Recent Publications of Note 3(2)




anomalous experience, anomalous cognition, sleep, mediumship, out-of-body experiences, lucid dream, PK, bereavement, psychic healing, altered states, apes



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.


Alcaraz-Sanchez, A. (2021) Awareness in the void: a micro-phenomenological exploration of conscious dreamless sleep. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

Lameira, A.R., Perlman, M. Great apes reach momentary altered mental states by spinning. Primates 64, 319–323 (2023).

Maraldi, E. O., Costa, A., Cunha, A., Hamazaki, E., Flores, D., Pereira de Queiroz, G., … Farias M. (2023). Social support, help-seeking behaviors, and positive/negative affect among individuals reporting mediumship experiences. International Journal of Latin American Religions, 7, 1–16.

Scheinin, A., Kantonen, O., Alkire, M., Långsjö, J., Kallionpää, R. E., Kaisti, K., … Scheinin, H. (2021). Foundations of human consciousness: Imagining the twilight zone. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41(8), 1769-1778.

Shaw, J., Gandy, S., & Stumbrys, T. (2023). Transformative effects of spontaneous out of body experiences in healthy individuals: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Stumbrys, T. (2023). Dispelling the shadows of the lucid night: An exploration of potential adverse effects of lucid dreaming. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 10(2), 152-163.

Bentson, W., & Nies, M. (2023), A double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial on hospitalized Covid patients using informed water. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 37(1), 36-41.

Bergquist, J., & Lundmark, S. (2023). De okända. In U. Andersson, P. Öhberg, A. Carlander, J. Martinsson, & N- Theorin (Eds.). Ovisshehtens tid (pp. 283-298.). SOM-institutet.

Silva, J., & Moreira-Almeida, A. (2022). Controlled experiments involving anomalous information reception with mediums: An analysis of the methods applied in recent studies. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 36(4), 749-759.

Wortman, C. B. (2023). Psychic mediums for the bereaved: Exploring their procedures and contemplating the use of their services. In L. A. Burke & E. Rynearson (Eds.), The restorative nature of ongoing connections with the deceased (pp. 176-189). Routledge.




How to Cite

Cardeña, E. (2023). Recent Publications of Note 3(2). Journal of Anomalous Experience and Cognition, 3(2), 378–380.



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