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 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 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 22nd, 2015

People send me a lot of books and articles they would like me to read.  I choose to believe they are honoring me, thinking I am influential or important and it would be good for me to know some things. Or I suppose they might think I have really taken a wrong turn in my […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 29th, 2014

A response to something I had written to a correspondent helped me crystallize some thoughts about Buddhism and spiritual paths that I would like to share.  I will qualify this at first by reminding you, as I’ve done earlier in these postings (http://blog.paradigm-sys.com/740/) that I’m not a Buddhist scholar or an advanced meditator by any […]

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The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good: An Obstacle to the Spread of Tibetan Buddhism © 2014 Charles T. Tart While I’m not a good follower of any particular religion or spiritual tradition, I do think enormous amounts of perspectives and practices that increase human wisdom and decrease human suffering are embedded in the […]

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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 October 1st, 2012

All through my life, I’ve wished that I could reduce or eliminate the suffering that others go through.  I guess this is built into the basic pre-programming that comes with being human.  Most of the time this desire is in relative abeyance and I’m distracted from it, as I’m busy coping with my life.  There […]

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I’ve told some of you before that I always feel a little embarrassed when I “promote” my own books, even though I realize that’s stupid to feel that way.  It’s not like I’m trying to sell some inferior product to people, I spend an enormous amount of time writing a book to share knowledge that […]

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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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