Episode 23: Join us as we discuss everything from the nature of self and consciousness, to out of body experience, Zen, meditation, altered states of consciousness, and Dr. Blackmore's personal journey through this fascinating landscape. Dr. Susan Blackmore is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. She has a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University, and an MSc and a PhD in parapsychology from the University of Surrey. Sue is also a Zen practitioner. Her research interests include memes, evolutionary theory, consciousness, and meditation. Sue writes for several magazines and newspapers, and is a frequent contributor and presenter on radio and television. She is author of over sixty academic articles, about eighty book contributions, and many book reviews. Her books include "The Meme Machine", "Conversations on Consciousness", "Zen and the Art of Consciousness", and "Consciousness: An Introduction". Her latest book is "Seeing Myself: The New Science of Out-of-body Experiences". Click here to get Email notices of new episodes and SNS articles Learn about Membership in the Spiritual Naturalist Society See a full episode list at our main page for the Spiritual Naturalism Today podcast __________ The Spiritual Naturalist Society works to spread awareness of spiritual naturalism as a way of life, develop its thought and practice, and help bring together like-minded practitioners in fellowship.