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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"I thought I heard a knock, but I was in a trance state so I left it.
This in turn, precludes a trance state, unlike some other masked dance traditions.
Then the film slaps you awake before it lulls you back to the trance state as it takes you to the remote military outpost where Jonathan (Yonathan Shiray) was stationed and looks back on the past six months of his life there.
In this test, in the trance state, subjects were instructed to perform as many repetitions as possible with the load found in the 1RM test without induction.
Kendo was a Ninja warrior who the Potteries ring star contacted while in a trance state. The interview put him on the magazine's front cover.
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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.
Becoming-animal appears always to accompany the shamans' entering the third phase of the trance state. They are often depicted sharing the features of the animals they become.
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.