Books on Meditation


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The Best Meditations on the Planet: 100 Techniques to Beat Stress, Improve Health, and Create Happiness-In Just Minutes A Day - Martin Hart Ph.D. and Skye Alexander 2011

Amazon Synopsis: Harness the Incredible Benefits of Meditation—in Just Minutes Per Day!

"The Best Meditations on the Planet is a thoroughly modern, personally unique encyclopedia of specific meditations for physical, emotional, and spiritual health and healing—for yourself and the entire planet. This is the most comprehensive approach to practical meditation I have seen and enjoyed. I will be recommending it to everyone." - C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., founder of the American Holistic Medical Association and president of Holos Institutes of Health.

Over the last decade hundreds of scientific studies have touted the benefits of meditation and its ability to do everything from rewire your brain for happiness to bolster your immune system against illness. The Best Meditations on the Planet gives you 100 meditations that can be used anytime and anywhere to immediately improve your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Drawing on techniques from all over the world, each meditation is set up in seven steps or fewer and can be practiced in just minutes. Whether you’re a novice looking to begin your practice or a more advanced meditation practitioner seeking new techniques, The Best Meditations on the Planet will give you powerful tools and techniques to change your life for the better.

  • #6 Release Stress at the End of the Day
  • #14 Breathe Deeply to Lower Your Blood Pressure
  • #23 Manage Anger by Disconnecting Your “Buttons”
  • # 51 Release Performance Anxiety
  • #85 Unblock Your Creativity

If you’ve always wanted to reap the benefits of meditation but were concerned that it is too hard, takes too much time, or requires a complicated esoteric rituals, The Best Meditations on the Planet will get you meditating—and experiencing benefits—immediately.

 

The Divine Feminine Fire: Creativity and Your Yearning to Express Your Self - Teri Degler 2009

Amazon Synopsis: "Embodying the Divine Feminine is crucially important for our times. This excellent book shows you can accomplish this by getting to know your body, bringing your body and your dreams together, and uniting body and soul."

Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst, author of Dancing in the Flames: The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness and Bone.

"By exploring the lives of saints and the modern day mystics who are our neighbors, our sisters, ourselves...this book stirs the imagination, stimulates our thinking, and takes us deeper into the mystery."

Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation and What We Ache for: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul.

"Teri Degler offers us a feast of wisdom. Her deep knowledge of yoga and of Shakti, Sophia, and Shekinah is presented in an amazingly clear and comprehensible way-and the creativity exercises are wonderful. She dives into the recesses of once hidden knowledge to show how Divine Love and Divine Wisdom are our constant guides."

Dorothy Walters, Ph.D., author of Unmasking the Rose: A Record of Kundalini Initiation and Marrow of Flame: Poems of the Spiritual Journey.

 

Going Within – Shirley MacLaine 1990

Amazon Synopsis: At last Shirley MacLaine reveals the secrets of  her intimate journey of transformation. In three  international bestsellers, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light,  and It's All in the Playing,  multi-talented Shirley MacLaine described her own  ongoing spiritual journey in search of inner harmony  and self-transcendence. Now this celebrated  actress, social activist, and outspoken thinker shares  an enlightened program of spiritual techniques and  mental exercises to become healthier, happier, and  more attuned to the natural harmony of the world  around-and within-ourselves.

In Going  Within Shirley MacLaine answers many of the  most challenging and important questions she has  been asked about her experiences in seminars and  interviews she has conducted from coast to coast.  Transformation is at heart of her profound and  inspiring message-the power to shape our lives, to find  inner peace and awareness, and to reach highest  potential in relationships, at work, and at home. 

Candid, often controversial, and always courageous,  Shirley MacLaine opens the doors to an  irresistible journey of discovery and revelation. By going  within, she shows us how to reach a new level of  love and harmony, reduce stress, release fear, and  discover the joys of a new-and better-way of living.  Use light, sound, crystals, and visualizations to  increase your personal energy. Explore the power  of meditation to align body, mind, and spirit.  Understand and communicate with your hidden self.  Learn the secrets of sexual fulfillment in a new age  of commitment. Experience the stunning mysteries of  psychic surgery and much more!

 

How to MeditateLawrence Le Shan 1999

Amazon Synopsis: This bestselling guide offers a realistic and straightforward approach to achieving inner peace, stress relief and increased self-knowledge.

 

The Inner Power of Silence: A Universal Way of Meditation – Mark Thurston 1996

Amazon Synopsis: This practical and down-to-earth book will help you understand what meditation is and how it benefits your body, your mind, and your life.


Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook - Ram Dass 1990

Amazon Synopsis: Ram Dass is an American psychologist and spiritual teacher who has studied and practiced meditation for many years.  Here he shares his understanding and explores the many paths of meditation--from mantra, prayer, singing, visualizations, and "just sitting" to movement meditations such as tai chi--and suggests how you can find methods suitable for you.  He illuminates the stages and benefits of meditative practice, and provides wise and often humorous advice on overcoming difficulties along the way.


Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Complex Psychiatric Disorders: Techniques Specific for Treating the Psychoses, Personality, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders - David Shannahoff-Khalsa 2010

Amazon Synopsis: Kundalini yoga is the ancient parent science of all other forms of yoga and meditation, and a clinically proven therapeutic modality that can have significant healing effects for a wide range of mental health complaints and disorders, from the moderate to the more severe.

