Method of Research

  • Karel James Bouse


This chapter is an in-depth examination of the research method and rationale used in a 2017 study of six Neo-shamanic practitioners. The study used a mixed method of narrative, and phenomenology, and is accompanied by quantified charts and tables relevant to the results and range of participants. The discussion describing the study and its conclusions are augmented by inclusion of the research instruments (questionnaires focused on mysticism, anomalous experiences, magic, and Neo-shamanic practice and the interview template), and outline of the recorded journeys as aids to delineating the scope of the study, the means of data gathering, and as a basis for future research.


Neo-shamanic practice Qualitative research protocol Mysticism Anomalous experiences Magic 


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  • Karel James Bouse
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  1. 1.Institute of Esoteric PsychologyLoudonUSA

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