Battle Trance

Battle Trance

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Battle trance is a term denoting a specific altered state of consciousness that characterizes the psychological state of combatants during a combat situation. In this state combatants do not feel fear (for this state Jordania uses a term "aphobia") or pain (analgesia), and all the individual members of group (unit) are acting as one collective organism. In a battle trance humans may behave very differently, from extremely altruistically (to the point of sacrificing themselves), to the extremely aggressively (to the point of participating in mass murders). Battle trance affects both men and women and can be induced in individuals as well as groups. Battle trance state may occur involuntarily (for example, mother acting in total disregard of her own safety when her child is attacked), or can be induced by ritualistic behavior and different psychogenic substances. The term was proposed by Joseph Jordania. According to Jordania, the battle trance was developed by the forces of natural selection during the early stages of the evolution of hominids, as the crucial factor of the defense from predators.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 4.57mm | 127.01g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135719017
  • 9786135719017