RELEASE OF THE BOOK “VARIETIES OF ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCES”
The release of the book “Varieties of Anomalous Experiences:
Examining the Scientific Evidence” in its Brazilian
edition is planned for 18th August, from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00
Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific
Evidence, first published in 2000 by the American Psychological
Association, and edited by psychologists Etzel Cardeña,
Steven Jay Lynn, and Stanley Krippner is a collection of various
essays examining experiences that can be classified as “anomalous”
from the perspective of psychological science. These articles
provide interesting studies of various anomalous experiences
that may not fit into previous scientific or religious understandings
of reality. For too long, modern science has conveniently
ignored or tried to deny such experiences, and it is for precisely
this reason that this book serves as such a valuable contribution.
This book offers a unique study on such experiences from the
perspective of mainstream modern psychology and is published
by the APA, the main organisation of mainstream psychology.
As such, this book offers legitimacy to experiences and theories
that have previously been ignored or denied. http://www.amazon.com/Varieties-Anomalous-Experience-Examining-Scientific/product-reviews/1557986258
in terms of publications, this book is a historical landmark
for the recognition of Anomalistic Psychology.
This book is being translated into Portuguese by Dr Fatima
Machado (from Inter Psi - Anomalistic Psychology and Psychosocial
Processes Laboratory of the Psychology Institute, University
of São Paulo, Brazil) and technically revised by Dr
Wellington Zangari from the same laboratory. The volume will
be published by Atheneu in Brazil, and its release is planned
for August at a cocktail party hosted by UNIBEM on the occasion
of the PA Convention in Curitiba.
LECTURE WITH DR ETZEL CARDEÑA
of the three editors of the book will be present at the ceremony,
Dr Stanley Krippner and Dr Etzel Cardeña, to give a
talk about the book.
Cardeña is Thorsen Professor of Psychology
at Lund University, Sweden where he is Director of the Centre
for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP).
A native of Mexico, Cardeña studied at the Universidad
Iberoamericana in Mexico and completed an MA in clinical psychology
at York University in Toronto, Canada, and an MA and Ph.D.
in Personality Psychology at the University of California,
Davis. His doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Charles
Tart, was on the phenomenology of deep states of hypnosis.
He subsequently went on to undertake post-doctoral work in
the area of dissociation (alterations of consciousness related
to experiential detachment) and hypnosis at Stanford University
under David Spiegel.
Cardeña has served as President of Division 30 of the
American Psychological Association and as President of the
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He has also
served as consultant to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) and is currently
consulting on the development of the DSM-V. He has advised
the World Health Organization in developing guidelines for
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings,
and was also President of the Parapsychological Association
His edited book “Varieties of Anomalous Experience:
Examining the Scientific Evidence” is the first scholarly
volume on anomalous experiences to be published by a mainstream
publisher (The American Psychological Association).
In addition to his professional work in psychology, Etzel
Cardeña has worked as a theatre director, actor and
playwright in Mexico, the USA and Sweden, and undertook graduate
studies in Theatre at the University of California, Davis.
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Scientific Contributions to Hypnosis - Society of Psychological
Hypnosis (Division 30 of APA), bestowed on 2007.
of Social and Behavioral Sciences Award for Excellence in
Research for 2004 - University of Texas-Pan American.
Prince Award for cumulative contribution to research on
dissociative disorders. International Society for the Study
of Dissociation (ISSD), bestowed on November, 1999.
career achievement award - Division 30 (Psychological Hypnosis)
of APA, bestowed on August 1995.
research paper (with Dietrich Lehmann, Peter Jönsson,
Devin Terhune, & Pascal Faber), for “The neurophenomenology
of hypnosis,” bestowed by Division 30 of APA, 2007
Pierre Janet Award for the best clinical, theoretical or
research paper in dissociation for the previous year. ISSD,
2004 Annual Meeting.
Best paper on the application of hypnosis for "Hypnosis"
(for posttraumatic conditions), bestowed by Division 30
of APA, 2002 Annual Meeting.
theoretical paper for “The ways to study anomalous
experience,” bestowed by Division 30 of APA, 1999
Hilgard Award for the best theoretical paper on hypnosis
published in 1996, for “Just floating on the sky”.
A comparison of shamanic and hypnotic phenomenology,”
bestowed by the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Best research paper (with R. Litwin), for “Dissociation
and reported trauma in organic and psychogenic seizure patients,”
bestowed by Division 30 of APA, 1993 Annual Meeting.
Award for the best theoretical paper on hypnosis published
in 1991 (with D. Spiegel), for “Disintegrated experience:
The dissociative disorders revisited,” bestowed by
Best first paper by a non-student, for “Dissociative
reactions to the Bay Area Earthquake,” bestowed by
Division 30 of APA, 1991 Annual Meeting.
Award for the best first clinical or research paper, for
“The phenomenology of quiescent and physically active
deep hypnosis,” bestowed by SCEH, 1989.
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