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Medieval History: Welsh Longbow, great controversy, bowstring
great controversy, bowstring, longbow: 1. The Welsh Longbow was made of wood (usually yew, but other woods such as ash and elm would be used by an archer depending on availability of the wood). It looked like many other bows of the period (a bent piece of wood with a bowstring attached). However,...

Medieval History: Albigensian Crusade, inquisitors, cathars
inquisitors, cathars, question concerns: Marcus, this is not really my topic, but as I interpret Wikipedia, the Inquisition was still active in Albi, Narbonne, and Toulouse until 1235. The article (Albigensian Crusade) does not mention the Inquisition in other cities one way or the other. A different...

Medieval History: motive of war, personal whims, high middle ages
personal whims, high middle ages, vernal equinox: Hi Satoshi, I hope you are asking about Medieval Europe, not Medieval Japan, because I can only talk about Europe. I ve never read anything about competition for food, but it does make sense. The Dark Ages, from the fall of Rome to about 1066 CE or so, and...

Medieval History: alchemy.
Hi Vince, I can only find references to the philosopher s stone. None of my sources on Alchemy refer to other stones except perhaps to an occasional metaphorical stone which seems to be just an abstract ideal of the philosopher s stone. Hope this helps,...

Medieval History: Medieval history
Hi, Belen, When you say medieval men and women in the first sentence do you mean the average medieval men and women peasant ? Or the average monks and nuns of the Medieval Era? If you mean the first; they had little choice in the matter. Life was not...

Medieval History: Medieval France
Thanks Ryann for that clarification, I don t have a problem with constructs so long as they clarify what they are describing. It s a good idea to explain that the term was not used at the time. We study history to understand the past, not to get locked into...

Medieval History: the medieval crossbow, medieval crossbow, knights armor
medieval crossbow, knights armor, plate armor: Hi, The Medieval crossbow helped to change Medieval warfare by giving archers a weapon that could shoot very accurately and hit very hard. Although bows are accurate, they require a lot of arm strength to use. The crossbow required very little arm strength...

Medieval History: Midieval outfit, armour, armor
armour, armor, surcoat: Hello Kevin, Sorry I couldn t get to your question earlier, but I had late classes tonight. I believe the answer to your question is SURCOAT. They differed a bit in style from court to court, but were indeed worn over armour. Find images here: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.maskworld.com/pix/costumes/replicas/big/MR-100158-ritter-wappenrock-knights-surcoat.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.maskworld.com/english/products/costumes/costume-component-parts--250/surcoats-tabards--2511/knights-surcoat--MR-100158&h=500&w=267&sz=23&tbnid=8WiXExwr5PCfoM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=48&zoom=1&usg=__BnfU-JgMMlZsKijecI6s5GFZguM=&docid=q5ePNHAbusvvcM&sa=X&ei=odSeUaiNH4jq9ASnr4CoAw&ved=0CDwQ9QEwAg&dur=5077...

Medieval History: 1290-1310, scottish wars of independence, english cavalry
scottish wars of independence, english cavalry, battle of crecy: Hi Thomas, and thanks for your question. The English longbow was coming into its own. This weapon would really distinguish itself a few decades later in the Hundred Years War. During the Scottish Wars, the English developed a tactic, more of a troop formation,...

Medieval History: Question on medieval boats, edwin tunis, medieval ships
edwin tunis, medieval ships, carrack: Hi S, and thank you for your question, It s not really my area. I assume you checked Wikipedia. If not, try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrack That article lists a couple of books in the References and Further Reading sections. You can also...

Medieval History: Romanesque Period, romanesque period, relics
romanesque period, relics, famine: I d say a strong positive reception is putting it mildly. To the devout, which were many during the Romanesque period; relics were as real as the trees, water, or ground. Relics were (and even now are) a way for people to get closer to who they firmly believed...

Medieval History: Armor
Hi Justin, That is clearly plate armor, typical of what was used in the late Middle Ages or even into the Renaissance, say from the years 1300-1600 CE. The halberd was from the period 1500-1650, so you do have an overlap in the years both were used. Older...

Medieval History: History in kashmir india, Kashmir, Shah Mir
Kashmir, Shah Mir, India: Hello Sanaa, This sounds very much like a homework question, and there really is no easy answer. A dynasty, as you probably know, refers to generations, so decline happened over a period of time. Decline was due in part to religious intolerance between...

Medieval History: Middle ages
Hi Carol, Seventh grade is a tough, in between reading level. Many books written for adults are written at an eighth grade level, so don t be afraid to try some books that are aimed at an older audience. A quick internet search found these titles: Saint...

Medieval History: Castles
Hi Derek, Eilean Ponan Castle, Scotland Blackness Castle, Scotland Stalker Castle, Scotland Corfe Castle, England Conwy Castle, Wales Chepstow Castle, Wales Denbigh Castle, Wales Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, England Dover Castle, Kent, England...

Medieval History: General medieval question about pages/squires
Hi Heather, Pages were deliberately assigned to the lady of the castle so that they would learn obedience, manners, courtesy, and respect. Squires were reintroduced to the world of men and were trained to be aggressive, to the point of what the modern world...

Medieval History: general medieval question, squire.role.
squire.role.: Hello Heather, Since a squire was of noble birth, he would probably have been afforded good accommodations in proximity to the knight and may have owned a horse. It is difficult to say, depending on whether his family held property/other wealth, or titles...

Medieval History: 6th Legion of Rome
Hi Jim, and thanks for your question, Stephen Dando Collins wrote a book, The Legions of Rome which includes the history of all of Roman legions. It would not surprise me if that book was the basis of the show you saw. You are correct. There were two...

Medieval History: Isabella of Castile (Leon)?
Hi Jessica, Castile and Leon were unified ever since the year 1230, the result of a marriage between the queen of Castile and the king of Leon. Earlier in the Middle Ages Spain had been divided into perhaps as many as a dozen different kingdoms. The process...

Medieval History: Medieval "Tax" & "Role of a Sheriff"
Hi Marla, A sheriff s job hasn t changed that much in the last 8-900 years. The sheriff was a law enforcement officer, usually at county level, or in England they call them shires. When he wasn t enforcing the law the sheriff carried out other instructions...

Medieval History: Abbot Suger: The Deeds of Louis the Fat
Hi Victor, Suger s book was intended as a celebration of Louis s life, not as an objective chronicle or full biography. It s a work of praise and flattery. Suger was Louis s trusted advisor. Suger presents Louis as brave, decisive, and focused on the...

Medieval History: alliances with neighbouring kingdoms, etc, samurai today, neighbouring kingdoms
samurai today, neighbouring kingdoms, seven samurai: Well, Melissa, you’ve got me there. I haven’t got a clue! All I know on the subject of peoples moving between ‘allied’ countries is that (e.g. between England and Normandy) clerics and monks travelled, migrated, made pilgrimages etc. As regards soldiers,...

Medieval History: ancient and medieval history, portuguese explorer vasco, vasco da gama
portuguese explorer vasco, vasco da gama, explorer vasco da gama: Google is your friend. When you do a search in Google (http://www.google.com) you just need to enclose phrases in quotes. For example, to find out the name of the ruler during Athens Golden Age, search for: golden age of athens The answer...

Medieval History: Battle of Hastings, battle of hastings, anglo saxons
battle of hastings, anglo saxons, precense: The only people whose precense (or absence, or death) would have been noted at all by historians of the time were the greatest of the noblemen. Since the victors typically write the histories, it s also to be expected that we would know much more about...

Medieval History: Byzantine Empire, emperor basil, byzantine emperor
emperor basil, byzantine emperor, byzantine empire: Hi again Debby, Let s examine this in two ways. First, as a question of historical record. History is silent about the fate of the blinded Bulgars. Existing records indicate that soldiers returned to their homeland, where they presumably were supported...

Medieval History: the black death, vacinations, black death
vacinations, black death, chloramphenicol: The organism that causes Black Death or Plague is Yersinia pestis, a bacterium. There is no vaccine to protect against plague. During the Middle Ages, there was no effective treatment for the disease at all. In the modern era, after the invention of...

Medieval History: Calligraphy, anglo saxon chronicle, king alfred the great
anglo saxon chronicle, king alfred the great, illuminated manuscripts: Hi Philip, Sorry for the delay in answering - been busy. So, calligraphy, eh? Well, I know what uncial is (half uncial, er, no) - but what they used in Alfred s time is beyond me. That said, the way to find out is to look for documents (i.e. photos of...

Medieval History: Catapults, military technology, middle ages
military technology, middle ages, target: Catapults were ancient military technology by the time of the Middle Ages. Armies built catapults according to their target and their need. Essentially it s a matter of physics--the launching mechanism had to be large enough and strong enough to throw whatever...

Medieval History: Charlemagne and the Palatine Chapel, equestrian portrait of charlemagne, louve paris
equestrian portrait of charlemagne, louve paris, palatine chapel: Hi Jordan, I just realized I forgot to give you the link to the Palatine Chapel website. Sorry! Here it is: http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.tcl?site_id=7588 - Ma...

Medieval History: Christianity in southwestern England, petty kingdoms, anglo saxon
petty kingdoms, anglo saxon, county of dorset: Hi Amber, I’m not surprised that you’ve been unable to find anything detailed – and I’m afraid all I can do is offer ‘food for thought’, in way of a list of observations based upon what I know of [Christianity in] England at the time you’ve specified....

Medieval History: Clothing, nike tracksuit, woollen garments
nike tracksuit, woollen garments, livestock farmers: Hi Mitchell, Will a quick answer do? 1) Animal skins: readily available and quick to assemble (so long as you have the dead animal, of course). Animal husbanders (livestock farmers, if you like) had sheep, cows, pigs etc from which to make garments,...

Medieval History: Clothing, protection clothing, visible sign
protection clothing, visible sign, religious order: I think this is a duplicate question, but in case it is being asked by different people, I will respond again. Clothing was important in the Middle Ages for the same reasons it is important today. Clothing provides protection against cold and heat, as...

Medieval History: The Crusades, what is feudalism, homework questions
what is feudalism, homework questions, historylearningsite: Nikki, I think it would be best to give you a link which would answer most of your questions. It is not appropriate for me to answer homework questions or give an interview. We have never met, and there may be legal issues involved in your using any...

Medieval History: catapult, physics equations, ap physics
physics equations, ap physics, algorithmic beauty: Since the Vikings didn t use catapults, and my area of specialization is the Vikings, I can t answer these questions directly. But I can tell you where you may find the answers. The websites listed below describe how a catapult works, and several even...

Medieval History: catapults, medival times, correct grammar
medival times, correct grammar, question marks: Hi isqbelle/isabelle/Isobelle, whatever... Question) can you give me all there is to know about catapults in the medival times Answer) Yes, I can, but I won t. Because; a) You didn t ask politely. A please is as good as a smile. b) You didn t...

Medieval History: catapults, siege engine, google
siege engine, google, school projects: Since the Vikings didn t use catapults, I can t be of much direct assistance, however a few minutes using Google turned up a number of sites with plans for making catapults for school projects. The best of these included: http://andy.trebuchet.com/crazycatapult.htm...

Medieval History: cities, military fortifications, sheffield steel
military fortifications, sheffield steel, milton keynes: Hi Tiffany, Can you tell me what this question is in connection with - since it s not really a medieval question, is it? :o) If you re looking for a very basic answer, cities evolved for all sorts of reasons, though the usual ones are that they were...

Medieval History: clothing, plain woman, medieval europe
plain woman, medieval europe, finery: It s more that certain kinds of clothing made from better grade fabrics were a luxury in Medieval Europe. Naturally poorer people didn t run around naked, but very likely they were cold and not in the least concerned with fit or fashion. As far as the...

Medieval History: clothing, personal adornment, boucher francois
personal adornment, boucher francois, history of fashion: The Middle Ages spans a huge amount of time - call it roughly (depending on exactly who you ask) around 400 AD to about 1500 AD, more than 1000 years. Stop and think a moment about how much fashion has changed in the last 200 years alone... Americans are...

Medieval History: courtly love, edward the confessor, william of normandy
edward the confessor, william of normandy, courtly love: Hi Tabby, Well, I’m not sure whether it’s fair to say that courtly love was ‘always’ focussed on another man’s wife rather than on an available ‘maiden’. (Does this have anything to do with Lancelot and Guinevere, perchance?) I did quite extensive research...

Medieval History: Why was the Domesday book..., domesday book, william the conqueror
domesday book, william the conqueror, royal commissioners: The Domesday Book is a great land survey from 1086, commissioned by King William the Conqueror to assess the extent of the land and resources being owned in England at the time, and the extent of the taxes he could raise. Royal commissioners were sent out...

Medieval History: decline of Muslim culture, c.1000 AD, muslim culture, basic history
muslim culture, basic history, islamic history: Hello Tue, Thanks for your question. The following sites will supply you with more information than I could write in this limited space. The first site will give you a basic history of Islamic history and culture(as well as links, the others will give...

Medieval History: English( speech on Middle Ages in medicine), medicine in the middle ages, search box type
medicine in the middle ages, search box type, medieval medicine: Any time you need an image for a school project, the best way to find it is to Google for it. (1) Go to http://www.google.com (2) Click the link that says Images (3) In the search box, type in a couple of words that are related to what you re looking...

Medieval History: Esquires, use of weapons, messenger boy
use of weapons, messenger boy, armor bearers: Hello Lee, Esquire,( squire) historically, were the armor bearers of the knights and were knights in training. Knights-in-training--- The first seven years of a boy’s life was spent in the care of his mother. He then served as a page in the castle. (A...

Medieval History: When was the end of the Viking-Age, viking invasions, william of normandy
viking invasions, william of normandy, viking answer lady: The 1066 A.D. end-date for the Viking Age isn t a hard-and-fast date, more of a circa . It s also a true date, if you are looking at the Viking raids from an Anglo-centric viewpoint. After William of Normandy conquered England, and Haraldr of Norway died...

Medieval History: essay work, hermann palsson, orkneyinga saga
hermann palsson, orkneyinga saga, runic inscriptions: Just because the sources are books in print does not mean that they are works of historians. Consider the following types of printed sources: (1) Editions of ancient texts. These give you a typeset format presentation of an ancient text. These are...

Medieval History: Byzantine Empire, abbys
Medieval History: Byzantine Empire, abbys

Medieval History: the black death, deadly disease, black death
Medieval History: the black death, deadly disease, black death, important point

Medieval History: catapults, midrealm
Medieval History: catapults, midrealm

Medieval History: Esquires, squires, knights
Medieval History: Esquires, squires, knights, swords

Medieval History: When was the end of the Viking-Age, historian
Medieval History: When was the end of the Viking-Age, historian

Medieval History: Medieval Clothing, peasents, tight budget
Medieval History: Medieval Clothing, peasents, tight budget, peasants

Medieval History: medieval question, peasent, clothes
Medieval History: medieval question, peasent, clothes

Medieval History: phrase, lone hunters, red gold
Medieval History: phrase, lone hunters, red gold, fenian movement

Medieval History: Viking power, battle of stamford bridge, anglo saxons
Medieval History: Viking power, battle of stamford bridge, anglo saxons, battle of hastings

Medieval History: footnotes/sources, yale university press, parlement de paris
yale university press, parlement de paris, french monarchy: Mitteis, Heinrich. Lehnrecht und Staatsgewalt. Untersuchungen zur mittelalterlichen Verfassungsgeschichte (Feudalism and Government Authority. Investigations in Medieval Historical Conditions). Unveränderter reprografischer Nachdruck der Ausgabe. Weimar 1933,...

Medieval History: Global warming, temperature variability, severe storms
temperature variability, severe storms, viking period: Remember that the Netherlands (called so because they are low lands) are actually in large part land that has been reclaimed from the sea. More than 25% of the land in the Netherlands lies under sea level, and the famous dikes and pumping systems are what...

Medieval History: Harfleur 1415, jonathan sumption, administrative head
jonathan sumption, administrative head, military defence: Hi Steven I scoured the internet and my own books for the name of that mayor, and unbelievably his name doesn t appear. My best suggestion is to get a hold of Jonathan Sumption s two-volume work, THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR. It s the definitive history of the...

Medieval History: History info, life in a medieval village, seige engines
life in a medieval village, seige engines, edward longshanks: I took a little time to ask several of my friends what books they would recommend. Pretty much everyone suggested any of the books by Jospeh and Frances Gies. Some of their titles include: Life in a Medieval Castle (about $1.00 used, $12.00 new) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/006090674X/thevikinganswerl...

Medieval History: History, st valery, fleet size
st valery, fleet size, mobile phone number: Hi Lee, Sorry I ve been late in replying - but I ve been demolishing and rebuilding a garage for a neighbour. Anyway, to your poser... 1 Time and route to cross the channel? Well, as you’re probably aware, William the Conqueror’s fleet took a day...

Medieval History: Hungarian medieval name., society for creative anachronism, medieval hungary
society for creative anachronism, medieval hungary, early middle ages: Hi Ruth, I ll be glad to help with your question. The name Amelia is of German origin. I ve pasted at the bottom a list of authentic Hungarian female names which were used during the Middle Ages. You may be interested to note that the Hungarian practice...

Medieval History: history, fall of constantinople, ottoman turks
fall of constantinople, ottoman turks, scholastic philosophers: Hi Josh, The period covers the time when the BLACK DEATH has just passed from Europe proper and was taking hold of Russia(in 1350) and through the period called the RENAISSANCE, which for convenience sake, began around 1453 with the fall of Constantinople...

Medieval History: history, scholastic philosophers, brain pain
scholastic philosophers, brain pain, modes of thought: Hi Josh, Sorry, mate - my area of expertise (for what it’s worth) is the 11th century, not the 14th-18th. What I know about them can be written on a pinhead. :o) That said, your question s a bit of a stinker - in that it s asking for an essay on a...

