Tart, Charles – Professor.

Charles Tart

Charles T. Tart studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before deciding to become a psychologist.  He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963, and then had two years of postdoctoral training with Ernest R. Hilgard at Stanford University.  He is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto and Psychology at the University of California at Davis, and is internationally known for his research with altered states of consciousness, transpersonal psychology, and parapsychology. Tart’s 13 books include two that have been called classics, viz. “Altered States of Consciousness” (1969) and “Transpersonal Psychologies” (1975), as well as “On Being Stoned: A Psychological Study of Marijuana Intoxication” (1971), “States of Consciousness” (1975), “Symposium on Consciousness” (1975, with P. Lee, R. Ornstein, D. Galin & A. Deikman), “Learning to Use Extrasensory Perception” (1976), “Psi: Scientific Studies of the Psychic Realm” (1977), “Mind at Large: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Symposia on the Nature of Extrasensory Perception” (1979, with H. Puthoff & R. Targ), “Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential” (1986) “Open Mind, Discriminating Mind: Reflections on Human Possibilities” (1989), as well as more than 250 journal articles.  Recent books include “Living the Mindful Life,” (1994), which further explores the possibilities of awakening and “Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality” and, “Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People” (2000).  His most recent, “The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together” was published in 2009 and is now available in paperback as “The Secret Science of the Soul” (2017).  As well as a laboratory researcher and popular teacher, he has been a student of Aikido, in which he holds a black belt, of meditation, of G. I. Gurdjieff’s work and other psychological and spiritual disciplines.  His primary goal is to build bridges between the best of the scientific and spiritual communities and to help bring about a refinement and integration of Western and Eastern  approaches for knowing the world and for personal and social growth, such as with his recent project (which has received the year 2000 award for the Best Social Innovation in the Science category from the Institute for Social Inventions) The Archives of Scientists’ Transcendent Experiences (TASTE) (www.issc-taste.org now at https://www.aapsglobal.com/taste/  ).  Full information is available at www.paradigm-sys.com.

Bibliography:

Altered States of Consciousness: A Book of Readings.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1969 (Editor and Contributor).
[Altered States of Consciousness: A Book of Readings.  New York: Doubleday, 1972.  Second Edition, revised.]
[Altered States of Consciousness.  San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1990.  Third edition, revised.]

On Being Stoned: A Psychological Study of Marijuana Intoxication.  Palo Alto, California: Science and Behavior Books, 1971.  Print-on-demand edition from Authors Guild back-in-print editions, www.iUniverse.com, 2001.

Transpersonal Psychologies.  New York: Harper & Row, 1975 (Editor and Contributor).
[Transpersonal Psychologie.  Berlin: Walter-Verlag, 1978 (German translation).]
[Transpersonal Psychologies.  Buenos Aires: Editorial Paidos, 1979 (Spanish translation).]
[Transpersonal Psychologies.  San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1992, second, revised edition (Editor and Contributor).]

States of Consciousness.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1975.  Print-on-demand edition from Authors Guild back-in-print editions, www.iUniverse.com, 2001.
[Stati di Coscienza.  Roma: Astrolabio, 1977.]
[States of Consciousness.  El Cerrito, California: Psychological Processes, 1983.]
[Teaduse seisundid.  Finnish translation, 2008]

The Application of Learning Theory to ESP Performance.  New York: Parapsychology Foundation, Inc., 1975.

Symposium on Consciousness.  New York: Viking Press, 1975 (With Lee, P., Ornstein, R., Galin, D., & Deikman, A.).

Learning to Use Extrasensory Perception.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.  Print-on-demand edition from Authors Guild back-in-print editions, www.iUniverse.com, 2001.

