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Dr. Charles Tart

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Dr. Charles Tart received his Ph.D. in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill (1963), then received postdoctoral training in hypnosis research with Ernest R. Hilgard at Stanford University. He is currently a Core Faculty Member at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, as well as Prof. Emeritus of Psychology at UC (Davis) where he served for 28 years. Dr. Tart was the first holder of the Bigelow Consciousness Chair of Consciousness Studies at UNLV. He 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 UVA, and as consultant on government-funded parapsychological research at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). He is well known to the psychological community for his work on altered states of consciousness and as one of the founders of transpersonal psychology. His parapsychological work includes application of learning theory to better train ESP functioning, and work on OBEs. See and for more on Dr. Tart's work.

"Our consciousness is the most unique attribute and the best (and too often worst!) tool that we have for coping with reality. The work of the Rhine Research Center in investigating the fundamental nature of that consciousness is vital to the survival and progress of the human race!" --Charles Tart, Ph.D.