unsensualize

unsensualize

(ʌnˈsɛnʃʊəˌlaɪz) or

unsensualise

vb (tr)
to elevate from baseness or sensuality
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I would suggest, with McGann, that Coleridge employs the Mariner's visionary terrors to unveil the spiritual awakening of the primitive mind, with the poem sketching a historical genealogy of faith along the lines of The Destiny of Nations: Fancy is the power That first unsensualizes the dark mind, Giving it new delights; and bids it swell With wild activity; and peopling air By obscure fears of beings invisible, Emancipates it from the grosser thrall Of the present impulse, teaching self-control, Till Superstition with unconscious hand Seat Reason on her throne.