Consciousness Beyond the Body
The Centre for Exceptional Human Potential (Melbourne, Australia) has released an e-book anthology edited by Alexander De Foe, PhD, an academic and counseling psychologist interested in exploring altered and transcendent states of human consciousness including lucid dreaming, out-of-body experience, near-death experience and related phenomena. Free download available HERE.
The volume's opening chapters are by IAC educators Luis Minero and Nelson Abreu. It also features other prominent OBE practitioners and authors: Ed Kellogg, Ryan Hurd, Robert Peterson, Preston Dennett, Graham Nicholls, Jurgen Ziewe, Clare Johnson, Robert Waggoner, Alexander De Foe, Natasha Tassell-Matamua, Anthony Peake, and Robert Bruce.
Praise for Consciousness Beyond the Body
“This remarkable book serves as a metaphor for the current status of this enigmatic field – the efforts of psi researchers to transcend and expand mainstream understandings of living systems. ‘Consciousness Beyond the Body’ is unlike anything I have read in the parapsychological literature and it is especially needed in order tounderstand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of OBEs.”
- Alejandro Parra, Ph.D., Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Argentina
“It is a rare pleasure to read a book on the out-of-body state from a variety of different perspectives by experts in the field. ‘Consciousness Beyond the Body’ not only shows how collaboration between renowned authors is possible, it also provides an exciting glimpse at what such a collaboration can accomplish. From theory to practice and controversies, ‘Consciousness Beyond the Body’ provides a rich and up-to-date account of out-of-body states. Anyone with an interest in these mystifying, yet universal experiences, will find this book of great value. I highly recommend it!”
– Frederick Aardema, Ph.D., clinical researcher, Université de Montréal, Canada
“Having spent a considerable amount of my time personally researching the OBE studies of Karlis Osis and Alex Tanous, I can thoroughly appreciate the depths and complexities of studying such phenomena. The evidence on the whole suggests that perhaps these experiences are not purely internal processes. While in an OBE, in some cases, itappears that information is obtained by some aspect of consciousness leaving the body – information of which the percipient would not have otherwise known about by using conventional sensory means. ‘Consciousness Beyond the Body’ is a welcomed anthology of varying contemporary research on the out-of-body state and first hand experiences, which I believe will be great use to scholars and students of today.”
– Callum E. Cooper, PhD candidate, Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes, University of Northampton, United Kingdom