Consciousness,  Health Care,  New Thinking Allowed,  Psychic,  Psycho-Spiritual Evolution,  Spirituality

Emergent Phenomena

Daniel describes that by having high quality data that finds the overlapping perspectives in science, spirituality, religion, clinical medicine, and mental health, of what many might call “spiritual”, “mystical”, and “energetic” experiences – referred to as emergent phenomena by the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium – there can be more beneficial outcomes for people.

Daniel Ingram, MD, MSPH, is the CEO and Board Chair of Emergence Benefactors that supports the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium. He was an emergency medicine physician for 12 years, primarily at major trauma centers. Daniel is author of Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha: An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book and coauthor of The Fire Kasina with Shannon Stein. The Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium’s website is

00:00:00 Introduction
00:06:36 Defining emergent phenomena
00:09:00 Clinical understanding of emergent phenomena
00:14:46 What is emerging?
00:19:57 Spiritual exemption criteria in DSM
00:25:48 Ontological neutrality
00:41:36 History of pathologizing
00:53:24 High quality comparative trials
01:05:15 Evaluating emergent phenomena
01:17:52 Conclusion

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L has over 20 years experience providing Holistic, Integrative Health, Wellness and Prevention Care in a variety of settings. She is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, Intuitive Healer, Health Coach, teacher, consultant, and writer. She provides holistic and integrative healthcare and intuitive development education to healthcare practitioners and organizations. She is the founder of the Holistic OT Community and is in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is available for individual sessions, tutoring, classes, and consulting. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Visit her websites at and

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