An Experimental Meditation using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Approaches

This meditation is built on the idea of trance identification with a future idealised, or present higher realized, self. Deep Trance Identification is a concept derived from the fields of NLP and hypnosis, but has its origins in shamanism, spiritual and religious practices of all kinds. Shamanic practices of identification with spirit beings and deities would appear to go back to pre-history. More recently, some forms of the mystical but Christian practices of the Stations of the Cross encourage identification with Jesus at stages from his being condemned to die through to his resurrection.


In Sogyal Rinpoche’s book, The Tibetan Book of living and Dying, he describes a meditation he calls Guru Yoga. I have adapted this meditation with an emphasis on some of the submodality distinctions. I would be interested in people’s thoughts or experiences with this meditation.


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