Psi: Scientific Studies of the Psychic Realm.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1977.  Print-on-demand edition from Authors Guild back-in-print editions, www.iUniverse.com, 2001.
Psi: Scientific Studies of the Psychic Realm.  Tokyo: Kowsakusha, 1982 (Japanese translation).]
[Das Übersinnliche:  Forschunger über einen Grenzbereich psychischen Erlebens.  Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta., 1986]

Mind at Large: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Symposia on the Nature of Extrasensory Perception.  New York: Praeger, 1979 (Tart, C., Puthoff, H., & Targ, R., Editors and Contributors).  Second and revised edition, Charlottesville, Virginia: Hampton Roads, 2002.

Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential.  Boston: New Science Library, 1986.  Print-on-demand edition from Authors Guild back-in-print editions, www.iUniverse.com, 2001.
[Hellwach und Bewußt Leben: Wege zur Enfaltung des Menschlichen Potentials – die Anleitung zum Bewußten Sein.  Munchen: Scherz Verlag, 1988.]
[Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential.  Long­mead, England: Element Books, 1988.]
[El Despertar del <<Self>>.  Barcelona: Editorial Kairos, 1990.]
[Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential.  Moscow, Russia.  1997.  (Russian translation)]
[Japanese translation]  2001.
Kindle edition available from Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/Waking-Up-Charles-T-Tart-ebook/dp/B0094P40FS/ref=sr_1_2_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1434043765&sr=8-2&keywords=charles+tart. 

Open Mind, Discriminating Mind: Reflections on Human Possibili­ties.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.  Print-on-demand edition from Authors Guild back-in-print editions, www.iUniverse.com, 2000.

Living the Mindful Life.  Boston: Shambhala, 1994.
[Die innere Kunst der Achtsamkeit: Ein Praxisbuch für das Leben im gegenwärtigen Moment.  Freiamt, Germany: Arbor Verlag, 1996.]
[Russian translation, 1996; new edition 2005]

Body Mind and Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality.  Charlottesville, Virginia: Hampton Roads, 1997. (Editor and Contributor).

Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People.  Novato, California: Wisdom Editions, 2001.  Second print edition, Fearless Books, Napa CA 2013.
Kindle edition available thru Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Science-Meditation-Training-Practical-ebook/dp/B0095QMFQ2/ref=sr_1_4_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1434043765&sr=8-4&keywords=charles+tart

 The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together.  Oakland, California: New Harbinger, 2009.

Le spiritual est-il reel?  Paris, Intereditions, 2010.

A materializmus vége.  Budapest: Ursus Libris.  2010.

Le PSYCHOLOGUE, la SCIENCE et l’ EXTRAORDINAIRE.  Paris, InterEditions, 2012.

El Fin del Materialismo: Parapsicologia, ciencia y espiritualidad.  Barcelona, Editorial Kairos, 2013.
Kindle edition available thru Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/End-Materialism-Charles-T-Tart-ebook/dp/B0095QLXQA/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1434043765&sr=8-1&keywords=charles+tart.

The Secret Science of the Soul: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together.  Napa, California: Fearless Books, 2017.  [Paperback version of The End of Materialism]

Audio Tapes:

The transpersonal:  Interesting illusion or fact?  Dolphin Tapes, P. O. Box 71, Big Sur, CA 93920.

The parapsychology of death and dying.  Searchlight Seminars, No. C-1, P. O. Box 5552, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

Altered states of consciousness (entire book by that name).  Recordings for the Blind, Palo Alto, California.

Scientific foundations of psychical research.  Searchlight Semi­nars, No. C-11, P. O. Box 5552, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

Beyond the mechanical mind.  Australian Broadcasting Commission, S29366, distributed by Jeffrey Norton, Publishers, 145 E. 49th St., New York, NY 10017.  (with Green, E., Cohen, A., et al.)

Assumptions of western psychology.  Proseminar, San Francisco, CA  94133.

Parapsychology of death and dying.  Proseminar, San Francisco, CA 94133.

Science and spiritual growth.  Proseminar, San Francisco, CA 94133.

Transpersonal experiences.  Proseminar, San Francisco, CA 94133.

Beyond ego.  Proseminar, San Francisco, CA 94133.

