Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 19th, 2010

I’m going to be on retreat with Shinzen Young for a couple of weeks right after Christmas, so don’t expect to be posting anything here until about the second week in January 2011.  Shinzen Young is a fantastically good meditation teacher – check out his web pages (shinzen.org).

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 28th, 2010

Something confusing is happening with this blog software, confusing enough that I’m not sure what it is.  Like I thought I was posting a response to Bob D’s comment, but then the response appeared but Bob D’s comment seems to have disappeared?  Or I’ve responded to some things but the response does not appear?  Hang […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 28th, 2010

As I said when I started this blog, I wouldn’t have much time to comment on people’s comments, as much as I would like to, just occasionally, too many other projects, articles to write, etc….. Lately though I’ve commented a number of times on comments – and when I check later, they don’t appear.  I’ve […]

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

I am fortunate to have Shinzen Young as both friend and meditation “coach,” as I think he’s one of the best meditation teachers around, as well as a great guy. You can get info on the way he’s adapted traditional meditation teachings to work better for us moderns at his websites and numerous teaching videos […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 19th, 2010

Dear Friends,                         Date Composed: August 18, 2010 I got an email this morning about being interviewed as an expert on air ions and their physiological effects for a Discovery program.  My response was “Good topic, but I know way too little to be an expert.  I was interested in effects of atmospheric ions on biological […]

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

I recently received a most surprising email from a young man from abroad, I’ll call him Aaron, regarding my recent book, The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together. He wanted my permission to pirate it! Here’s his email, and my response. Interesting…. name: Aaron email: topic: Piracy […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on April 16th, 2010

Antelope Canyon, near Lake Powell in Arizona, has a slot canyon on it, a tortuous, twisting, narrow (6-12 feet or so) deep defile between curved canyon walls of red and other colored stone. The sun only penetrates for a few minutes at noon, but when it does, the colors and shapes are out of this […]

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

In the second week of our camping vacation, now at a cafe with wifi at the Grand Canyon. Needless to say, perhaps, but then I forget it all the time, so perhaps needful to say. We get so caught up in our concerns, our “stories,” our struggles about so many things that have only a […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 5th, 2010

I went to a local Best Buy yesterday to have a car radio installed that would play mp3 files.  A young lady with spiked hair filled out the paperwork, then told me I could go off and shop or whatever, she would call me when the work was done. “But,” I told her, “I won’t […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 31st, 2009

Another response from one of my colleagues, Davis Lukoff: Nonordinary States of Consciousness in Transpersonal Psychotherapy William James first explored how nonordinary states of consciousness can be induced and the value that they have for providing access to special knowledge that cannot be gained through ordinary consciousness. Many schools of psychology “adhere to an unnecessarily […]

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