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  1. First, not all epileptics feel ecstasy before an attack. This is only one of the options, and not the most common one.

    Secondly, this feeling cannot be compared with any other pleasure that a person feels. Ecstasy is experienced not by your body, not by your senses, but by your entire psyche. You stop experiencing any emotions other than pleasure, you stop thinking independently. The only thing that you are still able to feel at this moment is the enjoyment of such a state. You start to hear some incomprehensible but rhythmically repeated words, perhaps some melody, which also gives you a sense of satisfaction. The ability to control your thoughts and express your will somehow disappears, but you do not regret it at all, because in return for this freedom you are given a feeling of bliss that you will never get in our world.

    That's how I can describe it personally. But these are very approximate images, and it is impossible to really describe this in ordinary language.

  2. I will add that epilepsy itself is very specific for each person (and there are quite a lot of different types), but with temporal lobe, I have no talk of any ecstasy described by a well-known writer.

    Rather, a feeling of anxiety, panic, hopelessness, and at the very end — as if you say “goodbye” to everything that surrounds you. I compared all this to the feeling of people on a submarine being bombed with depth charges and then they realized that the next bomb was falling exactly on them, shook hands and prepared to go to Valhalla.

    I've never found anything pleasant about it.

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