Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences


The synthesis of almost forty years of research on spiritually transformative experiences.

Dr. Yvonne Kason first coined the phrase “spiritually transformative experiences” (STEs) in 1994, a term widely used today. A dramatic near-death experience in a 1979 plane crash propelled her on a quest to research peak spiritual experiences. She has now had five near-death experiences, the most recent in 2003.

Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences is a synthesis of almost forty years of research and clinical experience counselling STE experiencers, which led Dr. Kason to develop a pioneering framework. Using fascinating case stories, she provides a concise vocabulary for better understanding of spiritual experiences of all types and their often profound after-effects.

About the Author

Yvonne Kason

Posted by KathrynB on December 18, 2018

Yvonne Kason

Dr. Yvonne Kason is a retired family physician and transpersonal psychotherapist. She is a board member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and a member of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE). She lives in Toronto.