A Complete Guide to Eastern and Western Techniques
About the author
Dr David Fontana is a psychologist with many years experience of studying and teaching meditation in a wide range of Eastern and Western traditions. He is the author of more than 20 books on many aspects of psychology, dreams and meditation, which together have been translated into 25 languages. Currently he holds a professorship in transpersonal psychology at Liverpool John Moores University and is Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Cardiff Wales.
The Meditator's Handbook explains the theory and practice of the major Eastern and Western approaches to meditation, as well as providing insights from modern psychology. This comprehensive guide is an invaluable companion at every stage of your own spiritual journey, whether you are completely new to meditation or an experienced practitioner.
1. Who am I? The Exploration of the Inner World
2. Why Meditation?
3. Concentration, Tranquillity, Insight
4. Stillness Meditation: Stopping the Mind
5. Flowing Meditation I: Inner Voice and Compassion
6. Flowing Meditation II: The World of the Shaman
7. Visualization: A Key to the Inner World
8. Subjective Meditation: Knowing Your Own Mind
9. Objective Meditation I: The Mysteries of Life and Death
10. Objective Meditation II: Form and Formlessness
* References and Further Reading