Medieval History: history of abortion, greek and roman medicine, christian catholic church
greek and roman medicine, christian catholic church, convenience sake: Hello Robert, In the heyday of the Roman empire, (For convenience sake the Middle Ages or Medieval period began around A.D.476 with the fall of Rome) the most common form of birth control was abortion. while a woman may have been considered selfish for...

Medieval History: history, scholastic philosophers, modes of thought
scholastic philosophers, modes of thought, feudal lords: Hi Josh, I ll be glad to help with your essay. As a first step, I ve pasted below the instructions paragraph and organized it with letters, which will correspond to my responses further down. Briefly describe the forces that acted to break down the...

Medieval History: Isabel of Castile, conservative upbringing, queen isabella
conservative upbringing, queen isabella, egalitarian marriage: Hi LJ, I ll be glad to help with your question. You re exactly right that Queen Isabella was considered equal to Ferdinand during their marriage. That equality was based on her status as sovereign of Castile, rather than on novel feminist ideas that...

Medieval History: Kingdom of France, hugh capet, tribal chieftains
hugh capet, tribal chieftains, capets: Hi Kirk, Curiously enough, I asked myself this question when I was researching for my book (set in William of Normandy’s lifetime) – and I found that the Normans (at least) referred to their neighbours as Franks, and to the conglomeration of dukedoms that...

Medieval History: Knights Training, siege tactics, medieval life
siege tactics, medieval life, horsemanship: Hi Jenna, This page http://www.medieval-life.net/knight_training.htm provides a brief but excellent description of knight training, which should help you. The purpose of the training was to teach the man the skills he would need to be an effective warrior....

Medieval History: Location/Relationships/Nobles, profect, history class
profect, history class, peasants: Hi Taryn, I ll be glad to help with your research. Nobles mostly associated with people of their own class, that is, other nobles. They had limited involvement with peasants, but greater involvement with the royal classes. Regarding their location:...

Medieval History: Medieval Architecture and Clothing, poitiers notre dame, cathedral chartres
poitiers notre dame, cathedral chartres, chartres cathedral: Hi August, I ll be glad to help with your questions. Below are some links that should provide a good idea of Gothic architecture. http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/original/kendall.jpg (On that page are some further links that may be useful.)...

Medieval History: Medieval Clothing, medieval clothing, peasants
medieval clothing, peasants, medieval nobles: Nat, they wore better clothing because they had lots more money, and could afford to. Nobles were the wealthy, and peasants were the poorest of the poor, who worked very hard to make a living. They worked the land of the nobles or were servants in other...

Medieval History: Medieval etiquette, theatrum orbis terrarum, da capo press
theatrum orbis terrarum, da capo press, kegan paul: You might like to consider the following resources: TI- Galateo of manners and behaviours (1576) AU- Della Casa Giovanni AU- Nocera Avila Carmela AU- Peterson Robert TI- The booke of nurture for men seruauntes, and children : (with Stans puer ...

Medieval History: Medieval History, necessary chores, medieval time
necessary chores, medieval time, medieval history: Hi Lori, I ll be glad to help with your question. A woman s responsibilities were to raise children, collect and prepare food, make clothing, help with farming, and to generally maintain the household. If the family lived on a farm, which most did,...

Medieval History: Medieval Knights, medieval knights, young knight
medieval knights, young knight, depth explanation: Hi Lonnie, I ll be glad to help you. Below I ve pasted information from my own library that I hope will be helpful to you, Lonnie. It provides a very good overview of knight training, and the experience of a young knight. I hope it provides what...

Medieval History: Medieval Surnames, film lorna doone, doones
film lorna doone, doones, medieval europe: Hi again Kate, As a first step, I suggest going to http://surnames.behindthename.com/. Select Search in descriptions and meaning in their search engine. I recommend searching for lord , noble, manor , and castle. The results are interesting,...

Medieval History: Medieval times, monastic observances, ascension thursday
monastic observances, ascension thursday, feast days: Hi Kaitlyn, Hmm, Holy Days and feast days? Well, in order not to trip myself up I looked into this when I was writing my book, and I have a list somewhere – but my house is upside down right now. [Not physically upside down – which would be something to...

Medieval History: Middle Ages, religious pilgrimages, mnsu edu
religious pilgrimages, mnsu edu, early middle ages: Hello Susan, Your question is not easily answered in one word, as the middle ages cover a vast expanse of time, and trade in the late middle ages was vastly different from what it was in the early middle ages. Most people rarely travel outside the confines...

Medieval History: Music History, roman imperial period, ornamental sculpture
roman imperial period, ornamental sculpture, medieval engineers: The term Romanesque really was meant to apply to architecture, not to all artwork per se. It has since been used to apply to a period of time (the 11th through 12th centuries), to art of that period, during which Romanesque architecture was being built....

Medieval History: Music History, roman chant, traditional chants
roman chant, traditional chants, gregorian chant: The codified body of Roman chant is known as plainsong (cantus planus) or Gregorian chant, after Pope Gregory the Great. Gregorian chant is monophonic, unaccompanied, and sung in free and placid rhythms that often follow the inflections of the text. Most...

Medieval History: measuring in the Middle ages, weights and measures, arm span
weights and measures, arm span, systems of measurement: Dear Alida, Regarding weights and measures, they were not as retrograde in the Middle ages as you may think. I think the following web sites would be helpful to you: www.personal.utulsa.edu/~Marc-Carlson/history/measure.html www.britannica.com/ebc/article-210117...

Medieval History: mediaeval synthesis, medieval civilization, economic hardships
medieval civilization, economic hardships, western christianity: Hi Josh, I m glad that my previous answer was helpful. The various aspects you ve been asked to examine are all part of the three major themes I described earlier. That is, the political aspect relates to the rise of nation-states and centralized government....

Medieval History: medicine, renaissance medicine, medicinal compounds
renaissance medicine, medicinal compounds, jot down: Hi Megan, I m afraid the renaissance (1400-1700s) is out of my time period (1000-1100). I don t know what depth of info you re after, but try some of the links here... http://www.mic.ki.se/West.html#West3 (For example, http://pacs.unica.it/biblio/lesson3.htm)...

Medieval History: medieval era, legendary king arthur, welsh bard
legendary king arthur, welsh bard, arthur of the britons: The Arthurian Legend -- a group of tales in several languages that concern the legendary King Arthur of the Britons, his realm, and the knights of his inner circle -- can truly be described as a living legend. The Arthurian tales have been in existance since...

Medieval History: medieval europe population, london population, medieval london
london population, medieval london, victorian history: Hi Jeremy, Try these two websites: http://www.io.com/~sjohn/demog.htm www.victorianweb.org/victorian/history/hist4.html I would suggest that you book mark at least the first site for answers to questions which may come up later in the semester. ...

Medieval History: medieval foods, draught animals, milk goats
draught animals, milk goats, fish ponds: Dear Libby, As far as I have been able to determine, the staple foods of the time weren’t too different from those in many underdeveloped countries of today – i.e. Bread - This was unleavened, and (having tried some made from freshly ground flour) is...

Medieval History: medieval history, merriam webster online, history expert
merriam webster online, history expert, book dictionary: The word is medievalist . Merriam-Webster Online says: me·di·e·val·ist Pronunciation: - dEv-list, - dE-v&-, -dE- Ev-, -dE- E-v&- Function: noun 1 : a specialist in medieval history and culture 2 : a connoisseur or devotee of medieval arts and culture...

Medieval History: medieval knight training, siege tactics, medieval life
siege tactics, medieval life, medieval knight: Hi Jenna, This page http://www.medieval-life.net/knight_training.htm provides a brief but excellent description of knight training, which should help you. The purpose of the training was to teach the man the skills he would need to be an effective warrior....

Medieval History: medieval mysteries, marriage rituals, medieval mysteries
marriage rituals, medieval mysteries, guttenberg printing press: Brian, I m sorry but I don t do homework questions. However, I can give you a few things to think about: Farming tecniques, Christian marriage rituals, The Guttenberg printing press which lead to modern printing methods, court proceedures, formal legal...

Medieval History: medieval mysteries, parables in the bible, medieval mysteries
parables in the bible, medieval mysteries, roman catholic church: Brian, Midieval European Drama was in it s beginnings, connected with religion---namely the Roman Catholic Church. It came out of the RITUALS of the church and were about MORALITY as the church saw it. The church had great power politically. There was...

Medieval History: medieval question, wealthy children, leather shoes
wealthy children, leather shoes, rich kids: Hi Farha, I ll be glad to help with your question. Both rich and poor children wore the same basic garment: A tunic which went to about the height of the knee. Typically it was tied around the waist by a cord or small rope. Think of a very loose, big...

Medieval History: medieval society, medieval society
medieval society: Hi Donna, I ll be glad to help with your questions. A maid serf, along with her husband, helped with farming, mainly harvesting. Additionally, she was responsible for raising the children, cooking food, making bread (if it wasn t provided by the lord),...

Medieval History: medieval women, left handedness, speech impediments
left handedness, speech impediments, ruddy complexion: Hello Annie, To begin, I found a wonderful book in the library once – a treatise of medieval medicine and surgery. From what I remember of it, the cure for speech impediments would likely have been one of the following; Mix agrimony, milk and honey and...

Medieval History: medievel nightwear, giant bed, medievel
giant bed, medievel, nightwear: Hi Debbie, I ll be glad to help with your question. The typical nightwear was a long, flowing garment, which could have been made from a variety of material, such as flax, wool, or silk. Think of a giant bed sheet with holes for the head and arms,...

Medieval History: the middle ages, world war ii, characteristics of the middle ages
world war ii, characteristics of the middle ages, world war i: Hi Jan, I ll be glad to help with your questions. In my opinion, Medieval Europe was characterized by: 1. The pervasiveness of religious thinking. 2. A trend toward centralization of political control. 3. The expansion of the European culture...

Medieval History: names, marriage customs, sexual customs
marriage customs, sexual customs, relation ships: what relation, if any, does the Celtic culture have with the vikings? There actually isn t a Celtic culture . There are differences between the cultures, languages, and customs of the Irish, the Bretons, the Welsh, etc. The Viking Age also spans...

Medieval History: need a professional, medieval warfare
medieval warfare: Try some of the other experts at AllExperts. I d try these people: http://www.allexperts.com/postQuestion.asp?Expert=54449&Category=669 http://www.allexperts.com/postQuestion.asp?Expert=37623&Category=669 http://www.allexperts.com/postQuestion.asp?Expert=36243&Category=67...

Medieval History: Pictish people, cruithne, southern scotland
cruithne, southern scotland, picts: Hi Spencer, I ll be glad to help with your question. Here are a couple links that should provide some useful information for you. I reviewed them for accuracy, and they look great. For the Cruithne, see: http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/cairney/51.htm...

Medieval History: peasants and nobles, peasants, best interest
peasants, best interest, marriage: Hi Audrie, I ll be glad to help with your question. Generally speaking, nobles and peasants were not forbidden to marry one another. However, since it was not in the best interest of the noble to marry a commoner, such a marriage was extremely rare....

Medieval History: peasants, household servants, english knight
household servants, english knight, elite group: Hello Mitchell, I won t say a definite No but I will say it was highly unlikely in Italy, Spain, or France. The very cost of obtaining and training a war horse would only be possible for men in highest society. (In French, the word for knight is chevalier...

Medieval History: phrase, midevil times, phrase book
midevil times, phrase book, nither: Hello Corn Likker, I found no reference to this phrase, or even the individual word in Latin(with the exception of the word Bona which means good and is very close to the Italian Buona, a language with which I m quite familiar, and Bon in French) ...

Medieval History: The play "Everyman", morality play everyman, medieval sourcebook
morality play everyman, medieval sourcebook, final reckoning: The morality play Everyman seeks to answer the important religious question: What must a man do to be saved? God sends Death to summon Everyman, who represents all mankind. Good and Evil are added up to determine a final total and a final destination at...

Medieval History: pre- viking scandinavia, viking scandinavia, grade world history
viking scandinavia, grade world history, viking age: If the paper is about the Vikings, you probably do not need to spend much time talking about whnat happened before the Viking Age starts around 800. Did you look at the timeline at http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/timeline.shtml ?? Before the Viking Age...

Medieval History: How Renaissance DIffered from the MIddle Ages, carolingian renaissance, renaissance time
carolingian renaissance, renaissance time, wealthy patrons: Hi David, This is a knoty question which could be approached from many angles. It is true enough to say that the middle ages did not differ from the renaisance at all, people didnt just wake up one morning and become members of a renaissance society,...

Medieval History: Roman influence on Hiberno-Saxon illuminated manuscripts, lindisfarne gospels, manuscript illumination
lindisfarne gospels, manuscript illumination, book of kells: Hi Alexa, I wouldn t say that the artbook in the Book of Kells and the other books was inspired by anything the Romans did, only that the lettering that Romans developed was used. It s likely that the monks who were actually doing the manuscript illumination...

Medieval History: renaissance foods, bulk mail, butter and cheese
bulk mail, butter and cheese, mail box: Hi Kelly, Sorry I didn t get your question sooner. It was delivered to my bulk mail box. Medieval Diet--- Well that depends on who you were back then. A peasant s diet was much simpler of course, than lets say a lord. Basically, there was bread---again...

Medieval History: rise of islam and change??, expansion of islam, western europeans
expansion of islam, western europeans, rise of islam: The rise of Islam provided one of the few reasons for unity among Western Europeans. In science, medicine, technology, and most other academic fields, Islamic culture was centuries ahead of Medieval Europe. The one thing Europeans had to cling to was their...

Medieval History: The Siege of the Bangor Monastery, irish annals, western isles of scotland
irish annals, western isles of scotland, viking attacks: Information about 9th century Viking activities are very sparse everywhere and even when a record does exist, it is typically not very informative. What we know about the attacks on Bangor in 823 and 824 comes from the Irish annals, documents kept by churchmen...

Medieval History: Umm, sorry., marriage and the family in the middle ages, life in a medieval village
marriage and the family in the middle ages, life in a medieval village, life in medieval times: No problem. You were looking for book recommendations, correct? ---- I took a little time to ask several of my friends what books they would recommend. Pretty much everyone suggested any of the books by Jospeh and Frances Gies. Some of their titles...

Medieval History: how would u identify Deborah?, ancient egyptian hieroglyphics, anchent egypt
ancient egyptian hieroglyphics, anchent egypt, egypt www: www.quizland.com/hiero.htm Hello C C, If you are asking how one would spell ones name in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, here are some web sites which may be helpful. a couple of the websites have translators which will help you write words in hieroglyphs:...

Medieval History: Val-slöngva / Valslynge (Viking Seige Weapons), seige weapons, south banks
seige weapons, south banks, fag packet: Hello Victor, I’m afraid this is a definite ‘might have taken’ – because what I know about Viking siege machines can be written on the back of a fag packet. :o) Consequently, my response is somewhat unorthodox, and is, for what it’s worth; 1) The...

Medieval History: Viking power, anglo saxon, english nobility
anglo saxon, english nobility, farmers and merchants: Hello Andrew, The Norsemen (northmen) were the greatest seafarers of their time. They were from the areas now called Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Their ancestors were the Goths. They were crude, but not uncivilized. Besides being masters of sea travel,...

Medieval History: Viking Wars and Attacks, anglo saxon chronicle, uoregon edu
anglo saxon chronicle, uoregon edu, isle of iona: During the Viking Age (around 800 to 1100 AD), small bands of raiders, traders, and colonists went out of Scandinavia, travelling to the shores of northern Europe, Britain, all around the Baltic shores, into Russia and westwards across the Atlantic. For good...

Medieval History: War estimations, norman conquest of england, civil uprising
norman conquest of england, civil uprising, 100 years war: Hi Charlotte, it really depends on what sort of date and what type of battle? here is a general guideline: Stamford Bridge 1066 - Norwegian Invasion of England English - c.7,000 - Norwegians - c.8-10,000 Hastings 1066 - Norman Conquest of England...

Medieval History: William of Tyre, encyclopedia of the middle ages, hugh capet
encyclopedia of the middle ages, hugh capet, generation descendant: I am not familiar with the monk Arnoul but there is a reference to the Capetian Dynasty in the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages by Norman F. Cantor, editor, which may be useful. (That is if the Margaret Capet of whom you are writing is the sixth or seventh...

Meditation: Progress?, gentle sensations, mental strain
gentle sensations, mental strain, restless mind: Mark, Thank you for your question. From what your wrote, I would say that you have had some progress but have also reached a plateau in your physiological and spiritual growth. The technique you describe sounds natural and effective, although it might...

Meditation: Progress?, gentle sensations, meditation tapes
gentle sensations, meditation tapes, meditation 1: Hi Mark, I m embarrassed to say that I can t send you the material on meditation. When I went to get the files for you, I was shocked that they were still the old files, and not the finished ones... I haven t really looked at my files for a couple of months....

Meditation: Progress?, gentle sensations, course concentration
gentle sensations, course concentration, restless mind: Hi, Mark. You raise a good question. First of all, why not experiment with it yourself? You can see if it is possible to sit without any concentration at all. What would that be? Then you can resume what you are calling concentration and see what changes....

Meditation: Progress?, gentle sensations, restless mind
gentle sensations, restless mind, exhale: On the inhale you can imagine energy going from the back of your 2d chakra up the spine and over the head into the third eye. While you are imagining the energy moving, say So . Then on the exhale imagine the energy going back down in the opposite direction....

Meditation: Progress?, gentle sensations, mediation works
gentle sensations, mediation works, simple nature: Mark, I should tell you right off the bat that my meditation is more dynamic. I meditate while doing things of a relatively simple nature, like walking at night. Of course, I see where I m going but I find this kind of moving mediation works for me. I no longer...

