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 November 22nd, 2012

Charles T Tart (draft of 11-22-12)(There are many refinements and expansions of this essay I want to make, but knowing how busy I’m going to be with other projects in the next few weeks, I think I’d better post it now lest the essence of it get forgotten for too long.) Some colleagues and I […]

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

Through The Gateway, Deeper Into Death: An Essay/Review Stimulated by Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.  Charles T. Tart  [This essay started off with an intention to be a brief review of and highly positive recommendation for Eben Alexander’s just published book Proof of Heaven, but broadened rapidly into reflections […]

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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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[This is an initial draft of some interesting thoughts relative to the question of postmortem survival.  Raises more questions than it answers….] One of my central research interests as a parapsychologist has been the question of postmortem survival.  Does some essential aspect of a person survive physical death?  If I had to summarize a century […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 25th, 2012

Twenty five hundred years ago, Gautama Siddhartha, the historical Buddha, had some deep insights and created powerful techniques that would allow major reductions of human suffering.  Traditionally the Buddha is said to found a total end to all suffering.  Perhaps that’s true, perhaps it’s not.  I don’t know, but certainly Buddhist meditation techniques and related […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 5th, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 7 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: You can only handle as much pleasure as you can pain. CTT: Sounds like a cool idea. I have no idea whether it’s true or not! Student: […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on March 20th, 2011

As readers of this blog or my recent The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together know, I have long been concerned with the psychological and spiritual damage the world view I call Dismissive Materialism does to people.  The idea that there is no inherent meaning or purpose […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on March 18th, 2011

Some interesting correspondence on world views, altered states, animism, materialism, suppression of the bright shadow, Dismissive Materialism, etc. that, with Matt Colborn’s permission, I’m sharing. 3-17-11 Hi Charles — I’ve just been doing some corrections to the manuscript of my book Pluralism and the Mind and as a result been thinking a lot about different […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 21st, 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: 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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