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Recent Publications of Note 3(1)




anomalous experience, anomalous cognition, meditation, creativity, synesthesia, spiritual experience, absorption, mental porosity, mystical experience, neurophenomenology, psychedelics, psi, ESP, parapsychology, anomalistics



Author Biography

Etzel Cardeña, Lund University

Etzel Cardeña was born and raised in México. He has been elected Fellow of APS and APA, among other organizations, and holds the endowed Thorsen Chair in psychology at Lund University, Sweden, where he leads the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP). His areas of research include alterations of consciousness and anomalous experiences (including psi), dissociative processes and posttraumatic reactions, the neurophenomenology of hypnosis and transcendent experiences, and the stream of consciousness during waking and altered states. His Ph. D. is from the University of California, Davis (under Charles Tart) and he was a postdoctoral fellow and scholar resident at Stanford University. He has more than 400 publications, some in top journals in psychology and related disciplines such as American Journal of Psychiatry,  American Psychologist, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, and others. Various professional organizations have given him awards for his research, theoretical, historical, and pedagogical work. He was the Founding Editor of Mindfield, Past Editor of Journal of Parapsychology, and Senior Editor of the books Varieties of Anomalous Experiences, Altering Consciousness, and Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century. He has also worked professionally as a theatre director, actor, and playwright.


Anomalous Experience

Buric, I., Farias, M., Driessen, J. M. A., & Brazil, I. A. (2022). Individual differences in meditation interventions: A meta-analytic study. British Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12589.

Gandy, S., Bonnelle, V., Jacobs, E,. & Luke, D. (2022). Psychedelics as potential catalysts of scientific creativity and insight. Drug Science, Policy and Law. 8. doi: 10.1177/20503245221097649.

Kauffman, S. A., & Radin, D. (2023). Quantum aspects of the brain-mind relationship: A hypothesis with supporting evidence. Bio Systems, 223, 104820.

Lebeau, C., & Richer, F. (2022). Emotions and consciousness alterations in music-color synesthesia. Auditory Perception & Cognition, 5(1-2), 76- 85. doi: 10.1080/25742442.2022.204197.

Lifshitz, M., van Elk, M., & Luhrmann, T. M. (2019). Absorption and spiritual experience: A review of evidence and potential mechanisms. Consciousness and Cognition, 73, 102760.

Luhrmann, T. M., & Weisman, K. (2022). Porosity is the heart of religion. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 31(3), 247-253.

Marshall, P. (2022). Does mystical experience give access to reality? Religions, 13(983),

Sawyer, D. (2022). What is the ‘unitive mystical experience’ triggered by psychedelic medicines and experience of? An exploration of Aldous Huxley’s viewpoint in light of current data. Religions, 13(1061).

Timmermann, C., Bauer, P. R., Gosseries, O., Vanhaudenhuyse, A., Vollenweider, F., Laureys, S., Singer, T., Mind and Life Europe (MLE) ENCECON Research Group, Antonova, E., & Lutz, A. (2023). A neurophenomenological approach to non-ordinary states of consciousness: hypnosis, meditation, and psychedelics. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 27(2), 139–159.

Anomalous Cognition

Charman, R. A. (2021). Empirical evidence of psi healing in mice confirms parapsychology, or psiology, as a legitimate scientific discipline. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 85(2), 91-103.

Leverett, C. S., & Zingrone, N. L. (2022). Women and parapsychology. Journal of Anomalistics, 22(2).

Mayer, G. (Ed.). Single case studies in anomalistics. Lit.




How to Cite

Cardeña, E. (2023). Recent Publications of Note 3(1). Journal of Anomalous Experience and Cognition, 3(1), 215–217.



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