It is not unusual for religious groups to engage in â€œecstaticâ€ experiences in the practices of their faith. For example, Muslim Sufis do such things as walk on hot coals, spin themselves in circles for long periods of time, and whip and cut themselves. After exploring this topic, discuss the philosophy behind the actions of such groups. In other words, why do they do it and/or what do they hope to achieve? Use specific examples from any religion to illustrate your points.
Before writing on this topic, you should research ecstatic practices within the various world religions. This is because you are required to do research in association with each of the discussion topics so that you can provide well-informed opinions. Ensure that you provide original writing (do not copy the words of your sources) and that the citations are in proper MLA (Modern Language Association) citation format: