Glossary of Magical Terms

What is a Trance State

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By Morningbird

A trance state is one of half-consciousness in which the practitioner is connected to another state of being. It is associated with hypnosis or self-hypnosis and is often used to describe various altered states of consciousness.

The word trance comes from the Latin word transire meaning “to cross over”

Mediums usually operate out of a trance state.

Written by Morningbird & Witchipedia Team

I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years. As a founder and lead writer on Witchipedia, I’ve been publishing articles since 2006.

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