The Divine Art Of Meditation
Meditation and visualization techniques for a healthy mind, body and soul
by Farnaz Ma'súmián
‘A wonderful work, with amazing clarity, honesty, and an openness to reality.’ Nader Saiedi UCLA, author of Gate of the Heart
The practice of meditation is becoming increasingly common among people from all walks of life. It is being encouraged in high-level corporate sessions, during coffee breaks, before academic tests and sports competitions. Drawing on the experience of the great masters and contemplative traditions of world religions, The Divine Art of Meditation looks at the benefits of meditation, presents various forms of it and offers suggestions for meditational practices.
'This is tomato bisque for the soul, where the reader can actually sample meditation techniques – drawn from the great masters and contemplative traditions of world religions. Here, the reader can taste the physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits of meditation . . . the author shows how these techniques, done singly or in combination, promote peace of mind, comfort, confidence, strength, wisdom and self-empowerment for the benefit of self and others – all with scientific evidence of meditation’s powers to uplift body and mind. Professor Masumian authenticates her meditation handbook by sharing what she herself has experienced while performing these various meditations – a consummate personal touch. A gift by a gifted author.' Christopher Buck, author of Religions Myths and Visions of America
‘. . . really encouraging on the subject of persevering with one’s practice and not expecting perfection. It deals with the Bahá’í approach to meditation in an appropriate and inspiring manner’ . . . ‘I would recommend this book to anyone interested in meditation as it offers hope that being able to meditate is really within anyone’s grasp.’ Members of the Reviewing Panel of the Bahá’ís of the United Kingdom
Farnaz Masumian has been teaching world religions at institutions of higher education since 1992, including the University of Texas at Austin since 2005. Her primary research interests are in the areas of life after death, near-death experiences (NDEs), and meditation. Among her publications are several books, including Life after Death: A Study of the Afterlife in World Religions (One World Publications, 1995, reprinted in 2002 by Kalimat Press), and Divine Educators (George Ronald, 2005), which she co-authored with her husband, Bijan Masumian. Her Life After Death book has so far been translated into Russian, Polish, and Indonesian languages and won first prize in religion/spirituality category at the 1998 Beijing, China Book Fair.
220 pages plus illustrations
210 x 138 mm (8.5 x 5.5 ins)
A Kindle version of this book is available through Amazon.com
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Reprinting August 2017
In the meantime copies can still be purchased from the US Baha'i Distribution Service
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