A trance is a state of conscious awareness that is other than normal waking consciousness. For example, a person who has been hypnotized can appear to be awake and responsive yet is actually in an altered state of consciousness that is highly focused. The term trance can also be used to describe the altered state of consciousness that may be present during meditation, prayer, magic/religious rituals, or psychoactive use. Trance or a trance-like states are marked by consciousness and awareness that can be heightened or narrowed depending on the condition or state of the individual.

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