Guided Meditation


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Guided Meditation

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

As its name suggests, this is meditation where a leader quietly speaks the words that suggest a mental journey. These words are imagery in story form, together with suggestions for relaxation and well-being. It is meditation with a specific purpose. For example, to take a person on a mental journey in order to find their personal spirit guide. A guided meditation also can be used in many ways to help in mediumistic development. The guided meditation can be directed by a person who is present, or by a recording.

Sources:

Bodian, Stephan: Meditation for Dummies. New York: Wiley Publishing, 1999
Goleman, Daniel: The Meditative Mind: The Varieties of Meditative Experience. New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 1988
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