Trance is a state of narrow awareness, and culture by definition is the crystallization of a specific mode of seeing the world. Cultural trance is the group-mind of a people and is so persuasive that it is virtually invisible to those living within it.
Trances are at root of what is the very best and the very worst in human beings. We go in and out of trances all our lives; in our minds, in our relationships, our families, and in the community and culture at large. While we cannot extract ourselves completely from our condition of trance, we can become aware of these trances and gain greater control over our lives.
In this groundbreaking new book, Adam Crabtree dissects the condition of trance we find ourselves in and suggests ways of being more aware and empowered in our lives. One of these ways is to try to arrive at what he calls Trance Zero, an intuitive state of being in which one is fully awake to the real condition of our existence. Such a state is nothing less than a new paradigm of personal immanence and is the very essence of optimism. To understand trance is to appreciate the true nature of human experience - both in its potential and limitations. In our times of massive change adn confusion, Trance Zero is an essential text for renewing our faith in what it means to be human.
--- from the publisher