Trance. Magnetic Sleep, or trance, has served at all times to perplex the world by the strange breach it seems to make between the bodily and mental Functions, by its unexpectedness in some cases, and by the peculiar agency producing it in others. Dr. Holland observes that, "as respects magnetic Sleep, or trance, in all its alleged pes, there is no well-authenticated fact making it needful to believe that an Influence is received from without beyond those impressions on the senses which are capable, according: to the temperament and other circumstances, of exciting disordered as well as healthy actions, throughout every part of the nervous system, and especially in the sensorial functions."