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Ancestors, the - Art - Ecstasy



Type of Spiritual Experience


The Orans is a posture that people sometimes unconsciously adopt during spiritual experience, but is also found extensively as a symbol of experience.

If shown in any form of ancient drawing or statuary it was an indication that those people had obtained a profound spiritual experience of some sort – a vision for example or even ecstasy.  Where a female figure in an Orans posture was placed over the tomb of a man it meant he had indeed achieved both ecstasy and the chemical wedding.

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The source of the experience

The Ancestors

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