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Oct 25, 1995 12:09 PM
by Jerry Schueler
Eldon:<But how do we teach this? JHE would teach the ideas from the books and leave the spiritual side to the individual to handle on his self-initiative. I'd want something more than that, but I'm not initially sure as to how to go about it.> The only way to teach it is through *techniques* of some kind. And even if we give techniques (Wheaton, for example, advocates basic meditation techniques that include visualization and prayer (sounds a bit like magical rituals to me), it would be hard to find anyone qualified enough to do the training - and the TS is not allowed to be any kind of training ground, etc. Most TSs stay away from all techniques except very basic meditation and perhaps karma yoga (doing good deeds). All in all, I am not sure but what JHE's method is about all we can do from within a TS. The only techniques that I know of, that really work, are all variations of yoga, some of which will force the development of psychism, and for which one must be prepared beforehand. Like I have said several times, those techniques that work the best and fastest are the most dangerous, while those that work the safest are the slowest and least reliable (because lifetimes are required and there is lots of time to get distracted). Jerry S.