Beyond the Body: An Investigation of out-of-the-Body Experiences

Beyond the Body: An Investigation of out-of-the-Body Experiences

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By (author) Susan J Blackmore

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  • Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 203mm x 23mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0897333446
  • ISBN 13: 9780897333443
  • Sales rank: 1,042,147

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About one person in ten claims to hafve left his or her body at some time. Somewhere close to death; others had undergone an accident or shock; but these experience can occur at any time and for no apparent reason. Dr. Blackmore's explanation for out-of-body experiences is based on historical and anecdotal material, surveys, and laboratory experiment.

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Susan Blackmore is a psychologist, freelance writer, and lecturer. Previously Reader in Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, she left in 2000 to write an undergraduate textbook on consciousness. The author of numerous scientific articles and book contributions, she writes for several magazines and newspapers and is a frequent contributor on radio and television, both in the UK and abroad. She has presented several television programs including a Channel 4 documentary on the intelligence of apes. She has been training in Zen for twenty years. Her books include an autobiography, In Search of the Light (1996), The Meme Machine (1999), Consciousness: An Introduction (2003), and Conversations about Consciousness (forthcoming in 2005).

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"It is superbly written and researched.... a classic work." -- "Journal of Scientific Exploration"