Ainslie Meares (1910-1986) was an eminent psychiatrist of international reputation who made major contributions to medical hypnosis. He melded mental homeostasis with the essence of mysticism. Dissolving tension, anxiety & pain. Taping the wealth within. Rest naturally in meditation and live a calm, active life.
"People told me what they wanted to know and I wrote Ainslie Meares on Meditation – it includes Relief Without Drugs* & sample poems written by Meares." Owen Bruhn, 2017.
Foreword by Pauline McKinnon
The story of Meares' life and works - the early years and, the hypnosis & meditation periods
Relief Without Drugs* by Ainslie Meares with summaries of the “Relaxing Mental Exercise” and Notes on Pain prepared by Bruhn.
The later refinements - the Stillness Meditation process, making the stillness more general & living calm.
30 sample poems by Ainslie Meares to help plan which poetry books to get.
Meares' teaching protocol and personal meditation practice
A summary of Meares' method
Meares recommendations on his own book's,
Recommendations on the best of Meares' books from those available in 2017.
A list of related books by other authors.
Getting some rest if sleep eludes.
How Meares' poetry fits into his method.
Footnoted references are provided throughout the book.
"I highly recommend this book to all who aim to live and teach 'a better life'." Pauline McKinnon, invited by Meares to teach meditation 34 years ago.
Owen Bruhn BSc Hons, G Dip Occup Hygiene, G Dip Erg, (Teaching) Member of Meditation Australia (aka Australian Meditation Teachers Association). Bruhn attended Ainslie Meares' meditation classes for several months in 1984. His interest in Meares' method was reinvigorated several years ago after a painful injury. He undertook further study and practical application of Meares' method under the supervision of Pauline McKinnon. She learnt from Ainslie Meares for a decade and also wrote the foreword to Ainslie Meares on Meditation. Although Bruhn teaches Stillness Meditation he considers himself an ongoing student of Meares' method. Bruhn lives with family and dogs in Melbourne. https://www.tradebit.com *distilled version