You should have seen her ecstasy, and how he caught it for having stayed away so long.
He enters at length into the conditions of ecstasy and the yearnings that precede it.
Without a word, he lifted her into his arms and carried her to the world of ecstasy they called their bedroom.
A breeze made her curtains flutter, and she closed it, certain Claire's cries of ecstasy would soon fill the air around the mansion.
No prophet, it was declared, could speak in ecstasy, that was devilish; further, only false prophets accepted gifts.
The most usual manifestation of this power is a state of ecstasy, of the nature of self-hypnotism.
All desire to push him away vanished and she clung to him, lost in the ecstasy of his urgent lovemaking.
In the Gentile-Christian churches, under the influence of pagan associations, ecstasy was the rule.
"What are you about?" shouted Rostov, looking at him in an ecstasy of exasperation.
The lofty symbolism of his prose is frequently obscure, but his lyrical verses are distinguished for their rapturous ecstasy and beauty of expression.
The union with transcendent deity is not so much knowledge or vision as ecstasy, coalescence,.
I'll bet you a night of unbridled ecstasy against a week of doing dishes that they end up in the sack.
Suddenly my ecstasy gave place to terror; for my foot struck against a rock and the next instant there was a rush of water over my head.
(3) In the time of Paul the form of prophecy was reasoned exhortation in a state of inspiration; but very frequently the inspiration took the form of ecstasy - the prophet lost control of himself, so that he did not remember afterwards what he had said.
He is very exact in his dates, and attained, he says, the highest stage of his ecstasy four years and three months after the beginning of his conversion.
If Deidre found pleasure in funnel cakes and warm socks, she found utter ecstasy in Gabriel's arms.
To seek for Arahatship in the practice of the ecstasy alone is considered a deadly heresy. ?
Philo, who translated the Old Testament religion into the terms of Hellenic thought, holds as an inference from his theory of revelation that the divine Supreme Being is " supra rational," that He can be reached only through " ecstasy ", and that the oracles of God supply the material of moral and religious knowledge.
" The mystics accorded the first place to prayer, which was considered as a mystical progress towards God, demanding a state of ecstasy."4 As a result, some of the finest specimens of Jewish devotional literature and some of the best types of Jewish individual character have been Kabbalist.
The Hebrews shared the paradoxes of Orientals, and religious enthusiasm and ecstasy were prominent features.
She was famous during her life-time for the weekly ecstasy of the Passion, during which in a trance she experienced the sufferings of the Holy Virgin contemplating the Passion of her Son.
It was at Pisa, in the church of Santa Cristina, on the fourth Sunday in Lent (April I), while rapt in ecstasy after the communion, that Catherine's greatest traditional glory befell her, viz.
In the early Church, still Jewish, the belief was in the coming of a mysterious power from God which produced ecstasy and worked wonders.
During his divination the wizard fell into a state of trance or ecstasy, his soul being held to run at large to pursue its Witch= inquiries.
After the beginning of the 3rd century there were still no doubt men under the control of the hierarchy who experienced the prophetic ecstasy, or clerics like Cyprian who professed to have received special directions from God; but prophets by vocation no longer existed and these sporadic utterances were in no sense placed on a level with the contents of the sacred Scriptures.
We are not so unreasonable as to blame him for failing to make his pages picturesque or thrilling; we do not want sunsets and stars and roses and ecstasy; but there is a certain standard for the most serious and abstract subjects.
He passed his days and nights in a condition of ecstasy.
That I should repent on the morrow and rally myself on my over-wrought ecstasy never once entered my thoughts.
In the earliest period the services were characterized by extreme freedom, and by manifestations of ecstasy which were believed to indicate the presence of the spirit of God; but as the years went by the original enthusiasm faded away, the cult became more and more controlled, until ultimately it was completely subject to the priesthood, and through the priesthood to the Church.
But however Oriental may have been the cast of mind that welcomed this theosophic asceticism, the forms of thought by which these views were philosophically reached are essentially Greek; and it is by a thoroughly intelligible process of natural development, in which the intensification of the moral consciousness represented by Stoicism plays an important part, that the Hellenic pursuit of knowledge culminates in a preparation for ecstasy, and the Hellenic idealization of man's natural life ends in a settled antipathy to the body and its works.
