Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 27th, 2012

Normally I don’t think much about questions like “What is the ultimate nature of consciousness?”  To try to answer that is to use words, and I suspect consciousness per se is much bigger than the part of it that uses words to describe and define things.  It can certainly be useful at times to use […]

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Back in the late 1960s, when I was collecting material for my anthology Altered States Of Consciousness, I had a hard time finding any scientific literature on meditation.  I was not surprised, as I knew from my graduate education in psychology that very few Western scientists, particularly psychologists, knew anything at all about meditation, and […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 3rd, 2012

I want to encourage everyone to take another look at Sandy’s comments on my posting about St. Joseph.  Think about it in terms of your own experience or friends’ experience, and comment, here, on what you think would be helpful to Sandy and many other people in her situation. Sandy is someone who’s been corresponding […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 2nd, 2012

A few weeks ago I had a crazy and far out idea one morning as I was getting dressed, putting on what friends kid me is my “utility belt,” an iPod PDA in a cell phone holster, my Swiss army knife, my Leatherman tool, then my belt pouch which has a hundred little useful items […]

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I got an e-mail from a friend earlier today that moved me deeply in the way he talked about how music was a kind of meditation for him, and he was particularly talking about music as a meditation to help a mutual friend of ours who died recently.  Reading it, my heart was moved — […]

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