Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 8th, 2015

Why Our Emotions Drive Us Crazy: Take 1, They Have To Shout! Charles T. Tart As usual, these are thoughts-in-process… As a person who likes to think of himself as a rational individual, I have often been amazed, embarrassed, and blown away by the way a feeling, an emotion, suddenly arises and takes over my […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 25th, 2015

Doubt and Belief as Energies: Handicap and Powerhouse, or… Charles T. Tart Copyright © 2015 Charles T. Tart  These are some of my ongoing musings about doubt. belief, and how you get to better understandings of reality, very important aspects of life.  For those very attached to their beliefs and doubts, though, I should warn […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on October 24th, 2015

From Sarcasm To Blessing: Setting The Perceptual Filters I was looking for something to read with my breakfast today, and found a book by Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth, which I had picked up from our local library’s free box.  Who can resist a free box?  And I’ve always admired Mark Twain for his […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 29th, 2015

PASCAL’S WAGER: To Believe or Not Believe in God.  Or?  Charles Tart Yesterday (9-28-15) there was an excellent opinion article by philosopher Gary Gutting in the NY Times on Pascal’s wager.   I think my reflections on it, emailed to Professor Gutting, might spark some interesting thoughts.   PASCAL’S WAGER:  the argument that it is in one’s […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 11th, 2015

Grappling with the Angel/Devil of “Non-Duality” [An expanded version of this essay will be published in 2015 in the journal Creativity & Collective Enlightenment] As one outcome of my posting an essay on the origins of my proposal to create the state specific sciences, in the previous post, my friend and colleague, Russell Tart, physicist […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 7th, 2015

State-Specific Sciences: Altered State Origin of the Proposal Charles T. Tart Perhaps the most important and creative idea I’ve had in my half-century career as a psychologist has been the establishment of state-specific sciences.  The basic idea is to greatly expand our ability to gain knowledge by practicing the essence of science in a variety […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 2nd, 2015

A few years ago, I and a few other Western scientists had an opportunity at informal meetings with a number of Tibetan lamas to talk about how Buddhism, particularly Tibetan Buddhism, might become more established and useful in modern, Western culture. I’ve just recently come across a preview of the brief talk I gave toward […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 14th, 2015

  There is a prayer that I’ve learned in similar forms from several Tibetan Buddhist teachers.  It is normally used as a dedication prayer, a form to follow at the end of any kind of spiritual practice that dedicates the merit of your practice to the welfare of all sentient beings.  The translation I’ve come […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 26th, 2015

  UNSUBSCRIBE INSTRUCTIONS AT BOTTOM OF MESSAGE The folks at GlideWing.com who make this mindfulness web workshop of mine available occasionally have created a nice little video describing it.  If I understood how, I would fix it to run automatically here, but if you click on this link  http://www.glidewing.com/ctt/mindfulness_home.html   it will run. It promotes […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 11th, 2015

Is Meditative Observation Fast Enough? Charles T. Tart Initial Draft:  May 11, 2015 One of my tasks as a transpersonal psychologist is to compare knowledge and theories about observations and beliefs/theories from traditional spiritual paths with modern scientific knowledge, hopefully to the mutual benefit of both.  The following is some speculation along that line.  I […]

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