Michaux, Henri - Turbulent Infinity - On ecstasy
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
from Turbulent Infinity
There is our normal state which is a mixture, examination and mastery of antagonistic impulses and views.
There is then the state created by drugs or mental illness, which is an oscillation with a succession and total separation of antagonistic drives and opposing points of view.
And there is a third state, one without alteration, as it were without mixture, in which consciousness reigns with absolutely no antagonism in an unheard of totality.
This is ecstasy - whether cosmic or loving, or erotic, or diabolical.
Without extreme exaltation you cannot enter into it.
Once within it all variety disappears, in what seems to be an independent universe. Ecstasy and only ecstasy opens up what is absolutely unmixed, absolutely uninterrupted by the smallest opposition or impurity that may be the slightest bit, even allusively, different.
It is a pure universe, of total energetic homogeneity in which the absolutely of the same race, the same sign, the same orientation lives together and in waves.
This and this alone is the ultimate goal. It does not matter if it is or isn't a wave helping along that autonomous universe in which a rapture comparable to nothing in this world maintains you uplifted, away from mental laws, in a sea of bliss.