Years ago I gave up attempting to learn to meditate.  I’d tried it many ways and decided that meditation must call for some special talent that I lacked.  Then my wife Judy and I met Shinzen Young at a conference — and decades later I’m still meditating regularly, even teaching a basic webinar on meditation […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 26th, 2016

Prometheus and Atlas – Great Book Number 1 Charles T. Tart This month has been a rich time for receiving books that I not only ought to, but definitely want to read!  This is to tell you about one I received today and have already done some reading in, Prometheus and Atlas, by Jason Reza […]

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This is a modification and addition of draft version of a chapter to appear in Kaklauskas, Clements, Hocoy, & Hoffman (Eds.), Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology, to be published in 2016 or 2017 by University Professors Press   The Importance of Curiosity: In Transpersonal Psychology, in Spiritual Development Charles T. […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 26th, 2016

Bottom Line Spirituality: What Works, What Might Work Better Charles T. Tart I was reading along, without too much enthusiasm, a discussion held online by a group of informed people aiming to advance spiritual development a discussion about what various spiritual teachers, especially the historical Buddha, actually taught.  I say without too much enthusiasm, as […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 8th, 2016

  CCCE:  Concentration, Clarity, Curiosity, Equanimity Charles T. Tart I teach a three-week web course on meditation and mindfulness a few times each year, giving students basic understanding and practice in developing essential skills for meditation practice, but even more for their eventual mindfulness application to everyday life.  Our mind can working in kind of […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 3rd, 2016

Out of Body Experiences — Half A Century On About half a century ago – have I really been me, doing my stuff, that long? – I had an amazing stroke of luck. As part of trying to make sense of life, particularly reconciling the religion I was raised in and modern science, I had […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 21st, 2016

  Some years ago I started a private discussion group to connect the few people in the world who have published scholarly and scientific research on the question of whether we survive death in some form.  Although there is an enormous amount of relevant evidence suggesting that some aspect of us survives death, there are […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on April 3rd, 2016

To think about…. When we research whether Person A survived death, the kind of material we consider evidence is of several kinds.  A very important one is getting factually correct information about Person A (usually through a medium) while she or he was alive, information that we could not reasonably expect would be known to […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 26th, 2016

NDEs, OBEs – What Did I Experience? Charles T. Tart I recently received a note from P. M. H. Atwater, an authority on near-death experiences (NDEs), about the vague and confusing way people were starting to talk about NDEs.  This struck a chord of sympathy in me, as I’ve had similar problems in my work, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 18th, 2016

Occasionally I get questions from students that strike me as of general interest, so here are some from a young woman and my responses, with my responses not at all comprehensive, but, hopefully, stimulating thoughts… ———- Forwarded message ———- Subject: Questions about the field in Parapsychology To: Office of the Parapsychological Association <office@parapsych.org> Hello my […]

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