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Abstract: “Trance” is an umbrella term comprising a wide variety of psychophysiological conditions also known by terms such as “ecstasy,” ”dissociation,” or “alterations of consciousness.” All varieti…

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Wouter Hanegraaff, “Trance”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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