For thousands of years people have tried to learn more about the nature of human consciousness and human potential. This well-researched, comprehensive, and inspiring book tells the story of modern scientific exploration into consciousness. Dr. Wallace reveals how anyone may achieve the highest level of human development, enlightenment.
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 disorder (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.
This is a collection of papers on the use of Maharishi Transcendental Meditation® and TM-Sidhi programs to reduce offender recidivism. The papers provide a theoretical overview, new original research findings, and examples of practical implementation. Studies covering periods of 1-15 years indicate that employing the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs may reduce recidivism by 35-50%.
Psychology and the Internet provides the first resource for examining how the Internet affects our definition of who we are and our communication and work patterns. It also examines how normal behavior differs from the pathological with respect to Internet use. The book contains three sections: the first section covers the "self" in relation to the Internet; the second section explores how the Internet is used to meet new friends and love interests, as well as to conduct business; and the final section examines the philosophical ramifications of Internet use and our definitions of reality and consciousness. Key Features * Provides the first resource for looking at how the Internet affects our definition of who we are * Examines the philosophical ramifications of Internet use and our definitions of self, reality, and work * Explores how the Internet is used to meet new friends and love interests, as well as to conduct business * Discusses what represents normal behavior with respect to Internet use
With the morning light, tens of thousands of people awaken andrecord their deams in a special journal. Many others meet in grassrootsdreamgroups to discuss their nighttime adventures. Still others inpsychotheraphy work with dreams to understand their deeper feelings andmotives. Never before has there been a time when the value of our dream lifehas been so widely recognized. In this rich collection of thirty original essays by the leading authoritieson dreams, readers will find many clues to decoding the language of thenight. Contributors offer insights into dreams as a universal and specialsource of knowledge whose messages can bring growth, healing, and wisdom.They also tell us how we can interpret our dreams accourding to severaldifferent traditions. Many other topics on the fronteirs of dreamwork areexplored as well, such as shared dreaming, lucid dreaming, psychicdreaming, brain research, dreams and creativity, dreams and healthproblems, and gender differences in dreams. Contributors include: Gayle Delaney on personal and professional problem solving indreams June Singer on the Jungian approach to dreamwork Montague Ulman on doing dreamwork without professionalhelp Patrcia Garfield on women's body images revealed in dreams Stanley Krippner on tribal shamans and their travels intodreamtime Earnest Hartmann on nightmares Jayne I. Gackenbach on lucid dreams Kenneth Atchity on dreams, literature, and the arts For anyone interested in this subject, Dreamtime andDreamwork is a fascinating, state-of-the-art collection.
A basic reference that helps the high school and college student and the general reader find appropriate material for study, and aids instructors in planning class readings on the subject of pyschology. The annotated entries include books, chapters of books, and articles appropriate to an interested nonspecialist. They include books geared to the serious reader, high-quality popular psychology books, and significant historical works by pioneers such as Sigmund Freud and B. F. Skinner. "Recommended for college, university, and public libraries." --CHOICE