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In Search of the Light: The Adventures of a Parapsychologist Susan J. Blackmore

In Search of the Light: The Adventures of a Parapsychologist

Susan J. Blackmore

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True skepticism has nothing to do with disbelief, says Susan Blackmore. It is about taking peoples claims seriously and trying to understand them. As a starry-eyed student, Blackmore was convinced of the reality of astral planes, telepathy, andMoreTrue skepticism has nothing to do with disbelief, says Susan Blackmore. It is about taking peoples claims seriously and trying to understand them. As a starry-eyed student, Blackmore was convinced of the reality of astral planes, telepathy, and life after death. She was determined to devote her life to parapsychology, but what she found wasnt what she had bargained for. None of her cleverly devised experiments revealed a hint of the psi she was seeking. In a determined effort to find it somehow, she tested young children in play groups, trained students in imagery and altered states of consciousness, and even put Tarot cards to the test. She visited haunted houses and was regressed to a past life. Finally, accused of being a psi-inhibitory experimenter with the power of abolishing paranormal effects, she visited other, more successful, experimenters. Here she found only errors in their experiments.In this new and updated edition of The Adventures of a Parapsychologist, Blackmore is at last at liberty to explain just what she found in those ill-fated experiments at Cambridge. She brings her story up to date in a lively and personal account of one scientists never-ending search for the paranormal.. . . Blackmores devastatingly honest account of her struggle to make sense of the paranormal is as gripping as ever. -New ScientistA revealing autobiographical story of the appeal of parapsychology. -SkepticReaders of this journal are unlikely to agree, though it would do them good to read Dr. Blackmores account and ask why they do not share her views.-The Christian ParapsychologistA well-written, interesting life history. -Choice. . .a delightful book to read. . . -Science Frontiers Book SupplementThe revelations contained in this narrative are intriguing and will appeal to anyone with a remote interest in any aspect of this topic. -Science Books & Films