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 (dĭs-kär′nĭt, -nāt′)
Having no material body or form: a discarnate spirit.

dis·car′nate n.


(ˌdɪsˈkɑːnət; dɪsˈkɑːneɪt)
1. obsolete without flesh
2. disembodied


(dɪsˈkɑr nɪt, -neɪt)

without a physical body; incorporeal.
[1655–65; dis-1 + -carnate, as in incarnate]
dis`car•na′tion, n.
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Note that the malign agent in this formulation is the concept of hygienic purity, which revalues "powerful physicality" into a site of grotesque corporeal contamination and demands its reduction until nothing is left but a discarnate soul (33).
As far as discarnate souls are concerned, the city (i.
Unlike the Weird Sisters however, the Sangomas are not witches who use abathakathi (power/forces of malicious and discarnate evil in Zulu cosmology), but diviners and healers.
For some it was God, others spoke of Karma or attributed their encounters to gurus and/or discarnate entities such as angels; some simply insisted that it was the energy of the earth where they were at the time; and drug users placed the source of their experience in the type and quality of the psychotropic substances they had ingested.
The assertion of an 'innate' character for any given right or duty is a deontological claim (that a principle exists naturally or by nature), and as such amounts to no more than a want supported by a raw assertion of discarnate rational governance.
Their topics are beyond materialism, share mind, rethinking time, interactions with discarnate beings, separation of mind from brain, direct mental influence, reintegrating subjectivity into consciousness research, and transcendent mind.
Namely: if--on one rigoristic, discarnate understanding--Christianity would offer us suffering and punitive self-mortification in this life in exchange for eternal happiness in the other, Don Juan represents the reversal of that proposition.
Because it was an old house, each of the five rooms, the exorcist said, was crowded with spirits, discarnate entities who were stuck.
Today, copies are discarnate, ephemeral, ubiquitous, and of little value in themselves.
Concerning (d), we could contrast the student experience of attending a lecture with that of completing course readings, and in relation to (e), one might refer to the phenomenon of how people become discarnate when they are on radio, or to Marcel Proust's observation that "Reading in its original essence is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude" (Wolf, 2007, p.
whether they extend to such discarnate concerns as power, prestige, and