p values (for experimentáis) Using all Using only

P60 Sense of your own finitude in contrast to the infinite:

P77 Consciousness of a "Beyond" or "More":

P62 Sense of presence of what was felt to be sacred or holy:

P57 Sense of reverence:

P83 Contact or bond with God:

P82 Sense of the presence of God:


1 strong" scores:

Follow-up data (6 items):

F48 Sense of being at a spirioual height: .016

F30 Sense of your own finitude in contrast with the infinite: .020

F15 Sense of eacredness with which you regarded your experience* (.37)

F40 Sense of reverence* (.50)

F50 Sense of the presence of God* (.50)

Content-analysis data (1 item)*

C6 Sense of sacrednesst (.37)


When only "Btrong" scores were used, the items which remained significant were: awe (F56 and F22), sense of finitude in contrast with the infinite (F30), and spiritual height (F48)—p less than .032 for all four items. Sense of wholly otherness (P59) and sense of nameless presence (F14) were almost significant (p less than .063) under this rigorous analysis. The other two items which complete the list of eight significant ones were: wonder (P7) and mysterious fascination in spite of terror or fear (P58).

Six of these eight significant items were phenomena with an implicit indication rather than explicit mention of the holy, sacred, or divine. The items which were most explicit, such as reverence (P57 and F40), sacredness (F15), sense of Presence (P62), consciousness of a "Beyond" (P77), or those which mention God (P82, P83, F50, and F51).were not significant at the .05 level.

For the purpose of a more precise analysis, the explicit and implicit items in the post-drug and follow-up data were combined separately. As shown in Table 19, the experimentáis scored significantly higher than the controls on the implicit group (p less than .02 for both methods) but not on the explicit (p lesa than .09 for both questionnaires).



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