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Hardcover, 246 pages
Published 1971 by NY: Viking Press
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Elizabeth
A two-part book about meditation, the first part exploring the spiritual avenues of meditation and the second describing the physiological implications and further research needed to make determinations about benefits of meditation. The book was written almost 50 years ago but especially the first part gave me a good basis of the different forms of meditation and how they are related to some of the world's major religions.

About the writing - it seemed to be overall fairly succinct and easy to d
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This is a essentially two books in one. The first half of the book by Claudio Naranjo is a survey of the types of meditation practiced around the world in different religious contexts. The second half of the book by Robert Ornstein reviews the state of psychological research into meditation. He is highly dependent on Deikman's work, who in the 1960s did the first serious research into meditation in the West. He also surveys the studies that had been conducted on Zen masters in Japan.

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