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Philo - On drunkeness

Identifier

014572

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

To be 'drunk' in spiritual terms is to be 'filled with the spirit', drunk on spiritul input

A description of the experience

Philo – On ‘Drunkenness’ [spiritual inebriation]

Now when grace fills the soul, that soul thereby rejoices and smiles and dances, for it is possessed and inspired, so that to many of the unenlightened it may seem to be drunken, crazy and beside itself …. With the God possessed, not only is the soul wont to be stirred and goaded as it were into ecstasy but the body also is flushed and fiery, warmed by the overflowing joy within which passes on the sensation to the outer man, and thus many of the foolish are deceived and suppose that the sober are drunk.

The source of the experience

Philo

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Wine

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References