Moving beyond the concept of altered state of consciousness: the Non-Ordinary Mental Expressions (NOMEs)

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Fabio Fracas
Patrizio Tressoldi


Aim of this paper is to review the state of the art of so-called altered states of consciousness, anomalous experiences, and exceptional human experiences, showing the need for reappraising the whole topic and gather them under one roof. The term Non-Ordinary Mental Expressions (NOMEs) and a new classification of non-pathological ostensibly odd phenomena is introduced, emphasizing their epistemological, transcultural and interdisciplinary implications with their huge  implications in medical and psychotherapeutical clinical practice. 

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Facco, E., Fracas, F., & Tressoldi, P. (2021). Moving beyond the concept of altered state of consciousness: the Non-Ordinary Mental Expressions (NOMEs). Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(3), 615-631.


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