Global Spiritual Emergency Research – Invitation to Participate

*Please note that #EmergingProud does not support differential diagnosis; (ie we do not believe that there is a definitive line between spiritual emergence and ‘illness’, but see spiritual experiences and mental distress more as a complex continuum in relation to trauma), however, we do support research in this field. Please take part in this study if you feel drawn / share with your networks;

*Global Spiritual Emergency Research – Invitation to Participate


A new research project at The University of Adelaide, Australia, is seeking people who have experienced extreme psychological states/spiritual emergency/transformational experiences for an investigation into extra sensory phenomena.

In our current paradigm we have no road map for extreme psychological states and many struggling to understand their experience may be misdiagnosed as having some form of mental illness. Research into spiritual emergency aims to clarify the differences between spiritual emergency and mental illness.

To participate in this current project you will need a computer or laptop with internet connection and a quiet space where you can work uninterrupted for approximately 35 minutes. Participation will include responding to a few questionnaires about spirituality, unusual experiences and paranormal beliefs. This will be followed by a 10 minute creative visualisation audio track (you will need to wear headphones for this), a simple number generator task and a picture recognition task.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Monika Goretzki PhD at the University of Adelaide for an access code.

Kind Regards
Monika Goretzki PhD
Visiting Research Fellow
The University of Adelaide

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1 Response to Global Spiritual Emergency Research – Invitation to Participate

  1. Sophie says:

    I think the issue required some acknowledgement as at times spiritual emergency is misinterpreted as mental illness. The questionnaire is really good and brings out various aspects to spiritual emergency.


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