The Meditation Handbook: The Practical Guide to Eastern and Western Meditation Techniques

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Osprey Publishing Company, Mar 2, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 244 pages
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Meditation balances psychological well being and physical health to promote inner peace. The Meditation Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of both modern and traditional techniques used to arrive at this state of personal harmony. Written in accessible language, this practical guide covers it all: relaxation and dealing with daily stress; attaining greater concentration and awareness; achieving self-discovery and self-acceptance; and spiritual development. A final chapter discusses the nature of enlightenment and the mysteries of life and death. Whether you’re just curious or looking to expand your established routine, here you will find the essential details necessary to continue your quest.


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Review: The Meditation Handbook: The Practical Guide to Eastern and Western Meditation Techniques. David Fontana

User Review  - Steve Goble - Goodreads

I read about half of this and moved on to other stuff, not because of any real fault of the book itself but because the early going covered material I was familiar with and because I was just in a mood for something more fun. This was a bit dry, at least in the early chapters. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen Stansell, PhD, RYT - Goodreads

The author gives a systematic, intelligent, and sensitive answer to the question "what is meditation?" He outlines major types of meditation practiced in Eastern and Western tradition in a way that ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

David Fontana is a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and was Founding Chairman of the Society's Transpersonal Psychology Section. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, together with a number of other degrees and professional qualifications, and is currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cardiff University and Visiting Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. He has written widely on the psychology of spirituality and on the traditions and practices of the major Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual traditions. His 23 books are translated into 26 languages.

Dr. Michael West is the CEO of Advanced Cell Technology. From 1990 to 1998, he was the founder, director, and vice-president of Geron, the first prominent biotechnology company to focus on human aging. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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