As part of my honours, doctoral, and postdoctoral research, I have surveyed and interviewed over 1,000 people who have reported OBEs and states of mind-body dissociation. I have provided commentary on this topic as an Expert Consultant at Monash University, and I have also counselled and worked with people who have had OBEs, especially in cases that these have contained substantial trasncendental or disorienting characteristics.
My honours dissertation, Potential variables associated with out-of-body experiences (OBEs), 2011, and doctoral thesis, Proneness and methodological factors in body ownership illusions, 2016, are not available to download, but a summarised version of results and findings is accessible.
Due to copyright issues, links to the below papers were removed. In spite of this, I strive to publish in Open Access journals, meaning that, you can locate many of the papers below via a simple database search, even if you are not affiliated with an academic institute.
De Foe, A. (2015, November). An integrative and multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of out-of-body experiences (OBEs). Paper presented at the 2nd Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research Mini-Conference, Sydney, Australia.
De Foe, A. (2015, July). Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and body ownership illusions – a phenomenological overlap?. Poster presented at 58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, London, United Kingdom.
De Foe, A., Abreu N., & Minero, L. (2015, May). Exploring consciousness beyond the body: New emergent theories of the out-of-body experience (OBE). Poster presented at the 1st International Congress of Conscientiology (Consciousness Science), Alentejo, Portugal.
De Foe, A. van Doorn, G. and Symmons, M. 2013, 'Floating sensations prior to sleep and out-of-body experiences', in Journal of Parapsychology, Rhine Research Center, United States, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 271-280
De Foe, A. van Doorn, G. and Symmons, M. 2012, 'Research note: Induced out-of-body experiences are associated with a sensation of leaving the body', in Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research Inc., Australia, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 177-185
De Foe, A. (2012, September). Fantasy proneness and body ownership. Paper presented at the Monash University Gippsland Research in Focus Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
States of consciousness
De Foe, A. and Kalla, M. 2016, 'Formative impacts of psycho-spiritual experience: A preliminary questionnaire investigation', in Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology, JEEP, United States, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 37-47
De Foe, A. 2014, 'A state cultivation model', in Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology, Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology, United States, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 14-21
De Foe, A. van Doorn, G. and Symmons, M. 2012, 'Auditory hallucinations predict likelihood of out-of- body experience', in Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research Inc., Australia, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 59-68
De Foe, A. 2012, 'How should therapists respond to client accounts of out-of-body experience?', in International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Floraglades Foundation, United States, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 75-82
De Foe, A. (2014, November). Applied undergraduate psychology: Facilitating learning with practical behavioural experiments. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Education, Milan, Italy.
Symmons, M. A., & De Foe, A. (2013, August). Switching from "rats-n-stats" to a more applied introductory psychology course. Poster presented at the 4th International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver, Canada.