Dr. Charles T. Tart on March 4th, 2015

            John Forrest Bamberger – Psychedelic Sunset 2 As mentioned in a variety of places, years ago I gave up meditation practice, having  decided that it apparently took a certain kind of talent that I didn’t have, so it was a waste of time for me to continue.  Then I […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 25th, 2014

Religious Parapsychologists? Among the too few scientifically trained and inclined people doing parapsychological research, there is some ongoing tension between the folks (a) who, on the one hand, have advanced training in the material sciences, physics, e.g., and who aim for what we might call “pure” science by the standards of the successful material sciences, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 5th, 2014

Am I a Buddhist?  A ____ist?  And/Or?  Science and Spirituality Charles T. Tart As I mix the scientific and spiritual aspects of myself more in later life, I think it would be useful, and honoring today’s wise trend for full disclosure, to write a note on where I am coming from, as it’s complicated, and […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 28th, 2014

Spiritual Beings or Hallucinations? Some more ongoing thinking…. Here’s something I just posted to another list which I think has a lot of relevance to our discussions.  On a listserv I’m on of “spiritual leaders” (I think I’m their token scientist, as I’m certainly not a “spiritual leader”), I asked, to start a discussion, How […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 27th, 2014

  I attended a small, working conference recently with the, to me, rather grandiose title of an International Summit on Creating a Post-Materialist Science, Spirituality, and Society.  We were actually quite serious, though, as we all believed that the dominance of Scientism, of a working philosophical theory that materialism is useful having turned into a […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 14th, 2014

  Here’s a question I’m posing to some of my experimental parapsychologist colleagues.  It might stretch your imagination a little.  If a good answer turns up, I’ll post something on it. For the last couple of years, my wife and I have been going to classes in Tai Chi Chah, a form of the Chinese […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 9th, 2013

Like many people nowadays, I was raised to be religious and, as a child, pretty much bought into the whole thing.  It was my beloved grandmother who took me to Sunday school and then church, and if someone who loved me that much thought this was the way to look at the world, it was […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 29th, 2013

[Unsubscribe and change of eddress instructions at end of message] Men and Women of Parapsychology, Personal Reflections Rosemary Pilkington, Editor. Esprit, volume 2.  San Antonio, Anomalist Books, 2013 For many years I’ve received numerous inquiries from people who want to become parapsychologists, mainly idealistic young people.  The first bit of advice I give them is […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on April 23rd, 2013

Last week my wife Judy and I had flown to Albuquerque, New Mexico to visit my son David and my daughter-in-law, Candyce.  After spending an enjoyable weekend with them, we drove up to Taos to see the Earthship project, an ingenious and practical way of building partially earth-buried and solar powered dwellings that is one […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on April 4th, 2013

 For many years now, most of the small number of professional scientists doing research work in parapsychology have kept in contact through an online discussion group.  Much of the discussion is technical, about the best way to do experiments, methodological criticisms or elaborations of them, possible interpretations of results in terms of psychology or physics, […]

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