Charles T. Tart, PhD
Charles T. Tart, Ph.D., Executive Faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UC Davis and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, is internationally known for his research with altered states of consciousness, transpersonal psychology, and parapsychology. His books include two that have been called classics, viz., Altered States of Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychologies, as well as 11 others dealing with states of consciousness, marijuana intoxication and parapsychology. His 1986 Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential synthesized Buddhist and Sufi mindfulness training ideas transmitted by G. I. Gurdjieff with modern psychology, as did Living the Mindful Life and his most recent book, Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People (2000), further exploring the possibilities of awakening. His new The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together was published in the Spring of 2009.
He has been a student of Aikido, Buddhist meditation, Gurdjieff’s work and of other psychological and spiritual growth disciplines. His primary goals are to build bridges between the scientific and spiritual communities and to help bring about a refinement and integration of Western and Eastern approaches to personal and social growth. Full information is available at www.paradigm-sys.com/cttart/.