cathexis : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
    Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge

  • For example, says the psychologically oriented playwright, Reilly, after confessing, "reached no cathexis .
  • Sample liturgical phrase: "narcissistic identification as a preliminary stage to object cathexis" (which means that a person is drawn to other people because they remind him of .
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  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Interview: Denny Zeitlin on Both/And
    Pianist Denny Zeitlin Denny Zeitlin b.1938 piano 's earliest recordings date back to the early and mid-1960s, when he recorded with Jeremy Steig ( Flute Fever in 1963) and led his own trio ( Cathexis, Carnival, Shining Hour and Zeitgeist ). Denny's approach has always been a masterful synthesis of technique and “brain freedom"—the suspension of pragmatism so that his spirit and hands can run the ...
    July 29, 2013 - All About Jazz

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