--- 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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