hypnotic trance

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Noun1.hypnotic trance - a trance induced by the use of hypnosis; the person accepts the suggestions of the hypnotist
trance - a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep
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And every time I would grimly scroll down and down, even if everything I was reading was completely dull, unable to stop until I had reached the end of the new stuff, as though in a hypnotic trance, or like it was my job.
Following "hypnosis," the executive self then disowns the behavior that is irreconcilable with the normal self-image and thus misattributes this as being due to the hypnotic trance (Spanos & Coe, 1992; Wagstaff & Cole, 2005).
Phantom Radio's electronica-tinged Harvest Home and an almost New Order-like Floor of the Ocean brought a hypnotic trance edge to the set.
I actually go into some strange hypnotic trance as I'm lured to accessory displays to admire gems and jewels reflecting off lights and mirrors.
A large machine, small screen and two players competed at table tennis in a game that was conducted at such a sedate pace a casual observer was in danger of dropping into a hypnotic trance.
This article explores the many ways in which the hypnotic trance state within the context of hypnotherapy, accesses the imaginal abilities of the mind just as reflected in the states of dreaming and active imagination.
I then did what anyone else would do - rushed upstairs and googled how to bring someone out of a hypnotic trance.
It is important to understand that the hypnotic trance state is not only natural, but can be achieved by anyone.
HUMANWINE can create a sense of paranoid friction, or induce a sort of hypnotic trance, or both at once.
The singing of the large travelling faithful packed into the away end seemed to act like a hypnotic trance after the interval and it wasn't until both sides made changes to their personnel that slim chances presented themselves.
Hypnosis confirmed A glassy gaze that jumps around in bizarre patterns may be a foolproof sign of a hypnotic trance (above), researchers report (SN: 12/17/11, p.
Arousal of the hypnotic trance was slow despite suggestions for returning to full awareness.