A founder of the field of transpersonal psychology, Charles Tart expounds on consciousness.

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  • Back in 1968, I published a pioneering study of out-of-the-body experiences (OBEs) with a young woman who had experienced them since she was a child. Tart, C. T. (1968).  A psychophysiological study of out-of-the-body experiences in a selected subject.  Journal of the American ...
  • If only it was rare for bridging science and spirituality to be attacked, so those of us trying to do it could get on with bridge building.…   [Is there an emoticon for a patient sigh?] It’s not too often that my scientific work and my ethics get denounced on a national lev ...
  • Finally, with the hardback edition of The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together out of print, I’ve arranged for a somewhat revised paperback second edition, The Secret Science of the Soul: How Evidence of the Paranormal ...
  • And now for something totally different than all this stuff about consciousness, spirit, science, altered states, etc… A few of days ago I was finished with one task, not quite ready to start the next, how could I entertain myself for a few minutes?  I had brought back an unre ...
  • 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 e ...
  • 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 ...
  •   What Meditation/Mindfulness Does for Me – Quiet Stuff – Part 1 Charles T. Tart “Subtle is significant” – Shinzen Young Recently a meditation teacher colleague of mine asked me what practicing meditation did for me.  Uncharacteristically, I was at a loss for word ...
  •   Brief Review of Phenomena:  The Secret History of the U. S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis Charles T. Tart In the last part of March, 2017, colleagues on discussion lists for scientific studies of parapsychological phenomena ...
  •   Ongoing Thoughts on Spiritual Ideas (Buddhism, e.g.) and Practices for Understanding Consciousness – 1 Charles T. Tart I’ve always tried to get essential science (not dismissive materialism) and essential spirituality (ways of direct experience, not dogma) to inter ...
  • A Visit/Tease from the Trickster? Charles T. Tart A funny thing happened this morning (1-26-17).  I awoke around my usual time and was lying in bed half-asleep, not quite dreaming, but thinking rather loosely, and found I was thinking about “ampere,” both the measure of elec ...
  • Pain, Leaving the Body, Spiritual Realities or Illusion? © Charles T. Tart 2016 Why are we here?  What should we do?  Why does it hurt so much sometimes?  Can’t we just be given Certain Answers from Spirit?  And….   One of my friends, let’s call him Ralph, is a ve ...
  • 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 ...

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