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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This ten minute rendition creates an almost hypnotic trance that engulfs listeners through its sheer magnetism.
Raffai's BA protocol, which has similar elements to the hypnotic trance induced during hypnotherapy (though BA is not psychotherapy), is not a commonly accepted practice in American prenatal care, at least not yet.
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.
Reading Sherlock Holmes as a camera, with attention to the multiple valences of the term "sensitive instrument," allows Grimes to argue that it is Holmes's connection to the spiritual and the hypnotic trance that makes him so successful at his trademark deductive logic.
In the first case, light dosages of drugs coupled with hypnosis were used to induce a complete hypnotic trance," a CIA memorandum revealed.
Using domestic telescreens, the Thought Police broadcast specifically targeted subliminal messages, technically known as "deferred suggestions," to people asleep or in a sleep-related hypnotic trance.
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.
Religious and healing ceremonies of all primitive peoples included a hypnotic trance, which McClenon (1997) proposed may have served as the pathway reinforcing the genetic component of suggestibility.