The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge
- strengthening instincts, contagious views and thoughts (fascism, communism, sects, the misguided teachings of false prophets etc.) will soon cause a lack of feeling, which threatens to lead to emotional unhappiness in an extent that corresponds to the infected area or to the number of infected people.
- like an illness, does not belong to the physical body, but almost exclusively to ill emotions.
- festering: see Pus.