Diving into the pool of consciousness.  New Dimensions, No. 1646, San Francisco, California.  (with Hastings, A.)

Powers of perception.  New Dimensions, No. 1637, San Francisco, California.

The Gurdjieff tradition.  New Dimensions, No. 1133, San Francis­co, California.  (with Bennett, W., DeRopp, R., and Speeth, K.)

States of consciousness.  New Dimensions, No. 1072, San Francis­co, California.

Drugs and the mind.  New Dimensions, No. 1055, San Francisco, California. (with DeRopp, R., Metzner, R., Levinson, E., Naranjo, C., Brand, S., Leary, T., & Alpert, R.)

Making the vision real:  Maps of consciousness.  New Dimensions, No. 1498, San Francisco, California.

Gurdjieff:  The enigma/the message.  New Dimensions, No. 1617, San Francisco, California. (with Naranjo, C., & Speeth, K.)

Parapsychology: A practical science.  New Dimensions, San Fran­cisco, California.  (with Grosso, M., & Atkinson, P.)

Rediscovering your human potential.  Psychology Today, No. 20282.

Revitalizing through awareness enhancement training.  Psychology Today.

Parapsychology and the near-death experience.  Searchlight Semi­nars, No. C-180.

Transpersonal qualities of mind and being.  Institute of Noetic Sciences, No. AN-013, Sausalito, California.

The human mind: An operator’s manual.  Institute of Noetic Sci­ences, No. AN-044, Sausalito, California.

Awareness, illusion and reality.  Institute of Noetic Sciences, No. AN-051, Sausalito, California.

Beyond the brain.  Institute of Noetic Sciences, No. AN-052, Sausalito, California.

Parapsychology: A science whose time has come.  Institute of Noetic Sciences, No. AN-053, Sausalito, California.

Musical body activation exercise.  Institute of Noetic Sciences, No. AN-054, Sausalito, California.  (with Geist)

The strange and fascinating world of parapsychology.  Institute of Noetic Sciences, No. AN-055, Sausalito, California.

Hidden shackles: The assumptions of western psychology.  Insti­tute of Noetic Sciences, No. AN-056, Sausalito, California.

Science and spirit:  The psychic realm.  San Francisco: New Dimensions Radio, #1912, 1984.  Charles T. Tart & Arthur Hastings.

The psychology of psychic experiences and the integration of them into everyday life.  Sound Photosynthesis, Mill Valley, California, 1986, #0143-86.

How to use your psychic talents.  Los Angeles: Audio Renaissance, 1989.

On the fear of the paranormal.  Minneapolis, Minnesota: Archaeus Project, #AP-4.

Our fear of psychic abilities.  Big Sur, California: Big Sur Tapes, tape # 05201.

On the paranormal.  Big Sur, California: Big Sur Tapes, tape # 05202.

The spiritual path for the scientifically handicapped  Tape 6 in the series Transpersonal Psychology: Harnessing Spirit, Mind and Science.  #F005.  Boulder, Colorado: The Sounds True Catalog.

Mindlessness or Mindfulness: Samsara or Awakening?  Berkeley, California: New Medicine Tapes, #NMT-08.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.  Berkeley, California: Audio Literature, 1993.  With Sogyal Rinpoche, Lisa Brewer and Michael Toms.

Who might survive the death of the body?  You?  Who are you?  Berkeley, California: Conference Recording Services, tape # INS94-008.

Can there be life before death?  Berkeley, California: Conference Recording Services, tape # INS94-060.

Imagination as curse, imagination as blessing: Mindfulness and creativity in everyday life.  Berkeley, California: Confer­ence Recording Services, tape # ATP95 028.

Meditation and hypnosis: Similarities, differences and what it means practically.  2001 International Conference on Science and Consciousness, tape 18, The Message Company, 4 Camino Azul, Santa Fe NM 87505.

Video Tapes:

Waking up.  Thinking Allowed: Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery Series, #S020.  San Rafael, California: Spectrum Foundation, 315 Third St #161.

