Description Of The Mystical Trance By Plotinus 2 -
Description Of The Mystical Trance By Plotinus 2 - -
by Genova Maaa my mother
Plotinus says in another part of the same treatise that Ecstasy is an expansion or accession, a desire of contact, rest, and a striving after ‚conjunction‘. All the phases of the contemplative experience seem to be summed up in these words above.
Ecstasy itself is a practical matter and has its root, not in reason, but in a deep seated passion for the Absolute which is far nearer to the mystic's love of God than to any intellectual curiosity, however sublime.
The few passages in which it is mentioned tell us what his mystical genius drove him to do: and not what his philosophical mind encouraged him to think or say.
Plotinus the ecstatic is sure, that the union with God is a union of hearts and that more than by thought, by love, he may be hidden in God. (Plotinus, Ennead vi.9) .