Originally posted on Witches Of The Craft:
Trance: Traveling the Divine Matrix
While we previously explored the beneficial properties of meditation, trance work takes those basic techniques and builds on them to transport you further down the magical path. While the purpose of meditation is to quiet the mind and relax the body, trance work begins at the point where the effective meditation is actualized. In trance work, you are seeking not only mere relaxation, but also information and insight, even prophecy and a glimpse at things to come— images from the deep recesses of your mind.
Once a meditative state is achieved, it is possible to introduce ideas into the open and relaxed mind that will move the practitioner into a much deeper state of self-awareness. Because a trance can sometimes be difficult to control , it is important to verbalize what you are hoping to learn by allowing yourself to enter into a trance like…
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