cathect

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inject with libidinal energy

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This romantic chaos does not emanate from the arabesque object itself, though, but rather ensues from the Western subject cathecting with the Eastern object.
subject cathecting with (which is not to say desiring) the other.
Eventually moving from the content of his father's Methodist religion, Brooks apparently was no longer able to invest belief in the inerrancy of the biblical word; he nevertheless retained the form of his father's religion, now cathecting to and substituting the poetic word.