About the Author

Frederick Aardema is a researcher in the field of clinical psychology investigating the causes and treatment of mental illness. He has published widely in international scientific journals, including two books on obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.

Other aspects of his research include consciousness, dissociation, virtual reality, introspection, reasoning and psychological assessment. He is a frequent presenter at international conferences.

A more private aspect of his life has always been the exploration of consciousness through out of body experiences, lucid dreams and altered states of consciousness.

Originally from the Netherlands, he now lives in Montreal, Canada with his wife and their two dogs.