Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On Gratuitous Graces
Q[175] Of Rapture
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We must now consider rapture. Under this head there are six points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether the soul of man is carried away to things divine?

A[2] Whether rapture pertains to the cognitive or to the appetitive power?

A[3] Whether Paul when in rapture saw the essence of God?

A[4] Whether he was withdrawn from his senses?

A[5] Whether, when in that state, his soul was wholly separated from his body?

A[6] What did he know, and what did he not know about this matter?