Dissociative States Through New Age and Electronic Trance Music

  title={Dissociative States Through New Age and Electronic Trance Music},
  author={Kathryn A. Becker-Blease},
  journal={Journal of Trauma \& Dissociation},
  pages={100 - 89}
ABSTRCT Music has long been associated with altered states of consciousness. In recent years, the popularity of New Age/ambient and trance music has grown. New Age/ambient music includes quiet, contemplative music commonly used by individuals for relaxation and meditation. In contrast, trance music is repetitive, rhythmic music often played at dance parties to produce trance states among a group of dancers. Both genres of music are used to produce dissociative, trance-like states, but in… 
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