ecstatic state


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a trance induced by intense religious devotion

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Ecstatic states could have no credibility in a system of decipherable and controllable interiority.
As we move up the ladder of metaphorical experience, the difference between identity and difference continues to lessen until we arrive at the highest level, an ecstatic state in which, Frye says, "there is a sense of presence, a sense of uniting ourselves with something else.
She achieved this ecstatic state in which she was able to call down the deities through a series of repetitive dancelike movements, called miko mai or miko kagura, that were performed in a designated sacred space.
We carry within us, I believe, a deep hunger to experience that ecstatic state.
I'm still in the ecstatic state,'' Feinblatt said two days after the competition.
Dear Friend when I am in the midst of musical composition it is possible for me only if I am in a constant ecstatic state and behaving to all the world as a complete eccentric.
Indeed, Tomaselli's works appear to illustrate a visionary or ecstatic state that's an alloy of Western mythic tropes, the psychedelic experience, and Eastern religious insight.
Initially intending to shoot the Sufi festival of Mawlid, a carnivalesque celebration drawing enormous crowds who enter ecstatic states, Calame and Schmalz wound up recording life in this loud capital mainly from the windows of some hostel or Airbnb flat, where fashion TV programs run on inexplicably heavy rotation.
Her frequent lapses into ecstatic states after receiving the Eucharist led many priests to become so annoyed with her displays that they denied her Communion.
This idea is present in William Ong's Christological reading of Hopkins's "The Windhover," a poem in which ecstatic states are also present.
She received "infused knowledge" from Christ Himself during ecstatic states, she was known to levitate, and she received many visions from Christ and the saints.
69), but otherwise offers a very physiological reading of The Birth of Tragedy: 'Now it was precisely because Nietzsche could vividly experience and undergo such ecstatic states that he came to criticize Schopenhauer's metaphysical account of the World Will' (P.
It is his claim that analysis can explain and illuminate the ecstatic states and seemingly bizarre behavior of a mystic like Ramakrishna and the processes involved in the psychological healing of the more legitimate gurus of India.
These narratives are familiar yet eerie, for the text refers to Yu Zhan'ao as "my grandfather" and his heroic mistress as "my grandmother"; the narrator, in his flights of surrealistic and gory description, relates nearly ecstatic states of mind in his forebears that he could never have known himself or learned of from others.
A related irony is active in his prose (perhaps Flavin learned it from Joyce), where ecstatic states are sometimes undercut by humorous humiliations.