Spiritually Transformative Experiences

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Finding Our Way Home

What have we learned from 40 years of STE research? STEs are real. STEs have been reported for thousands of years, by persons of impeccable repute: in scriptures, in sacred

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STE After-Effects

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

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Spiritual Emergencies

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

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Shamanic Animal Encounters

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

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Near-Death Experiences

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

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Other death-related STEs

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

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Inspired Creativity

Inspired Creativity Experiences​ Inspired Creativity is a powerful creative experience mixed with a mystical experience. Some STE Experiencers have powerful inspired creative experiences that are deeply intertwined with a mystical

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Psychic or Intuitive Experiences

Types of Psychic or Intuitive Experiences Abstract intuition. Automatically knowing the answer to a problem without having to go through the logical steps of thinking and learning. Astral travel. Episodes

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Mystical Experiences

Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs) is a term coined by Dr. Yvonne Kason MD in 1994.   Mystical Experiences are the most powerfully elevating and impactful type of STE. Features of Mystical

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