trance state

trance state

Alternative psychology
An altered mental state in which the body is still or movements are jerky, the limbs are “heavy”, the eyelids flicker due to rapid eye movements, the eyeballs roll upwards (as occurs when one is asleep), the eyes tear, the pupils dilate and speech pattern changes.
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Mesmerism originally referred to 'the transfer of energy between the mesmerist and the client to induce a special trance state to heal him/her of a physical ailment or to reconcile emotional or physical issues.
Kendo was a Ninja warrior who the Potteries ring star contacted while in a trance state.
I dropped myself into a trance state, and then gave myself a suggestion that the story had already been written--indeed, I visualised it typed up on a wad of thick, white A4 paper.
A shaman is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, who typically enters into a trance state during a ritual, and practices divination and healing.
Washington, November 17 ( ANI ): Analysis of the cerebral blood flow (CBF) of Brazilian mediums during the practice of psychography, described as a form of writing whereby a deceased person or spirit is believed to write through the medium's hand, has shed light on brain activity during a trance state.
Almost hypnotic, Haddad's works bare an unidentifiable strength, like a shaman putting his followers into a trance state.
One alternative is hypnosis, a trance state characterized by increased susceptibility to suggestion, relaxation, and imagination.
The second floor of the Carlyle Hotel is the site of Blain|Di Donna, where a magical rendezvous with 34 works by an artist/philosopher invites us to surrender to a trance state of mind.
The word dobaded, coined by Kawamata, infiltrates the thoughts of characters until they fall into a kind of trance state, transporting their consciousness elsewhere.
Continuous suggestions of her holidays in her favourite spa resort with words like "warm bubbling water bath", "body relaxation" and "watching the blue sky outside the window" as described by the patient herself the day before surgery, were used to maintain the trance state.
Often, when individuals are engaged in listening to a story, they experience an altered state of cognitive processing, which is referred to as a hypnotic trance state (Tinterow, 1970).