Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 1st, 2016

Gods and Goddesses and ??? Charles T. Tart A number of parapsychologists and I discuss many contemporary research issues on a private discussion list.  Recently we’ve had some discussion about Srinivasa Ramanujan, a Fellow of the Royal Society (1887-1920), a self-taught Indian mathematician.  Self-taught in that he had no formal training in mathematics, but claimed […]

Continue reading about Gods and Goddesses and ???

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 […]

Continue reading about Prometheus and Atlas – Great Book Number 1

Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 21st, 2016

  Some years ago I started a private discussion group to connect the few people in the world who have published scholarly and scientific research on the question of whether we survive death in some form.  Although there is an enormous amount of relevant evidence suggesting that some aspect of us survives death, there are […]

Continue reading about Survival of Death: Why I’m “Sitting on the Fence” About It

Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 18th, 2016

Occasionally I get questions from students that strike me as of general interest, so here are some from a young woman and my responses, with my responses not at all comprehensive, but, hopefully, stimulating thoughts… ———- Forwarded message ———- Subject: Questions about the field in Parapsychology To: Office of the Parapsychological Association <office@parapsych.org> Hello my […]

Continue reading about A Student’s Questions About Parapsychology

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 […]

Continue reading about Buddhism: Chances of Flourishing in the West?

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

When I entered graduate school back in 1961, I signed up for the doctorate in clinical psychology track.  I figured with my oddball interests in psychic phenomena, altered states of consciousness, spirituality, and the like, conflicting with the physicalism and conservatism in mainstream psychology, it might be hard for me to get a regular teaching […]

Continue reading about When The Impossible Happens

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 […]

Continue reading about Am I a Buddhist? A ____ist? And/Or? Science and Spirituality

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 […]

Continue reading about Spiritual Beings or Hallucinations?

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 […]

Continue reading about Toward a Post-Materialistic Science – Materialism and Science

Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 19th, 2013

Last weekend my wife and I remotely attended, via streaming video, a number of talks at the Buddhist Geeks conference.  Who are the Buddhist geeks?  A small but growing group of people, headed by Vincent Horn, that takes a very serious interest in Buddhism and meditation traditions, combined with high technological sophistication, the “geek” part, […]

Continue reading about Geeks Tweaking Buddhism to Reduce Our Suffering