semitrance


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Noun1.semitrance - a trancelike state in which the person can follow instructions but voluntary action is weak or absent
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
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These semitrance states involve the identification (consciously or unconsciously) with a cult god, deity, or archetype, which leads to a transformation in feeling that produces a sense of power and renewal.
Yet the game suddenly reverses when the female performer starts her own scat, her singsong humming and beat-boxing rapidly lulling the male protagonist into a semitrance, the "authenticity" or "falsity" of which is impossible to ascertain (as had been the case with the female performer's "seduction").