that it is used in the same way by the different philosophers and artists that he considers (117).
Obviously they knew the phenomenon of what today we would call ecstasis (tongues, prophecies and the like) which were considered to be direct manifestations of the Holy Spirit.
It is an enticement, a seduction, a sort of ecstasis of mind, which draws the mind out of itself into that infinity of space which is its own natural object, its "home"--in that sense, the place it already knows.
This ecstasis makes it possible for Dasein to be able to take over resolutely that entity which it already is" (Heidegger 1962: 388).