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.