Saturday, May 16, 2009

Francis Wheen shock - 'Meditation is good for you!'

Francis Wheen: Anti-mumbo jumbo guru recommends meditation for its benefits - halting the interior dialogue through what some have described as the use of "magical passes"

In a shock development, Francis Wheen - author of the bestselling anti-new age How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions - has admitted that meditation is "good for you". This will surprise many of his followers who delighted in his mockery of Transcendental Meditation self-help gurus such as Deepak Chopra.

Wheen recanted in response to a Madame Arcati meditation science report which concluded that the new age practice helps keep the brain young. To read his letter and Madame Arcati's reply click here and then go to comments.

Those whose minds are still keen may also notice how Wheen's view has been somewhat exaggerated by this report without being entirely misrepresented.


Anonymous said...

I'm pleased Francis Wheen gives credit to meditation and having just finished Cynthia Lennon's book on ex-hubby John, it seems the Maharishi was much maligned by the Beatles and their famous 60's bust-up with the meditation guru.

Madame Arcati said...

I am re-reading Francis' book to see what he says precisely on meditation.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

.. my meditation tapes on my IPOD really helped my healing process..I even listened to them before and after surgery. I can always tell the difference when I have not put my guided relaxation music on at night..I am very tired the next morning..Subliminal messages are the way to go...maybe we should try that on some of these bloggers..! (: