Touched by the Light


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

Dr. Yvonne Kason’s life was touched by five near-death experiences (NDEs), the most recent in 2003. Her dramatic near-death experience in a 1979 plane crash propelled her as a young medical doctor to research and counsel people with diverse types of peak spiritual experiences. In 1994, she coined the phrase “spiritually transformative experiences” (STEs), a term widely used today. These include near-death experiences, mystical experiences, spiritual energy or kundalini awakenings, diverse psychic experiences, and inspired creativity.

Touched by the Light is an inspiring and informative synthesis of forty years of STE research, filled with fascinating case studies. Dr. Kason shares her pioneering framework for STEs and describes their often profound after-effects on body, mind, and spirit. She offers a much needed bridge between Western medical understanding and spiritual states of consciousness.

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Yvonne Kason

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 18, 2018
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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.