wish fulfillment


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wish fulfillment

n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream, fantasy, or other exercise of the imagination.
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In the two impressive chapters that comprise the core research of the book, "Amulets of the Incantation of Wish Fulfillment" (pp.
In other words, like Dad Longworth, Pat Garrett too was developed into a kind of wish fulfillment.
In addition to imagining this childish land of self-centred wish fulfillment, Barrie also poked gentle fun at its utter impracticality.
In one he "carries" a huge boom box, and in a series of still photographs shot from above, he "hops" onto a drawing of a bicycle and rides away, Such wish fulfillment seems in opposition to the warning about taking photographic portraits in certain cultures, considered as stealing a person's soul; these drawings, instead, are the spirits of objects waiting to be possessed.
The idea came from a partnership between AMERICAN FORESTS and Gahl Sasson and Steve Weinstein, authors of the book A Wish Can Change Your Life, which explores metaphorical and literal trees as a means of wish fulfillment. Each tree planted in the grove serves two goals: reforestation and the anchoring of one's spiritual work in a living tree--a living wish.
Society tends to inflict sexual incapacity on the aging person as a kind of wish fulfillment, as if to say, "You are old and finished with life, so you should be finished with sex--especially since trying to meet your sex-related needs might add to the bother of looking after you." So in institutions for the aging, except for occasional over-supervised events, the old ladies see only other old ladies and the old gentlemen may be in contact only with other old gentlemen.
Finally, the incessant wish fulfillment via magic or money becomes tiresome.
The public celebration Victoria and her troops receive marks a greater wish fulfillment, transforming monstrous Amazons into national heroes.
Many of these ideas deserved further exploration; for example, the fact that so many of the book's protagonists hail from similarly unhappy childhoods, and also that today's mainstream, mass-marketed violent fantasies seem to have largely sprung from misplaced wish fulfillment and aggression in the minds of the isolated and socially maladroit.
Authentic hope is different from wish fulfillment. Wishes chase after times and places that are not attainable.
"Occasionally," says Mockbee, "an unusual outing will be planned as part of our wish fulfillment program.
AN occasional series where I shall be pointing out some of the inconsistenciesuttered by Mr Gerry Burns as he tries to convince us that his collection of pet ideas and wish fulfillment will result in a new, effective education system in Northern Ireland.