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.
Grinnell, R. (2008). Ecstasy. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 26, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2008/ecstasy/