research info request
Subject: research info request
From: email@example.com (Rev. Steve)
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 94 02:48:00 -0640
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In preparation for my doctorate thesis, I am now collecting
information. I would appreciate any and all commentary,
specifically in finding citations from obscure publications,
bibliography reference lists and/or quotable personal
experiences on any of the following items:
--General Heading: Meditation.
--The use of meditation as a spiritual experience.
--The use of meditation as a health improvement tool.
--Religions that overtly use meditation as part of the
--Religions that covertly use meditation, disguised as ritual
or other trancing techniques, as part of the religious
--Religions that place taboo or prohibitions on meditation.
--Healing techniques that overtly use meditation in some form.
--Healing techniques that covertly use meditation disguised as
--Public opinion about the value/effect of meditation.
--Descriptions of meditation techniques.
--Studies on the success/failure of meditation techniques.
--Reports on the most common difficulties of meditators
learning to meditate.
--Reports on the most successful aids to learning meditation.
--Religious "Sacred Book" references to meditation.. any
religion, pro or con.
The above list is intended as a guide to the type of
information that I am looking for, but I welcome any inclusions
of similar or related topics. Individuals are welcome to
comment on their personal experiences with anything on the
For the more obscure pieces, especially from the "Sacred Books"
of non-traditional religions, or limited circulation magazines,
I would truly appreciate anyone sending relevant quoted text,
together with complete bibliography notes and page number
reference (academic standard).
Also, individuals willing to be part of the study group are
welcome to contact me at this time... though the details of the
study are not complete, it will generally be for non-meditators
to learn to meditate; and for experienced meditators to try a
new technique. There will be no cost, but also no pay for
As it is impossible for me to scan every area daily for
responses to this... I would ask that replies be sent to me
directly via e-mail or NetMail... addresses are below.
Thank you in advance... an infinite number of drops it takes to
fill the oceans... yet, every drop counts.
Life, Live it to the fullest....
Conscious Action IS Karma Yoga......
...And So It Is!
Rev Steve @)>--`-,--`---
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