PRACTICAL COURSE on
CONCENTRATION & MEDITATION for GROUP WORK
Contents & Preface

Prepared by Geoffrey Farthing & Colleagues

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1. PREFACE

The purpose of this online guide is to offer some suggestions for effective and safe exercises in concentration and meditation.

It is mainly in the form of guidance to group leaders to provide them with material suitable for introductory courses. The material is at various levels, and is sufficient for some years. The course material and its procedures are classical and have been well tried and used by individuals and groups of all kinds.

The course is primarily for beginners and elementary groups. It is in the form of a variety of exercises to get people used to meditational practice. It does not cater for the really accustomed, competent meditator - they will have discovered their own way into the inner worlds after possibly having had some individual guidance.

This is a course for those who want preliminary help and stimulation to get them started on the great quest for self-knowledge and self-realization.

II. - V. CONTENTS

Meditation Guide Contents
II. Introduction
III. NOTES FOR LEADERS
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IV. CONTENTS OF SESSIONS
     1st stage Introductory
     2nd stage Intermediate
     3rd stage More Advanced Practice
V. EXERCISE MATERIAL
Group 1 Preliminaties and Closure
Group 2 Observation & Concentration
Group 3 Classical, Miscellaneous
Group 4 Theosophical Fundamentals
Group 5 Devotional & Mystical
Group 6 Consciousness-Raising
 
H.P. Blavatsky Diagram of Meditation

In addition to Geoffrey Farthing's material on meditation, attention is drawn to H.P. Blavatsky's Diagram of Meditation and a commentary published in The Theosophist May 2003

This document has been reproduced from Geoffrey Farthing's digital copy created in 2002,
and currently in the archive material of The Blavatsky Trust.
Originally published in booklet form, March 1988 (Fifth Revision) & Issued by The Theosophical Society in England, 50 Gloucester Place, London

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