Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 27th, 2009

I decided it’s not nice to keep people in suspense, given where the last post ended, so….right on to the priming exercise and the sensing, looking and listening procedure. Leading through a Gurdjieffian Priming Exercise Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 3, Part 7 of 13 parts. To start class from […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 27th, 2009

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 3, Part 6 of 13 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: So I’m going to introduce you to the primary technique that Gurdjieff taught people to develop mindfulness in every day life through a systematic practice. It is like Vipassana, but you […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 19th, 2009

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 3, Part 5 of 13 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: Here’s what I want to introduce you to tonight. This is the technique for practicing mindfulness as part of everyday life. This is a technique based on the teachings of George […]

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Every once in a while I hear from someone who has apparently precognitive dreams, what they dream about happens later in ordinary reality, and it’s not something that could be rationally predicted. Dreaming that some public figure will be exposed as involved in a scandal involving sex or money, for example, is way too likely, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 13th, 2009

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 3, Part 4 of 13 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: I have a question. CTT: Yes. Good. Ask a question. Student: Well not a question, I guess an observation about the relaxing. I find it really difficult not to fall asleep […]

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Several of you have pointed out that a person doesn’t have to have “spiritual” reasons for being nice to others, and that’s true. [I’m putting quotes around “spiritual” to remind us it’s a tricky word, we’ll have to try to make clearer one of these days] So let me stir the pot a little as […]

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Sandy raises a point that comes up a lot. When you write about “spiritual” versus “non-spiritual” people, our mind tends to immediately think in extremes – often helped by the extremeness we have experienced with those two classes of people! It’s easy to think of “spiritual” implying all the good virtues – generosity, faithfulness, control […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 7th, 2009

This is a possible introduction to my next book, which has the tentative working title Explorations on the Spiritual Side…  I’m going to experiment with posting sections as I’m inspired to write them and see what it does…. I am a modern man person trying to cope with life.  There is a vast maw of […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 6th, 2009

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 3, Part 3 of 13 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: I’ve been having really lucid dreams as well. It’s really been helping my dream states. I mean, last night was sweet. I was playing bike polo the whole night. (Laughter) And […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 2nd, 2009

The question, a very good one, was asked So how do transpersonal psychologists know what to tell someone who has come in for counseling? One of my colleagues in the Spiritual Guidance program at ITP responded I know that this is an issue in Spiritual Guidance. I have worked with individuals who have had co-morbid […]

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