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dc.contributor.supervisor Tzu, Gary
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Ashley
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-12T19:10:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-12T19:10:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4411
dc.description.abstract Electronic and transformational festivals (ETF) are growing in number and size. This study seeks to understand how these festivals are conducive to transformational experiences and the lived experience of festivalgoers. This is a phenomenological, exploratory study. The data was collected during 10 open-ended interviews from 11 volunteer participants from the Southern Alberta/East Kootenay area. Themes were generated using thematic analysis. A total of 15 themes and subthemes were developed. These themes were grouped according to the following: the physical and emotional environment created, how this environment creates moments of profound bliss, and the overall transformational journey. ETFs create an environment that allows festivalgoers to let down emotional guards and open themselves to new perspectives. Although participants described moments of profound bliss and shifts in consciousness, there was an overall census that theses events act as stepping-stones in a life-long journey of learning and spiritual growth. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject conscious living en_US
dc.subject drug use en_US
dc.subject electronic festivals en_US
dc.subject spiritual experiences en_US
dc.subject transformational experiences en_US
dc.subject transformational festivals en_US
dc.title The Exploration of transformational experiences at festivals en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0451 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0573 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0382 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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