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Ecstatici

(The). A class of diviners among the ancient Greeks, who used to lie in trances, and when they came to themselves gave strange accounts of what they had seen while they were “out of the body.” (Greek, ex-istemi.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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