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catharsis

 [kah-thahr´sis]
1. a cleansing of the bowels; called also evacuation and purgation.
2. the bringing into consciousness and the emotional reliving of a forgotten (repressed) painful experience as a means of releasing anxiety and tension.

pur·ga·tion

(pŭr-gā'shŭn),
Evacuation of the bowels with the aid of a purgative or cathartic.
Synonym(s): catharsis (1)
[L. purgatio]

purgation

(pûr-gā′shən)
n.
The act of purging or purifying.

pur·ga·tion

(pŭr-gā'shŭn)
Evacuation of the bowels with the aid of a purgative or cathartic.
Synonym(s): catharsis (1) .
[L. purgatio]
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The sojourn to healing took them through experiences of purgation, illumination, and union.
These little-noted texts also shed oblique light on the expectations of the day: like a father or master, God would use violence to correct sons or slaves; as he does at the shrine, God the healer will cure through painful physical purgation, as much a Galenic notion as a theological one.
A set of doctrines central to this program of reconciling differences on our future hope is related to prayers to the saints and for the dead, purgation, purgatory, masses for the dead, and indulgences.
These principles of moderation, periodicity and scales of health particularly came into play when discussing menstruation as a purgation and menstrual blood as the substance that needed removal from the body.
The desert is not a mere complication along the way, but a necessary time of purgation, cleansing, and honest self-assessment.
That is why it is called catharsis- "purgation" or "purification" of emotions.
Ellison and others have observed, it can be only another stage of purgation. Note that, beautiful though it is, Niggle and Parish work to improve the countryside about the Tree.
Ignoring, or what is perhaps more likely, overlooking these concerns, Reich proceeds on the not unreasonable assumption that Holocaust victims ought not to be exempted, on the basis of their martyrdom, from the moral judgment that applies to the rest of humanity, and that whatever the current level of antisemitism may be, the Holocaust "industry" is long overdue for the kind of purgation she means to provide.
Coy also ably describes the fates of those excluded, the place of moral reform in banishment, public expulsion rituals and the relationship with early modern authority, and the therapeutic role of purgation.
* Diagnostic Procedure: CT colonography included stool tagging, laxative purgation, and fluid tagging.
Hank Paulson, who came to America's Treasury from the strongest US investment bank, Goldman Sachs, made the purgation gamble in allowing Lehman Brothers to go under.
Such persons, however, do not often require even a trifling operation, and if they do so, a little abstinence and purgation will place them in favourable circumstances for ether, if they wish to have it.