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About the bookEnlightenment

Enlightenment has fascinated people for millennia. The Transcendental Meditation Technique and the Journey of Enlightenment overturns the commonly held belief that enlightenment is a state of consciousness possible only for a few rare individuals living in a forest or monastery. It points out that enlightenment is in fact the most natural state of life, available to everyone through simple, effortless meditation techniques that expand human awareness and perception of the truly unified reality of life.

This book follows the author’s journey on the path of enlightenment and also gives accounts of athletes, artists, musicians, and people from all walks of life who have had spontaneous experiences of higher states of consciousness at some point. Many never had a framework to understand their experiences or to systematically develop them. The Transcendental Meditation Technique and the Journey of Enlightenment lays out the systematic knowledge of seven states of consciousness and how they can be easily unfolded through the experience of transcendence. It highlights extensive scientific research that confirms the development of health and brain functioning gained through meditation, and also explains how individuals experiencing inner peace simultaneously contribute to the creation of world peace. The style is easy reading, with anecdotes, quotes, short poems, and analysis of recent world events woven throughout.

About the Author

Ann Purcell has been a full-time teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1973, teaching Transcendental Meditation and advanced courses in many countries around the world. In addition, she has worked on curricula and course development for universities and continuing education programs. She has a B.SCI (Bachelor of the Science of Creative Intelligence) and an M.SCI from Maharishi European Research University, Seelisberg, Switzerland. She received a PhD in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace, Vlodrop, Netherlands. She regularly writes for the Huffington Post.

About the Website

Enlightenmentforeveryone.com serves to connect all those who are seeking to develop their full, infinite potential in daily life— the natural state of enlightenment. Educators, researchers, spiritual seekers, mothers at home or in the office, athletes, artists, musicians, humanitarians, students, and those from all walks of life are welcome to read the book, visit the blog, and pose any questions about the path of growing enlightenment, scientific research on human potential, the creation of world peace through peaceful individuals, etc.
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