One of our primary goals at The Institute for Mystical Experience Research and Education is to provide valuable, fact-based information about mystical experiences. Here, you’ll find articles written by our team on mystical experiences and spirituality. 

Please note: mystical experience is often referred to by different names, including, but not limited to, cosmic consciousness, ecstatic experience, enlightenment, enlightenment experience, experience of god, experience of oneness, god consciousness, god-realization, intellectual vision, kensho, mystic experience, mystical consciousness, NDE like experience, near death like experience, religious conversion, religious experience, sacred experience, samadhi, self-realization, spiritual awakening, spiritual experience, transcendent experience, transcendental experience, transpersonal experience, unity experience, and unitive experience. 

To learn more about mystical experiences, please visit our Resources page, which includes a brief list of important books on mystical experience. We suggest first reading the mystical experience books that are marked with stars before their titles. For additional information, we also recommend that you visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you believe that you have had a mystical experience, then we warmly encourage you to complete our safe and secure Online Mystical Experience Questionnaire (anonymously, if you prefer).