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Trance is usually achieved at communal rituals with plenty of loud music and dancing The specificsthe costumes music and dancevary from culture to culture but the pattern underneath is identical loud music and vigorous dancing lead to a state of over stimulation that can produce a form of egolessness that is the ground for any sacred exploration Mickey Hart Hart 119Two types of music cultures today use community music and drugs to achieve a state of trance that aids them in spiritual exploration These two groups are the newly formed electronic music rave scene of Europe and the United States and the 7000 year-old tradition of peyote ceremonies still practiced by members of the Native American Church Each culture has very different music and settings for this exploration but they have similar ideologies for a better life and planetRaves are all night parties where people dance to electronic music The main ingredients are loud music light shows selected narcotics and people called Ravers Ravers have an ideology about Peace Love Unity and Respect PLUR for the raver that all night party is an escape from what her society wants her to be material-oriented financially successful a consumer an a work-aholic Ravers feel deeply connected to all the people dancing around them and revert to a time when play was the most important thing in their lives In essence ravers feel that they are living rather than merely surviving Estiens Raves began appearing in Manchester England and Ibiza popular English vacation spots in 1987 and 1988 At the same time the same type of parties appeared in Germany specifically Berlin Soon thereafter the rave phenomenon was attracting thousands of kids aged between 16 and late twenties It also attracted the attention of DJs from the United States The energy that fueled these parties was so great that American DJs wanted to introduce it to the US and UK DJs wanted to expand their horizons The
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