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an·a·go·ge

also an·a·go·gy  (ăn′ə-gō′jē)
n. pl. an·a·go·ges also an·a·go·gies
A mystical interpretation of a word, passage, or text, especially scriptural exegesis that detects allusions to heaven or the afterlife.

[Late Latin anagōgē, from Late Greek, spiritual uplift, from anagein, to lift up : ana-, ana- + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·gog′ic (-gŏj′ĭk), an′a·gog′i·cal adj.
an′a·gog′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.anagogical - based on or exemplifying anagoge
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The translations of the anagogical third dimension (the ishara sections) of the twelfth-century Persian Kashf al-asrar on the subject of love are simply splendid.
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I derive this idea of the tropo-metonymie from the medieval fourfold interpretive model echoed ever since: the literal, allegorical, tropological, and anagogical.
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The action or gesture I'm talking about would have to be on the anagogical level, that is, the level which has to do with the Divine life and our participation in it.
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Scholars call this method anagogical, meaning that it teaches by leading one to arrive at truth on one's own.