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Transliminality: A Fundamental Mechanism in Psychology and Parapsychology

Australian Journal of Parapsychology
Volume 10 Issue 1 (June 2010)

Abstract: The concept of transliminality has been variously defined, but usually with the implication that it involves greater incursions from the subliminal consciousness, 'across the threshold', into supraliminal awareness. The concept was derived from a series of factor analyses and eventually embraced the variables paranormal belief and experience, mystical experience, creative personality, manic experience, magical ideation, absorption, fantasy proneness, hyperaesthesia, and (positive) attitude towards dream interpretation. This paper reviews the evidence and conceptualization leading to the concept of transliminality. It analyses the various constituents of transliminality, suggesting its relevance to psychological and parapsychological research and to the concept of psychosis.

To cite this article: Thalbourne, Michael A. Transliminality: A Fundamental Mechanism in Psychology and Parapsychology [online]. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 2010: 70-81. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=217075096772050;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1445-2308. [cited 26 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Thalbourne, Michael A; Source: Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 2010: 70-81 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1445-2308 Subject: Consciousness; Mysticism; Psychokinesis; Dream interpretation; Parapsychology--Research--Methodology; Psychology, Pathological; Peer Reviewed: Yes

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection