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  • Plato placed frenzied or un - chained passion on as high a level as enthousiasmos, that is, divine possession, while Plutarch, on the con - trary, saw in it a form of mental disease: “certain people think it is a madness.”


  • I think you can summarize it like: 'so sayeth the Lord: enthousiasmos'.

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  • What he actually wrote (p. 71, French ed.) was: "Le délire de la Pythie est attesté par toutes nos sources," and goes on to make it quite clear (cf.p. 51) that he is referring to Platonic mania, the utterance of enthousiasmos, a common meaning for délire: no frenzy, no gibberish.

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  • We should be excited - enthousiasmos - about serving the Lord Jesus Christ. - Home

  • 122In Politics, Aristotle lists three classes of melodies — ethical (ethos), active (praktika), and exciting (enthousiasmos) — that were believed to evoke three benefits of music: education, catharsis, and civilized relaxation and relief after tension. 232 Although all three melodies could lead to action, a desired musical effect called for the appropriate harmonia, or mode, which was seen as a way of fitting together an "ordered combination or construction of notes."

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  • To Mr. Russell poetry is a high and holy thing; like his friend Mr. Yeats he is at one with Spenser in believing it the fruit of a "certain enthousiasmos and celestial inspiration"; it is his religion that Mr. Russell is celebrating in his verses, many of which are in a sense hymns to the Universal Spirit, and all of which are informed by such sincerity that you do not wonder that his followers make them their gospel.

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  • More) ‘zoophyte’; ‘enthousiasmos’ (Sylvester) ‘enthusiasm’; ‘phantasma’

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