from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Therapeutics.
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The word which he uses is the Greek word "therapeusis," precisely the same word with that which the learned in medicine now use to describe the means of healing diseases.
Origen says, Provided Celsus will specify what kind of "therapeusis" he would wish to be paid to those angels and archangels whose existence we acknowledge, I am ready to enter upon the subject with him.
He speaks of a feeling and a behaviour, which the Greeks called "therapeusis," and which we best render by "respect, veneration, and love."
If the Jews, whose physicians were at least as good as the Christians, 'had claims to make concerning the _therapeusis_ of caofa, he was prepared to hear them.
One need only mention in this connection the writings of William James, the psychologist, the proceedings of the Psychical Research Society, the wonderful results of psycho-therapeusis dealing with the unconscious self, the subliminal 'consciousness,' or as Captain Hadfield prefers to call it, 'heightened personality' in his paper on this subject 'The Mind and the Brain' in _Immortality_, to realise not only the greatness of the advance in psychical knowledge, but also the vast new field of investigation thus opened out to the student.