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Meditation for Beginners

Postby TyDP11 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:29 am

Sorry if this question has been asked before but do any of you know of a good meditation to do for beginners? I am very new to the actual practice of mysticism and would like to find a meditation to warm up those "muscles" before I jump into the more difficult stuff. How did you guys get started?
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Re: Meditation for Beginners

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:01 pm

At (as close as you can) the same time everyday, go into a quiet room where nothing else is happening, take steps to make sure you won't be interrupted (phones off, other people in house notified of privacy needs, etc.). Light a candle if you want (or not - depends on whether it helps you). Burn some incense if you want (or not - depends on whether it helps you).

If you want, you can add this step, especially if you have a hard time calming down:As you breathe, notice the air going in through the nostrils (it will feel cool) and out through the nostrils (it will feel warm). Don't worry about a particular breathing pattern: Although slow and even is the goal, this likely will even itself out on its own. Do this for a while until you feel centered.

In any case, after you're in the room and settled down, just sit in one position (of your choice) and say/do nothing for 30 minutes.

If you do anything at all, just watch where your thoughts go.

Do this every day for 30 days before you think you've started, and 6 months before you give up.

I doubt it will take 6 months for you to get distinctive, educational results.
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Re: Meditation for Beginners

Postby jefffaust » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:32 am

I have been meditating dailly but not for a half hour. I seem to be getting more out of meditation than magick.
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Re: Meditation for Beginners

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:09 am

That's perfectly understandable, jefffaust. Ceremonial magick requires skills (like sustained concentration, for example) that often need to be developed by something like meditation.
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Re: Meditation for Beginners

Postby Selene » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:06 am

Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield is a good book.
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