Zen and psyching oneself

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Zen and psyching oneself

Post by dalehileman » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:21 pm

Can anyone suggest a term for autosuggestion of the kind described by William James in Varieties of Religious Experience, calling it "mind-cure"

Something desired by all but achieved by few, it can take a lifetime to achieve though in rare instances can happen in an instant, as with revelation or conversion, a flash. It need not be a religious experience

Thesaurus.com isn't of much help. It may be that the word I'm looking for doesn't exist

The recipient must be susceptible to suggestion; indeed, as with Zen and Islam, it helps if he is open to entertain conflicting ideas. Thus a skeptic is invulnerable
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Post by JANE DOErell » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:31 pm

I recall a professor on speaking of William James refer to it as an "epiphany". See The American Heritage® [3]b. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization:

I going to attempt to practice hyperlinking: epiphany

OK, the preview works, now I will post and....
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Post by dalehileman » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:21 pm

DOE: Indeed that could be the closest possible

Re hyperlinking, I can commiserate because I find the process arduous and confusing

...something like restoring the spellcheck flags in Windows/Word, should require one or two keystrokes at most but at last count required 18
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