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life force

n.
See élan vital.

life force

The central energy or power that moves through all living things; it is variously known as:
▪ Prana in Ayurvedic medicine;
▪ Chi in Chinese medicine;
▪ Vitalism in Chiropractic;
▪ Vital force in Homeopathy.

life force,

n metaphysical animating force in a system. This term corresponds to qi, prana, ka or ga-ilama, lung, mana, cheim, ruh, akasha, pneuma, apeiron, enormon, Archeus, animal magnetism, etc. See also vital energy, vital force, autoregulation, bioenergy, dynamis, and vitalism.
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Thus, need bears an additional exigency beyond its material satiation to which its psychological characteristic alludes; one that is rooted in a normal "want" within human life and relationships since individual existence, group existence and the presence of the life force are identical and mutually reinforcing.
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At first, I thought Bernice was trying to find a way to talk about "chi," the life force.
The ancient orishas, such as Legba and Shango, are the most powerful of the Muntu, but the spirits of the ancestors and living humans can influence the world through nommo to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the power of their magara, or life force (Jahn, Muntu 114-16).
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It could be the life force is still there attached to all those exhibits.
The mysterious act of inserting a needle in an acupuncture point along a meridian of qi (qi is the breath or life force that streams through the body along a complex system of channels known as meridians) connects us to an ancient tradition.
Jack, a Saxon farm boy, feels lucky to be apprenticed to a druid bard who teaches him how to open his mind to the power of the life force and how to draw on it to do magic.
They deflect the life force and can disturb your sleep.
When performing before live audiences, my awareness of the life force and my senses of hearing and movement heroine exquisitely intense.