An exploration of the roles of trauma and dissociation in mystical experiences and near-death experiences

  title={An exploration of the roles of trauma and dissociation in mystical experiences and near-death experiences},
  author={Habib Niyaraq Nobakht and Karl Yngvar Dale},
  journal={Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health},
  pages={321 - 332}
ABSTRACT The study aimed to corroborate the notion that mystical experiences and near-death experiences (NDE) are associated with trauma and dissociation and to test whether the prevalence of NDE is congruent across cultures. Among 100 university students who completed a 99-item questionnaire, 20 scored 7 or above on the NDE Scale. Furthermore, group comparisons showed that participants with either mystical experiences or NDE scored significantly higher than those without such experiences on… 

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