Ecstasy

By Renée Grinnell

An altered state of consciousness in which awareness of one’s surroundings are lessened or completely lacking; the most intense elevation of mood possible.

Example: An elderly woman spends hours on her knees in joyful communion with divinity; the skin on both knees is eroded.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Oct 2008