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Presenter: Dr. Charles T. Tart has been involved with research and theory in the fields of Hypnosis, Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Parapsychology, Consciousness and Mindfulness since 1963. He has authored over a dozen books, two of which became widely-used textbooks; he has had more than 250 articles published in professional journals and books, including lead articles in such prestigious scientific journals as Science and Nature, and provides regular public speaking appearances. As well as a laboratory researcher, Professor Tart has been a student of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, of meditation and other psychological and spiritual growth disciplines. Dr. Tart was a visiting Professor at CIIS from 1994 to 1995. (See Full Bio.)

Arthur C. Hastings, PhD, is a pioneering figure in the field of transpersonal psychology. He was a former Dean, Professor, and researcher at the Institute of Transpersonal psychology and was president of the professional Association for Transpersonal Psychology. His areas of specialization were transpersonal theory, research methods, rhetoric and argument theory, states of consciousness, and parapsychology. Formerly he taught at Stanford, the University of Nevada and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has conducted research on remote viewing, hypnosis, dreams, stress, and bereavement. He is the author of With the Tongues of Men and Angels: A Study of Channeling, co-author of Argumentation and Advocacy, Changing Images of Man, and senior editor of Health for the Whole Person, an award-winning book on holistic medicine.