Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:34 AM
Remote Viewing Psychology, an Interview with Charles T. Tart
Charles T. Tart, PhD, is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, as well as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He is a past-president of the Parapsychological Association. He has published over 100 scientific papers in parapsychology. He is editor of several anthologies including Altered States of Consciousness, Transpersonal Psychologies, Mind at Large, and Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality. Books that he has authored include Psi: Scientific Studies in the Psychic Realm, States of Consciousness, The End of Materialism, Learning to Use Extrasensory Perception, On Being Stoned, Waking Up, and Open Mind – Discriminating Mind.
Here he discusses the events that took place during his year long work as a consultant to the remote viewing program of Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ at SRI International, funded by the U.S. military intelligence community. He describes the unique psychological conditions at SRI that seemed to be extremely conducive to psi functioning. He notes that judging remote viewing transcripts is just as important as the viewing itself; and he offers details regarding different judging protocols. He also points out the care to which the researchers took to improve their work when methodological criticisms were offered.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is past-vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that association for his contributions to the study of consciousness. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on November 9, 2016)