Validating Your Spiritual Experience

Recently I’ve been visiting the website, Near Death Experience Research Foundation, at, and watching the wonderful videos there. Hundreds of people are now sharing their stories of miraculous recovery and spiritual renewal in a public format that wasn’t possible years ago. This is a great departure from the cloak of secrecy or shame that surrounded these experiences in the past, where people were afraid to come forward and would stay silent for fear of ridicule, job loss, or worse.

Many years ago I, too, had what they now call an “STE,” or Spiritual Transformative Experience. Like others, I only told my mother and a few close friends at the time. In my case, I was fortunate in that it was not preceeded by an accident or life threatening illness, instead it came seemingly out of nowhere one evening. Just like a Near Death Experience, I was enveloped in light, and telepathically connected with a group of advanced beings who had my welfare in mind, and I felt the ecstatic bliss of unconditional love. These kind of phenomena had many names, such as “unitive experience,” an “awakening,” or “kundalini rising” among others.  All I knew was that I returned from the experience changed, and over a period of years became aware of a new purpose to my life.

Validating Your Spiritual Experience

Now it seems hundreds of thousands of people are having this experience, as documented by websites such as this, and bestsellers by Raymond Moody (video), Eben Alexander, Steve Taylor, and Anita Moorjani. I find it tremendously validating to know that others have been transformed in the same manner as I, and that it is acceptable now to talk about these events. Over the years I have made it my mission to educate others about the mystical worlds, and now I am writing a book detailing a lifetime of psychic and spiritual experiences (shared in part with my late mother, the gifted clairvoyant, Maureen Treanor) that I hope others will find helpful. As I have learned over the years, sharing our stories is how we can truly validate our spiritual experiences and help others to open the door to their own ‘awakening.’

Click here for book reviews for “Dying to be Me,” by Anita Moorjani, or “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander.

Click here for the Merlian News podcast interview with Dr. Raymond Moody



by Merryn Jose
A professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher; who lives in Westchester, New York. She comes from a long lineage of practicing Celtic psychics. Her web site is a regularly updated resource of Holistic information concerning the development of the intuitive faculties, featuring podcast interviews with cutting edge minds on Merryn is also the Editor-in-Chief and publisher of the online magazine, Merlian News.