T A S T E
The Archives of Scientists’ Transcendental Experiences
Is an online journal devoted to transcendent experiences that scientists have reported. It lets scientists express these experiences in a psychologically and professionally safe space.
The TASTE project is an attempt to work toward rectifying the limitations of the materialist paradigm which typically does not accept the authenticity of the first-person experience.
SUBMISSIONS & GUIDELINES
Scope: Anyone Can Read, Scientists Can Contribute. Prof. Tart accepted accounts only from scientists for several reasons. He says, “First, scientists are my community, my peers.
88. What Direction Am I Facing?
Editor's Introduction: John Burgeson (real name) received his M.S. in physics back in the 1950s and was employed, until retirement, as a physicist by both the US government and IBM. In the latter position he published some 50 papers and [...]
87. Effect of Nootropil (Piracetam) on Meditative Experience
Editor's Introduction: This anonymous scientist has an MA in physical chemistry from Moscow State University and is currently employed as a Senior Chemist at a US research institution. She has had three patents issued, and five patents pending in her field. Her [...]
86. Can Mind Recognize Itself in a Model it’s Pondering About? A Strange Experience doing Neural Network Research
Editor's Introduction: This anonymous scientist has a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science, and is finishing his PhD in that field while currently employed as an Artificial Intelligence Software Engineer at a major US company. He has [...]
85. Dream Meeting of Dead Friend
Editor's Introduction This anonymous scientist has a Masters degree, when that was sufficient to begin in a field of science, and is now a Director of a research and development facility in Aerospace Engineering. This experience with a deceased friend happened to [...]
84. Healing on Distance
Editor's Introduction: Igor Kononenko (real name), Ph.D., is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Working in computer science and artificial intelligence, he has published more than a hundred papers in scientific journals. This experience [...]
83. All in the Family
Editor's Introduction: Debra C. Evans (real name), Ph.D., trained in Experimental Psychology, specializing in cognition. She owns a small company specializing in the application of research in cognitive psychology to domain-specific problems, and is also part-time faculty in the School [...]
82. Unity, Gnosis Experience
Editor's Introduction: This anonymous scientist has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science. She has been employed as a mechanical engineer, a software engineer and as a high school mathematics teacher. This Unity Experience happened to her [...]
81. Ah, Sweet Death
Editor's Introduction: Dennis Hill (real name) earned his B.S. in Biochemistry back when that was sufficient training to become a scientist. He is currently employed as a consultant in environmental chemistry software. His experience occurred in November of 1958 in [...]
80. A Brief Encounter with Pure Love
Editor's Introduction: This anonymous scientist earned an M.S. in Geophysics in 1980, after a B.A. in geology degree, and is currently employed as a Seismologist in California. He has been a Project Manager in geophysics with a leading geotechnical consulting firm. [...]
79. The Sphere
Editor's Introduction: Peter Stoddard (real name) has a Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Entomology and Invertebrate Pathology. He has worked as a Senior Scientist for the state of California and the Environmental Protection Agency. This puzzling [...]