A condition, often simulating death, in which there is a total suspension of the power of voluntary movement, with abolition of all evidences of mental activity and the reduction to a minimum of all the vital functions so that the patient lies still and apparently unconscious of surrounding objects, while the pulsation of the heart and the breathing, although still present, are almost or altogether imperceptible.
trance: (trance state) a state of awareness that is deeply relaxed and receptive, almost on the edge of sleep, but much more conscious. This can range from a mild daydream type of state to a deep inward focus of attention, where one can be receptive to contact with the higher dimensions.
Mental condition based on a narrowed focus of attention such that what is outside of attention is lost to consciousness.
A "dissociated state of consciousness" generally characterized by reduced awareness of surroundings and external events. Highly similar in nature to a "hypnotic" state.
Mediumistic state of psychological dissociation in which the spirit entity takes over the person's voice or body to speak to human audiences.
a state of deep relaxation when it's easier to see and know what's going on in other dimensions
There are different levels of development in the state of trance, ranging from the deep sleep of entire unconsciousness to a feeling of quietude or passiveness. Trance is the suspension of ordinary consciousness of external surroundings, in a sort of temporary loss awareness to outside stimulus; which can be best described as a semi-conscious state in which the person in trance has lost the ability to use their thinking powers (consciousness). Trance will normally take place within the low alpha to high theta ranges of brain wave (these are detailed below)
a half-conscious state, seemingly between sleeping and waking, in which ability to function voluntarily may be suspended. . to put in a trance.
An altered state with an inward focus of attention.
a condition of apparent sleep or unconsciousness, with marked physiological characteristics, in which the body of the subject is liable to possession. The true nature of trance is unknown. Much can be learned from subjective experiences. See TRANCE.
trance state or hypnotic trance - an altered state of functioning where the conscious mind's attention is focused or busy, very much like when at the cinema and one is not aware of the surroundings, only the film.
a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep
a deeply relaxed state that causes your level of consciousness to alter
a naturalistically occurring experience that involves an altered focus of consciousness, an absorption of thought and a setting aside of the rational, discriminating CONSCIOUS mind and an empowerment of the unconscious or subconscious mind
a natural phenomenon which can be induced in many people
a psychological condition created by repetition
a semi-conscious state that operates in our lives without question or discernment
a sleep-like state from which the patient cannot be roused, and which arises spontaneously without gross brain lesion such as cerebral haemorhage, or toxic cause such as opium poisoning
a sleeplike state of altered consciousness marked by heightened focal awareness and reduced peripheral awareness
a special type of dissociated state
a state of being somewhat disconnected from one's physical surroundings and being receptive to input of new ideas
a state of consciousness composed of two components, one psycho-physical, the other cultural
a state of mind in which a hypnotized client is able to free his or her mind from the constraints of their five senses and preconceptions
a well-known symptom of certain mental illnesses, and also experienced by a hypnotic subject who is asked by the hypnotist or hypno-therapist to concentrate and gaze at one particular spot
a term used by some for any hypnotic-type altered state of consciousness; characterized by conscious attention being turned away from the normal senses and consensus reality.
A sleep-like condition, an induced state of unconsciousness. In the true mediumstic trance the medium's own personality is temporarily submerged, and he or she is "taken over" or "invaded" by a trance-personality or trance-control, who speaks, using the medium's voice, or who writes, using the medium's hand and arm. Trance-speech and trance-writing are called trance-automatisms.
A sleeplike state in which there is a change of consciousness.
An altered state of consciousness brought about by the willing collaboration between the medium and the etheric world intelligence for the purpose of physical phenomena.
a condition ofapparent sleep or unconsciousness, with marked physiologicalcharacteristics, in which the body of the subject is liable topossession. The true nature of trance is unknown. Much can be learnedfrom subjective experiences. See TRANCE.
A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state in which one becomes detached from their physical surroundings.
A state of dissociation in which the individual is oblivious to their situation and surroundings, and in which various forms of automatism may be expressed; usually exhibited under hypnotic, mediumistic or shamanistic conditions.