Special Issue of the Journal of Scientific Exploration in collaboration with the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research



Special Issue Co-Editors: Malcolm Schofield, Chris Howard, & Carrie Childs
Deadline for submission: January 31st, 2023
Next Steps: Submit a 200-word Abstract of your proposed contribution to:
[email protected]
Spirituality is often studied, modeled, or discussed in terms of efficacious emotions and experiences. But religio-cultural beliefs and behaviors — and the quest for power, knowledge, or transcendence — can sometimes take darker paths. This thematic issue thus explores current thinking and research in this general domain to gain a more balanced appreciation for consciousness and the broad array of emotions, cognitions, and motivations that define the human condition.
Article Types:

  • Quantitative or Qualitative Research
  • Important Case Studies or Multiple Studies
  • Systematic or Scoping Literature Reviews
  • Brief Reports
  • Conceptual Works & Essays
  • Book Reviews of Topical Literature or Media

Possible Research Topics:

  • Personality and the spectrum of supernatural behaviors
  • Modern occultism: Psychology of curses, hexes, spells, and talismans
  • Energy “vampires”
  • Demonic possession
  • Stigmata phenomena
  • Negative NDEs or Psi Experiences
  • Spirit Cleaning Rituals and Outcomes


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