Beyond the Body: An Investigation of out-of-the-Body Experiences by Susan J. Blackmore BLACKMORE, S. Blackmore
About one person in ten claims to have left his or her body at some time. Some were close to death; others had under-gone an accident or shock. Dr Blackmore's explanation for out-of-body experiences is based on historical and anecdotal material, surveys, and laboratory experiments.
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).