Welcome to the Religion, Experience, and Mind Group

University of California, Santa Barbara

The Lab Group is composed of faculty, graduate students, visiting researchers, and associated researchers including graduates and former post-docs. The general aim of the REM Lab is to assist in the development of individual and collaborative research projects, including papers, dissertations, and grant proposals, that seek to understand the interaction of religion, experience, and mind across traditions and cultures.  For more on individual projects click here.

The Inventory Project: Since its inception the Lab Group has been interested in developing methods for studying unusual experiences that may be appraised in different ways (e.g., as religious, pathological, or paranormal) across cultures,traditions, and historical time periods.  


Forthcoming volume discusses our Building Block Approach to the Study of Religion.

“What is Religious Experience? Validating and Testing the Inventory of Non-Ordinary Experiences.”