University of Pennsylvania


Institutional Review Board protocol number: 800877

Principal Investigator:Andrew Newberg, MD
Co-Investigator:Avrum Goodblatt, BA
Co-Investigator:Nancy Wintering, MSW


The purpose of this web site is to obtain information about spiritual experiences and how they relate to various belief systems. We are asking you to provide information regarding spiritual experiences that you may have had, religious feelings you may have, and how they relate to each other. You will also be asked questions about your existential experiences and beliefs. We anticipate that completing this web site will take approximately 30 minutes. However you are welcome to take as much time as you need.

In the event that we have additional questions, we request that you provide an email contact below. Every attempt will be made to maintain strict confidentiality of all information collected in this project. If any publications or presentations result from this project, you will not be identified by name or email. However, excerpts of your comments may be used as examples.

Thank you for participating in this project.

username (can be your email address) password

Your email address will not be shared but would be helpful to contact you if we have questions, for future participation, and to give you a new password if you lose yours. If you would like to provide an anonymous email address as your username, one way to do that is to sign up for a free web-based email account, such as Yahoo or Hotmail