This research explores how traumatic experiences throughout one’s lifetime can potentially affect having a paranormal experience. This paper explores the independent variables of belief systems and how they can potentially contribute to the dependant variables of the certain types of paranormal experiences. The trauma connection is explored in its contribution to both having the experience and one’s belief system. This researcher makes the assumption that not only is it a possibility for one to have a paranormal experience after a trauma, it is likely. Therefore, this researcher insists that is necessary for the mental health community to understand how to assist those having such experiences in relationship to a trauma, especially in differing cultures.
Keywords: paranormal, trauma, Holy Spirit, skeptic, beliefs, OBE, NDE, out of body experiences, near death experiences, PTSD, psychic, mediumship