We were ecstatic, but increasingly nervous.
Maria's level of happiness rose to ecstatic when he was around.
As for Fred, he was downright ecstatic about a baby in his adopted family—hang the underlying circumstances of the blessed event.
And she smiled her ecstatic smile.
Young Rostov's ecstatic voice could be heard above the three hundred others.
He remembered everything, and ecstatic pity and love for that man overflowed his happy heart.
the mystic and ecstatic element is held in abeyance.
He felt ecstatic that she heard in his music what he saw in her art.
Kiera's heart still did somersaults, and she felt both doubtful Evelyn would follow through and ecstatic at the prospect.
There was in the whole family a tendency to ecstatic emotion and enthusiastic piety, and it is worth noting that Cappadocia had already given to the Church men like Firmilian and Gregory Thaumaturgus.
In fact, Dionysus may be regarded under two distinct aspects: that of a popular national Greek god of wine and cheerfulness, and that of a foreign deity, worshipped with ecstatic and mysterious rites introduced from Thrace.
Her little feet in their white satin dancing shoes did their work swiftly, lightly, and independently of herself, while her face beamed with ecstatic happiness.
Vive l'Empereur! came those ecstatic cries.
More exalted still, however, is the sudden ecstatic vision, such as was granted, for example, to Paul.
The experiences of the religious mystic are paralleled with the ecstatic vision in which the philosophical hermit sees a world of pure intelligences, where birth and decease are unknown.
Among the North American Indians ecstatic fasting is regularly practised.
But in our present state of existence the moments of this ecstatic union must be few and short; " I myself," says Plotinus simply,.
They therefore devoted themselves to examining the nature of the soul, and taught that its freedom consists in communion with God, to be achieved by absorption in a sort of ecstatic trance.
"Like my father?" asked the boy, flushing crimson and looking up at Pierre with bright, ecstatic eyes.
Of ordinary immorality it took little notice, and the triumph of its cause in the 16th and 17th centuries, while producing such types of ecstatic piety as St Theresa (qv.), the Sor Mariade Jesus (Maria Agreda), (q.v.) and the Venerable Virgin Luisa de Carvajal, was accompanied by an extraordinary development of moral laxity.
Thus it encouraged an unrestrained emotionalism, rank superstition, an unhealthy asceticism, and the employment of artificial means to induce the ecstatic state.
In support of image-worship he advanced ' Porphyry tells us that on four occasions during the six years of their intercourse Plotinus attained to this ecstatic union with God.
For as the Arahat had conquered the cravings that were supposed to produce the new body, his actions were no longer Karma, but only Kiriya, that led to no rebirth.4 Another point of Buddhist teaching adopted from previous belief was the practice of ecstatic meditation.
On the practical side, mysticism maintains the possibility of direct intercourse with this Being of beings - intercourse, not through any external media such as an historical revelation, oracles, answers to prayer, and the like, but by a species of ecstatic transfusion or identification, in which the individual becomes in very truth " partaker of the divine nature."
This is reached through contemplation of the primeval Being, the One - in other words, through an ecstatic approach to it.
She wanted to curl up in a ball and sob until she fell asleep, relieved and ecstatic to be with him again.
It blended the Christian element of love with the ecstatic vision of Plotinus, sometimes giving the former a decided predominance.
It was difficult to understand why she had been looking forward to this moment for so long, but wasn't ecstatic now that it had finally arrived.
These men were distributed in various settlements, and their exercises were usually of an ecstatic character.
St Bridget, or Birgitta (1303-1373), an historical figure of extraordinary interest, has left her name attached to several important religious works, in particular to a collection of Uppenbarelser (" Revelations "), in which her visions and ecstatic meditations are recorded, and a version, the first into Swedish, of the five books of Moses.
Especially the wild ecstatic character and the prophecies of the Montanists recall the old type of religion.
"Look here," he added, taking Gerasim by a button of his coat and looking down at the old man with moist, shining, and ecstatic eyes, "I say, do you know that there is going to be a battle tomorrow?"
9), violent and ecstatic exercises, ceremonial acts of bowing and kissing, the preparing of sacred mystic cakes, appear among the offences denounced by the Israelite prophets, and show that the cult of Baal (and Astarte) included the characteristic features of heathen worship which recur in various parts of the Semitic world, although attached to other names.5 By an easy transition the local gods of the streams and springs which fertilized the increase of the fields became identified with 2 Compounds with geographical terms (towns, mountains), e.g.
15), but the ecstatic and orgiastic dervish who was meshuggah or " frenzied," a term which was constantly applied to him from the days of Elisha to those of Jeremiah (2 Kings ix.
He means this - that he is no mere ecstatic enthusiast or "dervish," whose primary aim is to keep up the warlike spirit of the people, taking for granted that Yahweh is on the people's side, and that he is perfectly free from the taint of selfishness, not having to support himself by his prophesying.
Neoplatonism seeks this in the ecstatic intuition of the ineffable One.
C. Oman, Mystics, Ascetics and Saints of India, p. 273) remarks:" Sadlzuism, whether perpetuating the peculiar idea of the efficiency of austerities for the acquisition of far-reaching powers over natural phenomena, or bearing its testimony to the belief in the indispensableness of detachment from the world as a preparation for the ineffable joy of ecstatic communion with the Divine Being, has undoubtedly tended to keep before men's eyes, as the highest ideal, a life of purity, self-restraint, and contempt of the world and human affairs.
For these epitaphs, with others of a humbler kind, were brought before St Elizabeth to be identified in her ecstatic converse with St Verena, her cousin St Ursula, and others.
