Beyond the Body
Blackmore (Susan)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Back Cover Blurb

  1. About one person in ten claims to have left his or her body at some time. Some were close to death; others had undergone an accident or shock; but these experiences can occur at any time and for no apparent reason. Occasionally people claim to have travelled to distant places, and even to have been seen there by others, in the course of their experiences.
  2. Do we possess some sort of "double" or astral body, which is capable of an independent existence? And if so, what implications does this have for survival after death?
  3. Dr Blackmore's explanation for Out-of-the-Body Experiences is based on historical and anecdotal material, surveys and laboratory experiments (including attempts to weigh the soul and photograph the spirit). Beyond the Body is a rigorous yet intensely readable piece of research.

Contents
    List of Illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Foreword
  1. Introduction – 1
  2. Defining the OBE – 9
  3. The Doctrine of Astral Projection – 16
  4. The Astral Travellers – 23
  5. Further Explorers – 33
  6. Cases of Astral Projection – 45
  7. Analysis of Case Collections – 56
  8. The OBE in Other Cultures – 71
  9. Surveys of the OBE – 82
  10. Inducing an OBE – 94
  11. Lucid Dreams – 107
  12. The Physiology of the OBE – 121
  13. Visions of the Dying – 133
  14. Close Encounters with Death – 142
  15. The Double in Psychopathology1 – 153
  16. Imagery and Hallucinations – 164
  17. Extrasensory Perception in the OBE – 177
  18. Experiments on OB Vision – 189
  19. Apparitions, Spirits, and Visible Souls – 200
  20. Experiments to Detect the Double – 213
  21. Reassessing the Theories – 225
  22. A Psychological Approach to the OBE – 240
    References – 253
    Index – 265
    Postscript to the American Edition – 273
    Postscript References – 282

BOOK COMMENT:

Academy, Chicago; on behalf of the Society for Psychical Research



"Inglis (Brian) - Beyond the Body: Foreword"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992



"Blackmore (Susan) - Beyond the Body: Introduction"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 1



"Blackmore (Susan) - Defining the OBE"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 2



"Blackmore (Susan) - The Doctrine of Astral Projection"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 3



"Blackmore (Susan) - The Astral Travellers"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 4



"Blackmore (Susan) - Further Explorers"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 5



"Blackmore (Susan) - Cases of Astral Projection"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 6



"Blackmore (Susan) - Analysis of Case Collections"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 7



"Blackmore (Susan) - The OBE in Other Cultures"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 8



"Blackmore (Susan) - Surveys of the OBE"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 9



"Blackmore (Susan) - Inducing an OBE"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 10



"Blackmore (Susan) - Lucid Dreams"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 11



"Blackmore (Susan) - The Physiology of the OBE"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 12



"Blackmore (Susan) - Visions of the Dying"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 13



"Blackmore (Susan) - Close Encounters with Death"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 14



"Blackmore (Susan) - The Double in Psychopathology"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 15



"Blackmore (Susan) - Imagery and Hallucinations"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 16



"Blackmore (Susan) - Extrasensory Perception in the OBE"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 17



"Blackmore (Susan) - Experiments on OB Vision"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 18



"Blackmore (Susan) - Apparitions, Spirits, and Visible Souls"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 19



"Blackmore (Susan) - Experiments to Detect the Double"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 20



"Blackmore (Susan) - Reassessing the Theories"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 21



"Blackmore (Susan) - A Psychological Approach to the OBE"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992, Chapter 22



"Blackmore (Susan) - Beyond the Body: Postscript to the American Edition"

Source: Blackmore - Beyond the Body, 1992



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