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Libido

Meaning

Definition
  • The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
Word Origin & History

New Latin libidin-, libido, from Latin, desire, lust, from libēre to please — more at love

Etymology

"psychic drive or energy, usually associated with sexual instinct,".... ; from L. libido "desire, lust," from libere "to be pleasing, to please," ultimately cognate with O.E. lufu (see love).

PSYCHIC
  • of or pertaining to the human soul or mind; mental (opposed to physical).
  • Psychology. pertaining to or noting mental phenomena.
  • outside of natural or scientific knowledge; spiritual.
  • of or pertaining to some apparently nonphysical force or agency: psychic research; psychic phenomena.
  • sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature.

Sublimination

Mystic

Since, by definition, mystical knowledge cannot be directly written down or spoken of (but must be experienced), numerous literary forms that allude to such knowledge - often with contradictions or even jokes - have developed, for example:

  • Aphorisms and poetry include artistic efforts to crystallize some particular description or aspect of the mystical experience in words.
  • Zen koans, riddles, and metaphysical contradictions are intentionally irresolvable tasks or lines of thought, designed to direct one away from intellectualism and effort towards direct experience.
  • Parables and metaphor include stories that have a deeper meaning to them


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I met Kurt in 1986 during a telephone call. I was introduced to him by Andrew Wood.  Kurt and I continued to talk on the telephone until the week he died in 1994.  I started a blog to journal my memories of our shared conversations. 


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