Brief Review of Phenomena:  The Secret History of the U. S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis Charles T. Tart In the last part of March, 2017, colleagues on discussion lists for scientific studies of parapsychological phenomena began discussing the forthcoming publication of Annie Jacobsen’s new book, Phenomena:  The Secret History of the U. […]

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  Ongoing Thoughts on Spiritual Ideas (Buddhism, e.g.) and Practices for Understanding Consciousness – 1 Charles T. Tart I’ve always tried to get essential science (not dismissive materialism) and essential spirituality (ways of direct experience, not dogma) to interact to advance both areas.  Our knowledge in all areas is far, far from complete.  Advancing our […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 26th, 2017

A Visit/Tease from the Trickster? Charles T. Tart A funny thing happened this morning (1-26-17).  I awoke around my usual time and was lying in bed half-asleep, not quite dreaming, but thinking rather loosely, and found I was thinking about “ampere,” both the measure of electrical current, and the French scientist Ampère, for whom that […]

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

Souls in Religion? Charles Tart I recently heard from a colleague in a private discussion group for those who research the scientific evidence for the possibility of survival of some aspect of consciousness after death.  He was rather triumphant in getting a university course approved dealing with evidence, scientific, philosophic, humanistic, etc. as to whether […]

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