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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.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Ecstasy. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from