The Buddha is represented, on various occasions during his long career, to have been so much moved by some event, or speech, or action, that he gave vent, as it were, to his pent-up feelings in a short, ecstatic utterance, couched, for the most part, in one or two lines of poetry.
These ecstatic utterances and deep sayings are attributed to the Buddha himself, and accompanied by the prose framework.
Prince Andrew, with a beaming, ecstatic expression of renewed life on his face, paused in front of Pierre and, not noticing his sad look, smiled at him with the egotism of joy.
In the next little work the framework, the whole paraphernalia of the ancient akhyana, is included in the work itself, which is called Udana, or "ecstatic utterances."
The student was ecstatic when he found out he received the highest achievable score on the test.
We were very surprised, but, of course, ecstatic.
If this story saves one persons life then I will be ecstatic.
ecstatic frenzy, to motivate whole communities.
Believe me, the only person I know who's not ecstatic about the new Mac game bonanza is my wife.
I was almost ecstatic to be in hills again.
On the other hand, many customers are ecstatic about their purchases, so you'll want to know about that as well.
However, it was tough for an ecstatic Gwen to keep her news under wraps.
If you love colors and lace accents, the selection at Lingerie Express will make you ecstatic.
Ecstatic, Harry tucks back into the magical world for the remainder of the summer andtrots off to the competition with most of the Weasley family as well as his friend Hermione.
For many people, the idea of fading or ridding themselves of freckles is just a distant dream, while others may be ecstatic to learn that modern technology can change their spots.
When I spoke to the now retired agent he was ecstatic.
In acting you can go from being absolutely ecstatic about getting a role to just being broke.
One student became ecstatic each time he made a match.
ecstatic joy I felt.
The record company, naturally, aren't quite so ecstatic.
ecstatic to see their favorite band on stage.
The two are very close and Blythe is ecstatic over the impending birth of her newest grandchild.
Once again we were ecstatic!
As the viewer I almost feel as ecstatic as him!
Other features reminiscent of the original barbarous rites in the primitive caverns of the East, no doubt also occupied a place in the cult; bandaging of eyes, binding of hands with the intestines of a fowl, leaping over a ditch filled with water, witnessing a simulated murder, are mentioned by the Pseudo-Augustine; and the manipulation of lights in the crypt, the administration of oaths, and the repetition of the sacred formulae, all contributed toward inducing a state of ecstatic exaltation.
The young man rummaging through the boxes is ecstatic.
While you and your spouse may be ecstatic over the news that you are pregnant, your older child may not react in quite the same manner.
While families are often ecstatic about the addition of a precious toddler into their midst, the toddler may be far from happy, at least in the beginning.
I'm also working with the producer of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days on a romantic comedy that I'm so ecstatic about.
Damian himself would be overjoyed, and Jule-- the third adopted brother in their threesome-- ecstatic.
14, gives examples of ecstatic utterance interpreted by the sane.
I'm joyous, scared, grateful, ecstatic and half-drunk, all at the same time.
As for Fred, he was downright ecstatic about a baby in his adopted familyâ€”hang the underlying circumstances of the blessed event.
Too bad his little boys weren't quite so ecstatic about it.
When she emerged, it was to the sight of a glowing, ecstatic Hannah, who sat on the edge of her bed talking to a sleepy Toby.
Witherspoon was ecstatic as they left the courthouse.
At 17 as the company's prima ballerina she won ecstatic reviews for her first Giselle.
ecstatic trance induced solely by your music like a spiritual experience?
Videte miraculum, for the feast of the Purification, is more than twice as long but no less euphonious, even ecstatic.
Lisa: It was very good; we are all ecstatic to be here.
ecstatic to win.
The animals ' expressions seem almost ecstatic, swept away by the moment until it is too late and the deed is done.
We'd find a group of people hopefully experiencing mild contentment, and a group of people experiencing ecstatic euphoria.
About as far from the ecstatic immanence of realized eschatology as it's possible to get.
How is spinning to a roomful of people in an ecstatic trance induced solely by your music like a spiritual experience?
She conceived herself to be specially favoured by Christ, who appeared to her in the most extravagant forms. At last, by dint of fasting and lacerating her flesh, she succeeded in reducing herself to such a state of ecstatic suffering that she believed herself to be undergoing in her own person the Passion of the Lord.
Within Talmudic Judaism one can find the ascetic and as well as the ecstatic celebration of life.
Hence Hackney Council's ecstatic embrace of a socially destructive educational policy.
ecstatic that sb playing with her again, especially when she read BB 2 of her books.
ecstatic at the news of the 2012 Olympics.
ecstatic to have been picked to win his signed photo.
They will also understand their ability to whip a congregation into an ecstatic frenzy, to motivate whole communities.
Twenty days ago, a stout Kurdish farmer had an ecstatic homecoming, to the fields from which he was evicted in 1986.
Your reward, however, is a feeling of ecstatic jubilation as you survey the magnificent panorama from the top.
April 2006 Staff at Folly Farm's zoo are ecstatic this Easter, with the successful breeding of their endangered lemurs.
The soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev was ecstatic and milked all the propaganda he could from the flight.
roomful of people in an ecstatic trance induced solely by your music like a spiritual experience?
rummageoung man rummaging through the boxes is ecstatic.
The ' weep ' notes gradually build up into an ecstatic bubbling trill.
19, 26, 28), for the practices of both were ecstatic and orgiastic (cf.
From early times, detachment from the world and the practice of austerities have been regarded in India as peculiarly conducive to a spirit of godliness, and ultimately to a state of ecstatic communion with the deity.
He used prayer and fasting to deliver himself from evil enchantment; and when he saw ecstatic and mystical visions promising him the Lord's help and great usefulness in the Lord's work, he feared that these revelations might be of diabolic origin.
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