Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 31st, 2010

Essence of Science, Essence of Common Sense or Science in a Nutshell Funny how everybody tends to automatically equate science with physical data and physical theories.  Partly a function of the enormous success of the physical sciences, of course. This is a reminder I circulated to some parapsychologist colleagues who seemed to be falling into […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 31st, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 6 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: Now I say that with a little trepidation, because I’m thinking of some of the spiritual literature that seems to say that thinking is bad. Period. That thinking is always an […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 24th, 2010

I’m engaged in some discussion with other parapsychologists about a spiritual outlook vs a materialistic one, and related topics.  Here is an example of what I’m thinking about – without having come to a nice conclusion.  If you find it stimulating, maybe you can tell me where I should end up! Identity, Self, Karma, Buddhism, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 24th, 2010

This year I am honored to be serving as President of ISSSEEM, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.  As part of promoting ISSSEEM’s upcoming June conference (see www.issseem.org) and stimulating intelligent reflection about consciousness, subtle energies, parapsychology, and science and spirituality in general, I am, with ISSSEEM’s aid, launching […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 24th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 5 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: Comments on the comments on your papers, or things you want to bring up? Student: I was going to say that last year I took some time off. When I came […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 18th, 2010

Recently I received an email from a scholar who will be reviewing my The End of Materialism book for a journal. He noted that: In the book you say: “….genuine science [shows] that a wide variety of traditional religious views about reality are factually wrong; they just don’t stand up to empirical tests.” Can you […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 17th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 4 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: This goes back to an idea of Gurdjieff’s that I think is worth talking about, and that’s the idea of the food of impressions. Have you come across that in Ouspensky […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 11th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 3 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: I have a question about when you were talking about when your mind is running, or your imagination is running away or running rampant. CTT: Who was talking about that? Student: […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 10th, 2010

My wife Judy and I are back from a 10-day vipassana meditation retreat with Shinzen Young.  One of the many good things that happened was that she had this poem come to her….beautiful, but all too true for too many of us….. I am sitting here and contemplating My special cloud The one that’s always […]

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