What are methods to enter a trans-like state?

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What are methods to enter a trans-like state?

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I've been looking for methods to enter into a trans-like state?

Kinda like astral projection?

Thank you in advance

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Re: What are methods to enter a trans-like state?

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There are many, and one may use a combination of two or more methods, as well, so it can become very personal. Dance, spinning, drumming, chanting, or something else rhythmic are very, very common over the world. Sensory deprivation is another frequently used - often various types of masks that can limit vision. Breath work is often used, such as is also found in some forms of meditation. Meditation itself can lead to trance states. IMO, walking meditations are particularly useful for trance, linking back to dance in perhaps a more controlled way. Heck, even something like flogging has its traditional uses to achieve trance states - Gardnerian Wicca doesn't include a scourge for nothing! Various aspects of asceticism can also be used, instead of the more 'ecstatic' methods like dance tends to be. It is best to research and try out several different methods.
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I like to watch sunlight reflecting off moving water, or even focus on a clear glass of water in sunlight. Focusing is an act of tenacity. Focusing on a candle flame does the same thing. When you catch yourself wool gathering you just return to the flame. Getting to a trance state isnt hard - but what to do when you get there takes practice at staying focused. That's what the flame does.

Repetitive and monotonous motion like walking, swinging, or just swaying is good.

Put simply trance is just not being focused here but elsewhere. If you want to auto-write you focus on the Q & not the act of answering. If you want to channel you focus on holding yourself out of the way of the Other who speaks, & holding that position. If you want to spirit travel you focus on the destination, even if all you have are numerical map coordinates. Or you can focus on a date in the past or future. Focus & hold position. Don't process the data. Let it roll past or through you. You can evaluate it later.

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