Re: New age EDM ‘Ekstasis’ movement??
Acts 22:17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
True trances from God will always have the fruit of self control. If they lack this thing, then they can’t be from God. So any forms of drunkenness or intoxication pawned off as ektasis, is a farce. I myself have had many trances, and they are not drunkenness or acting drunk or stoned/high. I would describe it as a place between being asleep and awake. Where the body is basically asleep but the mind is awake and alert. This can be accompanied by a feeling of being in wind or electricity, but an ekstasis is just a different state of consciousness as would be a dream or a vision. It is also important that the ekstasis is the state of consciousness and in this state is when believers can have visions. You still have to test the spirits like it says is 1 John 4:1.
Drunkenness and intoxication of any sort whether caused by a spirit or a drug or alcohol is caught up under the lust of the flesh and witchcraft and is condemned by God.
Also to assume that ekstasis is always a positive experience is wrong. We still have to test to make sure that these are not accompanied by angels of light/demons. What Dj Caleb is talking about in his videos on youtube can’t be supported by scripture. He is going outside the authority of scripture in talking about the experience of trance. Some of the stuff he talks about is strait up against scripture and occultic in nature.