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Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STE)


A spiritually transformative experience, or STE, is a transcendent experience inexplicable by materialist science that is associated with characteristic changes in knowledge, behavior, and personality.

A spiritually transformative experience usually happens when a profound event occurs that causes a fundamental shift in world-view. The result is a greatly expanded view of the harmony in nature and recognition of an interconnectedness of all things. The result is a dramatic shift in beliefs, values, priorities and a new appreciation of the purpose of life. There are many ways such an experience can be triggered with the most common ones described below.

During an STE, experiences involve being out of one’s body and/or an immersion into a vastly expansive vivid and lucid reality. The aftermath of an STE often results in dramatic permanent and positive transformations in personality. STEs often create difficult challenges for the experiencer until the experience can be completely integrated into one’s life.

Why Study STEs?

There is most probably not a single person in the history of this planet who at some point in their lives did not or will not consider the question of the survival of their consciousness after the demise of their physical body. Scientific study of STE’s and human consciousness is certainly a way to provide further insight and answers to this age old question.

Non-local Conscious Experiences (NCEs)  will also help to shed light on the survival question. If psychic phenomena are real and the mind can in some way reach beyond the physical body, then one has to consider the possibility that some aspect of our consciousness could survive independently of our body.

If either or both of these possibilities are scientifically proven to be true, the results will certainly be astounding, with profound ramifications that these revelations would have on most of humanity’s cultural traditions and institutions. But there is a third, and perhaps more immediate reason, to study STEs and NCE’s as well.

Those who have who had a Spiritually Transformative Experience(STE) return with their consciousness totally transformed with a greatly expanded world view as mentioned above. They are transformed from one who is materialistic and egocentric to one who is altruistic and humanistic in a very large sense. They are generally concerned about the welfare of all living creatures, of all the earth’s interacting systems and the impact those systems have on all life on the planet. If we can develop effective technologies to give humanity the know-how to have an STE at will, then perhaps we can possibly change the consciousness of the planet. And do it in a very rapid fashion to insure a sustainable and optimal future for all.

STE Categories

Click on any link below for more details on each category of STE:

  1. After-Death Communications (ADC)
  2. Divine Entities Encounters (DEE)
  3. Mystical Experiences (ME)
  4. Nearing-Death Awareness Experiences (NDA)
  5. Near-Death Experiences (NDE)
  6. Orb Encounters (OE)
  7. Out-of-Body Experiences (OBE) / Remote Viewing (RV)
  8. Past Life Recall (PLR)
  9. Shared-Death Experiences (SDE)
  10. STE Alternative Explanations (SAE)
  11. STE Induction Techniques (SIT)
  12. STE Transformative Effects (STE)
  13. Bios-STE Council/Contributors (Bio)

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