Meditation, Improvisation, and Paradigmatic Change:

Meditation, Improvisation, and Paradigmatic Change:

“Among the most exciting examples of this, in my mind, is the idea that collec- tive meditation may radiate harmonizing influences in the environment. The basic idea is that consciousness is not only an individual phenomenon but intersubjec-tive in nature, and that—taken in its fullest ramifications—this intersubjective field is a facet of the nondual cosmic source. When individuals penetrate to the deepest dimensions of individual consciousness they enliven the collective and its transformative properties. Empirical studies suggest that accident rates, violence, and illness may be decreased significantly through large group practice (Sharma and Clark; 1998; Orme-Johnson et. al. 1988). Oates (2002) has even proposed this as an antidote to terrorism.

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