E is for. . .


April 5, 2014 by Ray Yanek


Ecstasy–an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.

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Ecstasy— a trance-like state, originally one involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence.


Ecstasy— An emotional or religious frenzy


The Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini


“I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron’s point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it. The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God. The pain is not bodily, but spiritual; though the body has its share in it. It is a caressing of love so sweet which now takes place between the soul and God, that I pray God of His goodness to make him experience it who may think that I am lying.” — from The Autobiography of Teresa, Chapter XXIX, Part 17


Take care.

Definitions courtesy of Oxford On-Line Dictionary




3 thoughts on “E is for. . .

  1. Nice choice of word, good post.Nice to connect and follow on http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. The word ecstasy always had a positive connotation, until the drug of the same name changed this… but it’s still a great word…
    Visiting via the A to Z challenge…
    Writer In Transit

  3. P Liegl says:

    It appears that “ecstasy” wrote itself. Always an “educational” read, continue the good work.

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