--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "heshiepothead" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> I got my hands on a book being released by Springer Publishing
> Company, they deal with nursing, medical, psychology, social work,
> counseling, etc.
> 
> This particular book is on complementary medicine for cancer. Lots of
> stuff on hypnosis and meditation. Just came across this passage:
> 
> "There are two primary approaches to meditation: concentrative
> meditation and mindful meditation. Concentrative meditation involves
> focusing on an image, a sound (called a mantra), or one�s own
> breathing. One form of concentrative meditation is transcendental
> meditation (TM), which was popularized in the United States in the
> 1970s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Transcendental Meditation emphasizes
> the mind/body connection to create a state of deep rest, which along
> with heightened awareness, is experienced as �restful alertness.� With
> attention centered on a single image or a mantra, usually one word or
> a short phrase, individuals can reach profound states of calmness and
> steadiness of attention.
> 
> The TM technique is a simple procedure practiced while sitting
> comfortably with the eyes closed. As the body becomes deeply relaxed,
> the mind transcends all mental activity to experience the simplest
> form of awareness, Transcendental Consciousness. The experience of
> Transcendental Consciousness develops the individual's latent creative
> potential while dissolving accumulated stress and fatigue through the
> deep rest gained during meditative practice. This experience enlivens
> the individual's creativity, dynamism, and organization, which is
> proposed to lead to greater effectiveness and success in daily life."
>

Of course, TM isn't concentration. And the small bit of phsyiological research 
on EEG 
suggests its nothing like TM, but whatever...






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