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Thomas Merton, who knew a very great deal about meditation, wrote of this last
type of experience and the attitude that follows it: . . . some people become
convinced that the mystical life must be something like Wagnerian opera.
Thomas Merton warns of these when he writes of one of these periods that must
often be passed through: . . . the case of those who, after having made a
satisfactory beginning, experience the inevitable let-down which comes when the
life of ...
Thomas Merton, Contemplative Prayer (New York: Doubleday, 1969), p. 38. 5.
Books that are particularly useful (and available today) for this part of the process
include: Walter T. Stace, Mysticism and Philosophy (New York: Lippincott, i960); ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CenterPointMN - LibraryThing
With his simple, straightforward approach, Lawrence LeShandemystifies meditation. No matter what you do or how busy you are, his brief, realistic guide lets you explore the many apths to meditation. His specific programs and exercises provide practical tools for you to begin your own journey. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kerowackie - LibraryThing
Great intro still in print since early 70s. Like everything else worth doing in this life, Meditation is often difficult, but rewards are limitless. Worth finding time for, like physical exercise which is often neglected in favor of more mundane, though necessary pursuits. Happy Destiny! Read full review
Why We Meditate
How a Meditation Feels
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