Meditation: What exactly is meditation?, meditation technique, emotional person
meditation technique, emotional person, conscious mind: Hi Patricia, Thanks for considering me and apologies for not responding on time. What is Meditation? It is a technique to reach a stage when there is no mind (no thoughts) to be precise the conscious mind, the mind which keeps thinking. So when there...

Meditation: Sensations while meditating, rapid eye movement, body relaxation
Meditation: Sensations while meditating, rapid eye movement, body relaxation, relaxation techniques

Meditation: Meditation, thich nhat hahn, natural tendency
thich nhat hahn, natural tendency, final frontier: There is more than this. Awareness of being aware is the gateway to transcendental being. When you recognize that the objects mere appearance is insubstantial, your getting warm. Resistance, is a function of habit. We have an innate habit of ego fixating...

Meditation: how to meditate?, david spector, meditation teachers
david spector, meditation teachers, transcendental consciousness: Jonathan, You don t seem to have read my answer or to have thought about it. Many meditation teachers will do their best to explain how to meditate. I believe this superficial attempt to explain does the student a disservice. Instead of learning how...

Meditation: meditation, meditation session, sitting posture
meditation session, sitting posture, mental imagery: Hello Samer, Thank you for your questions. There are many different positions in which to meditate. What s most important is the intention set forth before beginning the meditation session. Certain postures lend themselves to better alignment with your...

Meditation: Really weird happenings, meditation courses, weird happenings
meditation courses, weird happenings, negative experiences: Yes, yes. Positive and negative experiences are conditioned states. Reality is unconditioned. The real point of meditation is not the content. The point of meditation is to go beneath positive and negative experience to the unconditioned source. Our...

Meditation: Sensations while meditating, rapid eye movement, new sensations
rapid eye movement, new sensations, question sir: When fear arises, relax and gently observe the fear. Fear itself has no real existence; it appears but is insubstantial. Within the soul of fear is pure-being. Focus on the pure-being aspect and it should release. Experiences are like mist, they soon...

Meditation: Beginner help, pain management practices, new routine
pain management practices, new routine, step at a time: Hello Sherry, Thank you for your question. Let me first start by saying that many people try to begin a new routine for their lives. New routines can often be daunting because we most often haven t paused for a moment to ask the questions: 1) Will this...

Meditation: mediation, meditation state, david spector
meditation state, david spector, recliner chair: craig, Sorry, I ve never heard of the Recliner Chair Meditation Technique, unless you just mean sitting in a chair doing nothing. If you are having sleep problems from whatever it is that you are doing, I recommend that you learn a standard meditation...

Meditation: meditation, meditation sessions, objective support
meditation sessions, objective support, exuses: Hello Natasha, Thank you for your question. After reading your question, I am going to attempt to answer the question I believe you are asking. First of all significant changes in one s life can be difficult to integrate because change does take us out...

Meditation: memory improvment, meditation technique, brain cells
meditation technique, brain cells, visualization techniques: Hi Kevin, Thanks for your question. Memory is very much related to the human brain and its capacity. Meditation can energize the brain cells to a great extent.It can help you to recollect the memory, but meditation should become part of life. More you...

Meditation: Spiritual Guru, Love, guru
Love, guru, psi: Hey Rachel... yes I guess they can help in the ways you mention but at the same time I d be very, nay EXTREMELY cautious before getting into a guru-disciple relationship. It seems that there s so much room for ego, bias and abuse on the part of the guru. Some...

Meditation: TM, meditation time, deep meditation
meditation time, deep meditation, hopes and fears: Jerome, Specific questions about the mechanics of meditation should always be directed to me using the Contact Us form at www.nsrusa.org, rather than being discussed in this public forum. Those who are not yet experiencing transcendental consciousness may...

Meditation: TM Siddhis, valid experience, transcendental meditation
valid experience, transcendental meditation, remarkable experience: Richard, Thank you for your question. As this is a public source of information, I will give the same answer: this is one of many possible experiences that can happen as a result of the TM-Sidhi Program. If you wish an in-depth personalized response, you...

Meditation: Astro projection, outer body experience, astral projection
outer body experience, astral projection, tamara: Dear Tamara It is always risky to leave your body. That is what being in the Now is all about. Many people stay out of their body and can t understand why they keep losing jobs, relationships, etc. etc. So get in your body! Leave astral projection to those...

Meditation: eyes, tension, stress
tension, stress, crying: Hi aina, While you can treat the symptoms and cover up the dark circles around your eyes, you are not addressing the cause, which is why do you feel tension and why are you crying. Emotions are just as real and valid as your physical body and mind. If you...

Meditation: Astro projection, safe travels, scary things
Meditation: Astro projection, safe travels, scary things, light energy

Meditation: What is going on with me?, meditation, tolle
meditation, tolle, zen: Hi, Alexandra. I wonder if you can explore the possibility of coming back to a place of not needing to know what these things mean. They come up, do what they do and can be seen simply as they are without needing to know. What you described is mostly...

Meditation: Transcendental Meditation mantra, natural stress relief, stress relief
Meditation: Transcendental Meditation mantra, natural stress relief, stress relief, david spector

Meditation: Transcendental Meditation mantra, natural stress relief, david spector
natural stress relief, david spector, hague netherlands: Rajendra Ghimire, Thank you for your question. You can locate your nearest Transcendental Meditation centre on the Web at http://tm.org/learn/where/international.html . You can also locate the Netherlands centres via the TM Press Office at +31-475-53-9620...

Meditation: accepting visions, faber and faber, one true god
faber and faber, one true god, dwelling place: I don t think I m specifically qualified to answer your questions, but I do have a reading suggestion. The early Church Fathers wrote a manual explaining all the states preceding divine union with the spirit. They were writing for highly experienced Christians....

Meditation: How to levitate, own energy, levitation
own energy, levitation, chakra: Dear Roy You have to meditate on being in the 34th dimension where gravity does not exist. Imagine that there is a pressure under the object or yourself that is greater than the pressure of gravity. As far as chakras are concerned, all you have to do is...

Meditation: Meditation related, self hypnosis, transcendental meditation
self hypnosis, transcendental meditation, fundamental type: Hi... this question is too long and detailed for me to go into point by point. But I will say that definitions usually depend on who is doing the defining. When you think about it, nobody really knows what headspace another person is in. One person s ego...

Meditation: NSR, nsr forum, david spector
nsr forum, david spector, allexpert: Jack, Since AllExpert is a public forum, my policy is not to answer questions about personal experiences with NSR Meditation here. Such questions are always welcome on the NSR Forum or using NSR Email Consultations, and will be answered promptly. For further...

Meditation: attachment, expansion of consciousness, visible problems
expansion of consciousness, visible problems, genuine knowledge: Jeya, I also was thin and weak when I was your age and younger. I had no real friends and I did not play with other children. Children can be very mean and my life was mostly lonely and unhappy. Unfortunately, many of us grow up with problems. Sometimes...

Meditation: How do I get into this field?, conflict resolution specialist, conflict mediator
conflict resolution specialist, conflict mediator, mediator training: Dear Josh Mediators are certified by various state regulatory boards, whether it is the state bar or some other government agency. The first step is to get information on how to get certified. You do not need any degree, only to be trained and certified....

Meditation: Lighted experience, david spector, transcendental consciousness
david spector, transcendental consciousness, state of consciousness: Clement, Thank you for your question. Almost any mental technique will produce effects in the body such as those you describe. By themselves, they mean very little. However, they do indicate the presence of blocks (stored stresses) to spiritual experience...

Meditation: location of follow up centres of TM in pakistan and/or nepal, transcendental meditation center, maharishi university of management
transcendental meditation center, maharishi university of management, meditation techniques: Sarvesh, Thank you for your question. I don t know the answer, since I live in the USA. However, quite of bit of Web searching revealed the following information: * A form for finding a TM centre anywhere in the world is located at www.tm.org/learn/where/international.html...

Meditation: Meditation, natural stress relief, david spector
natural stress relief, david spector, mental exercises: Ramya, Your experience is a very common one. Many people find it difficult to meditate, mostly due to misunderstandings about what meditation is and how to practice it. Some people and books recommend difficult mental exercises, chanting, breath awareness,...

Meditation: Meditation, simple exercise, mind races
simple exercise, mind races, stress reduction: A simple way to begin: First thing in the morning 1. Try meditating on the feelings of the hairs in your nose. Feel the air going in and out as you naturally breath. This simple exercise really helps with stress reduction. 2. If your mind...

Meditation: How to meditate?, restful alertness, youtube videos
restful alertness, youtube videos, incorrect assumptions: Andre, Thank you for your question. Trying to learn anything with inadequate instructions will raise these kinds of questions rather than provide any beneficial results. It would be best if you sought out the best instruction, not the quickest and worst!...

Meditation: TM and Skepticism, maharishi mahesh yogi, transcendental meditation
maharishi mahesh yogi, transcendental meditation, adult price: Ramesh, Thank you for your question. There is not much scientific basis for the criticisms of Transcendental Meditation on the Web or elsewhere. They stem from the radical change in the policies and goals of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi starting in the late 1970...

Meditation: meditation and medications?, bi polar drugs meditation healing emotions
bi polar drugs meditation healing emotions: Hi Emily Well you started out right, then you went off track. By that I mean that you had the tool (Meditation) to help you heal your issues, but then you went for the modern quick fix, of treating the symptom and not addressing the cause, with the use...

Meditation: Asking for an advice, Zen
Zen: The study of Zen is the study of losing the I am special mind . When you lose the I am special mind you enter a state free from subject and object. This is a state of love without condition. Whether you experience alpha or theta those are changing...

Meditation: meditation, meditation, advanced meditation
meditation, advanced meditation, deeper meditation: Hello, Venky. The essence of meditation is simple, honest listening to what is. This means what is happening inside as well as being in touch with the feel of the air on the skin, the sound of the fan, the weight of the body. It is true that there are...

Meditation: efficacy of TM in comparison with other techniques, Transcendental Meditation, TM-Sidhi
Transcendental Meditation, TM-Sidhi, siddhi: siddartha, Thank you for your questions. Please understand that AllExperts is a public forum. Therefore, I can only give general answers here. Personal or private questions may be directed to me at www.nsrusa.org/contact.php . after quite a long gap,...

Meditation: In my meditation, david spector, long lashes
david spector, long lashes, intelligence methods: Brenda, Thank you for your question. It may seem that this is a fruitful experience, but as you are finding, it doesn t really lead anywhere. Only following a thought to its source, pure consciousness, gets us in touch with the unmanifest and unbounded...

Meditation: some clarification about TM technique, travel, meditation
travel, meditation, place: Siddartha, I am pleased to hear that you have resumed your practice of TM. Don t forget to go for checking once in a while, so your practice remains strong and effective. I understand how distressing it can be not to be able to find a comfortable place...

Meditation: vision during meditation, frigid bitch, vision analysis
frigid bitch, vision analysis, guided meditation: Dear Jeremy Who knows? Perhaps you will reconcile, perhaps you were meeting her higher self and now realize that maybe she isn t as bad as you think. I don t do dream or vision analysis very well. The same thing means different things to different people....

Meditation: Meditation, native american reservations, tm organization
Meditation: Meditation, native american reservations, tm organization, inner cities

Meditation: Meditate, meditation, zen
meditation, zen, vipassana: Hi, Neme. You haven t said much about your motivation for meditating. For me meditation is letting the body sit quietly and seeing if it is possible to be simply present and sensitively aware of what is happening inside and outside. It is the simple revealing...

Meditation: Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, NSR Meditation
Transcendental Meditation, NSR Meditation: Neme, Thank you for your question. The best way I can guide you is to point you to sources of good instruction. When we are ready, we should go for the best instruction possible. Instruction in Transcendental Meditation is available almost anywhere in...

Meditation: Meditation, progess, vinod
progess, vinod, deep breaths: Hi Neme, Thanks for your interest in meditation.Sorry for being late. Here is my recommendation. Switch-off the cell phone, keep away all your gadgets, and excuse yourselves from spouse, children and other family members. Sit straight wherever you...

Meditation: Meditation, pain management practices, meditation practice
pain management practices, meditation practice, acupuncture: Hello Neme, Thank you for your question. I would more than glad to assist you with a beginning meditation practice. First I would need to know your reasons for wanting to learn how to meditate. Would you please provide some information on your background,...

Meditation: getting started, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, zen: Hey, John. There are all kinds of meditation techniques and strategies that have been developed which aim at producing certain mental or physical results. My interest is not in techniques but in letting go of techniquing and just be in touch as openly...

Meditation: Anxiety, meditation, denial
meditation, denial, shenreed: Hi Abhishek I’ve recently published a book called “Journeys from the Heart Centre” - Meditation as a tool for healing and self-empowerment. It’s a free ebook and you can download it at this link.. http://shenreed.com/ebook1.html...

Meditation: going deeper, navel base, meditation experience
navel base, meditation experience, earth plan: Hi Juile, Extremely sorry for being so late. Was held up with some personal work. First of all thanks for interest in meditation and your question. Regarding your question on out of the body experience, I haven t had that experience, so I am unable...

Meditation: Experiencing, meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, zen: Hi, Julie-ann. People often ask about these kinds of unusual experiences and I m wondering what is it about them that catches one s attention. Maybe it is because they are different from what we are used to. Isn t it true that most of the time we live...

Meditation: Need a lot of meditation help, Journeys from the Heart Centre, Meditation
Journeys from the Heart Centre, Meditation, shenreed: Hi Sherry I ve recently written a book called Journeys from the Heart Centre - Meditation as a tool for healing and self-empowerment.... You can download the free ebook at this link... http://shenreed.com/ebook1.html .... I m sure you will find what...

Meditation: What now?, meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, zen: There is a difference, isn t there, between the content of the mind, going here and there, and the space in which it is observed. What is it that notices this movement of the mind? The thoughts can t observe themselves. It s something else. If this is...

Meditation: Chakra opening meditation experience, chakras, trhid eye
chakras, trhid eye, inner sight: Hi Tamara, As I said before, your chakras have always been open and activated... What has happened is that now, (through meditation) you have become AWARE of them, or more so, your 6th and 7th chakra. Now that you are aware of your 6th Chakra, third eye...

Meditation: What now? III, retreat, meditation
retreat, meditation, buddhism: Hi, Bernie. My retreat here in NM is $230 for the full 7 days, which includes food and lodging. It s a very good deal! In Springwater I think a full retreat is around $450 or something like that. You can check http://www.springwatercenter.org At both...

Meditation: intrusive father, stress, stressors
stress, stressors, Transcendental Meditation: Dear NG, Thank you for your question. It is a good one. It is certainly true that we are surrounded by a stressful environment, both in our society and even within our own families. Frequently, there is nothing we can do to change our environment. We are...

Meditation: intrusive father, gentle guidance, breathing exercise
gentle guidance, breathing exercise, reality changes: Hello NG, Thank you very much for your question. All parents can be very challenging when it comes to their children paving their own way in this life. Often times it is difficult for a parent to distinguish gentle guidance from dominance. It is my belief,...

Meditation: intrusive father, navel area, breathing exercise
navel area, breathing exercise, reality changes: Hi, Sorry for the delay. You can focus on the Manipuraka Chakra (navel area) and take deep breaths. Visualize a white light around the navel area. Do this for 5 minutes. Breath in through nostril, let your belly fill in. Breath out through the mouth....

Meditation: intrusive father, intrinsic goodness, breathing exercise
intrinsic goodness, breathing exercise, reality changes: The simple answer is yes. However it can take time to tame ones mind. Especially, with family members our tempers and feelings are more easily enflamed. Remember no one can take your mind or rob you of your intrinsic goodness. To remember that you have...

Meditation: intrusive father, meditation, parents
meditation, parents, family: Hi NG Sorry, but to my knowledge there is no mantra or meditation that can help you deal with your domineering father other than in denial and being submissive, like religion and turning the other cheek. I don’t know how old you are but if your...

Meditation: meditation, brainwaves, brain waves
brainwaves, brain waves, meditation: Fazle, Thank you for your question. Recent scientific research has shown that Transcendental Meditation (www.tm.org) is very effective for ADD and ADHD. Note that Transcendental Meditation is not the same as most other types of meditation. It has actual...

Meditation: meditation, pain management practices, personal belief
pain management practices, personal belief, beta state: Hello Fazle, Thank you very much for your question. Let me first start by saying I am not certified to diagnose nor treat ADD/OCD. I can speak from my personal belief however. I have found that meditation is a powerful tool for providing clarity and calm...

Meditation: meditation, race car driver, mental ailments
race car driver, mental ailments, leaps and bounds: That would depend upon the meditator. A BMW, for example is a fine automobile but if the driver is inexperienced they could easily crash the car....if they blamed the car that would would be foolish. So too, the mind vehicle can be steered in new direction...

Meditation: Observing., meditation, thoughts
meditation, thoughts, presence: Hi, John. You asked me what I do when I am trying to observe my thoughts, but I don t try to observe my thoughts. They are either visible or not depending on a million conditions. It is not a goal for me to observe thoughts. It can be helpful to access...

Meditation: Strange experience opening chakras, third eye chakra, crown chakra
third eye chakra, crown chakra, negative experiences: Hi Tamara. I m not sure. . . but would suppose that they are signs of clear light. These signs occur when the winds enter the central channel. They are in themselves neither positive nor negative experiences. Letting luminous experiences just be, is...

Meditation: meditation, meditation, teen
meditation, teen, Eckhart Tolle: Hi, Sneha. I do have a friend who got taller even after 17, so who knows. For me meditation means to sit quietly so that I can hear myself and hear the world. If I am moving around all the time, it is harder to hear these things. If I can hear myself,...

Meditation: Posture, meditation stool, pins and needles
meditation stool, pins and needles, group meditation: Hello Selfie, Thank you for your question. First, meditation has many different forms, and the Burmese posture is but one of them. I personally do not advocate placing your body in positions that create excess discomfort. The reason for this is the mind...

Meditation: How to: Posture and Chakra, pins and needles, group meditation
pins and needles, group meditation, solar plexus: Dear Selfie I would recommend that you sit comfortably. I suppose that a healer could take care of the chakras faster than meditation. You could meditate on imagining your chakras spinning faster, although the purpose of meditation is to still the mind....

Meditation: Posture, Kyanite and Chakra's, Journey, Heart
Journey, Heart, Centre: Hi Selfie, I’ve written a book called... Journeys from the Heart Centre - “Meditation as a tool for healing and Self-empowerment”.... In it you will find the answers you are looking for.. Sorry I didn’t give it to you before......

Meditation: ghgf (from yahoo), depression, meditation
depression, meditation, counseling: Jake, Sorry, I don t remember you. An excellent way to release stress is to practice deep meditation. You can learn an excellent technique from a six-lesson manual mailed directly to you (www.nsrusa.org). Just follow the instructions. The deep state of...

Meditation: Meditation for Cancer Survivors, pain management practices, monkey mind
pain management practices, monkey mind, cancer survivors: Hello Joanne, This is a common question and a common challenge for many of us both beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Below is a response I provided to another questioner. Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask....

Meditation: Meditation practice for letting go?, meditation practice, intro books
meditation practice, intro books, star wars movies: Hello Sandra, Thank you for your question. There are quite a few of us who have this pattern for a variety of reasons: fear of abandonment, fear of being alone, fear of being with one s self and the silence that comes with it. In every action and behavior,...

Meditation: Thoughts?, transient thoughts, thoughts flow
transient thoughts, thoughts flow, judgements: Dear Nicolaas Simply be aware of your thoughts without judgment. When you can relax and let your thoughts flow without judging them, then start focusing on the spaces between the thoughts. Practice staying in the spaces between thoughts. Eventually your...

Meditation: visions meditating, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, zen: Hi, Anna. I m glad to hear back from you. Yes, so much is really a mystery. I have found that things that need to reveal themselves will, eventually, if they are given enough open space and are left alone. But you will find your own way with this if...

Meditation: Biofeedback, meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, new earth: Hi, Jeff. Your question raises some interesting issues. Let s first consider your comment that the point of meditation is to silence the mind. Silencing the mind could mean various things. Watching television or reading can silence the mind in that...

Meditation: Meditation at night, north south direction, navel area
north south direction, navel area, positive affirmations: Hi Theta, Thanks for your question and apologies for delay. If the problem is with a continuous sleep, I would recommend positive affirmations. Take 3 deep breaths, let your chest raise when you inhale . Pay attention on back side of your head...

Meditation: Meditations, addiction, meditation
addiction, meditation, food addiction: Hi, Theta. When you say meditation , I assume you are talking about sitting down quietly for a while. The physical quietness helps the mind also quiet down and when the mind is quieter, there is more awareness. By awareness, I mean that things that are...

Meditation: how to meditate, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, zen: Hi. It depends on what your motivation is. Do you have a sense of what motivates you to meditate and what that might mean to you? Consider your life. This really means to consider the whole field of habits, of likes, of dislikes that usuallly operate...

Meditation: i need your emergency help,please!!!, meditation, zen
meditation, zen, buddhism: Dear Navid, I am very sorry about all of the suffering you have described. You have written to me in the category of meditation. Do you have some experience with meditation or do you think maybe I can help you with some advice or magic? The heart of...

Meditation: panic while mditating, group meditation, kind of meditation
group meditation, kind of meditation, claustrophobia: Thanks for the question Ellen. I do not know what kind of meditation you are doing. So I am not able to understand what can cause a panic. Every individual is different, your subconscious mind may have lot of fixed ideas which can create uneasy feeling...

Meditation: Constant Fear, meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, new earth: Hi, Lisa. You may need to find out for yourself how to meet what is coming up. That s not much help, is it! You mentioned the idea of surrendering to it, but that may not be what s called for. Surrendering isn t necessarily the all purpose response,...

Meditation: yoga help, meditation place, inferiority complex
Meditation: yoga help, meditation place, inferiority complex, meditation guide

Meditation: Meditation and social interaction, meditation, zen
meditation, zen, buddhism: Hi, Aage. Your question is interesting. Let s consider together where your question is coming from, what experience it is based on. It s possible that a meditative attitude is associated for you with a certain quietness. You may find that in interacting...

Meditation: meditation, morning meditation, meditation technique
morning meditation, meditation technique, breathing meditation: Hi Fazle, Thanks for asking the question and apologies for the delay If a meditation technique gives you the peace of mind it won t matter what time of day your practice or if you do it along with any other techinque. The gurus have always said pick...

Meditation: meditation help, balance diet, mental peace
balance diet, mental peace, lack of exercise: Hello John, Thank you for your follow up question. Results actually can vary depending on your degree of commitment. I would say you should see a reversal of symptoms with 3-4 weeks. Again, this will depend upon the changes you choose or do not choose to...

Meditation: regret, meditation, revenge
meditation, revenge, resentment: Hi, Ana. I wonder why you are writing to someone in the meditation category about this. Maybe I am misreading, but it looks like you are looking for me to agree with you that you were treated poorly and that the people who hurt you will someday feel...

Meditation: yoga help, physiatrist, doctor advice
physiatrist, doctor advice, impotency: Hi John, Thanks for asking. There are lot of questions in this and I will try to answer some of those. But keep in mind that I am not a registered doctor or physiatrist. If you are too stressed or depressed, contact a doctor immediately. Here is the...

Meditation: Mantra Meditation for Wealth, Japa, chanting
Japa, chanting, Samadhi: Dear shanti, Thank you for your question. I believe in answering questions honestly and plainly. I apologize in advance if my answer seems rude. Most meditation methods do not work, including reciting/counting mantras. At best they can produce a little...

Meditation: Meditation on back pain, pain, abuse
pain, abuse, meditation: Hi Julie-ann, Your friend has a lot of work to do and it’s not just physical, but emotional and mental. Yes, meditation can be used to help begin heal his back, but what needs to be done is to find out why he abused, and then continued to abuse, his...

Meditation: Meditation Visual, universal consciousness, sky at night
universal consciousness, sky at night, thinking thoughts: Dear Derek It sounds like you are meditating on becoming nothingness, and the good news is that you are not thinking thoughts while you watch this color show. Purple is generally associated with divinity and spirituality. Anything that allows you to stop...

Meditation: What does it mean?, brain synapses, vision of a child
brain synapses, vision of a child, third eye: Dear Stacey That is like asking me what the color pink could mean. Sometimes meditation rewires our brains and reconnects brain synapses that have gone dormant, which would explain the flashes and the vision. It is difficult to answer your question without...

Meditation: What does it mean?, visions and dreams, archangel michael
visions and dreams, archangel michael, monk: Dear Susan It sounds like the ascended masters were sending you a message. I would think that the monk was Archangel Michael and the figure in white was Christ. With all visions and dreams you have to ask yourself what these figures and colors mean to...

Meditation: medication, pain management practices, questioning technique
pain management practices, questioning technique, physical entity: Hello Don, Thank you for your question. There are many possibilities for the experience you have during meditation. Without knowing the circumstances of your practice, it is difficult to say what the colors mean. The colors can represent any number of events....

Meditation: Can meditation help?, grudges, present moment
grudges, present moment, meditation: Thanks for your question Choo. Meditation will help you to be in the present moment. So the mind gets freed from the past thoughts. One will get worried or suffered only when the past thoughts encounter and person has no control over his or her mind. Just...

Meditation: Some concerns I have......., NSR, Natural Stress Relief
NSR, Natural Stress Relief, Transcendental Meditation: Dear Shelby, Thank you for your question. I don t know whether there is any relationship between your eye movements and REM during sleep, but any time we have a chance of getting some rest (either sleep or meditation), the nervous system can start releasing...

Meditation: eyes closed, lifelong endeavor, surface issues
lifelong endeavor, surface issues, blockages: Hello Lemains, Thank you for your question. To answer your question, let s use an example. Many of us have a particular image of ourselves in how we believe others perceive us in the world. We believe we re kind, funny, outgoing when in actuality the reality...

Meditation: feeling of love, meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, zen: Hi, Julie-ann. In my experience, love in its simplest and cleanest expression is already here as long as I am meeting a person, or situations in my life, without reacting to protect or defend myself. In other words, the love that is always here gets...

Meditation: information, meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, vipassana: Hi, Waqas. The word meditation can refer to many different kind of mental techniques. I use the word to refer to something else: sitting quietly being in touch with what is happening inside and outside. This sitting in what we can call simple presence...

Meditation: Mantra, stress, meditation
stress, meditation: You are correct. You can t do anything with a mantra that will make an apple appear. The reason is that there is too much stress stored in your nervous system (see www.nsrusa.org/about-stress.php). Stress incapacitates us. It prevents us from truly enjoying...

Meditation: Visions, visions of hell, rest of your life
visions of hell, rest of your life, perceptions: Hi... visions can take a wide variety of forms. Some believe they see the past, others the future and others believe they see agents of God or God, proper. Moreover, some say they see visions of hell and demons. And others believe they see ETs and UFOs....

Meditation: Meditating, yoga posture, word meditation
yoga posture, word meditation, human tendency: Hello Nicholas Sorry for the late reply. I was out of town. Here is what I had blogged on meditation some time back and I think it will answer all of your questions. What is Meditation? It is a technique to reach a stage when there is no mind (no thoughts)...

Meditation: Meditation and Presence, meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, zen: Hi, Dennis. It s good to hear back from you. I wish we could meet in person to look at these issues. That is a much better way to hear each other. A phone call would be an option. Not quite as direct as in person but better than this writing back and...

Meditation: Sweating when i meditate, visualization exercise, physical manifestations
visualization exercise, physical manifestations, daily meditations: Hello Karsten, Thank you for your question. I do want to start by saying that meditation can have a variety of different physical and non-physical manifestations. Some of the occurrences that can come about are a desire to sleep, pains or aches in the body,...

Meditation: archangel gabriel, meditation, zen
meditation, zen, buddhism: Hi, Jody. I wonder what your motivation is for writing about this. There was some pleasant imagery, like in a dream. Often when I have certain kinds of dreams, afterwards I feel like there was some kind of healing or opening up happening. It happened...

Meditation: Observe thoughts Reply., meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, zen: Hi, John. These are good questions you are raising. Ultimately I would say from my own experience that we need to find out for ourselves, each of us, how to relate to the internal thoughts. This takes us into a place which feels very uncertain because,...

Meditation: Observing thoughts 2., dear john, self control
dear john, self control, ego: Dear John Imagine that your mind is a voice in your head. When you think, you mentally hear the thought. It seems that your ego doesn t want you to detach from it because that would be the beginning of self-control over the ego. A thought is a mental...

Meditation: Observing thoughts re2., meditation, eckhart tolle
meditation, eckhart tolle, zen: Hi, John. It s nice to keep looking into this. When there is awareness, it is possible to think clearly. Awareness is not the opposite of thinking. It is more a depth of presence that is larger than thinking and that allows thinking to be seen clearly....

Meditation: Obzerve thoughts, how?!, meditation, zen
meditation, zen, buddhism: Hi, John. My first question is what is your motivation for wanting to follow some experts and doing some technique that somebody suggests? I think it s very helpful to look at your motivation. Many people consider meditation to be a technique for gaining...

Meditation: "Thought observing" meditation?!, meditation method, meditation technique
meditation method, meditation technique, dear john: Dear John The meditation is a process to detach from your thoughts. Another way of doing it is to pay attention to the space between your thoughts. Detaching from your thoughts is like watching a movie, sometimes you can get so involved in the movie you...

Meditation: "Thought observing" meditation?!, insight meditation, meditation method
insight meditation, meditation method, meditation technique: Excellent work. Not finding the location or existence of the thoughts is the beginning of higher meditation. Rest in that not finding. When conscious material surfaces again search as you have done for the location of the thoughts. Then not finding anything,...

Meditation: tension ,stress, david spector, transcendental meditation
david spector, transcendental meditation, luck david: Dear Vimal, Thank you for your important question. You are lucky to be living in a country with several ancient and practical philosophies of the art of living life. Getting angry, irritated, and feeling stressed is ample evidence that you are living your...

Meditation: NSR's Mantra Approach - Openess?, transcendental meditation technique, peer reviewed journals
Meditation: NSR's Mantra Approach - Openess?, transcendental meditation technique, peer reviewed journals, meta analysis

Meditation: NSR's Mantra Approach - Openess?, mantra, meditation
mantra, meditation, transcendental: Usuff, Thank you for your question and your interest in NSR Meditation. The unnecessary secrecy and mysticism associated with TM are just one reason we offer NSR Meditation as an alternative and effective practice. Another, and bigger reason are the high...

Meditation: transcendental meditation, david spector, transcendental meditation
david spector, transcendental meditation, relaxation response: trupti, Thank you for your question. Transcendental Meditation is not a generic mental technique like the Relaxation Response. It is a specific procedure taught in person by a trained instructor. No one can tell you the technique because it is based...

Meditation: Meditation, gita nagari, buddhist monasteries
gita nagari, buddhist monasteries, meditation books: peace there are so many types of meditations one can study and various ashrams of different religious traditions. One should probably start by determining what type of spiritual tradition one wishes to study. Yoga is traditionally Hindu but there are yogis...

Meditation: The seeker is back, indian gurus, asking the right questions
indian gurus, asking the right questions, base chakra: The seeker is on the right track You haven t provided me with one crucial bit of information and that is what you think meditation is. For that word has different meanings in different schools of meditation and in the minds of devotees and secularists...

Meditation: seeker is back, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, kundalini: Dear Seeker , If I understand what you are saying, there is a definite shift in how the body/mind feels when the analytical mind is engaged - a loss of charm, as you put it. Is it possible to listen deeply to that feeling, as well as to allow the analytical...

Meditation: Meditation, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, strange sensations: Hi, Mita. I remember when I started meditating being fascinated by things like this happening to me. At the same time I would be worried about them, but mostly fascinated by such an unusual experience. I get a lot of inquiries from people asking about...

Meditation: Question, calming the mind and discerning the real, transcendental meditation
calming the mind and discerning the real, transcendental meditation, negative emotions: There are as many meditations as their stars in the sky, Whatever star you wish upon will determine your meditation; but, broadly speaking meditations are either worldly or transcendental. Worldly meditation has a perishable object and perishable results....

Meditation: Seeker is an Alcoholic!, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, alcoholism: Dear seeker, For a strong addiction like alcoholism, you will surely need patience above all else. It is easy to make meditation into a process, a routine, like all the other routines we have to bring us a positive result. In the simplest and truest...

Meditation: Tratak, david spector, soft focus
david spector, soft focus, mental states: Clare Lee, Thank you for your question. Frankly, such effort is a waste of time. Instead of realizing the Self, concentration helps to reinforce the identification with mind and body, as well as the tendency to run away from reality into fantasy. Altered...

Meditation: core star, jeffrey brooks, meditation instructor
jeffrey brooks, meditation instructor, meditation teachers: one of my meditation teachers, Jhananda (Jeffrey Brooks), says it usually takes about an hour for most to get into deep meditative trance. But the important thing is to follow the signs of meditative absorption and to suffuse and saturate your awareness with...

Meditation: meditation, hatha yoga teacher, lotus position
hatha yoga teacher, lotus position, increasing flexibility: The lotus position comes out of hatha-yoga, and all reputable hatha-yoga teachers will tell you that you should never, ever push or unduly stress the muscles. Also, one should never feel pain or discomfort. Rather, one should build up very slowly, over...

Meditation: Get shocks while meditation, meditation, sensations
meditation, sensations, guru: Hello, Rohit. With these internal experiences and experiences that happen on their own, I think the only way we can find if they have any meaning is by listening to and observing ourselves more patiently and carefully. Unless you have a medical problem...

Meditation: Meditation and skin, meditation, beginner
meditation, beginner, denial: As a beginner, I recommend that you work in the order that the chapters are laid out. You need to do both the denial and non denial based meditations, as you need to have the experienced of what the denial based meditation feels like. And DON’T rush…...

Meditation: Restoring balance, Channelling, meditation
Channelling, meditation, guidance: Hi Julie-ann, Nice to see that you are awakening… and yes, I have just the thing that will answer all your questions and a LOT more… Here is a link to my website and my free eBook “Journeys from the Heart Centre” http://shenreed.com/ebook1.html...

Meditation: Confusing period in meditation practice, meditation, presence
meditation, presence, Eckhart Tolle: Hi, Dan. I do appreciate what you are saying. We have a three year old granddaughter and I can relate to what you are feeling. I would agree that meditative presence leads to an increased sensitivity, which includes both pleasure and pain. You talk...

Meditation: First time meditating and saw purple, opening of the third eye, luminous mind
opening of the third eye, luminous mind, strange coincidence: This special experience marks an opening to be sure. The important thing is not to grasp, cling to, or materialize experiences such as this. That said, spending time in timeless purity is always beneficial. Being present without fixating is the key to meditation....

Meditation: A seeker..., buddhist, point of view
Meditation: A seeker..., buddhist, point of view, fortune

Meditation: Transcendental meditation, jl, meditation
Meditation: Transcendental meditation, jl, meditation, objective

Meditation: follow-up, meditation, presence
meditation, presence, chakra: Hi, Luke. My understanding is that chakra is the name for certain energy centers in the body. If a person becomes a little bit sensitive to what is happening in the body, they may notice certain centers or focuses of energy. To sit quietly is to allow...

Meditation: A seeker..., meditation teachers, benefits of meditation
meditation teachers, benefits of meditation, worldly desires: The purpose of meditation is to reach a space of awareness without thought. It is the goal of meditation to lose the self. So let your self go. Meditation can be practiced while enjoying the pleasures of this planet, which you call worldly desires. You...

Meditation: A seeker..., meditation teachers, benefits of meditation
meditation teachers, benefits of meditation, meditation techniques: in the pali suttas the buddha recommends paying attention to the signs of meditative absorption as they arise: from relaxation comes bliss and joy, tranquility, equanimity. freedom from pain and pleasure... one pays full attention to the signs of absorption...

Meditation: A seeker..., meditation, presence
meditation, presence, tradition: Hello, Rahul. I enjoyed your comments about the various teachings in India. If you remember, the Buddha faced the same problems several thousand years ago. Nothing has changed!! In any case, I do appreciate what you are saying. I don t see any need...

Meditation: A seeker..., meditation teachers, benefits of meditation
meditation teachers, benefits of meditation, meditation technique: Rahul, for me the answer is in trying to do God s will. I m a Christian so my view is that we should not abandon our individuality but rather, try to align that with God s will. We may become less selfish through self knowledge. But I don t think we can ever...

Meditation: A seeker..., flower extracts, meditation teachers
flower extracts, meditation teachers, benefits of meditation: Rahul: There s an old Jewish saying: There are many mountain peaks, all reaching toward the sky. Although it is possible to find some element of corruption in any Guru, the chela learns from whomsoever he encounters, just as the bee travels...

Meditation: A seeker..., meditation teachers, benefits of meditation
meditation teachers, benefits of meditation, meditation technique: How is it possible to ride a bike without falling off? How is it possible to swim, without drowning? How is it possible to go to sleep? If others can do it, so can you… All you need to do is try and trust.. The answer is, your awareness shifts.....

Meditation: Transcendental meditation, Transcendental Meditation, NSR
Transcendental Meditation, NSR, Natural Stress Relief: JL Marshall, Thank you for your question. As I understand it, you have not learned meditation, but are practicing your own home-grown version and want to know if TM is different and useful. My answer is based on this assumption. Yes, TM involves transcending,...

Meditation: ZEN, meditation, presence
meditation, presence, chakra: Dzien dobry, Lukas. In the deepest meaning, meditation has to do with being present without changing anything. We can call this meditative presence. In meditative presence, the body and the mind are open. They are transparent. This means it is clear...

Meditation: Advantages of meditation, meditation, creativity
meditation, creativity, logic: Hi, KT. Yes, I think it is honest to say that these things may happen, though it may be helpful to look more closely at what you mean by meditation. I think we can agree that the brain is usually overworked. In this state this is only a limited amount...

Meditation: fear of deep meditating alone, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, sensations: Hi. I am assuming that you do not have a mental illness such as schizophrenia or psychosis. If you have a mental illness, it would probably be good to work closely with a meditation teacher and a therapist. Otherwise, I do not believe there are unseen...

Meditation: fear of meditating alone, deep meditation, penetrating insight
deep meditation, penetrating insight, deep relaxation: By accompanying meditation with penetrating insight liberation is born like a bird taking flight. With only the wing of meditation but without insight into the nature of reality results are slight. Examine the fear itself for a self, stare at it until you...

Meditation: fear of meditating alone, cutting through fear, buddhist perspective
cutting through fear, buddhist perspective, deep meditation: sorry for not replying sooner. it is fine to begin meditating with someone around you because of your fears. i recommend reading or listening to the audiobook version of: Cutting Through Fear by Tsultrim Allione. meditating is all about facing one s fears....

Meditation: fear meditating alone, david spector, deep meditation
david spector, deep meditation, deep relaxation: Seeker, As you know, there are many techniques called meditation . There is no way I can explain what you are doing wrong without knowing exactly what you are doing. The symptoms you are describing are not typical of beneficial and natural techniques....

Meditation: medidation Questions, yoga postures, root chakra
yoga postures, root chakra, alternate nostril breathing: peace, it sounds like you should do a cleansing and balancing of the chakras and then focus on the root chakra as that is the one which is related to life and survival issues. are you familiar with chakra energy work? there are mantras, rhythms, colors, visualizations,...

Meditation: the seeker.., practice mindfulness, meditation method
practice mindfulness, meditation method, meditation teachers: one is generally more relaxed in the morning, making meditation easier, and it is usually quiet and calm in the early morning. but you should meditate whatever time works best for you. as far as saliva build-up, just be mindful of swallowing, etc. practice...

Meditation: The seeker..., meditation, presence
meditation, presence, concentration: Hi, Rahul. I don t know who says mornings are better. I wouldn t worry about it. Even an experienced meditation teacher can t really know what is best for you. So experiment for yourself. It is the same with the question about saliva. You can experiment...

Meditation: the seeker.., meditation, transcendental
meditation, transcendental, Natural Stress Relief: rahul, Thank you for your questions. 1. Many Buddhist and other schools of meditation do recommend meditating in the very early morning. I do not know the basis for this recommendation. None of the more recent forms of meditation (such as Mindfulness, Relaxation...

Meditation: the seeker.., meditation method, meditation teachers
meditation method, meditation teachers, self realization: Rahul, I think there s a lot of deeply ingrained ideas among many religions and religious teachers. Sometimes that s a good thing, other times it can just get in the way. You see, we all need some kind of structure--or at least, most of us do. The question...

Meditation: the seeker, natural stress relief, meditation method
natural stress relief, meditation method, meditation teachers: rahul, Thank you for your questions. 1. Many Buddhist and other schools of meditation do recommend meditating in the very early morning. I do not know the basis for this recommendation. None of the more recent forms of meditation (such as Mindfulness, Relaxation...

Meditation: sensations, meditation, presence
meditation, presence, spirit guides: Hi, Steven. I wonder what you mean by spirit guides. Have you considered what this means to you? Possibly you are talking about having access to information that is different from your factual knowledge. Let s consider a specific situation. Suppose...

Meditation: tingling, natural stress relief, mental health condition
natural stress relief, mental health condition, david spector: Anna or Lauren, I m sorry, I m only an expert in forms of meditation using transcending (Transcendental Meditation and Natural Stress Relief meditation). I cannot advise on techniques involving concentration or focusing. I m no expert in medicine, but...

Meditation: mixing up of techniques-what is right?, transcendental meditation technique, restful alertness
Meditation: mixing up of techniques-what is right?, transcendental meditation technique, restful alertness, natural stress relief

Meditation: mixing up of techniques-what is right?, meditation
meditation: rahul, Thank you for your question. Don t worry, you re having the same difficulties that many others have had, whether they had proper instruction or not. Perhaps your basic mistake is in thinking that meditation must be a certain way, or have certain...

Meditation: the seeker-another tough question, relaxation loss, relaxation meditation
relaxation loss, relaxation meditation, accesstoinsight: read this mindfulness of breathing sutta and see if that helps. i am on vacation for the next week or so, so if you have a follow up question and i do not reply right away that is the reason. good luck with your relaxed mindfulness. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.118.than.htm...

Meditation: the seeker-another tough question, relaxation meditation, relaxation loss
relaxation meditation, relaxation loss, insight meditation: Relaxation meditation or calm abiding and mindfulness or insight meditation should be like two wings of a bird working in concordance. In general, relaxation is taught first to calm the mind. The point of insight or mindfulness is to discern the real. Total...

Meditation: the seeker-another tough question, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, trance: Hi, Rahul. This is really the same question that we discussed yesterday, isn t it? Should I be mindful, alert, active, or should I let myself be relaxed, in a trance? Personally, I don t have a meditation technique. For me there is the possibility...

Meditation: The seeker-Another doubt, free introductory lecture, good luck
Meditation: The seeker-Another doubt, free introductory lecture, good luck, meditation

Meditation: Sleepy body/ alert mind, meditation, retreat
meditation, retreat, presence: Hi, Bernie. That s very interesting. Sticking with something despite the fear. Then somehow it is no longer foreign . As for retreat, I think it is actually much easier to sit an extended retreat with others. For me, the energy of other people is very...

Meditation: The seeker-Another doubt, natural stress relief, mild electric shock
natural stress relief, mild electric shock, david spector: Rahul, Thank you for your question. As you saw in the instructions, I only have expertise in transcending methods, such as Transcendental Meditation and Natural Stress Relief. I know nothing about Zazen, counting breaths, relaxing the body, or anything...

Meditation: The seeker-Another doubt, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, kundalini: My understanding is that the word kundalini refers to certain aspects of life energy, specifically an aspect of how energy moves through the sex chakra. Some people like to cultivate this, thinking it is a particular source of power. I personally feel...

Meditation: The seeker-Another doubt, mild electric shock, luminous expanse
mild electric shock, luminous expanse, center of gravity: I am sorry but this question is outside of my ken. As far as I can see there are many reasons why such a thing COULD occur ranging from a Magnesium deficiency to a slight fixation on the idea that energy materially exists. At any rate, when the emptiness...

Meditation: The seeker-Another doubt, mild electric shock, kundalini shakti
mild electric shock, kundalini shakti, distractions: yes and others experience the same kundalini shakti as shock sensations. it is a positive sign. just note the experience and return to your meditation. it is not a contest so if you need to start over from the beginning that is fine. but you should be able...

Meditation: chakra imbalance, something evil, real situation
something evil, real situation, specifics: Hi, Joe. I m wondering if you could be a little more concrete for me so that I can understand specifically what you are concerned about. Can you describe the specifics of the situation you are talking about please? Also, once you have done that, it will...

Meditation: meditation & self-awareness, meditation, retreat
meditation, retreat, presence: Hi, Lynn. First we have to agree on what we are going to mean by the word meditation. There are many different forms of concentration or focusing on feelings, and so on, that are like mental exercises. For me, sitting in stillness is a letting go of...

Meditation: meditation & self-awareness, yoga meditation, philosophical assumptions
yoga meditation, philosophical assumptions, monkey mind: Hey Lynn, good question! I guess the idea is that once one clears the mind, one realizes an essential self or soul that is somewhat obscured by what some call the monkey mind of our ranging thoughts and desires. Meditation takes a lot of different...

Meditation: meditation & self-awareness, increasing self awareness, meditation one
increasing self awareness, meditation one, yoga meditation: Lynn: Perhaps there are as many answers as there are people and so the main purpose of meditation is discovery what is unique to you. In regards to meditation increasing self awareness, when you re sitting alone and meditating the information is received...

Meditation: meditation & self-awareness, yoga meditation, god thanks
yoga meditation, god thanks, self awareness: lynn, You are asking some of the most basic and important questions of spiritual development. Although I work with transcending techniques, which skip all of this noodling and go immediately to the experiences of samadhi and the elimination of stress,...

Meditation: vision of people, natural stress relief, david spector
natural stress relief, david spector, meditation state: Jane, Thank you for your question. I don t know if there is any special reason for seeing the image of a person. I haven t had this particular experience. As you can see in my profile, my expertise is only in transcending techniques such as Transcendental...

Meditation: Method of meditation, purple flames, negativity
purple flames, negativity, meditation: Dear Choo The best and most effective meditation is to image those thoughts and desires in a fire of purple flames. This is the fire of divine love and will transmute anything. I use it often to transmute all sorts of negativity that naturally arises in...

Meditation: Pitfalls of the meditation, meditation, pitfalls
meditation, pitfalls, presence: Hi, Bernie. I remember you now. You wrote before. Well, you have discovered a pitfall for yourself and you have stepped out of it. Maybe you still wonder a little bit about this focusing because you are asking about it. I agree with you that focusing...

Meditation: breathing, diaphragm, breaths
diaphragm, breaths, posture: Hi, I don t follow any school of meditation. Anything that feels forced, I myself would avoid. In my opinion, the whole goal of meditation is to contemplate not only yourself but to process info and also to allow God s grace to come in and guide us. ...

Meditation: breathing techniques, traditional answer, breathing techniques
traditional answer, breathing techniques, diaphragm: Well, I have the traditional answer and my answer. The traditional answer is to fight through the discomfort until you can do it without discomfort. I say to heck with that. Meditation is to still the mind, not force you to do something uncomfortable. So get...

Meditation: breathing techniques, shallow breathing, breathing techniques
shallow breathing, breathing techniques, diaphragm: Please remember that everything that comes up is ok. True mediation does not meddle in arising. Rather one gently and kindly observes the shallow breathing, spends time with the closed off --ness, observes the comfortable and the uncomfortable and looks...

Meditation: breathing techniques, Transcendental Meditation, Natural Stress Relief
Transcendental Meditation, Natural Stress Relief, nsr: Joanna, It is my pleasure to offer an answer to your question. The problems you describe probably result from stress which has caused internal restrictions in mind and body. All of us live with incredible stress, which has impacted our nervous systems...

Meditation: breathing techniques, meditation session, introductory courses
Meditation: breathing techniques, meditation session, introductory courses, potential energy

Meditation: Walking Meditation, meditation session, introductory courses
Meditation: Walking Meditation, meditation session, introductory courses, potential energy

Meditation: Walking Meditation, walking meditation, critical range
walking meditation, critical range, perfect peace: Sorry I don t know of any sites that I d recommend. Mostly because they seem to be so overlaid with their particular philosophies. Personally, I don t know if busy people can ever be always calm. Getting a bit stressed might be part of the journey. Sometimes...

Meditation: Feet numbness in lotus position, himalayan yogi, lotus position
himalayan yogi, lotus position, head and shoulders: All of the above, most likely. Most of the people I know who sit for long periods in full lotus had to and periodicaly have to battle with all kinds of pain until they reach a point where the body is fully tranined and where it is balanced such that they...

Meditation: Meditation, personal synthesis, yr mind
personal synthesis, yr mind, contemplative person: Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back. My computer HD needed a total reformatting, so I ve been doing tech stuff for the past few days (which can be a kind of meditation in itself). But to be more precise, and since you re asking about me, I ll say that...

Meditation: Meditation feet pain, hatha yoga, lotus position
hatha yoga, lotus position, yoga book: Hi, I don t know what yogi and monks feel (if anything) while sitting in the lotus position. My guess is that they are flexible enough, both from nature and practice, to not block the normal sense of feeling in their extremities. Now, every popular hatha...

Meditation: moving to new mexico, meditation, krishnamurti
meditation, krishnamurti, springwater: Hi, Gerardo. It s interesting that we have found each other. I wish you good fortune in your searches. I don t know about finding a community of people for simple, direct meditative work here in NM. There are many spiritual or meditation groups. Most...

Meditation: brain, meditation, stress
meditation, stress, disturbing thoughts: Hi, Cornell. I understand what you are talking about. I feel that you may be in a delicate and important time, so I want to be careful not to give a quick answer or to interpret what you are saying too much. First, why do I say this may be an important...

Meditation: breathing, breathing meditation, meditation technique
breathing meditation, meditation technique, hyperventilate: Just find a style that s right for you. If you re forcing it, you re not really getting it, imho. So I d suggest... forget the counting, forget the postures, and forget what everyone tells you about how to breathe (e.g in through the nose and out the mouth,...

Meditation: breathing technique, breathing, meditation
breathing, meditation, boredom: jerome, Thank you for your question. No, it is not likely to get easier with time. The mind simply does not want to be constrained in this fashion. It will rebel with feelings of boredom and irritation. If you ignore these and persist, it will create more...

Meditation: breathing technique, breathing meditation, meditation technique
breathing meditation, meditation technique, breathing technique: Dear Jerome You can focus on your breathing, that is a great way to practice. FYI, it is impossible not to think. Anyone that says they can stop thinking is lying. So don t worry about that. The trick is to detach from your thoughts like the sky is not...

Meditation: Increase concentration, simple meditation, increase concentration
simple meditation, increase concentration, enlightened masters: Dear Jimmy The best meditation to start is to simply focus on your breath. Focus on the air going in, pause, and focus on the air going out. The object is to focus on something other than your mind, your thoughts. If you are distracted by your thoughts,...

Meditation: meditation, natural stress relief, meditation course
natural stress relief, meditation course, inner silence: Cornell, Thank you for your question. I answered your very similar question 5 days ago. You read the answer. Did you think about it? Did my answer relate to your questions? I cannot help you if you ignore me. If you have $47 handy, my tip is that...

Meditation: Confused state, natural stress relief, david spector
natural stress relief, david spector, personal guru: Consciousness, Thank you for your question. You say you are in India. Traditionally, meditation is taught in India by a guru, or by a pandit or priest. If you have a guru, you should direct all questions to him or to her. Your teacher takes a personal interest...

Meditation: Different state, weightlessness, phenomena
weightlessness, phenomena, confusion: Many kinds of experiences are possible because the mind generates our experience of phenomena. When you feel scared relax and gently observe the fear. If confused, gently observe the confusion. If happy or elated, light or heavy, seeing your condition as...

Meditation: Different state, meditation, buddhism
meditation, buddhism, strange sensations: Hello. I have heard many people talk about strange feelings in the body from meditating, as well as strange or unusual states of mind. People often say they are scared or want to know what to do about it. Sometimes people are also quite excited about these...

Meditation: noise, relaxation, meditation
relaxation, meditation, noise: Leonard, Thank you for your question. Yes, it certainly can be difficult to relax in a noisy place. However, relaxation is not the only definition of meditation. There is a form of meditation that is so deep, so enjoyable, that outer noise simply can t...

Meditation: quiet in the mind, monks in thailand, noise music
monks in thailand, noise music, annoyance: Where does the sound exist? Where does the annoyance exist? Who is annoyed? Where is he located? Meditate on sound and annoyance trying to answer these questions. Search until you can not find, then rest your mind in the infindable. Palba...

Meditation: Brainwave Entrainment, brainwave entrainment, delta waves
brainwave entrainment, delta waves, daily basis: Dear Tarryn Whether entrainment works or not is up to the individual. If the individual believes it works, it probably will. If the individual does not believe in it, it won t. As our thoughts create our reality, they will be enhanced if that is what we...

Meditation: Pain and sweating during Vipassana, jeffrey brooks, mediation practice
jeffrey brooks, mediation practice, meditation teacher: Metta to you dear friend: The most important thing is to continue your mediation practice. With Vipassana meditation I do not consider pain to play any part, as the goal is insight and not jhana absorption, like in Anapanasati and other forms of jhana inducing...

Meditation: Life Organization, meditation, confusion
meditation, confusion, self-esteem: Hi, Ariel. I don t have any special meditation strategies for you. I can just say, speaking from my own experience, that it has been extremely helpful for me to, periodically, take time off from all of the craziness. Being able to sit quietly, patiently,...

Meditation: los of a close friend, meditation, loss
meditation, loss, death: Hi, Ken. Thanks for sharing this. It s a sad thing. It almost seems like a contradiction to notice the life that is around us - the sound of birds chirping, the warmth of the sun on the skin - and to be aware of the deep sorrow and memories of someone...

Meditation: Yoga, buddhist perspective, state of consciousness
buddhist perspective, state of consciousness, samadhi: I can only answer from my limited buddhist perspective. Sahaja for the Buddhist Mahasiddhis is our reality is naturally already free, when you re absorbed in it your free when not your not. This freedom is not a state, not of the mind, not a paradigm,...

Meditation: Spirit guides and my third eye, meditation, spirit guides
meditation, spirit guides, third eye: Buna, Adrian. Am fost in Romania 17.6-5.7. Am vazut Cluj, Oradea, Beius, Garda de Sus si atunci Timisoara. Toate a fost fromos! Ok, about your question. I m trying to understand what you are asking because I don t personally think about spirit guides....

Meditation: meditation/yoga, meditation, stress
meditation, stress, no quietness: Hi, Anna. It s nice to hear from you. From what you wrote it sounds like you are a sensitive person and that you are aware of the internal noise, stress and junk that most of us have going on (though many people are too focused outwardly to notice it.)...

Meditation: meditation/yoga, meditation cd, tibetans
meditation cd, tibetans, quietness: Hello Anna It doesn t matter where you start, only that you start. You can buy a meditation CD, or the simplest meditation is to sit quietly and focus on your breathing. When thoughts go through your mind, simply notice the thoughts and let them go and...

Meditation: meditation/yoga, exaltation, quietness
exaltation, quietness, stupid questions: Sit in a comfortable position. Imagine a blue Buddha in front of you. (this is your enlightened wisdom nature) Pray for blessings, purification, strength. Imagine immeasurable lights, orbs, rays and blessings flood into you. Finally, the Buddha too...

Meditation: meditation/yoga, meditation, quiet
meditation, quiet, silence: Anna, Thank you for your questions. Let me start with your anorexia and binge eating disorder. You didn t say whether one or both of these conditions are under treatment by an experienced professional. I will make the safe assumption, which is to assume...

Meditation: yoga for a hernia, practice kundalini, physical exercises
practice kundalini, physical exercises, kind of yoga: Paulina, Thank you for your question. I am sorry, but as you might understand from my description, I have no expertise in the field of physical exercises or stretching (asanas). My expertise is with meditation, which is a mental technique, not a physical...

Meditation: Body movements, meditation, vipassana
meditation, vipassana, zen: Hi, Esha. I thought I had answered this yesterday so if this is a duplicate, I apologize. The AllExperts system tells me it hasn t been answered. When we sit quietly, it is often noticed that there are things going on in the body and mind that we are...

Meditation: meaning, Jesus, worship
Jesus, worship, religion: Henrik, Thank you for your wonderful question. I cannot answer for the New Age, whatever that is, since I am not familiar with what you mean by that phrase. Instead, I ll give my own, obviously limited, opinion. I agree with you that the purpose of meditating...

Meditation: Spirit guides and psychic abilities, many blessings, guided meditation
many blessings, guided meditation, spirit guides: Perhaps I should say I am not qualified to answer this because I m not, however my girlfriend is amazing at this. In fact she could do a reading for you and ask your spirit guides what you should do to cultivate an openness to receiving them. http://aireadings.webs.com/apps/testimonials/...

Meditation: Meditation, meditation, vipassana
meditation, vipassana, zen: Hi, James. I understand your concern about clarity of thought, focus and a confident perspective of the world. I have always felt that those were my tools for being successful, for being able to make money, for being able to take care of things (including...

Meditation: three questions, meditation, Poland
meditation, Poland, retreat: Czesc, Luke! Bylem na odosobnenie v Polsku poprzedne lato blisko na Kazimierz. Tam bylo bardzo krasne. I m sorry for my grammar. I speak some Slovak but not too much Polish. 1. Books. My teacher is a woman named Toni Packer and one of her books has...

Meditation: 5 questions I have, meditation, questioning religious questions
meditation, questioning religious questions: Hi, Jade. Thanks for getting back and clarifying what you are asking. That helps. I think I will stand by the responses I gave earlier. When there is a still, silent presence with questions that are raised, the assumptions behind the questions can sometimes...

Meditation: meditation, natural stress relief, david spector
natural stress relief, david spector, art of meditation: Dear Raj, The NSR website is http://www.nsrusa.org . The $47 is not profit. It is income used to fund our efforts to educate the world in the correct practice of transcending, to eliminate all forms of suffering. It is our only income, so we are growing...

Meditation: Stress Eating and Meditation, raw almonds, meditation practice
raw almonds, meditation practice, snack food: Cate, it s so easy to eat when we feel stressed. I fell into it. I also ate just out of boredom, and because late at night when things were quiet, food also tasted better. But about six months ago I made a conscious decision to not eat certain foods any more....

Meditation: Life / what happened??, meditation, sadness
meditation, sadness, concentration: Dear James, I am afraid I don t have answers for you. It sounds like there is some confusion and sadness in your life. All of us have confusion and sadness but for some people the sadness may be in your mind most of the time. I don t know if the sadness...

Meditation: what is meditation, beginning meditation, what is meditation
beginning meditation, what is meditation: Hi, Nikhil. Meditation is a simple thing. It just means becoming still in the body - usually by sitting down - and becoming still in the mind - which means letting go of our usual activity to accomplish some goals or to change what is happening to us. ...

Meditation: Multiple Meditation, meditation, sadness
meditation, sadness, concentration: Hello, again. I don t know what you should do. But I suggest a few things. Be patient with everything. The only thing that is important is this moment. Observe this moment carefully, patiently, sensitively. Do not try to change this moment. This moment...

Meditation: It is me again, meditation, what to do
meditation, what to do: Hi, James. Thanks for your nice words. First about how you meditate. It sounds ok. If you feel sleepy or have lots of thoughts, try leaving the eyes just a little bit open so some light comes in. It is ok to be aware of the breath, because it is there...

Meditation: Me, planet nibiru, life ive
planet nibiru, life ive, spiritual person: Hey Nolan, IMHO, any kind of psi or spiritual ability without love is pretty meaningless. These aren t my words. It s advice stemming back to St. Paul of the New Testament. Check this out: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13&version=NIV...

Meditation: Buddhist meditation techniques, meditation, stress
meditation, stress, practices: Hi, Luke. When I write about meditation, I am always concerned about being very careful, considering whether what I am saying is from direct observation or from my imagination, wishful thinking, or habitual ways of thinking. I don t want to confuse others...

Meditation: fast lifting into the air?, levitation
levitation: w, Thank you for your question. I m trying to understand your question, but having difficulty. It is just too brief. Can you give more details? A simple answer is to pick something up in your hand. This will lift that object into the air. Is that what...

Meditation: Mindfulness of television, uncomfortable emotions, meditation retreat
Meditation: Mindfulness of television, uncomfortable emotions, meditation retreat, murky issue

Meditation: Meditation, concentration meditation, light meditation
concentration meditation, light meditation, breathing meditation: Hi fazle, It doesn t matter how many you do, all that really matters is your intent.. If all you want to do is to relax and clear your mind of any unwanted feelings and emotions, then the meditations you are doing will help you with that. If you...

Meditation: meditation, meditation, concentration
meditation, concentration, exhaustion: Hi,Fazle. I don t know what your purpose is in doing meditation. Maybe these concentration exercises help calm you down or energize you. If that s your purpose for them and they work, then fine. Of course the normal course of life can make us tired or...

Meditation: Meditation, meditation, vipassana
meditation, vipassana, zen: Dear Ryan, Thanks for your note. Actually it s always interesting to consider a question again, even if it sounds like something I ve heard before. You re different and I m different than before! So we ll start from scratch. First of all, after nearly...

Meditation: Mindfulness of television, meditation, television
meditation, television, disturbing sounds: Hi, Michael. I can completely relate to your situation. I face the same thing, though it s complicated by the fact that there is an older family member who also lives at the house and likes to watch the TV. I ve tried over recent years to find a way...

Meditation: Past life recall, gurus, enlightenment
gurus, enlightenment: Sam, most individuals believe they have past life flashbacks when they meet certain people or visit certain places (I say believe because in my opinion there are other ways these experiences could be interpreted). But if I m not mistaken, I seem to recall...

Meditation: Can one overdo meditation?, prophetic dreams, richter scale
prophetic dreams, richter scale, psych ward: Hey Rebecca, I think a lot of seekers could relate to your question. Sometimes before we settle into a path or methods that are right for us we have all kinds of unusual experiences that make us feel exhilarated and, perhaps, not so great. Generally speaking...

Meditation: Techniques on reducing stress in class, stress relief techniques, meditation courses
stress relief techniques, meditation courses, private question: I would stay with your counsellor. If you do wish to pursue this on the web, I suggest trying a counselling site, or maybe a counselling section at this site (if one exists). But I strongly suggest seeing someone in person. It really helps to be in social...

Meditation: Vision in meditation, meditation, visions
meditation, visions, meaning: Hi, Jax. I have no idea what it means or if it means anything. I m interested, though, that you felt this kind of vision should mean something. What we usually consider to be our life - with its past and its future - is a huge, complex story, a mythology....

Meditation: Learn Meditation, Natural Stress Relief, NSR
Natural Stress Relief, NSR, thoughts: Bibhuti, Most of us just accept living in a tunnel of darkness, so I congratulate you for your awareness of your own limitations. We live in a time of darkness. From birth we exist in a world filled with stress and negativity. Our loving parents pass...

Meditation: meditation, natural stress relief, thai forest tradition
natural stress relief, thai forest tradition, mediatation: Dear mahesh, There are many forms of meditation. The forms you have been practicing sound like they are helpful only in the short run, not in the long run. For example, your experience with Vipassana meditation was that you could not focus your mind...

Meditation: married life, Buddhism, marriage
Buddhism, marriage, fulfillment: U, Thank you for your question. As you can see in my description, I do not have a background in any form of Buddhism (or any other form of religion). I can only give advice about forms of meditation in which we transcend thinking to reach the experience...

Meditation: meditation, meditation, stress
meditation, stress, depression: Dear Ritesh, I understand what you are saying. Many people are probably in the same situation as you but often people do not have any awareness of what is happening inside them. You must have some sensitivity that allows you to be aware. This sensitivity...

Meditation: meditation, stress, anxiety
stress, anxiety, weakness: cornell, Thank you for your question. You sound ready for the great journey from the ignorance of the world to the bliss of Self-realization. You see the stupidity of stress clearly. You see how you have built up an intolerable load of stress somewhere...

Meditation: meditation n yoga, yoga, dhanurasana
yoga, dhanurasana, meditation: I apologize for I could not answer in time. I conclude that you need to increase your concentration as well as reduce your tummy. I may inform you that the meditation is the process of redirecting your awareness to higher consciousness and not related with...

Meditation: Directions on how to cleanse my chakr, personal vibration, unclean spirits
personal vibration, unclean spirits, spirit realm: Hi Sophia, By “quickening, “I mean that you are becoming aware that something is not right… but you don’t really know what it is or what to do about it.. Once you know what it is and what to do, then you are awakening. It’s like when you are sleeping and...

Meditation: Effects of meditation on and off, meditation, joy comes and goes
meditation, joy comes and goes, retreat: Hi, Ben. I think this is something that nearly everyone wonders about. There are moments of bliss and then it is gone. It s probably inevitable to feel that meditation should lead to happiness and that there is some kind of linear relationship - the...

Meditation: J Krishnamurti 's techniques ?, meditation, krishnamurti
meditation, krishnamurti, spiritual techniques: Hi, Udayan. In our ordinary way of thinking, life is based on techniques. By technique, I think we probably mean a series of actions - which can be remembered, practiced, and perfected - in order to achieve a certain result, either in the external world...

Meditation: Meditation Practice, brahma kumaris raja yoga, raja yoga system
brahma kumaris raja yoga, raja yoga system, buddhist meditation: Dear Karume, I am happy to read your question and to try my best to answer the same. I am also impressed by your favour for Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation and experience in Buddhist Meditation. During deep meditation, our consciousness shifts from...

Meditation: visual thinking, what is meditation
what is meditation: Dear Zahra, My personal experience of meditation is that there is much going on inside us - body and mind - that is covered over, hidden, and confused, by our usual mental and physical activities. To allow these inside things to get some attention, some...

Meditation: Mantra or breath meditation?, meditation, mantra
meditation, mantra, breath: Dear Che, It seems that your main concern is that there are issues in your life - shyness, low self-esteem, depression - that are not changing despite your meditation time. I think this is a good thing to consider. Now you wonder whether you should...

Meditation: New to Process, meditation, yoga
meditation, yoga, stoopping thoughts: Hi, Tracy. Personally, I don t think there is any need to do something about the intrusive thoughts. In moving around all day - physically and in our directed mental activity of the mind - we usually aren t aware of this constant intrusive brain activity...

Meditation: yoga for improving self-expression, meditation techniques, self expression
meditation techniques, self expression, emotional blocks: Dear K., Thank you for writing here. I apologize for the delay in answering your question. Yoga advocates for development of an individual s inner full potential through chakras cleansing /activation that releases the emotional blocks by the way of asanas,...

Meditation: What I experience during meditation..., meditation, images of pleasant faces
meditation, images of pleasant faces: Hi, Karume. You are wondering why you see an image of a pleasant face at certain relaxed times. It s not so strange, really. When we see a pleasant face in reality, the brain is able to record the image. Later on, when the brain is not engaged in any particular...

Meditation: Headaches, meditation, headache
meditation, headache: Dear mohammad, I can only give advice about the mental technique known as transcending (learned through Transcendental Meditation or Natural Stress Relief). This limitation is in the text you were shown when you asked your question. If you were practicing...

Meditation: ohm meditation, yoga, om meditation
yoga, om meditation: Dear Riya, Thank you for your question and giving me an opportunity to assist you. Of course, the Om meditation helps feel better as it empowers the soul. It not only helps in regaining health but also calming mind to understand the situation and relations...

Meditation: Seeing things when dosing or meditating., rare thanks, karume
rare thanks, karume, gulshan kumar: Dear Karume, In the first instance, I apologize for the delay on my part to respond to your question. I was out for few days to a remote place where internet connection was not available. I perused the question and would like to know more about your...

Meditation: how to concentrate, stress, disappointment
stress, disappointment, boredom: Ritesh, Thank you for your question. Having all these negative feelings and experiences is natural during our growth to a more developed state, in a world that educates us wrongly and encourages stress and suffering. There are several teachings that...

Meditation: Beginner, spiritual explanations, collective unconscious
spiritual explanations, collective unconscious, spiritual influences: Hey Debra, I just answered another question here in a related category and said this, which I think also applies to you: I suggest you always follow your own better judgment and never do anything that doesn t feel right or which makes you feel uncomfortable....

Meditation: mindful moments
I personally think they would be. Running as well. I used to run as a youth and remember how beneficial it was in every way. I d like to run today, but my knees prevent that. But I still walk. And when I walk I most definitely contemplate things. Anything...

Meditation: Strange experience
Hey Melinda, I believe all sorts of things can happen when one reaches a meditative or contemplative state of mind. But you know, I think with some people insight or intuition just happens. Everyone is different. What I mean is, I don t think one necessarily...

Meditation: Meditation, meditation, meditation practice
meditation, meditation practice, types of meditation: Hi, Luke. To me the word meditation has two different meanings. Meditation can refer to many different mental exercises that have certain goals. For example, there are mental exercises that can create a sense of greater energy or focus or clarity. There...

Meditation: Meditation, meditation, beyond knowing
meditation, beyond knowing, methods: Hi, KP. Methodology does create a certain sense of safety or comfort. It is good for many things in life where we have to be in control. But for the simple energy of Presence - of being in touch with all of life - methodology doesn t really help. You...

Meditation: Crystals.., meditation, crystals
meditation, crystals, negative energy: Hi, Natalie. I don t really know anything about crystals. They re pretty. I m wondering what you are hoping they will do for you. Maybe they have some kind of healing power. But then I wonder what it is that you are hoping to heal in yourself. So...

Meditation: Crystals...
Dear Natalie, Your question has answer. You must be positive and it can be done only by creating positive thoughts and sustaining them. This can be done by your positive and pure soul consciousness of being a point of light emitting positive vibrations...

Meditation: unable to be objective
No, I do not believe you are crazy because you are still analyzing and questioning your experience. In my opinion, mad people are usually totally convinced of some thing. They have lost the ability to step back and look at whatever is gripping them, bothering...

Meditation: Meditation Progression
Hi Lisa, Every person experiences meditation in a different way. While it appears you have no problem ignoring and denying your thoughts or feelings, you might want to state your INTENT before you go into a meditation. That is to say, if you want to experience...

Meditation: Meditation while travelling, meditation, travel
meditation, travel, reaction: Hi, Lisa. I ve been thinking about your question. Yes, it s hard when we can t get the quiet time we need to let things settle down and digest. The nervous system gets overwhelmed. I don t have too many suggestions for you other than what you came up with,...

Meditation: Mindfulness, mindfulness, focus
mindfulness, focus, concentration: Carl, Thank you for your question. The whole idea of focusing on an object is worthless, in my opinion as a meditation teacher (since 1972). It is unnatural, essentially difficult, and produces nothing of any worth. It often results in headaches or insomnia....

Meditation: Meditation
Hey Sheridan, everyone is different so there are no absolute rules. FYI, some people don t sit down and meditate but rather, live in a sort of moving meditation. That means staying aware, even while active. This has been called the double aperture approach....

Meditation: Mahayana Buddhist and deceased family
If it were me, I d talk with my wife and come to an agreement that we were both comfortable with. I don t believe in political correctness when it comes to faith. But I also believe in respecting others beliefs. In other words... I think this is one issue...

Meditation: Advice, david spector, deepak chopra
david spector, deepak chopra, mantra meditation: dansa, Thank you for your question. Your question is not clear. It seems to me that you are stating that you have learned a technique from Deepak Chopra and you wish to discuss it with me. Please let me know if I have misunderstood your question. Any...

Meditation: Astral Projection, jay cutts, mental manipulation
jay cutts, mental manipulation, mental confusion: Hi, John. I don t know that I ve heard of this. I remember a situation where a person with manic depression went into a long manic period after a retreat. I don t have any expert advice but common sense would say that if you do have a mental condition,...

Meditation: Astral Projection, david spector, transcendental meditation
david spector, transcendental meditation, causative factor: John , Thank you for your question. I do not know what you mean by astral projection , but there are some reports of mental illness among meditators. You may be able to find references for this on the Web. I believe that the incidence is comparable to...

Meditation: Astral Projection, astral projection, good luck
astral projection, good luck, long time: Dear Pratik The easiest way to do it is to travel to a place you are familiar with and have been before. You visualize it and all the details you can remember. Then you imagine yourself leaving your body and flying to that place. At first, you will want...

Meditation: Astral Projection, trusting souls, spiritual experiences
trusting souls, spiritual experiences, logical reasons: John, the experience of astral projection may throw people. It is an experience not easy to forget, BUT even children experience it, and there are logical reasons to the side of spiritual also. We are what we are, and life in the body is like a movie we...

Meditation: Astral travel, Orgone, orgone generators, astral travels
orgone generators, astral travels, dimensional shifts: Hi Tim, Yes, Lucid dreams are a form of Astral travel but not only to other universes or realms of existence. Lucid and even dreams are also used in communicating with your own spiritual essence and being or with other beings that are trying to break through...

Meditation: Astro Projection, spiritual guru, inappropriate times
spiritual guru, inappropriate times, astral projection: Dear Rachel I would think you could do astral projection at any time. The question is whether you need to be grounded at the moment. Many people leave their bodys at inappropriate times. Be sure that you are not supposed to be conscious and grounded when...

Meditation: Aura, inner peace movement, colored orbs
inner peace movement, colored orbs, sleep paralysis: Hi Marie, Aura is easy. I saw as a child, progressively evolved born here this time, but learned how to teach others thru the Inner Peace Movement. It is so easy, takes ten minutes. Everyone on Earth today have as least four gifts with many subcategories,...

Meditation: Auras, inner peace movement, colored orbs
inner peace movement, colored orbs, sleep paralysis: The Inner Peace Movement, who I came thru to teach has a basic exerc ise to turn on and develope the 3rd eye to see. these ethereal colors one sees is important only if you intend to use them for long meditations to develope the higher consciousnesses. ...

Meditation: Auric cleasings, engery, jacqueline
engery, jacqueline: Hi, Jacqueline. I don t usually think in terms of aura but I can relate to your question if I consider it to mean simply the energy that is in us and around us. Now I am wondering what is behind your interest in cleaning this energy. Is it an idea,...

Meditation: advice please, maharishi mahesh yogi, david spector
maharishi mahesh yogi, david spector, transcendental meditation: tudor, Thank you for your question. I think I understand what you are describing. We all are searching for meaning in life. And we are all in the same boat--none of us can say precisely what someone else should do to find their path. I know that is not...

Meditation: alfa, tetha and deltha, body trauma, fear anxiety
body trauma, fear anxiety, mental manipulation: Hi, Suzette. I don t know anything about these particular CD s but certainly some kinds of sounds can produce a state of relaxation, even deep relaxation. This can be helpful if you are really tense or have some chronic body trauma. However, in the...

Meditation: Best in the World, psychic abilities, whole life
psychic abilities, whole life, bs: Hi Ben, If you are indeed the best psychic in the world, you would have no need to ask for my opinion or advice, nor the opinion or advice of the other 6,000,000,000 people that are presently on Earth. Asking implies, that you are not knowledgeable or...

Meditation: Bird on the head, spiritual kinship, christian legends
spiritual kinship, christian legends, monkey mind: Kylie, interesting question! I do vaguely remember the reference you re alluding to. And I think it must be Asian... Hindu or Buddhist, possibly Jain. But since I ve been more interested in studying other areas for a while now, it s gone the way of most memories......

Meditation: Body of Buddha, fantasy love affair, religious devotion
fantasy love affair, religious devotion, religious imagery: One has to realize the difference between actuality and religious imagery, or representation as it s often called. People ask similarly, why is Christ often depicted like a nice, tall, white American college student when he was probably a coffee-colored man,...

Meditation: Bring Meditation to higher level, crazy dreams, deep breathing
crazy dreams, deep breathing, clatter: Hi Nicole The purpose of meditation is to experience life without the clatter of your mind. I go to the places between thoughts, and try to stay there as long as I can without thinking. Another way to meditate is to sit rather than lie down. Put your feet...

Meditation: Buddha (The awakened one), life of the buddha, schools of buddhism
life of the buddha, schools of buddhism, daisetz teitaro suzuki: Hi those are good questions but it s such a vast and complex area that I can only give you links to pursue. I ll just say that there are many different schools of Buddhism (India, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Europe, North America, etc.). Each will have a...

Meditation: Buddhism, Hindusim, and meditation., hinduism and buddhism, inner realization
hinduism and buddhism, inner realization, natural desires: Amber… the idea of fasting in the religions you mention is mostly about gaining control over natural desires, or at least, about distancing oneself from them to gain another perspective. To generalize somewhat, the aim of meditation in these religions is to...

Meditation: Buddhist meditation, jay cutts, buddhist meditation
jay cutts, buddhist meditation, christian beliefs: Hi, Randall. Could you please write back and tell me a little more about where you are coming from? What is your motivation for meditation? What does enlightenment mean to you? What is the relationship between your Christian beliefs and your interest...

Meditation: Buddhist meditation, buddhist meditation, buddhist teacher
buddhist meditation, buddhist teacher, e raymond: What do you mean by enlightened? In my view this might mean different things to different people. I ve discussed this kind of question with a prominent Buddhist teacher of meditation (E. Raymond Rock, who also has a book coming out this fall on the same topic)....

Meditation: Buddhist meditation, tradition prayer, buddhist meditation
tradition prayer, buddhist meditation, christian tradition: Dear Randall In the Christian tradition, prayer is when you talk to God, meditation is when you listen for his answer. The goal is to quiet your mind to allow inspiration and the word of God to come through. You don t need instructions, you can t do it...

Meditation: basics of meditation, benefits of meditation, candle flame
benefits of meditation, candle flame, minute blocks: Dear John: Many people have problems being still when they first start to meditate. This is normal. The key is to remember that there is no wrong way to meditate and consistency and persistence will reap huge rewards. When you first meditate, set realistic...

Meditation: beginning, altered state of consciousness, peace and tranquility
altered state of consciousness, peace and tranquility, alcohol drugs: Hi Bridgett, No problem with the questions, anytime. If you have problems sitting then lay down if that is what you feel like doing, there are no rules, only guidelines. But saying that, you you could also try to go into a meditative state with your pain...

Meditation: black dot, higher vibration, level of consciousness
higher vibration, level of consciousness, light beings: Dear Sabrina How samadhi (bliss) looks to people varies. In tuning in to your aura, what I perceive is that you are seeing the opening of a higher level of consciousness. It really isn t black, it is such a higher vibration that is how your mind interprets...

Meditation: Out of body, sleep paralysis, strong vibrations
sleep paralysis, strong vibrations, lucid dreams: Let me answer part of this while I have a few minutes. Sleep paralysis is partial return ONLY, and you may see al sorts of things, mental anquishes, hallucinations, alternative realities, stress, ect. One can not go too much on these. But know to let go...

Meditation: brain exercise, personal devotion, social gatherings
personal devotion, social gatherings, sacred scripture: I suggest that you try regular exercise and a well-balanced diet. It s amazing how what we eat and do effects us. Many people often look for secret or special remedies when God (some say nature ) has already given them everything they need. And if by chance...

Meditation: buddha, code of samurai, buddhist term
code of samurai, buddhist term, quiet presence: Hi, Luke. I have no idea about A Um, though I suspect it refers to something like No Mind, so we can talk about that. No Mind is a Buddhist term. Like many such terms it can have an exotic feeling to it, something sort of super human. It is easy to make...

Meditation: Checking, palm beach florida, david spector
palm beach florida, david spector, west palm beach florida: James , Thank you for your question. Sorry I took so long to reply. Yes, there are still activities happening in the TM movement, but not as many as in 1972. Many long-time meditators have become permanent residents in the Purusha, Mother Divine, and other...

Meditation: COOLING SENSATION, insight meditation, mystics
insight meditation, mystics, sensation: Hi, in my very humble opinion it s hard to know if this is a good thing or not. Mystics like St. John of the Cross write about entering into contemplative states that aren t necessarily pleasing but, providing they are not entirely disruptive, can have a cleansing...

Meditation: Constantly Busy, inner peace, opiate
inner peace, opiate, enough space: Hi, Ben. Hopefully we can come up with something other than an opiate! I understand what you are talking about and have experienced the same. Interestingly, I usually don t notice the restlessness until I stop or slow down. Then it s obvious that the...

Meditation: calming kundalini, dear claudia, spiritual studies
dear claudia, spiritual studies, kundalini energy: Dear Claudia It is ironic that with all of the people asking me how to awaken their kundalini energy, you need to calm it down. Anyway, don t meditate for awhile and get as grounded as you can. Take walks barefooted, go swimming, etc. Each grounding foods...

Meditation: christianity and mindfulness meditation, buddhist groups, thomas merton
buddhist groups, thomas merton, eastern traditions: Hi, Angelika. There is certainly a tradition of contemplation within Christianity. And there are relatively modern Christians like Thomas Merton who have been very interested in meditation and in how meditative work is done in Eastern traditions. ...

Meditation: cleaning, strange guy, chakras
strange guy, chakras, third eye: Hi Laura, I have some news for you and that is everyones chakras need cleansing including the person that told you who is probably trying to make a buck or two in the process. First off, no one can do it for you, you have to do it. The only way one can...

Meditation: crystals, quartz crystals, time in india
quartz crystals, time in india, jesus life: Hi, Chris, first of all, do you practice holding ANY crystal to find the vibes, or heat of it? Thats what one MUST do, then you can use crystal therapy, because you have felt it in your hand. All peoples can feel, if not, they are not trying enough. ...

Meditation: Deep breathing exercise, deep breathing exercise, abc of yoga
deep breathing exercise, abc of yoga, dogmas: Hi Eddie.. this IS the right category for that question! My own view on breathing is that there are a lot of New Age and also traditional dogmas on the topic which really try to put people in a box rather than allow them to be who they are. Not that breathing...

Meditation: DNA and Third Eye, joshua stone, yogananda
joshua stone, yogananda, living in the united states: Dear Pratik I would read everything by Yogananda, and meditate your butt off. You can also read the books by David Joshua Stone. Eventually you will become more aware and the answers will come to you. Going to teachers and gurus when you are old enough...

Meditation: DNA and third eye, european renaissance, great philosopher
european renaissance, great philosopher, living in the united states: Hi, Pratik. I m glad to hear back from you. I appreciate what you are saying. It is quite true. With the question What is my purpose? a good way to explore this is really to ask, What is it like if I set aside purpose or Is purpose necessary?...

Meditation: Dot Meditation, pop psychology, spiritual interpretation
pop psychology, spiritual interpretation, eyesight: If I were you I d stop doing that practice right away. It sounds superfluous and if you re worried about your eyesight and if it is, indeed, doing harm to your eyesight then it s not only superfluous but perhaps deleterious. As for what s happening when...

Meditation: I don't dream, meditation tapes, remembering your dreams
meditation tapes, remembering your dreams, guided meditation: Hi Nicole I also recommend that you meditate, just get some guided meditation tapes and listen to them by yourself. As far as remembering your dreams, say to yourself as you fall asleep that you want your mental body to come and record your dream. When...

Meditation: The Euphoria Tape, euphoria tape, relaxation pleasure
euphoria tape, relaxation pleasure, warm relationships: Hi, Michael. I did a search for the Euphoria tape on the internet. It looks like it uses some sounds to stimulate feelings of ecstacy in the brain. I don t know anything about it personally. Clearly it s possible to use sounds (or other sensory input...

Meditation: Excersises, physical exercise, true self
physical exercise, true self, tai chi: Hi Mark.. everyone is different, so what works for me might not be right for you. I ve used a combination of many things, and have changed the mix over the years. My motto is if it works, then do it. If it doesn t work, then forget it. In this day and...

Meditation: ecoplasm, netzero, phenomena
netzero, phenomena, many things: Hi Heather, One thing you failed to mention is.... Is your phone/camera faulty? That is... have you proved that it s NOT the phone/camera by taking pictures of someone else or letting them take their picture with your phone/camera BEFORE and AFTER you...

Meditation: ego, graphical user interface, three generations
graphical user interface, three generations, inner workings: If you mean that ego is what we show out front, no, not necessarily, some would not lead with the ego, while some would, but I d say maybe, 40%. As humans in the last three generations, we have too much programmings by our governments, and society, meekly...

Meditation: ego, david spector, graphical user interface
david spector, graphical user interface, objects of the senses: Greg, Thank you for your question. The awakened intellect feels whole and joyful within itself. To the extent that we identify with our experience of thoughts and the objects of the senses, we lose ourselves in that identification. It is always difficult...

Meditation: ego, graphical user interface, computer wiz
graphical user interface, computer wiz, morbid fear: Hi Greg I would think first off that it depends on how comfortable you are with the computer analogy - some folks have a morbid fear of computers, so for them, using this idea would be counterproductive. Since you evidently ARE comfortable with it, let...

Meditation: enhanced meditation, enhanced meditation, catholic mass
enhanced meditation, catholic mass, scented candle: Most people use incense or a scented candle. Just experiment and choose whatever works for you. I like the incense they sometimes use at Catholic mass, myself. But only at the Mass. Generally speaking, there s no substitute for fresh air, if you ask me...

Meditation: enlightment, david spector, inner bliss
david spector, inner bliss, roller skates: tudor, Spiritual leaders who seem to know what they are talking about agree that there is a hidden human truth at the center of life, and that there are many paths leading to it. They also agree to a remarkable degree on the characteristics of a life lived...

Meditation: FEELINGS I HAVE B4 MEDITATION, dick sutphen, meditation experiences
dick sutphen, meditation experiences, full time business: Hi Rebekah, Meditation is a two edged sword. It can be used to escape from reality and be in a place of peace and bliss for a couple of hours or it can be used to find cause of the issues in your life that are causeing you stress. Your feelings of being...

Meditation: Fear and Grief, feeling of hopelessness, self loathing
feeling of hopelessness, self loathing, using the word: Hi, Osvaldo. It s nice to hear from you. I have been considering recently these powerful reaction circuits such as fear and grief, so let s take a look at these. First, what do we mean by grief. I don t know exactly how you are using the word but it...

Meditation: Fear, intelect, lazy man
intelect, lazy man, quickness: Hi Benjamin, You re not inconviencing me... I m a little slower on the reply this time as two things came up.. sleep and work.... :) No I haven t read Lazy mans guide to enlightment... Just the title itself speaks volumes... :) And like you said......

Meditation: First time untrained meditation strange experience, meditation classes, meditation class
meditation classes, meditation class, state of bliss: Glen, Thank you for your question. What a wonderful experience! Even without much training, you have spontaneously experienced transcending, diving within to experience unbounded awareness. Since this was so new, and some blockages exist, the experience...

Meditation: Focus, yoga exercise, esl student
yoga exercise, esl student, calming your mind: Hi Sonia, I feel that you are not grounded, relaxed and centered enough before you begin to meditate. This is not a yoga exercise but one that I have developed that helps me and others relax our body and mind. From what I gather in your question, you are...

Meditation: Follow-Up, jay cutts
jay cutts: Hi, again. I had wanted to add the following but ran out of space. I don t know if I ve addressed your concerns or read something extra into what you wanted to ask. I d be interested to hear back from as to whether I ve missed part of what you are...

Meditation: Out of body, happy travels, peaceful place
Meditation: Out of body, happy travels, peaceful place, e mail

Meditation: christianity and mindfulness meditation, relaxation technique, brain repair
Meditation: christianity and mindfulness meditation, relaxation technique, brain repair, transcendental meditation

Meditation: DNA and third eye, dna activation, human dna
Meditation: DNA and third eye, dna activation, human dna, angelic beauty

Meditation: The Euphoria Tape, organic fertilizer, psycho babble
Meditation: The Euphoria Tape, organic fertilizer, psycho babble, music level

Meditation: Interpreting a vision through Meditation, spiritual answer, spirit guides
Meditation: Interpreting a vision through Meditation, spiritual answer, spirit guides, dillema

Meditation: How to learn TM, tm organization, time students
Meditation: How to learn TM, tm organization, time students, major cities

Meditation: The meaning of Ohm, ohm
Meditation: The meaning of Ohm, ohm

Meditation: meditate, apologies
Meditation: meditate, apologies

Meditation: Next Thing In Life, strange time, spiritual level
Meditation: Next Thing In Life, strange time, spiritual level, anxiety

Meditation: Numbness During Meditation, odd sort, sensation
Meditation: Numbness During Meditation, odd sort, sensation, grey circle

Meditation: power of meditation, ming dao deng, eyewitness account
Meditation: power of meditation, ming dao deng, eyewitness account, page numbers

Meditation: Role of colors in meditation, rule of thumb, haruna
Meditation: Role of colors in meditation, rule of thumb, haruna, correct path

Meditation: about revising TM technique and location of centres in Kathmandu, Nepal, transcendental meditation, google
Meditation: about revising TM technique and location of centres in Kathmandu, Nepal, transcendental meditation, google, nepal

Meditation: Seeing Colors During meditation, double edged sword, intense struggle
Meditation: Seeing Colors During meditation, double edged sword, intense struggle, intense feelings

Meditation: feeling disconnected, mental health condition, david spector
mental health condition, david spector, accurate diagnosis: Marcus Watts , Thank you for your question. It sounds to me that you are experiencing what is called depersonalization . This can be due to a psychiatric condition such as major depression with schizoid features, a medical condition, or can be a natural...

