psychagogue

psychagogue

(ˈsaɪkəˌɡɒɡ)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a necromancer
2. someone who instructs others
3. (Medicine) med obsolete a reviving medicine
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With the psychagogue of the German text,[11] the guide of souls to the underworld, we reach the end of the progression of Hermes-figures along Aschenbach's route, the foreigner in Munich who had stirred his wanderlust, the gondolier in his coffin-black boat, as it is described, and the street-singer.
Mann's classical ahusion to Tadzio as psychagogue, problematically realized by Visconti, is not (and probably could not be) specifically rendered in the opera's stage instructions: 'At a clear beckon from Tadzio, Aschenbach slumps in his chair.
The psychagogue implications become clear in retrospect, but Tadzio's movements are staged here to the point of reducing the mythological overlay to the gesture of a mannequin.