distemperate

distemperate

(dɪsˈtɛmpərɪt; dɪsˈtɛmprɪt)
adj
1. excessive in some respect; immoderate; not temperate
2. (Medicine) obsolete (of the body or mind) disordered; diseased
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Set is brought back to balance and sanity with his ritual enactment of the distemperate and mad bear, and afterwards "he made a prayer, a morning prayer" (288), signifying the spiritual healing concomitant with realizing his intimate link with the natural.