The third is the age of the plena spiritus libertas, the age of contemplation, the monastic age par excellence, the age of a monachism wholly directed towards ecstasy, more Oriental than Benedictine.
Such an end is accomplished either by means of pure thought or by a oneness of pure feeling, giving as results the theological or philosophical construction of the concept God, or a mystical ecstasy which is itself at once immediate, inexplicable and indescribable.
This probably facilitated the adoption of the term by the Hellenists of Alexandria, for, when Philo distinguishes the prophet from the spurious diviner by saying that the latter applies his own inferences to omens and the like while the true prophet, rapt in ecstasy, speaks nothing of his own, but simply repeatg what is given to him by a revelation in which his reason has no part (ed.
The adherents of the new view of life found pleasure in putting into appropriate verse the feelings of enthusiasm and of ecstasy which the reforming doctrines inspired.
He could whisk her away from the pain — take her to a place of ecstasy.
ecstasy of love.
paroxysms of ecstasy?
analogous phenomena of ecstasy, they commonly do so in a chapter entitled ' Concerning the Sama ' .
The first time you take ecstasy is a bit like losing your virginity.
mystical ecstasy; they aim at union with the Divine.
I danced and capered round the tree in an ecstasy.
Americans are using inhalants at more than twice the rate of ecstasy and the prescription painkiller Oxycontin, they said.
Test results of over sixty ecstasy pills are included.
test results of over sixty ecstasy pills are included.
ecstasy tablets in Surrey.
Their problems seemed to begin when their daughter, Iris, accidentally swallowed an Ecstasy tablet while attending a birthday party with her mother.
There also were decreases in rates of past year use of LSD (1.3 to 0.6%), ecstasy (2.2 to 1.3%), and methamphetamine (0.9 to 0.7%).
Over half a million young people have tried ecstasy at least once.
Researchers have found that Ecstasy causes extensive damage to key brain cells, called dopamine neurons.
You experience mood swings, ecstasy when you hear his voice, and despair when you don't.
NDErs talk about having moments of ecstasy, peace or fear.
While in custody, he was further charged with possession of ecstasy and possession of a firearm.
The vodka, or his thirty seconds of ecstasy?
For example, ecstasy appears to affect a neurotransmitter called serotonin by reducing the amount of the chemical in the brain.
He kneaded her breasts, wanting nothing better than to suckle her until she cried out in ecstasy.
Again the same euphoria, same ecstasy, same elation.
exclaimed together in mutual ecstasy, " O Love, we thank thee!
Deaths from ecstasy in Holland are only a tiny fraction of the figures for Britain.
It therefore becomes a perversion as in the case of monastic ecstasy before mentioned.
However, long term exposure to ecstasy may result in increased depressive symptoms.
He also took ecstasy tablets that also affect the heart.
Her moans grow in strength from low whimpers of joy to shouts of ecstasy.
writhe about in ecstasy!
His every word and movement was described with ecstasy.
Ecstasy acts to reduce appetite and disrupts the user 's ability to regulate body temperature.
When my partner moves it in and out too I writhe about in ecstasy !
Approximately 4 percent to 8 percent of high school students in 2007 used illegal substances such as cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamines, heroin, and hallucinogenic drugs.
Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935.
For most garden lovers, the thrill of sinking your shovel into a pile of perfect dirt is the ultimate ecstasy.
According to his cousin, Edmund Davy,' then his laboratory assistant, he was so delighted with this achievement that he danced about the room in ecstasy.
He could whisk her away from the pain â€” take her to a place of ecstasy.
Ecstasy is a hallucinogenic amphetamine which is taken orally.
ecstasy of delight I felt her tremble in every limb.
As a result various quantities of illegal drugs including ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis were recovered.
A control group of nine men and six women who had never used ecstasy were enrolled in the study for comparison.
Every one wished to see what Rousseau had seen, to experience the same ecstasy.
ecstasy pills are included.
I know not whether it was the dumps or a budding ecstasy.
A related drug, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (better known as ecstasy or MDMA), is also widely abused.
