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a degree of awareness thought to go beyond sleeping, waking, and hypnotic states. It is marked physically by decreased metabolism and lessened adrenergic operations and psychologically by relief of frustration, anxiety, and tension and a high degree of tranquility.

TRANSCENDENTAL STATE: "The patient's experience of the transcendental state is likely to credit for his improved mood these past few weeks."

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