Quantifying Religious Experiences Project

CMAC’s Quantifying Religious Experience Project is developing a new method of measurement for religious experiences, able to quantify their distinctive cognitive and emotional features. The tool, called the Enhanced Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (EPCI), ties together narratives and quantitative profiles and uses each one to make sense of the other. This inventory creates a multidimensional construct of consciousness that can furnish a basis for the comparison of religious and spiritual experiences across demographic groups (such as men and women) and across cultures.

A rich de-identified dataset of narratives, phenomenological profiles, and expert ratings is available to researchers who wish to pursue their own analyses.

Key Personnel

Wesley Wildman (PI)
Ron Pekala
Nik Zanetti
Ian Cooley