Frye does say in an endnote in the Anatomy that the "conception of Aristotelian aesthetic catharsis and Longinian psychological ecstasis
Undoubtedly, this ecstasis
spreads to different people within such churches to different degrees.
When Emerson refers to the ecstatic nature of life he implicitly relates existence, ecstasis
, and futurity in an epitomic way.
Now that Africa is attempting a phoenix-like ecstasis
out of its colonial ashes, is not Europe once again pushed into the role of a deus ex machina to offer an alternative to the remnants of a European modernity with which Africa is saddled?
But as God can be experienced as ecstasis
passionately, then one must factor all pain plentifully into any equation.
The literalizing of temporal ecstasis
has become the norm for us, in a world in which the dream of a permanent now is carried by the collapsing together of live transmission and recording, and the maintenance of the maintenant through technologies that ensure nothing slips out of date and everything is for ever.