This comprehensive resource explains the yogic approach to treating psychiatric disorders that are not covered in Shannahoff-Khalsa’s first book, including the variants of schizophrenia; the ten variants of personality disorders that include borderline, paranoid, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder; and also autism, Asperger’s, and multimorbidities.

Here, he presents a bounty of disorder-specific, multi-part Kudalini yoga meditation protocols never before published for treating complex psychiatric disorders. In addition to offering a host of techniques, the etiology of each disorder is also carefully explained from a yogic perspective. Filled with case studies that help to illuminate the suggested protocols, this thorough volume will guide clinicians on how to incorporate Kundalini yoga meditation techniques into their own practices.

 

Meditation: Gateway to Light – Elsie Sechrist 1972

Amazon Synopsis: This is a classic handbook for meditation by one of the great teachers of the Cayce material. Covers preparing to meditate, the role of prayer, the role of the glands, and dreams.



Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy - Osho 1992

Synopsis: Meditation method explained by an eastern master.


The Meditation Bible: The Definitive Guide to Meditations for Every Purpose - Madonna Gauding 2005

Amazon Synopsis: With more than 140 techniques and practices drawn from Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Sufi, Taoist, Pagan, Jewish, Native American, and mystical traditions, this is the ultimate guide to meditation. Easily find out how to meditate to calm and center; cultivate mindfulness of everyday activities; heal physical and emotional ailments; increase love and compassion; end addictions; work with dreams; and deepen your connection with the Divine. An entire section is devoted to walking meditations that will get you moving, and there's smart advice on developing a daily practice and on creating a sacred space.

 

Meditations – Sylvia Browne

Book Jacket: In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned psychic Sylvia Browne, brings you a meditation for each week of the year. Based on the tenets of her church, the Society of Novus Spiritus, these meditations will serve to inspire you, help you to relax, and allow you to see the divine nature that exists within you at all times.

As Sylvia says, “The possibilities and the benefits of meditation are limitless, so relax and enjoy!”


Meditations to Heal Your Life - Louise L. Hay & Jill Kramer 2001

Amazon Synopsis: Louise shares her philosophy of life on a multitude of subjects from addictions to fears to spiritual laws, and everything in between. Her loving insights will enrich you body, mind, and soul, while giving you practical knowledge to apply to your day-to-day life.

An excerpt from Meditations to Heal Your Life:

"The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities. As my mind can conceive of more good, the barriers and blocks dissolve. My life becomes full of little miracles popping up out of the blue."—Louise L. Hay

 

Simple Meditation: A Spiritual Connection for Transforming Your Life – Curt Paul Remington 2011

Amazon Synopsis: Meditation can help you do much more than just reduce stress. It can activate that inner spiritual part of you that is already calm, content and wise. Through Simple Meditation, you will discover easy steps to connect with the replenishing peace and beauty of nature. The exercises and information will help you to improve your relationships, tap into psychic abilities and use quantum energy to release blocks to your health and happiness. The final chapters include powerful steps to examine your life, consider its direction and transform your life.

 

The Tao of Meditation: Way to Enlightenment - Tsung Hwa Jou 1989

Amazon Synopsis: The Tao of Meditation will show you how to open your mind and spirit. Part One explains the philosophy of all forms of meditation. Part Two describes in detail the series of twelve breathing exercises, or Chi Kung, that can be used to lead and circulate the Chi energy part of the body. Part Three deals with the Lien Ching Hwa Chi or the transfer of sexual energy to psychic energy.

 

The Transcendental Meditation Tm Book: How to Enjoy the Rest of Your Life - Denise Denniston 1986

 

Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. (Classic text revised and updated by Jack Forem) 2012

Amazon Synopsis: Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, natural method of allowing the mind to go beyond thoughts and gain access to the silent inner field of creativity, energy, peace, and happiness that is our own essential nature, our Self. Widely known and prescribed by physicians for its powerful stress-reducing effects, TM is much more than that. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918 - 2008), who brought TM to the West, said that TM offers any individual not only a gateway to the highest spiritual unfoldment (Enlightenment), but also 'sound physical and mental health, greater ability in action, a greater capacity to think clearly, increased efficiency in work, and more loving and rewarding relationships with others.' Five million TM practitioners around the world and more than 360 published, peer-reviewed scientific studies have consistently corroborated these lofty claims. Described as 'a great book, by far the most comprehensive on the TM Program' when it was a bestseller in its original version, Jack Forem 's study of TM became a much-loved classic.

This updated edition contains all the features of the original plus much more. Clear, easy-to-read diagrams explain scientific research showing TM's beneficial effect on the brain and a broad spectrum of contemporary concerns, from health, self-actualization, and development of intelligence to post-traumatic stress (PTSD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and much more. 

In these pages, Oprah Winfrey tells how she has offered TM to everyone on her staff. Dr. Mehmet Oz explains the benefits of TM for heart health. School principals describe the dramatically positive effect on their students when TM is introduced in the classroom. Interviews with celebrities as well as men and women of every age, background, and religion provide a lively testimonial to the efficacy of TM in making anyone's life happier, healthier, and more creative.





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