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abhijjhā

abhijjhā  

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(Pāli, covetousness). One of a range of terms used to denote sensory attachment. It is synonymous with craving (tṛṣṇā) and desire (lobha).
ālaya

ālaya  

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(Skt.).1 Basis, substratum; sometimes used simply as an abbreviation for the Yogācāra concept of the ‘storehouse consciousness’ (ālaya-vijñāna) but also found in Tibetan Buddhist usage as a distinct ...
anamorphosis

anamorphosis  

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A picture (or a part of one) executed in such a way that the image appears distorted or unintelligible until it is seen from an unusual angle or by means of a special lens or mirror, when it appears ...
anuśaya

anuśaya  

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(Skt., anuśaya).In Buddhism a latent tendency or disposition towards vice. According to Buddhist psychology these dispositions are carried over to the next life and exist even in the newly born ...
āśrava

āśrava  

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(Skt., outflow; Pāli, āsava).A group of basic impurities or defilements which are the cause of repeated rebirth. There is an original list of three in Pāli sources, namely sense-desires (kāmāsava), ...
bhavacakra

bhavacakra  

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(Skt., wheel of becoming).A wheel, commonly known as ‘the wheel of life’, represented pictorially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as a wheel divided into six sections depicting the nature of life ...
celibacy

celibacy  

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It is a high religious obligation to marry and have children (see PROCREATION, MARRIAGE, and BIRTH-CONTROL), so that the question of whether it is religiously proper to be celibate is really a ...
DAGMAR

DAGMAR  

A method developed by Russell Colley in 1961, its purpose is the measurement of advertising effectiveness. Its central idea is that the audience moves through phases of awareness of an advertising ...
desiring-machine

desiring-machine  

The actual mechanism of desire according to Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Deleuze and Guattari give as their example the machine formed by the child and the maternal breast. The idea seems to ...
desiring-production

desiring-production  

The term used by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in L'Anti-Oedipe (1972), translated as Anti-Oedipus (1977), for the process of desire. In spite of the title of their book, Deleuze and Guattari are ...
deterritorialization

deterritorialization  

The decline in the role of the state. ‘Certain transnational corporations have more financial power, within a state, than the state itself’ (Kapferer (2005) Anthrop. Theory 5, 3). ‘The nation-state ...
drive

drive  

The motivation that results in an animal performing a particular activity. There are two types: primary drive, which arises as a direct result of tissue requirements (e.g. the need for food or ...
ego

ego  

(eg-oh)(in psychoanalysis) the part of the mind that develops from a person's experience of the outside world and is most in touch with external realities.
fantasy

fantasy  

n. a complex sequence of imagination in which several imaginary elements are woven together into a story. An excessive preoccupation with one’s fantasies may be symptomatic of a difficulty in coping ...
foreclosure

foreclosure  

In psychoanalysis, a defence mechanism, first identified in 1956 by the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901–81), involving the expulsion of a fundamental signifier, such as the phallus as a ...
Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer  

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(1939– )Australian-born feminist writer.Germaine Greer was born in Melbourne and went to Melbourne and Sydney universities before moving to England to study at Cambridge. She was appointed as English ...
historical materialism

historical materialism  

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The classical Marxist view of history. It is described by Engels in the introduction to Socialism: Utopian and Scientific as seeking ‘the ultimate cause and the great moving power of all important ...
iceberg principle

iceberg principle  

A psychological concept that holds that, similar to the iceberg being 90% beneath the surface of the water, innate human desire is similarly hidden in the subconscious. These desires are not normally ...
Kama

Kama  

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The Hindu god of love, typically represented as a youth with a bowl of sugar cane, a bowstring of bees, and arrows of flowers.
lack

lack  

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1. In Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the traumatic discovery of sexual difference in the realization that the mother lacks a penis, inducing castration anxiety in boys.2. In Lacanian psychoanalytic ...

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