The author is able to give a first-hand account of what it feels like to have a mental and behavioural disorder. This short book is aimed at helping others understand the challenges of being misunderstood and discriminated against in society.
Altered states of consciousness comprise unusual conditions of perception achieved by the deliberate cultivation of often abnormal mental states. It continues to increase in popularity today. The most recent pop culture example of this teaching is found in Eckhart Tolle's writing, featured on Oprah's popular talk show. The authors share the major problems and potential dangers that are involved.
Channeling occurs when men and women willingly give over their minds and bodies to spirit entities, and these spirits enter and control them, using them to heal, or to give teachings and other information. Crystal work uses crystals to invoke the spirits. The spirits claim they are wise and loving entities that can assist people toward true spiritual enlightenment. But what is their real purpose?
Meditation is one of the most popular of all modern religious practices. It claims to work by profoundly "stilling" or otherwise dramatically influencing the mind. Through this process the meditator is allegedly able to perceive "true" reality, his own "true" divine nature, and finally achieve spiritual enlightenment. Promoters claim it also has numerous health benefits. Are these statements true?