Mind-Meld, Vulcan

A touch technique that allows a Vulcan to merge his or her mind with the essence of another's mind purely by using specialized contact via fingertip-points -- on a humanoid, usually around the targeted partner's skull temples. Hypnosis-like relaxation and a rhythmic verbal device, such as "My mind to your mind, my thoughts to your thoughts," are often useful. Some Vulcans, Spock for example, have even been able to mind-meld with non-humanoid life, such as the silicon-based Horta of Janus VI and the merged machine-probes Nomad and V'Ger.