Twelve ecstatic state expressions, seen through Turi Avola's lens
"Within that heaven which most his light receives
Was I, and things beheld which to repeat
Nor knows, nor can, who from above descends;
Because in drawing near to its desire
Our intellect ingulphs itself so far,
That after it the memory cannot go.
Truly whatever of the holy realm
I had the power to treasure in my mind
Shall now become the subject of my song."
Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy - Paradiso I (lines 4-12)