Unpleasant meditation-related experiences

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Unpleasant meditation-related experiences

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I thought this may be of interest here

It is some research entitled: "Unpleasant meditation-related experiences in regular meditators: Prevalence, predictors, and conceptual considerations"
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Re: Unpleasant meditation-related experiences

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For the record, my understanding is that meditation on a particular Deity can invoke an unpleasant experience. These Deities are not abstractions and are well aware when someone is trying to contact them for whatever reason.

The Goddess Kali is known for putting the frighteners on someone who, without a by-your-leave, just waltzes up and starts to meditate upon her. She considers this to be impolite and although she will do the meditator no harm her reaction is likely to evoke a bad case of soiled laundry.

By visualising someone, one is effectively knocking on their door so its best first to make tentative enquiry as to whether an approach will be welcome or, simply wait for an invitation however that may come.

The dowser is well placed here as he potentially has access to such preliminary information.

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