By Michael Hills:
What is a trance?
A trance state can filter the information, which comes through the senses, it can influence the way the brain functions, and consciousness itself. And Trance Healing uses the trance state.
In this way trance states allow the practitioner to tap into the unconscious mind to help relaxation, open up intuition, inspiration, and healing.
Trance is not a reduced state of consciousness, as one might think. It is an altered state of consciousness, which, in terms of trance healing, allows you to connect to your spirit guides.
Trance has always been considered a doorway to the mystical. One can define a trance as an enchantment: a psychological state, induced by a magical incantation.
However, there are many ways to define trance. Here is one that says: trance is an induced, or spontaneous sleep-like condition of an altered state of consciousness; which allows the subject's physical body to be utilized by disembodied spirits or entities, as a means of expression.
But trance can also be an out-of-body experience, in which one feels they have passed out of the body, into another state of being, like a rapture, or an ecstasy.
And a trance can lead to a positive, conscious, illuminating condition as well.