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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (92 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Norman E. Rosenthal Narrator: Gildart Jackson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 6/23/2013

    " Not very well written, but a compelling subject. Going to give it a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Hanrahan | 4/11/2013

    " I bought it to get some background on the tm method before I went to pay for the classes . It didn't give much of a overview of how it worked and spent most of the rest dealing with the benefits of meditation. Not really what I was looking for "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz Gillingham | 3/26/2013

    " I started reading this but then it got into the whole "you need an official TM teacher to help you" bit coupled with all sorts of celebrity name dropping and it reminded me way too much of scientology. I'm sticking with Pema Chodron and awareness meditation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 3/24/2013

    " I learned a bit more about transcendence from this book, but mostly I was encouraged that many of the people reported in the book talked of benefits coming after months of doing TM. I've been doing it for one month,and that means chances are it's going to get even better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/2/2013

    " Great insight into what transcendental meditation is and the benefits. I need to go sign up! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tanya | 10/4/2012

    " Meh. It is a long book about the benefits of TM, with many anecdotes, etc. It also describes how to hire a teacher and what that process entails. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynecia | 8/8/2012

    " I can't wait to learn Transcendental Meditation now. This is a well written, easy to read book about the benefits of TM, backed up by solid, scientific research and well-designed studies. Its expensive to learn in my city but I will find a way to pay for it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 7/8/2012

    " I found it a little too preachy to stick with it. Too much "if you don't practice TM, these horrible things will happen to you!!!!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 4/20/2012

    " Interesting read. It would have been nice to have more about the actual practice, but the research is compelling in that it reaches (and affects) so many areas. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vanessa | 3/1/2012

    " This book covers stories about how TM's calming affect has influenced people's lives. There are sections about TM used in schools, prisons, for drug users. It basically covers the benefits of TM and there is a brief description of the practice of TM in the appendix. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/20/2012

    " A little disappointing, but a quick run-through. I thought that there would be a more general overview, but this book is more of an instruction manual for the subject. I wasn't looking for that so much, so I flipped through it in an afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 9/23/2011

    " A little disappointing, but a quick run-through. I thought that there would be a more general overview, but this book is more of an instruction manual for the subject. I wasn't looking for that so much, so I flipped through it in an afternoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynecia | 8/1/2011

    " I can't wait to learn Transcendental Meditation now. This is a well written, easy to read book about the benefits of TM, backed up by solid, scientific research and well-designed studies. Its expensive to learn in my city but I will find a way to pay for it! "

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About the Author
Author Norman E. Rosenthal

Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the author of the New York Times bestseller Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation, as well as The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections.

About the Narrator

Gildart Jackson’s acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most often recognized for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital. He has also starred in numerous television shows, including CSI and Vegas, and he played the lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film You, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin.