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Vol. II- Empirical Research and Theory

Klaus Engel

Meditation Volume 2 forms a link to the accounts of experience detailed in Volume 1 and operationalizes them for empirical research. The first two chapters summarize the vast number of empirical studies - several hundred - and divides them into physiological and mental correlatives. The studies relate to in-patients, the workplace, normal test persons, higher states of consciousness, negative results, side-effects and prognostic factors of meditation. The third chapter treats of theoretical models, followed by a section on measuring instruments. The appendix introduces a research project.
Contents: Empirical studies - Physiological, mental, in-patients, workplace-studies - 'higher states', negative results, side-effects, prognostic factors - Theoretical Models - Measuring Instruments - Research Project.