Genuine spiritual ecstasy is usually associated with great outward calmness and almost perfect emotional control. 
Religious ecstasy is permissible when resulting from sane antecedents, but such experiences are more often the outgrowth of purely emotional influences than a manifestation of deep spiritual character. 
The practical test of all these strange religious experiences of mysticism, ecstasy, and inspiration is to observe whether these phenomena cause an individual: 
- To enjoy better and more complete physical health.
- To function more efficiently and practically in his mental life.
- More fully and joyfully to socialize his religious experience.
- More completely to spiritualize his day-by-day living while faithfully discharging the commonplace duties of routine mortal existence.
- To enhance his love for, and appreciation of, truth, beauty, and goodness.
- To conserve currently recognized social, moral, ethical, and spiritual values.
- To increase his spiritual insight—God-consciousness.