The Religious Affiliation of
Susan Blackmore parapsychologist, Zen Buddhist, ghost buster, professional skeptic
From: Julia Milton, "Famous women who happen to be Buddhist... or, famous Buddhists who happen to be women" webpage, last amended on 1 January 2001, on "Women Active in Buddhism (WAiB)" website (http://members.tripod.com/~Lhamo/13famou.htm; viewed 18 August 2005):
Dr. Susan Blackmore [http://science.uwe.ac.uk/staff/] is a Zen Buddhist, a parapsychologist, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of the West of England, and a professional skeptic. Her book Dying to Live: Near-Death Experiences [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879758708/rpcman/103-6527038-9203064] attempts to give a non-mystical (neurological) explanation of NDEs, or Near-Death Experiences (see a fellow "non-believer" review it here [http://www.2think.org/black.shtml]). She also wrote In Search of the Light: The Adventures of a Parapsychologist [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1573920614/qid%3D978368252/sr%3D1-3/103-6527038-9203064] and, most recently, The Meme Machine [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/019286212X/qid%3D978368252/sr%3D1-4/103-6527038-9203064] (on Richard Dawkins's idea of the meme as a unit of culture that spreads information). For a taste of Blackmore's writing, read her online articles Lucid Dreams and OBEs [http://www.sawka.com/spiritwatch/luciddreams.htm], Science tackles the self [http://www.newscientist.com/nsplus/insight/big3/conscious/1a.html], and Demolishing the Self [http://www.zip.com.au/~lyallg/blr.htm].
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