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From: Pagan Realm Staff (APRstaff)1/13/02 12:48 AM 
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Best method for achieving trance states?
Meditation/hypnosis/self-hypnosis etc
Chanting/drumming etc
Yoga/dancing/Tai Chi etc
Tantra... etc

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From: Tiger MoonWind (tmoonwind)1/13/02 6:41 PM 
To: Pagan Realm Staff (APRstaff) unread Poll  (2 of 9) 
 7521.2 in reply to 7521.1 
I would say combinations thereof. For example, drumming and ecstatic dance are a great combo and more effective than just drumming alone, IMO.



From: Bluehawk (Bluehawk9) Posted by host1/13/02 8:55 PM 
To: Tiger MoonWind (tmoonwind) Poll  (3 of 9) 
 7521.3 in reply to 7521.2 
I put 'other,' since it depends on the individual. But folks should investigate as many as possible to see what works best for them, or for the particular circumstances (NOT all at once!).


"She turned me into a newt!" "A newt?" "I got better..."

Edited 1/13/02 9:05:23 PM ET by BLUEHAWK9

From: GreyHawk (greyhawk121)1/13/02 9:25 PM 
To: Pagan Realm Staff (APRstaff) unread Poll  (4 of 9) 
 7521.4 in reply to 7521.1 
I put "Other", because - as someone stated before - it depends upon the individual. I think it also depends upon the individual's current state of mind...

...I've achieved trance-like states through sleep deprivation, or food deprivation, or watching a candle flame, or staring at a fire or at the ocean's waves...even just watching "South Park" marathons.




From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/15/02 12:23 AM 
To: GreyHawk (greyhawk121) Poll  (5 of 9) 
 7521.5 in reply to 7521.4 
South Park Marathons?



From: The Mountain Lynx (CidBurns)1/15/02 5:14 PM 
To: Pagan Realm Staff (APRstaff) unread Poll  (6 of 9) 
 7521.6 in reply to 7521.1 

Actually, meditation works well, but I always have to have music going
*remembers Winamp isn't running*
And now a short intermission while I get the tunes fired up :P


From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/16/02 2:53 AM 
To: Pagan Realm Staff (APRstaff) unread Poll  (7 of 9) 
 7521.7 in reply to 7521.1 
A trance state is a trance state is a trance state.. whether you get there by drumming, meditation, tantric sex... It's what you do once you enter the trance state

I've used all of the methods at various times. I was lucky to have a great psych professor in college who was very into hypnosis. I learned self hypnosis and have been using it often ever since then. It is the method that I use most often

Drumming and chanting are excellent also. I bought a drum last year and absolutely love drum circles-- I could drum for hours and hours and hours... There comes a point in the drumming when you are the beat and that is an incredible experience


From: PhilH (philh1985) DelphiPlus Member Icon1/16/02 3:37 AM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (8 of 9) 
 7521.8 in reply to 7521.7 

I'm afraid I'm much better at a state of confusion than a trance state. <shrug> Maybe someday.




From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/16/02 3:44 AM 
To: PhilH (philh1985) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (9 of 9) 
 7521.9 in reply to 7521.8 

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