George Noory wasn't the first in his family to delve into the paranormal. His late aunt, Shafica Karagulla M.D. (pictured) was a Los Angeles-based psychiatrist who became fascinated with brain states and consciousness, and in her seminal work, Breakthrough to Creativity(1), she wrote about how each person could access higher states of awareness.
In his latest monthly column(2) for UFO Magazine, George writes about his first out-of-body experience, and the conversations that followed with his Aunt that led him into further investigations of the paranormal. Additional books authored or co-authored by Shafica Karagulla include: The Chakras and the Human Energy Fields(3) and Through the Curtain.