Researchers > Dr. Charles T. Tart
Charles T. Tart, Ph.D., a Core Faculty member of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, is internationally known for his psychological work on the nature of consciousness (particularly altered states of consciousness), as one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology, and for his research in scientific parapsychology. His two classic books, Altered States of Consciousness (1969) and Transpersonal Psychologies (1975), became widely used texts that were instrumental in allowing these areas to become part of modern psychology.
He is currently (2005) a Core Faculty Member at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Palo Alto, California) and a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (Sausalito, California), as well as Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, where he served for 28 years, and emeritus member of the Monroe Institute board of advisors. Tart was the holder of the Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and has served as a Visiting Professor in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, as an Instructor in Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of Virginia, and a consultant on government funded parapsychological research at the Stanford Research Institute (now known as SRI International).
* Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential (1986)
* Open Mind, Discriminating Mind: Reflections on Human Possibilities (1989)
* Living the Mindful Life (1994).
* Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality (1997).
* Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind (Preface)
* Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People (2001).
* States of Consciousness (2001). ISBN 0-595-15196-5
* The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together (2009)
He has had more than 250 articles published in professional journals and books, including lead articles in such scientific journals as Science and Nature.
Internet Web site: Charles T. Hart Home Page and Consciousness Library Online
Internet Blog: Charles T. Hart