Just as catharsis is the central conception of the Aristotelian approach to literature, so ecstasis
or absorption is the central conception of the Longinian approach.
that kind of ecstasis
encountered through the beauty of the created
In true photography," as the poet and essayist Murat Nemet-Nejat once observed, "the subject in front of the lens tends to overwhelm the photographic medium, photographic space and photographic frame"--and this ecstasis
of the subject is more likely to occur in the disorder of the street than in the controlled conditions of the studio.
Given the centrality of the notion of ecstasis
to the ventriloqual model, and the views of thinkers that Goldblatt examines in relation to that notion, it is pertinent to note that he does not maintain that it is used in the same way by the different philosophers and artists that he considers (117).
Obviously they knew the phenomenon of what today we would call ecstasis
(tongues, prophecies and the like) which were considered to be direct manifestations of the Holy Spirit.
It is an enticement, a seduction, a sort of ecstasis
of mind, which draws the mind out of itself into that infinity of space which is its own natural object, its "home"--in that sense, the place it already knows.
makes it possible for Dasein to be able to take over resolutely that entity which it already is" (Heidegger 1962: 388).
Undoubtedly, this ecstasis
spreads to different people within such churches to different degrees.