Ecstacy : is a state of emotion or altered
state of consciousness, that can be so intense that the person
experiencing it is carried beyond rational thought and self control.
A state of ecstasy is associated with feelings of intense, pleasure, joy
or delight. Sometimes a state of ecstasy is associated with a trance-like
state of rapture and frenzy, associated with prophetic or mystic
exaltation. For example the state can be accompanied by feelings of
the mind being elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions.
In the state of ecstasy there is often 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.' Generally it is a state of being carried away by