The Phenomenology of Spontaneous and Hypnotically Induced Out-of-Body Experiences: A Comparison

14 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2020

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Graham Nicholls

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Luciano Pederzoli

EvanLab

Patrizio E. Tressoldi

Università di Padova

Date Written: March 12, 2020

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to compare the exteroception and general phenomenology of naturally arising, or spontaneous out-of-body experiences (OBEs), sometimes also referred to as extra-corporeal experiences (ECEs) with those that have been induced via the use of hypnotic induction in order to compare their phenomenology. The similarities and differences emerged from this comparison offer a very rich description of what it is experienced in this particular state of consciousness.

Keywords: out of body experience, consciousness, phenomenology, hypnosis

Suggested Citation

Nicholls, Graham and Pederzoli, Luciano and Tressoldi, Patrizio E., The Phenomenology of Spontaneous and Hypnotically Induced Out-of-Body Experiences: A Comparison (March 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3553217 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3553217

Graham Nicholls (Contact Author)

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Luciano Pederzoli

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Patrizio E. Tressoldi

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