The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together

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New Harbinger Publications, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 397 pages
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Charles Tart reconciles the scientific and spiritual worlds by looking at empirical evidence for the existence of paranormal phenomena that point toward our spiritual nature, including telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and psychic healing.

Science seems to tell us that we are all meaningless products of blind biological and chemical forces, leading meaningless lives that will eventually end in death. The truth is that unseen forces such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, psychic healing, and other phenomena inextricably link us to the spiritual world, and while many skeptics and scientists deny the existence of these spiritual phenomena, the experiences of millions of people indicate that they do take place.

In this book, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), transpersonal psychologist Charles 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 presents an elegant 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 a 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.

  

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I was hoping for something with a bit more substance when I bought this book. Make no mistake, it is simply a very basic introduction to parapsychology with very few actual cases being discussed. Not at all what I was expecting, so I feel kind of ripped off. : ( Read full review

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To begin with Charles Tart makes the distinction between "Science" (systematic empirical investigation) and what he calls "Scientism" which is a bunch of unquestioned attitudes and narrow-mindedly ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
19
Chapter 2
33
Figure 21 Basic Scientific Method
43
Chapter 3
53
Figure 31 Totally Materialistic View of Consciousness
68
Figure 32 General Spiritual View of Life and Consciousness
71
Chapter 4
75
Chapter 5
89
Chapter 10
169
Figure 101 Size of Wounds Before Psychic Healing in Grads Study
172
Figure 102 Size of Wounds After Psychic Healing in Grads Study
173
Figure 103 Psychically Healed vs Control Seedlings
175
Chapter 11
177
Figure 111 SwimmingPool Complex Repeat of Figure 73
182
Two Water Towers from Old Palo Alto Water Plant
183
Chapter 12
189

Figure 51 Basic Paraconceptual Experiment
92
Figure 52 Zener Cards for Testing Basic ESP Functions
96
Chapter 6
99
Figure 61 Basic Telepathy Experiment
100
Figure 62 Charles Tart Sending with TenChoice Trainer
103
Figure 63 Student Percipient Using the TenChoice Trainer
105
Chapter 7
115
Figure 71 Basic Clairvoyance Experiment
117
Figure 72 RemoteViewing Procedure
121
Figure 73 SwimmingPool Complex RemoteViewing Target
124
Figure 74 RemoteViewing Evaluation Method
125
Chapter 8
131
Figure 81 Precognition Test Procedure
132
Figure 82 Precognitive RemoteViewing Example
135
An InformationSharpening Process for Touch
144
Figure 84 Transtemporal Inhibition
145
Chapter 9
151
Figure 91 Basic Psychokinesis PK Experiment
152
Artists Sketch of D D Home with One Hand on End of Accordion Mounted in Shielding Cage
154
Figure 93 PK Dice Apparatus
158
Figure 94 Spinning Silver Coin PK Test Apparatus in the Authors Office at the University of California Davis
163
Figure 95 Apparatus for PK Test with Spinning Silver Coin
164
Figure 121 OBE Study with Miss Z Lab Setup
201
Figure 122 EEG Ordinary Dreaming and OBE Alphoid Patterns of Miss Z
203
Chapter 13
225
Figure 131 Transpersonal Realm
239
Chapter 14
243
Chapter 15
257
Figure 151 Mediumship from the Perspective of Spiritualism
260
Figure 152 Materialists Model of Mediumship
261
Figure 153 R101 Airship
264
Figure 155 SuperPsi Explanation of Mediumship Data
268
Chapter 16
277
Figure 161 Reincarnation of John McConnell?
285
Chapter 17
289
Chapter 18
295
Chapter 19
301
Chapter 20
329
Appendix 1
341
Appendix 2
351
Appendix 3
365
Appendix 4
369
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Charles T. Tart, Ph.D., is a core faculty member of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. He is internationally known for his psychological work on the nature of consciousness, particularly on altered states of consciousness, and for his research in scientific parapsychology. He is one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology. Tart's two classic books, Altered States of Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychologies, were instrumental in introducing these areas to modern psychology. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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