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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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Is it possible to determ what you're going to dream about?

Dreaming and meditation is related as they are both trances. To determine your dreams is impossible. Just as predicting anything else in the future. However I once became conciously "aware" while dreaming. Like "Ohh this is just a dream". ...

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by hornet
Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is it possible to determ what you're going to dream about?
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