The Meditator's Handbook: A Complete Guide to Eastern and Western Techniques

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A clear and authoritative introduction to the different traditions of meditation by an authority in the field. Meditation is an extraordinarily powerful tool for physical and mental relaxation as well as for personal and spiritual growth. It has been practiced for thousands of years and today it continues to have serious relevance for an ever-increasing number of people. This handbook is for novice and advanced practitioners alike. It describes the theory and practice of all the major Eastern and Western approaches to meditation. With examples and clear and practical guidelines, the book shows how meditation can be used for: relaxation and dealing with stress; attaining greater concentration and awareness; achieving self-discovery and self-acceptance; and spiritual development.

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'Dr. Fontana's sincerity, enormous depth of both scholarship and practice of meditation all combine to make this book a beautiful companion for meditators at any stage of their spiritual journey.' Dr. Michael West, author of The Psychology of Meditation

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David Fontana is a psychologist who holds posts at the University of Wales and the University of Minho, Portugal. For over 25 years he has studied Eastern and Western religions, meditation, dreams, psychotherapy and other techniques for spiritual and psychological development. His many books on psychology and personal growth have been translated into 21 languages.

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