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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Death is a process within life, is exerting its influence on life processes in the form of the death drive, and is a psychic force playing a prominent role within mental life.
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.
He said there is some kind of psychic force working there.
Love, says Madame Arcati, "is a strong psychic force," and so it proves here, with Charles torn this way and that by the competing affections of two women that leave him perilously close to crack-up.