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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or employing an anagoge
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- adj. Mystical; having a secondary spiritual meaning
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as anagogical.
- n. A mystical or spiritual interpretation, especially of Scripture.
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- adj. based on or exemplifying anagoge
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I mean, how many times can an anagogic demon pinch himself in one night?
He was an anagogic demon, with the ability to read people and demons while they sang.
Theologians discov - ered in rhetoric the devices for interpreting theological writings; the recognition of the four possible “senses” of a work (literal, allegorical, moral, anagogic) resulted from a transposition into the spiritual domain of inter - pretative techniques developed for mundane works.
Kawa Kendi, a man in early middle age, powerful and lithe-limbed, sat as motionless as the King, his father, staring, as did all, with the fixed stare of the anagogic.
We find it, for instance, in the criticism of Virgil, to whose work were attributed four distinct meanings: literal, allegorical, moral, and anagogic.
In them he comments on the texts of sacred Scripture presented by the liturgy, using the Patristic-Medieval interpretation of the four meanings: the literal or historical, the allegorical or Christological, the tropological or moral, and the anagogic, which guides to eternal life.
—into the unbeating hearts of vampires everywhere, Gunn slipped behind the front desk to join Cordelia Chase and Lorne, the green-skinned anagogic demon and sometimes Angel Investigations telephone receptionist, in front of the television set.
n. - spiritual exaltation; mystical interpretation of sacred works such as the Bible. anagogic (al), anagogig adj. - relating to things spiritual and mystical; occult; gnostic n. - selected parts of a literary work or works