Date: 11/6/2003 12:09:39 PM
Name or Pseudonym: passerby
Subject: some answers here
try this link
Towards the bottom is the part "Meditation the key" that may answer some of your questions. Apparently meditation is good -- youre in conscious control. I can see where a self-induced trance would not be good -- thats more like escaping reality. In meditation, you focus on the reality that is God. God is so "ever present" that if you dont stop and think about Him, you can easily take things for granted.
Seek and ye shall find! Blessings to you!