- n. philosophy The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self.
- Ancient Greek ἔκστασις (ecstasis, "displacement, cession, trance") (Wiktionary)
“Whether through liquor or divine possession, the aim of the Bachannal is to achieve ekstasis.”
“The ecstasy (ekstasis) by which this union is attained is man's supreme happiness, the goal of all his endeavor, the fulfillment of his destiny.”
“The supreme destiny of man and his highest happiness consists in rising to the contemplation of the One, not by thought but by ecstasy (ekstasis).”
“(Gr. ekstasis, from which the word "ecstasy" is derived) denotes the state of one who is "out of himself.”
“In the New Testament we meet with the word three times -- (Acts 10: 10; 11: 6; 22: 17) The ekstasis”
“[Greek: ekstasis], to Greek action and [Greek: eleutheria].”
“The Nicene confession, predestination, nature and grace, the transcendentals of being, ekstasis and theosis, justification and the Eucharist - these are just some of the, what, loci of my life.”
“I don't mean that you should stop meditating on the Nicene confession, predestination, nature and grace, the transcendentals of being, ekstasis and theosis, justification and Eucharist, and whathaveyou, only that you should keep it to yourselves.”
“It is a transcendent state, like sexual or religious ecstasy and the word "ecstasy" comes from the Greek ekstasis - being outside oneself.”
“The Greek _ekstasis_ = standing out of one's self.”
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