psychism


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psychism

(ˈsaɪkɪzəm)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the belief in a universal soul; the attributing of souls to inanimate objects or phenomena
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) the doctrine proposing the existence of psychic phenomena

psychism

the doctrines concerning the second of three Gnostic orders of mankind, those endowed with souls and free wills, savable through the right use of the latter. Cf. hylicism, pneumatism.
See also: Philosophy
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Divisible, lost, annihilated; but also, and through imaginary fusion with the loved one, equal to the infinite space of super-human psychism.
In other words, instincts are always and already mediated by the psychism, which makes instincts fundamentally amenable to higher order mediation such as its representation in the Vorstellung, and further related to all the realms of meaning, including culture.
In separation--which is produced in the psychism of enjoyment, in egoism, in happiness, where the I identifies itself--the I is ignorant of the Other (TI, 57/62).