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The Electromagnetic Induction of Mystical and Altered States within the Laboratory

@article{Persinger2010TheEI,
  title={The Electromagnetic Induction of Mystical and Altered States within the Laboratory},
  author={Michael A. Persinger and Kevin S. Saroka and Stanley A. Koren and Linda S. St-Pierre},
  journal={Journal of Consciousness Exploration \& Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={1}
}
The human brain is the locus of all human experiences. The substantial microstructural and neuroelectrical differences between the two cerebral hemispheres predicts two major classes of mystical experiences which involve the sensed presence and the out-of-body experience. Their occurrence and their attributions to cosmic origins have been reported for centuries and have been the bases for social belief systems. Direct cerebral electrical stimulation during the 20th century evoked these… 
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