Ultra Meditation "Meditate like a Buddhist Monk in just 28 minutes!"
This is one of those famous meditate-like-a monk-in-a-few-minutes cds, which I don't really buy, but I think a few of the cds from this set are pretty good and that's Ultra Meditation 2 and 3.
It uses binaural beats to put your mind into a deep theta/delta state, where if you can stay aware long enough, you will experience dreamlike images, and creativity and insights.
It has just pure, uninterrupted tones for about 40 minutes or so. Quantum Consciousness- experience Samadhi with this method?
That experience that a lot of posters and questioners talk about- enlightment or awareness, or samadhi, is the experince that this book claims you can experience by following it's directions. The author is a clinical psychologist with a background of studying with 'Buddhist Masters'.
I actually came across this book a few years ago and read it out of curiousity. There was an exercise in it that teaches a person to 'merge' into and with everything, becoming one with it. The author claims he had and frequently still has experiences of blissful consciousness, or "enlightment" with this exercise.
It actually takes a semi-scientific approach to this, using psychology and a little neurology with meditation practices to teach a person to experience the elusive state we've read about so often.
Here are some opinions from Amazon.com;
| Exceptional Book , By R. Rose (Oregon) |
This book has certainly changed my life. This is one of those books the reader must want to experience because it can be read at many different levels. Like learning anything one starts with simple steps then in time what seemed simple takes on deeper meaning. Wolinsky's writing style is exceptionally clear and lucid. Over and over I have found myself going back to read the same passages only to find out with each reading I learned even more. Remarkable book. Pretty amazing book might be better.
| Is this a joke?, |
I honestly hope the other reviewers really did become as fulfilled from reading this as they say. I was given it because I have a background in Physics and an interest in psychology and religions. Unlike most information in these areas, this book offers no substantiation for anything. It's a little bit watching a cartoon. It's somewhat entertaining for about five minutes, but you know it's not real. Most people will find it really hard to take the book seriously when there's no evidence for anything the author says.
| Powerful but Boring, June 2, 2008 |
By Sharon (Deleted)
Everybody should read a book like this - at least once in their life. (Not that there is another book of its kind around)
It is like "Mind, the User's Manual" and is a full synthesis of Zen, Yogic Methods, Psychology and Quantum Physics.
And believe me Steve Wolinsky has a deceptively good knowledge of all of the above. For a kick-off he spent many years learning from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in India and also many Buddhist Masters. He gives more detail on the nature of time in a few short paragraphs than anyone I have come across - except maybe Jesus in "A Course in Miracles".
Another powerful feature of this book is that Steve migrates us away from traditional Yogic and Zen methods that look on the mind as a passive receiver and only by healing its reactions to its observations that it can heal itself. Instead Steve teaches us that mind is the creator of all it observes - and so all we perceive is more accurately seen to be our own creative observation.
This is a totally different system and creates space for liberation, responsibility and transformation of our world. And so all reality is created in the present moment through our current thoughts and beliefs - the Quantum being a memoryless system. And so we are our world and fully responsible for it and changing our world is as simple as changing out thoughts - Excellent!