catharsis

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the act or process of discharging bodily wastes or foreign substances

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(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

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

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Frye does say in an endnote in the Anatomy that the "conception of Aristotelian aesthetic catharsis and Longinian psychological ecstasis .
When Emerson refers to the ecstatic nature of life he implicitly relates existence, ecstasis, and futurity in an epitomic way.
Now that Africa is attempting a phoenix-like ecstasis out of its colonial ashes, is not Europe once again pushed into the role of a deus ex machina to offer an alternative to the remnants of a European modernity with which Africa is saddled?
But as God can be experienced as ecstasis passionately, then one must factor all pain plentifully into any equation.
The literalizing of temporal ecstasis has become the norm for us, in a world in which the dream of a permanent now is carried by the collapsing together of live transmission and recording, and the maintenance of the maintenant through technologies that ensure nothing slips out of date and everything is for ever.