Report a Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE)
If you have already reported one STE, and would like to report another STE, please logon,
return to this page and then click on the appropriate link in the table below in the column labled "Report STE".
(Note: this column is not visible until you login.)
Otherwise, if you wish to report your
first STE on this site, please read the description below so that
you know which portal to select for reporting as well as other important information
you will need to know.
You may report your experience in any one of the
- U.S. Postal mail
- Telephone Interview
- Online Questionaire
Our Mailing Address - please print out the form,
complete it and return to:
P.O. Box 871
Deerfield Beach FL 33443-0871
Our Online Survey Questionnaire - please click on
one of the forms below and enter online.
All information you enter will be treated as confidential and will
only be made available in full to our researchers or other Eternea staff
members who may need to contact you. An anonymous version of your STE
may be posted on this web site for viewing by our members. No personal
information about you will be made available to our members, other than the
case number assigned to your STE. The information about this case number can be accessed only
by Eternea researchers and senior staff members who have access to the database.
Please note that during the online survey some of the information you
can enter about your STE is free form text entry, so do not include any
information in those response fields that will allow someone to identify
you. For example, if describing another person as an answer to such a
question, use only first names or refer to this person in the third
person (e.g. my maternal grandmother).
For more information on how we treat the
Online entry of your STE
You can report your STE by completing the STE survey questionnaire
online. In order to do this you will first have to register with
Eternea. Please note that when registering you do not have to become a
contributing member in order to report an STE. However, you are welcome
to do so and enjoy the benefits and full access to the web site.
If you had more than one STE
Please report each STE that you experienced as separate events if they
occurred months or years apart and under different life circumstances.
If you wish to report multiple STEs, one after the other, simply sign in
again to report the next STE.
If the multiple STEs occurred in a very short period of time (e.g. hours
or days apart) such as during a single hospital stay or resulting from a
single traumatic event, please report them as a single group of related
STEs. In this case, complete only one survey for all related STEs.
Not sure of the type of STE you had?
Please click on the appropriate description link in the table below to review the
definition and characteristics for each type of STE that you may have questions
about. Once you have verified your type of STE experience, then follow the
directions below to report your STE.
What to Know when Reporting your STE
You must complete the questions in a timely manner or the session may
expire and your answers may be lost. Therefore, please arrange a time to
complete the survey when you will not be disturbed. You may even want to
look over the questions ahead of time (e.g. review them without
answering them or without clicking on the submit button) so you will
have sufficient time to plan on how you will answer them when you are
ready to provide your answers.
Once you begin, it is very important that
you answer the questions completely and accurately before clicking the
submit button because you will not be able to modify your answers once
your answers have been submitted. However, you will be able to review
the survey questions and your answers. At that point you will not be
able to modify previous answers (after you click on the submit button)
but you will be able to add information or provide clarification to a
previous answer. You may do this as many times as you desire.
At the end
of the survey, you will be able to upload a video file or word document
containing information related to your STE experience, if desired
How to Report your STE
If you are ready to report your experience online and are not already registered
you will be required to register first by clicking on the "register" button
below. Upon completion of your registration
you will automatically be logged in and then redirected to a page to begin reporting
If you have registered previously but have
not yet logged in for this session, by clicking the "Register / Logon" button below you will
be able to bypass the registration step and redirect to the logon page. After
logon you will be automatically redirected to a page where you can begin
reporting your STE.
If you are already logged on, just click on the appropriate link below in the column labeled "Report STE".
STE Links and Detailed Descriptions
After you have reported your STE
An Eternea STE researcher may contact you in the future for a more
detailed follow-up to your STE experience. In such case, the
researcher will identify him or herself clearly and you will have the
option to respond or not.
Reminder: After you submit your STE you will be given the opportunity to view your answers.
You will also have an opportunity to add additional information, upload files
(including image files), documents or even links to YouTube
videos. You may retrieve your personal STE(s) at any time by logging on and going to the "My Account" Screen
under the "Members" navigation button on the top left of any web page in this web site. No one else will be able
Thank you for your interest in reporting your STE to Eternea.