Dancing was in progress, or, rather, one of those orgiastic ceremonies which passed for dancing during this pagan period.
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
This orgiastic intercourse between the corrupt and the criminal was not confined to one country.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Hence among primitive peoples New Year is often characterised by orgiastic rites.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
The worship of the gods assumed a more terrific and orgiastic character.
"India, Old and New" by Sir Valentine Chirol
Even the Dry-towners shunned the orgiastic rituals of Kamaina.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The mood was rapturous, but not abandoned; ecstatic, but not orgiastic.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
The cult of the Asian Great Mother (whom the Greeks identified with their Leto) had orgiastic elements.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
He found that the Dionysian state depended on emotional or orgiastic intoxication.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
Under the empire the festival assumed a more orgiastic character.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Her especial affinity with wild nature was manifested by the orgiastic character of her worship.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
Yet there is nothing orgiastic in the merriment.
"England" by Frank Fox
They became orgiastic in character and scenes of drunkenness, cf.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various