Mystical Experience Questionnaire Page 1 (of 6)

Institute for Mystical Experience Research and Education (IMERE)
The goal of this survey is to help change the world for the better by furthering man’s understanding of mystical experiences and, ultimately, educating people about these important transcendental experiences.
We warmly encourage anyone who is 18 years of age or older to complete our survey.
Your responses are considered anonymous (unless you indicate otherwise in the survey).  You may skip any question that you do not want to answer.  However, it would be extremely helpful to our research and education efforts if you answer every question.  
The information that you provide may be read by researchers and others approved by IMERE to review our materials.  Your survey information may be excerpted, used in full, or used in aggregated form with other submissions in articles or books, in lectures or other educational materials, and on  We will not use specific identifying information.  Your name will not be used unless you give express permission for IMERE to do so.

Your responses will help us to further our mission "to advance the creation, communication, and application of mystical experience knowledge to benefit society and to improve the lives of people throughout the world."  
We estimate that the survey will take you 45 to 75 minutes to complete.  There are six pages of questions.
IMPORTANT:  We recommend that you complete the survey in one sitting, so please take part in the survey when you have time to finish it all at once.  Note that you can return at a later time (e.g., an hour later), but in order to save your current responses you must click "Next" before leaving the survey.  Also, please use only the "Previous" and "Next" buttons at the bottom of each survey page to go from one page to another.  Do not use the back or forward buttons on your browser, as this may cause problems with your survey.

Please answer the survey questions below as completely and as accurately as you can.  Carefully consider your responses to the questions before making them.
Thank you in advance for sharing this very important experience from your life!


* 1. Please provide the following information (Name, Email Address, and Phone Number are preferred, but optional):

* 2. Have you ever started or completed a mystical experience questionnaire/survey before?

* 3. What language do you mainly speak at home?

* 4. On which continent were you born?

* 6. What is your gender?

* 7. Please specify your race/ethnicity.

* 8. Which of the following best describes your current relationship status?

* 9. What is your approximate average household income?

* 10. What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received?

* 11. What is your principal occupation?  If retired, please indicate that you are retired and also state your principal prior occupation.

* 12. Select any of the following that you are or have been in your occupation. (Please select all that apply.)

* 13. On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you generally?

* 14. On a scale of 1-10, how satisfied are you with your life overall?

Please click the "Next" button below to continue to the next page of the survey!