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Transport of mind, ecstasy; mystical or prophetic exaltation characteristic of shamanism and visionary states. Hence: Part, Raptly, Raptured, Rapturize, Rapturous, Rapturously.

1526 W. de W. Pilgrim's Perfection, 272. A rapt, or a rauysshynge of the soule....

1629 Milton Nativity, 98. Such musick sweet... As all their souls in blissful rapture took..

1857 Ludlow The Hasheesh Eater, 52. The peculiar time of hasheesh... added one more rapturous element to my enjoyment.


The Age of Entheogens & The Angel's Dictionary
by Jonathan Ott
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