The Transcendental Meditation Technique and The Journey of Enlightenment (英語) ペーパーバック – 2015/5/12
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Enlightenment has long been regarded as a state reserved for a few rare individuals, a state that can only be gained by living a recluse life in a cave or in a monastery somewhere. It has been thought that enlightenment is very difficult to achieve, requiring one to give up all worldly possessions and to lead an austere life. Ann Purcell debunks these false assumptions in her new book The Transcendental Meditation Technique The Journey of Enlightenment. By relating her own experiences and those of Transcendental Meditation practitioners throughout the world Purcell lays before us the secret to personal fulfillment, spontaneity, inner peace and balance. She deftly explains how's and why's so that every person around the world can experience enlightenment and unbounded bliss inside, no matter what their race, religion, or socio-economic background.
Ann Purcell has been a full-time teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1973, teaching Transcendental Meditation and advanced courses in many countries around the world. In addition, she has worked on curricula and course development for universities and continuing education programs. She has a B.SCI (Bachelor of the Science of Creative Intelligence) and an M.SCI from Maharishi European Research University, Seelisberg, Switzerland. She also received a PhD in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace, Vlodrop, Netherlands. She is the author of Tender Flower of Heaven, a collection of 120 poems. She also writes for the Huffington Post.
I've read quite a few books on TM. This book takes quite an original approach to the subject. It focuses on describing personal experiences of higher states of consciousness from many different angles.
The author has done extensive research into what well-known thinkers have said about higher states of consciousness. Many beautiful quotes from Emily Dickinson, Thoreau, Eugene Ionesco, Lao Tzu, and others.
The book also includes the most recent information in the field of neuroscience and brain research on higher states of consciousness.
A musician and poet, the author devotes several chapters to artistic creativity—particularly music and writing—as the expression of higher states of consciousness. Anyone interested in the arts and creativity will find valuable insights here.
Women's Liberation and the "sacred" or "divine feminine" are the focus of several chapters which study the unique role women play in raising society to higher levels of evolution.
The author is deeply steeped in experiences of higher states of consciousness and writes about the development of consciousness in a way that is highly understandable. I turn to this book often for inspiration. I highly recommend this book for anyone. I think anyone who reads this book will come away feeling inspired and uplifted.