Tart, Charles

Tart, Charles (1937– ) Parapsychologist Charles Tart has worked extensively on research projects related to extrasensory perception, out-of-body experiences, and dreaming. He has also written extensively about hypnosis, which he considers to be an altered state. Tart suggests that altered states of consciousness are a way to access a higher consciousness and, perhaps, a spiritual realm as well. He has also argued that certain Eastern practices, such as yoga, are able to access altered states of consciousness. One of Tart’s most important written works is the textbook Altered States of Consciousness (1969), a compilation of articles, some his own, that he edited.


  • altered states of consciousness
  • extrasensory perception, hypnosis
  • out-ofbody experiences


The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena – written by Patricia D. Netzley © 2006 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

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