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Published Online: April 1982

The out-of-body experience: a phenomenological typology based on questionnaire responses

Publication: American Journal of Psychiatry


The authors review the few surveys that have been made of the incidence of out-of-body experiences. They then present data on 339 respondents to questionnaires who reported having had out-of-body experiences and 81 who had not. They analyze these data according to the conditions existing at the time of the experience, phenomenological features, and the long- and short-term impact of the experience. Finally, they raise questions about the etiology of out-of-body phenomena and their meaning to individuals who have such experiences.

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American Journal of Psychiatry
Pages: 450 - 455
PubMed: 7039367


Published in print: April 1982
Published online: 1 April 2006


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