Understanding extrasensory perception.  Thinking Allowed: Conver­sations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery Series, #S270.  San Rafael, California: Spectrum Foundation, 315 Third St #161.

Science and spiritual traditions.  Thinking Allowed: Conversa­tions on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery Series, #S020.  San Rafael, California: Spectrum Foundation, 315 Third St #161.

Self-Observation.  Thinking Allowed: Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery Series, #S117.  San Rafael, California: Spectrum Foundation, 315 Third St #161.

Mindfulness in meditation.  Thinking Allowed: Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery Series, #    .  San Rafael, California: Spectrum Foundation, 315 Third St.

Effects of electrical shielding and geomagnetic factors on ESP performance.  Minneapolis, Minnesota: Archaeus Project Tape # FA-18.

Cultivating the intelligence of the body in a martial arts tradi­tions.  Minneapolis, Minnesota: Archaeus Project Tape # FA-18.  (Charles T. Tart & Judith A. Tart)

Meditation and hypnosis: Similarities, differences and what it means practically.  2001 International Conference on Science and Consciousness, tape 18, The Message Company, 4 Camino Azul, Santa Fe NM 87505.

References

  • Members and Advisers Galileo Commission Co-ordinators Prof Dr Harald Walach (Germany and Poland), Professor, Medical University Poznan, Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, University Witten-Herdecke David Lorimer (France), Programme Director SMN Richard Irwin (UK), Director SMN Advisers  Dr Eben Alexander III (US), neurosurgeon and author Prof Chris Bache (US), philosopher, Youngstown State University Anne Baring (UK), Jungian analyst and author Prof Imants Baruss (Canada), psychologist, King’s University College Dr Vasileios ...
  • Tart, Charles – Professor. Charles T. Tart studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before deciding to become a psychologist.  He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963, and then had two years of postdoctoral training with Ernest R. Hilgard at Stanford University.  He is Professor Emeritus at the Institute ...
  • Tart, Charles – Professor. Articles, Chapters, Letters and Reviews* *Some of these articles, as well as other materials, are available online at the URL www.paradigm-sys.com/cttart/ 1962 Frequency of dream recall and some personality measures.  Journal of Consulting Psychology, 26, 467-470.   1963 Hypnotic depth and basal skin resistance.  International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1, 81-92. Physiological correlates of psi cognition.  International Journal of Parapsychology, 5, 375-386.   1964 A possible “psychic” ...
  • Tart, Charles – Professor. Audio Tapes The transpersonal:  Interesting illusion or fact?  Dolphin Tapes, P. O. Box 71, Big Sur, CA 93920. The parapsychology of death and dying.  Searchlight Seminars, No. C-1, P. O. Box 5552, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Altered states of consciousness (entire book by that name).  Recordings for the Blind, Palo Alto, California. Scientific foundations of psychical research.  Searchlight Semi­nars, No. ...
  • Tart, Charles – Professor. Bibliography Altered States of Consciousness: A Book of Readings.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1969 (Editor and Contributor). On Being Stoned: A Psychological Study of Marijuana Intoxication.  Palo Alto, California: Science and ...
  • Tart, Charles – Professor. Papers Presented at Scientific and Educational Meetings 1962 An optical plethysmograph.  Association Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, Chicago.-   1963 A comparison of suggested dreams occurring in hypnosis and sleep.  Association Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, New York. Use of strain gauges to measure rapid eye movements in hypnosis and sleep.  Association Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, New York.   1964 Hypnotic dreams.  Association Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, Palo Alto. Hypnotic suggestion as a ...
  • Tart, Charles – Professor. Video Tapes Waking up.  Thinking Allowed: Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery Series, #S020.  San Rafael, California: Spectrum Foundation, 315 Third St #161. Understanding extrasensory perception.  Thinking Allowed: Conver­sations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery Series, #S270.  San Rafael, California: Spectrum Foundation, 315 Third St #161. Science and spiritual traditions.  Thinking Allowed: Conversa­tions on ...