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katharsis  Term Image (καθαρσις) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: purification, purgation of passions
Long Description: purification, purgation of passions; the term occurs in Aristotle’s definition of tragedy ( Poetics 1449b 24) and seems to be borrowed from medicine, religious initiations and magic.
Source(s): The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, by Dr. Algis Uždavinys
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms