Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 4th, 2017

Bias and Mind: Detecting It, Working With It, Transcendent Mind Charles T. Tart Copyright © 2017 Charles T. Tart While eating my breakfast this morning, I was reading an excellent new book on expanding the frontiers of science to include the mind, rather than materialistically explain it away.  It’s Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on April 24th, 2017

Suppressing the Future to Use ESP in the Present Charles T. Tart Some years ago I was amazed to discover unexpected and massive amounts of a particular kind of ESP, precognition, in an analysis of experiments designed to see if people could be trained to use ESP more effectively in a telepathic kind of situation.  […]

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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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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 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 March 3rd, 2012

[In this and subsequent postings, I’ll be writing about Buddhism, but such writings of mine always need to be qualified.  I’m not a Buddhist scholar, for example, nor am I at all “enlightened” and thus speaking from deep interior knowledge.  Yet I am a sincere student of this particular path of spiritual development (as well […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 11th, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 16 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: It’s a very unusual environment here at ITP, going back to William’s concerns for a minute or so. We don’t have a doctrine. We’re not a particular […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 15th, 2011

Recently my colleague Ed Kelly circulated a set of bullet points summarizing some consensus arising from the Esalen invitational Sursem conferences on the possibility of postmortem survival.  The focus at these conferences had slowly widened from how do we scientifically investigate the possibility of postmortem survival per se to questions about the ultimate nature of […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 1st, 2011

My wife Judy and I have just completed a 6-day retreat on Dzogchen approaches to liberation with lama Tsoknyi Rinpoche, held at Mt. Madonna Conference Center.  Now it’s a couple of days of camping in a redwood park to cool down, before jumping fully back into ordinary life, but I’ve been reflecting a lot and […]

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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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