Sunday, April 10, 2016

suggestibiiy and meditation from another blog's comments section

This is an excerpt from a blog focused on the dangers of meditation. (Note that Michael Murphy and Steven Donavan are new agers).

"Another concern, explored by researchers Michael Murphy and Steven Donovan, is that advanced practioners rank high in suggestibility, meaning that their physical or mental state is easily influence by the process of suggestion. Whether they become more suggestible because of participation in meditation practices or are highly suggestible to being with, a state which might reinforce their continuation of the practice has not been determined. Either way, the suggestibility puts them at risk of losing personal autonomy.

When meditators first reported experiencing depersonalization and derealization (feeling removed from ones body or as if one were watching oneself), it was believed that these altered states were connected to actual periods of meditation. Psychiatrists eventually recognized, however, that these were states of involuntary meditation, for want of a better name, that were intruding into the waking consciousness of meditators when they were not deliberately meditating."
Here is another warning from the medical community:

Meditation as Coercive persuasion:

And yet another resource.
These links should set you on the path to locate additional materials you may need.

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