Next time you attend an academic conference about consciousness research, keep an eye out for Dr. Sue Blackmore. She'll be the one with the green spiky hair and the boundless enthusiasm, who, after thirty years of research into paranormal psychology, gave it up and became an “open-minded” skeptic and educator. And today she is an intrepid explorer in the quest for a theory of consciousness.
This interview, recorded by WIECraig Hamilton at Blackmore's home in Bristol, provides a basic introduction to the field of consciousness research and its wild assortment of theories, intriguing cast of characters, basic problems, hopes, and established facts. Far from academic, this scholarly ride is a mind-bending, reality-altering journey into a field that's coming into its own.
Recorded on: 11/22/2004
Science and Spirituality