Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation

Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation


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ISBN-13: 9781585429929
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 188,128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School and has maintained a private practice in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for more than thirty years. He conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health, as a research fellow, researcher and senior researcher for more than twenty years.

Table of Contents

Foreword Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. ix

Part I Transcendence

Introduction: My Journey Back 3

1 A Return to the Self: Aspects of Meditation 13

2 The Mind Within the Mind: What Is Transcendence? 31

Part II Healing

3 Decompression: Managing Toxic Stress 55

Part III Transformation

4 Turning Off the Brain's Alarm System: Treating Anxiety and Anger 87

5 The Schoolboy Who Pulled Out His Hair: Attention, Priorities, and Effectiveness 113

6 Helping the Spikes and Valleys: Meditation and Moods 131

7 Silencing the Bubble Machine: Addiction and Recovery 153

8 An Island of Safety in a Sea of Trouble: Transformation in Schools 173

9 Learning to Love Yourself: The Long Road Back from Prison 189

10 Self-Actualization?Your Personal Best 205

Part IV Harmony

11 Harmony: Coherence at Many Levels 241

Afterword to the Paperback Edition: After Transcendence 252

Appendix-Answers to Questions About Transcendental Meditation: An Expert's Perspective 276

Acknowledgments 285

Notes 287

Index 316

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Transcendence is a profoundly important book on a topic that you need to know a lot about... Dr. Rosenthal is one of those rare professionals who is able to mix authority and accuracy with riveting stories that read like a novel. In Transcendence, he has given us all a gift that will enlighten, entertain, and perhaps even transform. This will become the go-to book for those searching for the wisdom within meditation."
Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

"Dr. Norman Rosenthal's Transcendence is the best-ever book on Transcendental Meditation: Accessible and substantive, engaging and scientific, practical and profound. A very enjoyable read that can change your life, for good."
David Lynch

"I have been meditating for over 10 years, and I found Transcendence to be a uniquely compelling introduction to the art and science of Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Norman Rosenthal's book will propel TM into the mainstream where it belongs."
Russell Simmons
"Whether your troubles are deep or you simply know life could be better and happier, read this book."
Candy Crowley, CNN anchor

“One of the striking features of this book is the empowering empathy with which Dr. Norman Rosenthal discusses the people with given health issues. It cannot but make the reader become more understanding of other humans and their anguish. In addition, there is all the neat science – explained simply yet not watered down to the degree of becoming trivial. Essentially, this is book about human condition in the modern world. But unlike the existentialists, Dr. Norman Rosenthal sees light at the end of the tunnel.”
—Transcendental Meditation
“The book makes a useful contribution to understanding the mind-body relationship in holistic ways, advancing ongoing dialogue among clinicians and just plain folks about how to live more healthfully.”
—Publishers Weekly


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Transcendence 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not a "how to" book but rather a "how can it benefit me" book. Lots of good, sound scientific facts as well as interesting case studies. Very uplifting read which I enjoyed tremendously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have decided to give myself a mantra and to share it with everyone, it shall be "ripped off"7