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(psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire

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(20) In order to help his monks engender the needed reversal of priorities from carnal desires focused on this passing world to spiritual striving that properly befits their true identity, he appeals to the human person's identity as a creature made ad imaginem Dei and gives priority to the spiritual as one of the most recurrent themes of his teaching.
To complicate this prevailing dichotomy, the present essay examines Cantwell and Renata's language as it alternates between the registers of courtly romance and carnal desire. Modeled in part on Hemingway's exchange of letters with Adriana Ivancich, chivalrous although infused with his unrequited sexual desire, the romance in Across the River and into the Trees evinces a remarkable amount of discursive complexity that deserves deeper appreciation from readers.
There is a light touch of Raymond Chandler to this writing, evidenced when he describes a Romanian princess as being "so perfect as to be almost beyond carnal desire," or quipping as he does later that she is "one of those women you can't take your eyes off of for fear you'll miss something." The former chief of her palace guard, Captain Sorin Dragomir, and the headman of the Magyar militia whom Schroeder encounters get similar treatment from Knoerle's purple pen, which only adds to the novel's enjoyment.
AdRants writer Steve Hall said: "All the brand has done, and always has done, is celebrate the carnal desire that is ever present between man and woman.
In this binary configuration, the poet creates on the one hand, Beatrice, the bringer of beatitude, "his original beloved" (1), the prime source of inspiration leading to spiritual transformation, and on the other, the lady appearing in Vita nova (24.2), who is interpreted as the captivating female figure who encapsulates carnal desire.
Of Angelo: 'Is Shakespeare probing the dimensions of his own carnal desire?' Othello offers a field day for those speculating on Shakespeare's own jealousy, and the theory that his wife was having it off with her brother-in-law during Shakespeare's absences from Stratford.
He praises Diotema's theory of love for its step-by-step "elevation" of carnal desire to a so-called spiritual love for "the actual form or idea of beauty itself." That is, the body is evil and mind or spirit is good and we're just talking about how to go from "low" to "high." Mind vs.
The curious consumer's contingent conclusion: the concept of 'Greater Southeast Asia' (or 'greater Yunnan'?) is built on carnal desire (possibly, with modern 'extensions' to Europe and North America?), while 'greater China' rests on a variety of other--perhaps subordinate (?)--criteria.
Again in Day 2 and 3, male narrators focus on women's physical beauty and carnal desire, while female narrators describe women as a composite picture of moral, intellectual and physical qualifies, and somewhat hesitant to engage in carnal and often illicit relationships.
The lyrical subject's carnal desire and spiritual homesickness fluctuate just as the aesthetically attractive images flow, suggesting the omnipresence of water, this symbol that at once speaks for the destructive masculine and the healing feminine force.
That Tender Touch (1969) Two women (beauticians!) can't control their carnal desire for each other, then one gets married (to a man).
Here Berry explores how men negotiated--and thus created--the cultural tension between the image of white women as remote objects of moral purity and, at the same time, as objects of carnal desire. In the final section, on the Civil War years, the writings of Nathaniel Dawson and Theodorick Montfort open up ways in which men used the joinery between love and ambition, at first, to justify the risk and destruction of the conflict, and then, later, to explain why love justified abandoning the war effort.
Moreover, for the Shakers, who practice celibacy, dancing not only manifests joy, it is also effective in "shaking out" the evils of carnal desire or mind and helping a person live a "virgin" life, pure in heart and soul.