Life force

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Life force or lifeforce may refer to:

  • Spirit (vital essence), in folk belief, the vital principle or animating force within all living things
  • Vitality, ability to live or exist
  • Vitalism, the belief in the existence of vital energy
    • Energy (esotericism), a concept in spirituality and alternative medicine
      • Prana, the Sanskrit word for "life force" or "vital principle"
      • Qi, or chi, an active principle forming part of any living thing (translated as "natural energy", "life force", or "energy flow")
      • Élan vital (roughly translated as "vital impetus" or "vital force"), a philosophical term coined by Henri Bergson in 1907
  • Vijñāna (translated as "consciousness," "life force", "mind" or "discernment")

Art and entertainment[edit]

  • Life Force (album), a 1967 album by American saxophonist Eric Kloss
  • Lifeforce (film), a 1985 science fiction-horror film
  • Life Force (video game), an alternate version of the 1986 video game Salamander
  • A Life Force, a 1988 graphic novel by Will Eisner
  • Life Force (sculpture), a 1992 sculpture at Columbia University, New York City
  • Life Force, a 1992 novel by Fay Weldon
  • Lifeforce Records, a 1995 record label
  • Life Force (TV series), a 2000 British science fiction television series
  • LifeForce, a fictional group of traveling doctors in Africa, within the 2004 Hong Kong television series The Last Breakthrough
  • Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9781982121709, a book co-authored by Tony Robbins, Peter Diamandis and Robert Hariri (2022).