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Compassion, Science and a Consciousness Survival by Dr. Charles T. Tart
The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences by Dr. Charles T. Tart
Developing Center in Your Life by Thomas Crum and Judith Warner
Plant-It 2000
R. Buckminster Fuller: A 20th Century Philosopher by Kirby Urner
The 2000 International Conference on Science and Consciousness

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - Carl Sagan

Compassion, Science and Consciousness Survival
Dr. Charles T. Tart

A friend of mine died recently, and being with him during his last few months taught me a lot about care for the dying, and how I might integrate my scientific work on survival of consciousness with a compassionately human perspective. It is all too easy to use the abstractions and intellectual creations of science as a means of distracting ourselves from the fact of death. It confronts us all, and we all have a natural fear of annihilation and of the unknown. Yet by avoiding the actuality of death, taking ourselves away from the presence of mortality, we also shut out an opportunity for a profound and valuable experience - an experience that may transform the quality of our living.

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The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences
(TASTE)
Dr. Charles T. Tart

Over the years many scientists, once they've realized I'm a safe person to talk to, have told me about unusual and transcendent experiences they've had. Too often I'm the first and only person they've ever spoken to about their experiences, for fear of ridicule from their colleagues and adverse, prejudicial effects on their career. Such fears have, unfortunately, too much of a basis in fact. It's not that there are a lot of scientists with nasty intentions deliberately trying to suppress their colleagues, it's just the social conditioning of our times. I want to change that, and I ask your help in doing so.

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photo credit: NASA
photo credit: NASA

Developing Center in Your Life
Thomas Crum and Judith Warner
Aiki Works, Inc.

Aiki Works is an organization whose purpose is clear and simple: to provide individuals and organizations with the ability to bring forth the spirit, the balance and the power necessary to accomplish their goals while expanding substantially the overall quality by which they experience their life and their work. We provide people with the skills to integrate the spirit (vision), the mind (intellect) and the body (action) to such a high level that work becomes play and conflicts turn into magical opportunities for growth and excellence.

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Plant-It 2000
Michael Thau
Plant-It 2000 is an international nonprofit tree-planting foundation dedicated to properly planting, maintaining and protecting as many indigenous trees as possible worldwide. We design and provide custom tree-planting events for sponsors in cities and forests throughout the United States. Schoolchildren, teachers, local businesses and community leaders are typical participants. For every dollar generously contributed Plant-It 2000 will plant a tree.

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R. Buckminster Fuller: A 20th Century Philosopher
by Kirby Urner

R. Buckminster Fuller (b. July 12, 1895, d. July 1, 1983) is perhaps most easily pigeon-holed as the last of the New England Transcendentalists, although Fuller himself always resisted being pigeon-holed.

His philosophy is centered around the human potential to overcome whatever "reflex conditioning" might have entrapped our humanity in counterproductive scenarios. His focus on "intuition" as coming from the mind, which is beyond the realm of brain-banked experiences, is what most clearly puts him in the transcendentalist tradition, along with a host of New England mannerisms and a life-long base of operations on Bear Island in Maine -- now his grave site and that of his wife, Anne Hewlett Fuller.

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The 2000 International Conference on Science and Consciousness

Quantum physics opened the door to the frontier where science and spirituality meet.

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