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  • 'The practice of looking steadfastly at the navel, followed by the Hesychasts, in expectation of an outward exhibition of the light supposed to dwell within the soul of man.'—OED

    < L. umbilicus + anima, after late Gr. omphalópsukhos

    aka omphaloskepsis

    August 13, 2008