Samantha Lee Treasure

I became interested in the anthropology of out-of-body experiences (OBEs) after my own recurring experiences in 2009. I'm particularly interested in the future of OBEs and similar experiences. 

My goal is to explore the intricacies of these experiences and to offer helpful information and answers to experiencers and the general public in an ethical, neutral and unbiased way.

Since 2013, I've delivered talks in Japan, the UK, Russia and the US on the culture and phenomenology of OBEs, and explored OBE figures in comparison with lucid dream characters for my BSc thesis. The talk on my findings is available here).

I am currently based in South Korea.

Current projects:

  • MA in Medical Anthropology at SOAS University of London (~2022)

  • Writing a book for Inner Traditions Bear & Co. (2023)

  • Chapter Out-of-Body Experiences in the Screen Age published in Deep Weird (2022)

  •  Sleep paralysis study collaboration with psychiatrist at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University


Solving childhood mysteries, liminal spaces & states, technology and media, new religious movements

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