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Publisher's Summary

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., a 20-year researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and the celebrated psychiatrist who pioneered the study and treatment of Season Affective Disorder (SAD), brings us the most important work on Transcendental Meditation since the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Science of Being and Art of Living - and one of our generation's most significant books on achieving greater physical and mental health and wellness.
Transcendence demystifies the practice and benefits of Transcendental Meditation for a general audience who may have heard about the method but do not necessarily know what it is, how it is learned, or what they stand to gain, physically and emotionally, from achieving transcendence. Dr. Rosenthal clearly and practically explains the basic ideas behind transcendental meditation: It is a nonreligious practice that involves sitting comfortably for 20 minutes twice a day while using a silent mantra, or nonverbal sound, to attain a profound state of aware relaxation.
Alongside exclusive celebrity interviews - in which such figures as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Russell Brand, Laura Dern, Moby, and David Lynch openly discuss their meditation - Dr. Rosenthal draws upon experience from the lives of his patients and a wealth of clinical research amassed on Transcendental Meditation over the past generation (including 340 peer-reviewed published articles). He provides the fullest and most accessible book ever on the broad range of benefits of this remarkably simple practice - from relief of anxiety, stress, and depression to new hope for those experiencing addiction, attention-deficit disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
©2011 Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. (P)2011 Tantor
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"Come for the star power; stay for the benefits." ( Library Journal)
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By James on 05-24-13

Inspirational yet "Informercional"

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would add more specific meditation instruction.

If you’ve listened to books by Norman E. Rosenthal before, how does this one compare?

n/a

What three words best describe Gildart Jackson’s performance?

His tone of voice and style is very inspirational and motivational.

Was Transcendence worth the listening time?

Yes and no.

Any additional comments?

There was plenty of wonderful telling of how important transcendental meditation is. I believe it, I would have liked less selling of meditation centers and more information about the meditation process itself.

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By jennifer on 02-14-13

Great info

Great info on how TM works, but unfortunately doesn't explain how to do it. To do it you have to go to expensive one on one classes.

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23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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