Samantha Lee Treasure
I'm interested in the conditions that foster or alter states of consciousness (e.g. space travel, imprisonment, diet, ritual), focusing on states such as sleep paralysis and out-of-body experiences.
My goal is to help destigmatise these experiences and to offer helpful information to people in an ethical and unbiased way.
Since 2013, I've delivered talks in Japan, the UK and Russia on the culture and phenomenology of out-of-body experiences (OBEs), and compared OBE figures with lucid dream characters for my BSc thesis. The talk on my findings are available here). Current projects include a study comparing sleep paralysis in UK and Russian populations.
I am currently studying for my MA in Medical Anthropology at SOAS University of London where I am working on a dissertation exploring the newly emerging shifting practice spreading across social media.