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But, as in bullfighting, the potential for religious ecstasy that accompanies snake-handling overshadows the fear of death.
The question "How is religious ecstasy controlled and interpreted within communities?
With its religious ecstasy and simple tonality, the 1999 Prayer of the Heart (written for the Brodsky Quartet and Bjork, and here receiving its CD premiere), is not untypical, Bjork's childlike gruffness supplying a primitive savagery which is another, (if secondary) Tavener characteristic.
People see religious ecstasy as sublimated sexuality--a form of sexual desire--when I think the reverse is true, that sexual desire is a form of religious ecstasy.
While the sexual ecstasy of this scene intentionally borders upon religious ecstasy (thereby extending a venerable topoi in literature over the centuries), the temporal concentration of "this was what had been and now and whatever was to come" into the continuous present (as Stein puts it) or the "always now" (as Hemingway puts it above) is more than a simple inversion of the alpha and omega of Christian liturgy (specifically that Christ has died, is risen, and will come again).
Both in live performance and in an ever-increasing discography with EMI, they have introduced us to his rewarding orientalisms, his nocturnal voluptuousness and his almost hedonistic expressions of religious ecstasy, climaxed most spectacularly by their stunning collaboration in the opera King Roger.
No modern middle-class dance schooler, raised before a mirror in an air-conditioned studio, is likely to understand being swept away by the holy roll of religious ecstasy that washes all sins away in Revelations--nor the pecking-order politics that determines who gets to take the preacher home for dinner on Sunday.
Emphasizing audience participation, the Neo-Concretists developed a fluid artistic practice that collapsed traditional divisions between public and private, the corporeal and the intellectual, even religious ecstasy and critical action, a blurring of boundaries perhaps best exemplified by the works of Lygia Clark and Hello Oiticica.
Despite a boxy sound in this usually favourable acoustic, a hint of 'edge' to the excellent strings of the Halle Orchestra helped convey the piece's religious ecstasy, conductor Lu Jia directing with an idiomatic sense of pulse and measure.