ecstatic state

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a trance induced by intense religious devotion

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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.
Roughly translated to mean musical ecstasy, the word tarab is also used as a reference to (1) certain styles of urban, secular music, or "art music," found throughout the Arab Near East; (2) a musical aesthetic associated with the early twentieth century; and, (3) an emotionally ecstatic state that is evoked through musical practices emanating from within these genres.
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.
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.
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.
A related irony is active in his prose (perhaps Flavin learned it from Joyce), where ecstatic states are sometimes undercut by humorous humiliations.
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.
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.