psychic energy

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Noun1.psychic energy - an actuating force or factorpsychic energy - an actuating force or factor  
motivation, motive, need - the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
incitation, provocation, incitement - something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
libidinal energy - (psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
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Exhorting the crowd around me to cause, by sheer collective psychic force, an opponent's fumble or an interception late in the game, when it mattered most.
This fugal biography wraps Strau--artist's artist, stymied writer, flea market vendor, former gallery director--in the vestments of a bygone artistic archetype, one characterized by obsessive psychic force.
The old literature refers to this force as animal magnetism, ectenic force, fluids, human radiations, magnetism, nervous force, od, psychic force, and vital energy.
Andre Breton (132) believed that artists and intellectuals should identify with workers, and his idea of recovering one's psychic force by plunging into the depths of one's interior sounds similar to Haki Madhubuti's idea that liberation can only be achieved if black people "change [their] mind[s]" (38).