Ecstasy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Excessive joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.

2. (n.) The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.

3. (n.) Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.

4. (n.) A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected.

5. (v. t.) To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.

Greek
1611. ekstasis -- a displacement (of the mind), ie bewilderment ...
... a displacement (of the mind), ie bewilderment, ecstasy. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: ekstasis Phonetic Spelling: (ek'-stas-is) Short ...
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Library

Whether Ecstasy is an Effect of Love?
... OF THE EFFECTS OF LOVE (SIX ARTICLES) Whether ecstasy is an effect of love? Objection
1: It would seem that ecstasy is not an effect of love. ...
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An Ecstasy
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CXL AN ECSTASY. Lord, when the sense
of Thy sweet grace Sends up my soul to seek Thy face,. ...
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Of an Ecstasy which came to Brother Bernard, and How He Remained ...
... HERE BEGIN THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHAPTER XXVIII OF AN ECSTASY
WHICH CAME TO BROTHER BERNARD, AND HOW HE REMAINED FROM MATINS UNTIL NONE ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter xxviii of an ecstasy.htm

The Ecstasy of Saint Monnica
... SAINT AUGUSTIN II THE ECSTASY OF SAINT MONNICA. They stayed through the
winter at Cassicium. However taken up he might be by the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bertrand/saint augustin/ii the ecstasy of saint.htm

Concerning Good, Light, Beauty, Love, Ecstasy, Jealousy, and that ...
... CAPUT IV. Concerning Good, Light, Beauty, Love, Ecstasy, Jealousy, and that the
Evil is neither existent, nor from existent, nor in things being. SECTION I. ...
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Concerning "Good," "Light," "Beautiful," "Desire," "Ecstasy ...
... THE DIVINE NAMES CHAPTER IV Concerning "Good," "Light," "Beautiful," "Desire,"
"Ecstasy," "Jealousy." Also that Evil is neither existent nor Sprung from ...
/.../rolt/dionysius the areopagite/chapter iv concerning good light.htm

Dreams, an Incidental Effect of the Soul's Activity. Ecstasy.
... Activity. Ecstasy. ... effect. This power we call ecstasy, in which the sensuous soul
stands out of itself, in a way which even resembles madness. ...
/.../tertullian/a treatise on the soul/chapter xlv dreams an incidental effect.htm

Treats of How God Suspends the Soul in Prayer by a Trance, Ecstasy ...
... TREATS OF HOW GOD SUSPENDS THE SOUL IN PRAYER BY A TRANCE, ECSTASY OR RAPTURE, WHICH
I BELIEVE ARE ALL THE SAME THING. ... Faculties lost during ecstasy.18. ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter iv treats of how.htm

How Brother Juniper Fell into an Ecstasy During the Celebration of ...
... PART TWO. HERE BEGINNETH THE LIFE OF BROTHER JUNIPER CHAPTER XII HOW BROTHER
JUNIPER FELL INTO AN ECSTASY DURING THE CELEBRATION OF MASS. ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter xii how brother juniper.htm

Whether Rapture Pertains to the Cognitive Rather than to the ...
... For Dionysius says (Div. Nom. iv): "The Divine love causes ecstasy." Now love pertains
to the appetitive power. Therefore so does ecstasy or rapture. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether rapture pertains to the.htm

Thesaurus
Ecstasy (3 Occurrences)
... The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected.
5. (vt) To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. ...Ecstasy (3 Occurrences). ...
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Gift (148 Occurrences)
... ie the ordinary faculties were suspended and the divine, specifically Christian,
element in the man took control, so that a condition of ecstasy was produced. ...
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Trance (7 Occurrences)
... ekstasis, from which the word "ecstasy" is derived) denotes the state of one who
is "out of himself." Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5 ...
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Transport (18 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger,
etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports the soul. ...
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Tongues (67 Occurrences)
... or explain it, the speaker was to hold his peace and speak to himself and to God,
ie he must not disturb the worship by giving voice to his ecstasy unless the ...
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Ravish (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch
by force. 2. (vt) To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy. ...
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Rapture (6 Occurrences)
... The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable
excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy...
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Entrance (190 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects. 9. (vt) To
put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm. ...
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Enthusiasm (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Inspiration as if by a divine or superhuman power; ecstasy; hence, a conceit
of divine possession and revelation, or of being directly subject to some ...
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Concordance
Ecstasy (3 Occurrences)

Acts 10:10
And he became hungry and desired to eat. But as they were making ready an ecstasy came upon him:
(DBY)

Acts 11:5
I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in an ecstasy I saw a vision, a certain vessel descending like a great sheet, let down by four corners out of heaven, and it came even to me:
(DBY)

Acts 22:17
And it came to pass when I had returned to Jerusalem, and as I was praying in the temple, that I became in ecstasy,
(DBY)

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