A distinct feature of this ritual was wµocbayta (eating the flesh of the victim raw), whereby the communicants imagined that they consumed and assimilated the god represented by the victim, and thus became filled with the divine ecstasy.
He must be an essential unity prior to this duality, a Being wholly without difference or determination; and, accordingly, the highest mode of human existence, in which the soul apprehends this absolute, must be one in which all definite thought is transcended, and all consciousness of self lost in the absorbing ecstasy.
On the flip side, Pisces can also feel an exquisite level of happiness that feels very much akin to the feeling of ecstasy; this sign is capable of incredible highs and lows.
For a while she led at home the life of a recluse, speaking only to her confessor, and spending all her time in devotion and spiritual ecstasy.
arrest for the possession of ecstasy are ' wasting valuable police resources ' he said.
There is growing evidence that ecstasy use can alter the chemistry of a user's brain, with potentially serious consequences in later life.
In documenting the euphoria of the Ecstasy experience, he does not fail to acknowledge the inevitable comedown.
Tests on animals have found that ecstasy permanently reduces levels of serotonin, the chemical in the brain partly responsible for mood changes.
Still overpowered with divine ecstasy, the Master sang: O Kali, my Mother full of Bliss!
It's known as liquid ecstasy because it has similar effects to the Class A version - and also similar dangers.
She loves nothing more than taking blood from the hotel guests and relishes in the opportunity of taking yours, in pure orgasmic ecstasy.
But there are some periods of life where there is special growth - like shamanic ecstasy.
They believed that through the cultivation of mystical ecstasy they could attain direct communion with God.
You eat just for the taste, just for the sheer ecstasy of whatever it is they're going to have on that tree.
ecstasy users 21% were primary cocaine powder users 20% were primary crack users.
Another ecstasy death A nineteen year old girl died this week having taken ecstasy death A nineteen year old girl died this week having taken ecstasy.
These clubs were places where the drug ecstasy became popular at the time.
The carnival ecstasy of interesting side trips to glimpse the wants to avoid.
excursions into the realm of experiencing God is more of ecstasy induced by reflections on what is known about Him.
Tertullian early in the 3rd century testifies that glossolaly still went on in the Montanist Church which he had joined; for we must so interpret the following passage in his De anima, cap. ix.: "There is among us at the present time a sister who is endowed with the charismatic gift of revelations, which she suffers through ecstasy in the spirit during the Sunday service in church.
discuss the psychology, physiology and anatomy of man, the five senses and their organs, sleep, dreams, ecstasy, memory, reason, &c. The remaining four books seem more or less supplementary; the last (xxxii.) is a summary of geography and history down to the year 1250, when the book seems to have been given to the world, perhaps along with the Speculum Historiale and possibly an earlier form of the Speculum Doctrinale.
An examination of Phrygian as distinct from African Montanism leads to the following conclusions: (I) The Phrygians claimed to have received the prophetic gift by way of succession just as the bishops traced their office back to the apostles; Tertullian seems to ignore the intermediate steps between the apostles and Montanus; (2) the "ecstasy" of the African section was much more restrained than the ravings of the Phrygians; (3) the original Montanists followed the example of the Phrygian native cults in assigning a prominent place to women, Tertullian on the other hand (De virg.
They may have been represented or impersonated by priests in her rites as Attis was, but they were also, like him, not actual priests in the first instance, but objects of worship in which a frenzied dance, with accompaniment of flute music, the beating of tambourines, the clashing of cymbals and castanets, wild cries and self-infliction of wounds - the whole culminating in a state of ecstasy and exhaustion - were the most prominent features.
His face expressed entreaty, agitation, and ecstasy.
With an addiction to ecstasy and crystal methamphetamine, it seemed she was destined to go down the shadowy path that so many child stars travel.
They found four ounces of pot, an ounce of cocaine, 40 milligrams of ecstasy and three guns.
The police were called to the scene and arrested Knight on suspicion of assault, also finding hydrocodone and ecstasy on the violence prone former music mogul.
Singers who see, in tranced interludes, My splendor set with all superb design, Consume their days in toilful ecstasy.
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