Meditation: feeling disconnected, clothing boutiques, new horizons
clothing boutiques, new horizons, sunny spot: Sounds like truma, of course, some kind of trauma. My advice is always the same, my little one, new horizons, going beyond where you hae been. I mean really beyond. Most folks dont like clubs, dont want to get into hobbies. Some folks, its hard to put...

Meditation: General Info, habit pattern, easy chair
habit pattern, easy chair, sports injuries: Hi, Laura. As far as your posture, you can certainly experiment. The only problem with lying down may be that you may get sleepier than you would otherwise. I sit a lot on a couch or in an easy chair, where there is some support for my back. You can...

Meditation: General, david spector, meditation techniques
david spector, meditation techniques, transcendental meditation: Taylor , Thank you for your question. Most meditation techniques operate on one of two principles: concentration or contemplation. Concentration is forcing the mind to be devoid of thoughts, or to have one specific thought only. This is doomed to failure...

Meditation: Greetings!, art thanks, spiritual principles
art thanks, spiritual principles, spiritual quest: Hi Danny, That s a big question! I suppose I d answer by saying that I have no fixed pattern, although sometimes I might like to. I ve been evolving quite quickly from day one of my spiritual quest, and that has necessitated time for contemplation. Sometimes...

Meditation: Guidance, mother father god, nature of the universe
mother father god, nature of the universe, creator god: Hello Jennifer If you can calm you mind for extended periods of time, you will begin to understand the nature of the universe and connect with the Creator/Mother/Father/God/Goddess/All that is and ever will be. When you connect to the Creator/God, you will...

Meditation: my guide, spirit guide, spirit guides
spirit guide, spirit guides, writing a book: Hi Nick, I m in the process of writing a book on what you are asking for and more... I can help you with a specific question or issue with meditation, but to start from nothing and get to the part of contacting with your Spirit guides is close to 80 pages...

Meditation: HEART AWAKENING MEDITATION, sleeping heart, dead heart
sleeping heart, dead heart, conscious act: Hi osama Your heart is awakened (love is born) when you allow your mind to accept and express what your intuition, emotions and body are feeling. In acceptance and expression are these denied parts healed by an conscious act of unconditional self-love....

Meditation: Hello Jay!From time to..., simplest form, daydreams
simplest form, daydreams, alertness: Hi, Bolero. I m glad you asked what is most essential. To me, in the simplest form, meditation is the opportunity to let go of the usual activities of the body and mind so that the body and mind can become receptive to what is actually going on at the...

Meditation: Hello Who is it a sufi..., sufi master, sufism
sufi master, sufism, hindu: Luke, yes, some do talk about this. There are different branches of Sufism. You can get a brief introduction here: http://www.ncf.ca/~dy656/earthpages/sufi.html And you might find these links of interest: http://www.sufiblog.com/ http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/03/a_hindu_discipl.php...

Meditation: Hello Who is it a sufi..., maharishi mahesh yogi, david spector
maharishi mahesh yogi, david spector, transcendental meditation: Luke , Thank you for your question. I regret that I do not have the knowledge to answer this question. As I stated in my profile, I have expertise only in the technique of Transcendental Meditation as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. David Spector ...

Meditation: Hello, how are you!How..., indian gurus, neural pathways
indian gurus, neural pathways, sylvia browne: Hi Luke… I was just working on an article about celibacy and came across a study which claims that meditation can build up the brain. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8317 Just as a hockey player would build up certain areas of their brain...

Meditation: Help, meditation state, meditative inquiry
meditation state, meditative inquiry, water knowledge: Hi, Chris. This work of meditative inquiry is by nature a clarifying of what we mean by the words we use, so you certainly don t have to feel bad about clarifying your communication and I certainly don t have any judgment about the need to do it. It s what...

Meditation: Hot Head, giant oak tree, kundalini energy
giant oak tree, kundalini energy, sparks of light: Hi Sabrina Yes, that was Kundalini energy, which most people associate with sexual energy, but actually is energy of the God and Goddess integrating into the physical body. You are very perceptive. Just imagine the joining of your male and female energies...

Meditation: To be happy...., transcendental consciousness, happy hi
transcendental consciousness, happy hi, transcendental meditation: NN, Thank you for your question. I cannot give any specific advice about your life situation. Nor can I advise on meditation in general. I practice a specific kind of meditation called Transcendental Meditation. Here is some information about it. ...

Meditation: how to be happy?, beutiful, defending anything
beutiful, defending anything, psychiatrist: Hi, Milla. I m sorry to hear you are feeling so bad now. If you are really feeling terrible, I d like to suggest that you find a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist who can work with you now. It is nice to have some support from someone who can understand...

Meditation: To be happy...??, happy hi, oftenly
happy hi, oftenly, old gal: Hi, NN. What you say is interesting. You talk about the idea that a person could keep themself happy by just deciding to hold on to a happy mood. And as you say, this doesn t really seem to work, even for oneself, but especially in relation to other people....

Meditation: healing/improving lymphoma, divine intervention, recovery time
divine intervention, recovery time, remission: Hi Mati Divine intervention can help him recover from the chemo, at a minimum. Chemo kills many things, a lot of it good for him. Divine Intervention is very good at helping his recovery time and after effects of the chemo. Let me know if I can help...

Meditation: healing, understanding emotions, spirit guides
understanding emotions, spirit guides, compulsive behavior: Hi Alana, If as a child, you are being bullied and have no one to help you stop the bullying, what you do is to try to solve the problem yourself... For me it was that I had decided that if I was stronger and harder... then they couldn t hurt me... You...

Meditation: help, christian contemplation, yoga postures
christian contemplation, yoga postures, body posture: I tend to be of the school that no single answer is sufficient for something like distraction and concentration. It s possible that we re distracted for a good reason, even though it can be unpleasant. But that doesn t mean we should give up on trying to concentrate...

Meditation: help, natural stress relief, david spector
natural stress relief, david spector, followup questions: aurax , Thank you for your question. The symptoms you describe are a common result of stress being stored in the nervous system. This stress can be dissolved through a simple effortless mental technique called Natural Stress Relief, which brings alertness...

Meditation: help, attention deficit disorder, neurological condition
attention deficit disorder, neurological condition, quietness: Hi, Aurax. Thanks for your note. It is hard to tell from what you said how much meditation might help you. You might first check with a doctor to see if you have attention deficit disorder or some other neurological condition. I am just guessing at...

Meditation: help, word fear, foucus
word fear, foucus, holy terror: Hi Aurax, Sorry for the delay but you ll understannd why in a moment. It s interesting that you are asking me this questions as I m also going through similar but different issues. In order to respond to your question I had to go into my issues. My issue...

Meditation: help, st john s wort, blue dot
st john s wort, blue dot, eye level: The first suggestion I have would be the Blue Dot meditation. Draw or print out a blue dot the size of a quarter in the middle of a white sheet of paper. Put it on the wall at eye level when you are sitting down. Sit about 4 feet from the dot and concentrate...

Meditation: hii want to ask about meditation,..., intresting, food for thought
intresting, food for thought, journeys: Hi guilda15, You might be interested in my web site and my message board.. It will give you some food for thought Here is the link..... http://saysame.com/ John PS: just as I was about to send you this message began to smile. I realized that...

Meditation: hi.well i always here about..., david spector, meditation technique
david spector, meditation technique, transcendental meditation: Lina, Thank you for your question. Personal instruction is always best. One organization offering an effective meditation technique is described at www.tm.org. Although Transcendental Meditation (TM) is expensive, it is probably the most effective and enjoyable...

Meditation: Interpreting a vision through Meditation, conscious minds, inner child
conscious minds, inner child, random thoughts: In visions, everything is a symbol of our lives. You were you, you were the flowers, you were the little boy. The flowers symbolize life and happiness, the little boy symbolizes your inner child. Perhaps you need to be more playful and childlike to bring your...

Meditation: how do I improve my mind, reading disorder, catholic mass
reading disorder, catholic mass, spiritual self: Kevin.. I m afraid this isn t my area of expertise. When I talk to people about meditation here it s usually geared towards seeing past personas, getting in touch with the spiritual self and so on. I d suggest talking to your medical doctor about natural and...

Meditation: My increasing spirituality, religious superiors, theological circles
religious superiors, theological circles, level of consciousness: I guess what I m suggesting is that you try to integrate your spirituality with your everyday life. Of course, there will be moments of contemplation. But if that doesn t make you a better, humbler person, then IMHO it s not worth much. As for interpreting...

Meditation: How do I know my calling, holy woman, simple beauty
holy woman, simple beauty, moment by moment: Hello! Thank you for sharing your feelings and concerns. I don t know if I can offer anything helpful but we can at least look together at what is causing you some confusion and concern. Let s see if I understand what you are saying. Your direct question...

Meditation: Lack of progress, everyday chores, meditation teacher
everyday chores, meditation teacher, meditation instruction: Hi Amber! Trying to find a meditation teacher, let alone a good one, can be a toughie! A lot depends on where you live - if you re near a large city, it s usually much easier than if you re out in the country. Becoming discouraged is also par for the...

Meditation: Levitation, conscious state, problem thanks
conscious state, problem thanks, levitation: Hi Colleen You said.. I just have to look at the good he did do for. I just hope one he can let go of the past life. If you only want to see the good in him ... and HOPE that he can let go of the past life... and not YOU let go of the past life...(your...

Meditation: How to learn TM, jeff pierson, meditation techniques
jeff pierson, meditation techniques, psychology section: Jeff Pierson, Thank you for your question. There are several books on Transcendental Meditation. You can find them in the self-help or psychology section of most book stores or in your local library. They are all about equally good. If you have difficulty...

Meditation: Mantra, natural stress relief, david spector
natural stress relief, david spector, gross level: Noel, Thank you for your question. No, I don t think you are being silly. The purpose of a mantra is to serve as a vehicle for transcending thought. That means that the mantra leads the mind inward toward quieter thinking. The only thing that prevents...

Meditation: MEDITATION, david spector, followup questions
david spector, followup questions, eye area: PRABAKARAN, Thank you for your question. Giving specific advice can be difficult. I would need to have a great deal more information that this, such as what kind of meditation you are practicing. In general, visual effects like these are evidence of...

Meditation: Meaning of Hands, karen mccormick, encyclopedia of eastern philosophy and religion
karen mccormick, encyclopedia of eastern philosophy and religion, lotus flower: Hi Karen… yes, they re called mudras. They occur in both Buddhism and Hinduism. To be honest I ve never been too interested myself, so don t really know too much about them. But a quick search at www.google.com brought up these pages. http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/mudra-japan.shtml...

Meditation: Meditation, colored orbs, sleep paralysis
colored orbs, sleep paralysis, extreme stress: Below is a faq that will instruct you for Auric TM, plus some other interesting points. Peace Let me begin by the sleep paralysis. I dont know what all you have heard but that is only a condition that happens when the spirit comes into the brain stem,...

Meditation: Meditation, jay cutts, meditation camp
jay cutts, meditation camp, backround: Hi, Brittany. Yes, I ve been to many 7 day retreats. I think what it s like depends on what you bring to it. At first it s hard to be away from the usual things that you do, like talking to other people, listening to music, etc. But then you start to...

Meditation: Meditation, strict catholic, meaningful communication
strict catholic, meaningful communication, inner eye: No I don t really. But I do find that the term I use often depends on whom I m talking to. For instance, if I m talking to a strict Catholic, the term meditation may make them uneasy, rightly or wrongly bringing up all sorts of New Age and pagan associations...

Meditation: Meditation, light beings, vic
light beings, vic, meditation: Dear Vio You will want to find the source of the tenseness. As you empty your mind and feel the tenseness, ask the universe where is this coming from? As you receive the answer, you will need to let go of both the tenseness and the underlying thought/emotion....

Meditation: Meditation, different religions, legal guardian
different religions, legal guardian, spiritual side: Kenny, there are many different types of meditation among many different religions (and cults) and not all are necessarily good for you. It all depends on who you are, where you re at, and what you want out of life. I remember being 16 and in many ways you...

Meditation: Meditation, astral projection, best wishes
astral projection, best wishes, clarity: Hi, Rachel. I have heard about astral projection, something about projecting yourself out of your body. I don t know how to do it and pretty much like to take my body with me when I go someplace. Of course much of the time our bodies feel burdensome....

Meditation: Meditation, spiritual guru, spiritual body
spiritual guru, spiritual body, sense of movement: Hi, Rachel. As far as I understand a guru is a person who is a teacher. You mention a physical and a spiritual body. Let s look more closely here at what you mean when you say physical body. In fact it is a good question to examine when you sit quietly...

Meditation: Meditation as a career, devil s advocate, traditional chinese medicine
devil s advocate, traditional chinese medicine, how to make a million dollars: Hi Tom! Hmmm...interesting question - thanks for asking it! As far as there being a sufficient market, I ll play the Devil s advocate here for a moment and ask YOU, What would be a large enough market to make YOU comfortable? : ) What I personally...

Meditation: Meditation during sleep, true spirituality, dear michael
true spirituality, dear michael, god name: IMHO true spirituality should never make us feel displaced or alienated. When God touches us through genuine grace, we feel safe, secure and loved. Thus I question this spiritual power that seems to be influencing your sense of well-being. Just as a suggestion,...

Meditation: Meditation/Spiritual Connection, inner stillness, meditation experience
inner stillness, meditation experience, daily meditation: Hi, Tina. Yes, I do feel more Presence (with a capital P) and an absence of many of the deep seated concerns of early years. I find that meditative time, especially extended time such as in a weeklong retreat, allows a great healing of the confusions and...

Meditation: Meditation Techniques, david spector, meditation methods
david spector, meditation methods, meditation techniques: David, Thank you for your question. As you can see from my profile, I focus on only one meditation technique that works, called Transcendental Meditation. Let me describe Transcendental Meditation in detail. Most meditation techniques operate on one...

Meditation: Meditation Techniques, ali akbar khan, abc of yoga
ali akbar khan, abc of yoga, yogic postures: Hello David.. I would suggest trying some basic yogic postures in combination with yogic breathing. Some self-proclaimed experts say that inhalation must be in and out through the nose. But there are variations. I ll suggest this link because it offers a variety...

Meditation: Meditation, strange sensation, excersize
strange sensation, excersize, birth and death: Hi, Kristen. You are asking some sincere questions. I wish we had a chance to talk about these directly, like on the phone, because then I could ask you more what you mean and it would be a nice dialogue. But I ll try to respond here and if you ever do...

Meditation: Meeting an animal during meditation, moss rock, quiet glen
moss rock, quiet glen, meditation practice: Dear Kim I would say that the wolf is one of your totem animals and it has appeared to help you. I would get a book called Animal Speaks by Ted Andrews to see what it is trying to tell you. You can attempt to approach it, but it may or may not disappear....

Meditation: Monkey Mind, buddhist monk, monkey mind
buddhist monk, monkey mind, typical kinds: Hi, Chris. Thanks for the note. I have no idea who first used the term but I think the origin and meaning of it become clear if you try to sit quietly without doing anything in particular. We like to pride ourselves in controlling our minds, in accomplishing...

Meditation: Monkey Mind, buddhism and christianity, self flagellation
buddhism and christianity, self flagellation, meditation teachers: Hi Chris.. it s just a metaphor for distracting thoughts, desires, inclinations and so on that can arise while people are trying to quiet the mind. The aim of many forms of meditation is to reach single-mindedness. Some schools of Buddhism and Christianity,...

Meditation: Mr. Spector, Are you familiar..., stages of meditation, transcendental meditation
stages of meditation, transcendental meditation, meditation techniques: Carol , Thank you for your question. No, I have not heard of the system you describe. I am only familiar with Transcendental Meditation, which I teach. Let me describe Transcendental Meditation in detail. Perhaps that will answer your question. ...

Meditation: I’m very confused, last leap year, david spector
last leap year, david spector, praying to god: Christopher, Some time has passed since I answered your question, and I am curious to know if my answer was helpful. David Specto...

Meditation: The meaning of Ohm, hinduism buddhism, symbol of hinduism
hinduism buddhism, symbol of hinduism, katha upanishad: Om, Aum, Ohm is a holy meditation symbol of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism (see graphic at top of page) with a profusion of esoteric and exoteric meanings. In modern usage Om means the Word, the “parnava,” the eternal. Various accounts are given of its origin;...

Meditation: medetating, medetation, word meditation
medetation, word meditation, insents: Hi, Jon. Thanks for your clarification. I understand what you are saying and how you feel. I would encourage you to try to take time to sit quietly when you can, as I described before. I think you will discover that taking quiet time by yourself has...

Meditation: meditate, natural stress relief, meditation exercise
natural stress relief, meditation exercise, david spector: Luke, Thank you for your question. I think the result of the meditation exercise you describe might be some relaxation, but certainly not the deep dive within and dissolving of stress that happens with Transcendental Meditation and Natural Stress Relief....