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Trance

trance

1. A tedious journey.

2. A state in which the soul seems to have passed out of the body into another state of being, or to be rapt into visions; an ecstasy.

3. (Science: neurology) 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.

He fell down in a trance. (Chaucer)

Origin: F. Transe fright, in OF. Also, trance or swoon, fr. Transir to chill, benumb, to be chilled, to shiver, OF. Also, to die, L. Transire to pass over, go over, pass away, cease; trans across, over _ ire to go; cf. L. Transitus a passing over.


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The selective advantage of God

... here. I haven't seen the video. But are you talking about things like 'speaking in tongues'? Many of the sorts of religions that put people into trances around the globe are ethnically related. But not all. It is possible apparently, for anyone to go into a trance by hyperventilation. Haven't ...

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by animartco
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The selective advantage of God
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... The sounds of folding paper, library books with plastic covers opening and closing, the scratching of a pencil across paper, they all put me in a trance-like state that you all have been describing. When I hear these noises I become extremely happy and sleepy, and often don't realize that I've ...

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by kgreener
Tue May 21, 2013 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

These noises put me in a relaxed trance. I put them in order of discovery and the trance only occurs if performed by someone other than myself. Turning pages of a Newspaper. Bob Ross. Whispering. Writing with chalk. Typewriters. Sucking on ...

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by JonRs
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... years old and my kid brother would draw on our chalkboard. Something about his intensity and the sound of chalk on the board would put me in this trance. However it only happened when HE drew on the board, no one else. Something about his intensity and his breathing.... Today I work in a building ...

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by pamelam
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... involve the higher notes, in a perfectly-executed soft rhythmic pattern - the BEST song is the theme from Amelie, when my husband plays it - oh, trance time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_L38bwZhU or on harp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d-4siO6bdE BUT - it works a lot better live. 4. ...

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by Snoozin
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:57 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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