Dr. Charles T. Tart, an
internationally renowned scientist, author and teacher, pioneered the field of consciousness studies decades ago when he
was one of the first Western scientists to promote the study of
the physiological and psychological effects of meditation
practice. His classic book Altered States of Consciousness
made the phrase "altered states" a household term.
Currently a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of
California, Davis, as well as a core faculty member of the
Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Tart has authored 14
books (three of them on Mindfulness) and more
than 250 articles in leading professional journals, including Science
and Nature. .
former President of ISSSEEM, he is a frequent honored guest at
conferences and radio shows (subscribers to Coast-to-Coast can
listen to one of Dr. Tart's recent radio interviews in the
Tart is a rare combination of scientist/researcher, serious student of spiritual
practices, and talented educator. A life-long student of many
disciplines, he also holds a black belt in aikido.
Join Dr. Tart in a three-week exploration of Mindfulness
Meditation Practices, from November 9 to December 8, 2013. Learn
In his latest book, Dr. Tart presents over fifty years of
scientific research conducted at the nation's leading
universities that proves humans do have natural spiritual
impulses and abilities. The End of Materialism makes a
compelling argument for the union of science and spirituality in
light of this new evidence, and explains why a truly rational
viewpoint must address the reality of the spiritual world. Tart's
work marks the beginning of an evidence-based spiritual awakening
that will profoundly influence your understanding of the deeper
forces at work in our lives.
beautifully written book is not only a masterful
survey of parapsychology and psychical research, but
also a thoughtful analysis of scientific inquiry and
how it can be used to explore and explain the
spiritual aspects of human nature."
Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate
School and Research Center, San Francisco;
coauthor of Extraordinary Dreams and How to
Work with Them, and coeditor of Varieties
of Anomalous Experience.