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A faculty member at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, scientist Tate (Altered States of Consciousness, On Being Stoned) spent more than 50 years studying the paranormal. In this challenge to traditional science and spirituality, Tart employs scientific skepticism and an open mind (both essential to interpreting results "as objectively as possible") to question the seeming contradiction between "the formal, rational rules of science, which have worked so well in understanding the physical world" and "behaviors that cannot be reduced to materialistic explanations." To substantiate his thesis, Tart analyzes a number of scientific paranormal experiments: distinguishing the color of face-down cards, testing the hypothesis that feedback training improves telepathic ability, attempts to show a relationship between electromagnetism and clairvoyance, etc. Elsewhere, Tate makes intriguing comparisons between out-of-the-body experiences and near-death experiences, both of which support (but don't prove) the phenomenon of "postmortem survival" (children who "remember" past lives are also examined). While admitting that he has no "final, absolutely certain, and wonderful answers," Tart covers a wide range of phenomena (remote viewing, psychic healing, mediumship) and leaves readers much to ponder.
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For fifty years, world-renowned transpersonal psychologist Charles Tart conducted scientific experiments at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University and the University of California, Davis, to explore the nature of paranormal phenomena. In The End of Materialism, Tart presents his findings and explains how the scientific and spiritual worlds can be reconciled.See all Editorial Reviews
Dr. Tart is persuasive, affable, readable. He is prodigiously erudite. His survey of the ways in which materialism falls short, of the ways "scientific" degrades to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by F. J. Logan
Extraordinary! A book to read, read again and keep as a precious friend.Published 5 months ago by Amalia000
Terence McKenn says, "For approximately 500 years, science's argument for it's pre-eminence was that it could create beautiful toys: aircraft, railroad's, global economics,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Halifax Student Account
The author says he is both a scientist and a spiritual seeker. Judging by this book he is 90% scientist and only 10% spiritual seeker. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Fran
Doctor Charles T. Tart has created a masterpiece with this book. Getting to read the description, straight from the source, of his now classic OBE experiment with Miss Z, is a must... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Alexandre Madurell
This book provides hard evidence for several of the main "categories" of paranormal phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, etc. Read morePublished 22 months ago by ticktock7777
Finally a scientist who is courageous enough to tell it like it is: mind may be the maker of matter instead of the other way around as it appears to be. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Jimmie R. Yoes
just another proof(to me,anyway)..that we are paying attention to the wrong things in life.this research is not new;but it has evolved ,while most of us simply watch the evening... Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by steve
Charles Tart is both an amazing scientist and a resilient researcher. This book is a must read for anyone who is serious about parapsychology!Published on March 7, 2013 by Dominique Del Chiaro