The trance comes shortly after one takes the Offering, whether there’s chanting or not; that’s not common knowledge, and we don’t want it to become so. Once in the trance, the minds of the Congregants begin to link together, forming the One. Once the One is fully formed, the Think begins.
Inside the Think, the One knows that the religious trappings are an unnecessary conceit, but for some reason always chooses to preserve it. Outside, as individuals, we forget this revelation; we believe.
Only those who’ve become the One singly, as individuals, only we retain the true nature of One.