Visual meditation, again. I really like this one because is quite ‘pagan’ and I absolutely love to mix knowledge and disciplines. I think that I can call myself eclectic, also as a Philosophy student I loved to extract whatever I found useful and to interpret it or reuse it for something new (a Philosophy’s historian would be horrified, naturally, but what can I say, that’s the way I like it!)
So this one is quite a new age mixture of animal spirit guide pagan sphere and eastern meditation.
New Age meditations are often influenced by Eastern philosophy, mysticism, Yoga, Hinduism and Buddhism, yet may contain some degree of Western influence. In the West, meditation found its mainstream roots through the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, when many of the youth of the day rebelled against traditional belief systems as a reaction against what some perceived as the failure of Christianity to provide spiritual and ethical guidance. New Age meditation as practised by the early hippies is regarded for its techniques of blanking out the mind and releasing oneself from conscious thinking. This is often aided by repetitive chanting of a mantra, or focusing on an object. New Age meditation evolved into a range of purposes and practices, from serenity and balance to access to other realms of consciousness to the concentration of energy in group meditation to the supreme goal of samadhi, as in the ancient yogic practice of meditation.