SMITH, Susy. The Enigma of Out-of-Body Travel. New York: Helix Press, Garrett Publications, .
8vo. Original two-tone cloth with dust-wrapper; pp. 189, near-fine, with contemporay ownership inscription to front fly-leaf.
First edition. Susy Smith was born in 1911 in Washington DC, and after a diffcult childhood and a divorce she lived with her mother until her death in 1949. In 1955, after a period of mourning, she made contact with her deceased mother using an Ouija board, and it was this experience which initiated her interest in the field of the paranormal. Smith worked briefly with Dr. J. B. Rhine's Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, before subsequently moving to Florida and thence to New York, where she resided until 1965. During this period, she received grants from the Parapsychology Foundation, which enabled her to publish her first writings on the subject. She has since traveled and lectured widely.