Mystical Experience Scale

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The Mystical Experience Scale is a 22 item scale used to identify and measure mystical experience, derived from the "author's personal experience and subsequently refined..."[1] The Rasch Scaling is an attempt to bring interval level measurment to the study of mystical experience[2] allowing, theoretically, for the measurement of Connection Intensity.



  1. Thalbourne, Michael A. "The Psychology of Mystical Experience." Exceptional Human Experience 9 (1991): 168-86.
  2. Lange, Rense, and Michael A. Thalbourne. "The Rasch Scaling of Mystical Experiences: Construct Validity and Correlates of the Mystical Experience Scale (Mes)." The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 17 2 (2007): 121-40.