STE After-Effects

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After-Effects of Spiritually Transformative Experiences A long-term change happens after the awakening STE.  After their first or spiritual awakening STE, many Experiencers find themselves launched into a long-term process of transformation which affects their body, mind, and spirit.   After-effects may vary over time, but many after-effects continue for the rest of the Experiencer’s life. STE … Read more

Spiritual STE After-Effects

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Spiritual after-effects are often the most life-transforming effects of a powerful STE. Many STE Experiencers’ spiritual views are profoundly changed by their STEs. Their new spiritual convictions are incredibly strong, because they are based on personal spiritual experience, the memory of which seems deeply etched into the soul of the Experiencer. Common Spiritual STE After-Effects … Read more

Spiritual Emergencies

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Spiritual Emergencies “Spiritual Emergency” refers to a crisis during one’s spiritual transformation.  Spiritual emergencies may happen after dramatic STEs and due to challenging unusual states of mind that may happen during a person’s spiritual awakening process (aka spiritual emergence).  The terms “spiritual emergence syndrome” and “spiritual emergency” were coined by California psychiatrist Stan Grof MD … Read more

Shamanic Animal Encounters

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Shamanic Animal Encounters Shamanic Animal Encounters are unusual meaningful encounters with animals. Many STE Experiencers find that after their spiritual awakening they begin to have episodic extraordinary and meaningful encounters with animals.  This comes in two different ways: through what seems like mental communication; or, through a synchronicity, (meaningful coincidence) when the type of animal … Read more

Near-Death Experiences

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Near-Death Experiences The term “Near-Death Experience”, (NDE), was first coined in 1975 by American psychiatrist Dr. Raymond Moody, M.D., to describe a phenomenon he documented in his ground-breaking book, Life After Life.  However, NDEs have been described in many cultures for centuries. Definition of a Near-Death Experience 1. An out-of-body and/or white light, mystical experience;  … Read more

Other death-related STEs

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Deathbed Experiences or Nearing-Death Awareness Deathbed Experiences happen to people shortly before they die.  They are strong STEs that may occur several hours or even several days before a person passes away due to a terminal illness, old age, or even an unexpected accident. Deathbed Experiences a.k.a. “Deathbed Visions”, “Nearing-Death Awareness”, or “end-of-life experiences”. Deathbed … Read more