"Channeling" is a phenomenon in which people describe themselves as receiving messages from another personality or dimension of reality. Channeling is often regarded as dissociation, which is a disruption in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception. This study explored the interface between channeling and dissociation through a phenomenological analysis. Qualitative data were obtained through interviews with 20 Israeli women who practice channeling. The analysis revealed 3 themes: dissociation, absorption, and control. The channelers descriptions correspond with what is coined as "dissociative states" and enable an emic view of the etic definition of dissociation.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis|
|State||Published - 3 Jul 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and Manual Therapy
- Clinical Psychology