Dr. Emmett Miller

The Source Meditation

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Dr. Emmett Miller is one of the pioneers of using guided imagery for healing. This tape offers a general spiritual guided meditation to tap into one's male (Yang) and female (Yin) energies. Side one is the Earth/female focus. Miller encourages the listener to imagine a connection to being born, then to receiving the energy of the Earth. Surf sounds simulate the rhythms of deep breathing (directed by Miller), while in the background, slightly echoed, are spoken "I" affirmations for increased expression, healing, and growth. These are all printed in the liner notes. Near the end of side one, now with only the stream sound, a Tibetan bell rings occasionally to help focus the consciousness. Side two focuses on the male aspect, the creative energy of the universe. So instead of connecting to the womb and earth as on side one, Miller connects the listener to the heavens. The "subliminal" messages here are "threshold quotations," non-denominational inspirational quotations such as William Blake's "No bird soars too high how flies with its own wings." Both sides are very relaxing.

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