By Victor Daniels and Kooch N. Daniels
IT CAN HELP YOU:
REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVEL
...Become physically less tense and more relaxed
...Worry less about bad things that might happen.
...Have fewer and less intense psychosomatic problems.
...Feel less anger or depression when events don't go as you wish.
...Decrease your anxieties and fears.
HANDLE LIFE'S SITUATIONS MORE EFFECTIVELY
...Think more clearly and incisively.
...Deal with difficulties and troubling times with composure and skill.
...Let go of unhelpful old habits and act in new ways that fit you now.
...Expand your horizons, open to new visions, and realize your dreams.
...Let the meditative arts show you how to sail the winds and navigate .
........the seas of consciousness.
IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE AND FEEL BETTER
...Act more efficiently.
...Lose less time fixing things you did wrong or forgot to do.
...Achieve greater mastery of your emotions, and adopt a more cheerful
...Find greater peace of mind, and more enjoyment and vitality in the
......great adventure of life.
...Set out on an inner voyage of self-discovery that might last a lifetime.
INCREASE YOUR WELL-BEING
.. Develop greater patience and presence
...Heal old emotional wounds that interfere with living fully now.
...Reduce unwanted chronic and acute stress and relax more fully.
...Lose less "down time" to sickness, injury, and distress. ...
...Develop a more cheerful outlook.
ENHANCE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
...Deepen your heart connections.
...Get better at perceiving what others truly feel and desire.
...Strengthen your courage to ask for what you really want, and your .........ability to get it.
...Trust yourself more and rely less on others' expectations & approval.
...Get things done, gain greater influence, and become more successful.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY:
“This book is a treasure trove of methods to grow the self and to enhance one’s own peace and relationships with others.” Diana Devecha, child psychologist
For young and old alike: A woman in her mid-30s says, "If only I'd had this when I was younger, it would have saved me so much trouble and anguish in my teens and twenties!"
Matrix Meditations is an amazing journey. In this book, Daniels and Daniels have brought together global, historical, and contemporary psychological and spiritual resources and the wisdom of many years of meditative experience. I am so happy that this book is available to guide readers toward the joys and benefits of meditation for their life's journey. --Eleanor Criswell, Ph.D., Editor of Somatics Magazine; author of How Yoga Works and Biofeedback and Somatics.
"In these turbulent times that we are experiencing, there is a great need to have a systematic and thoughtful program of contemplative meditations to cope and thrive as individuals and institutions. Matrix Meditations is a practical and effective program to do just that. The Daniels have brought together an easy to read and follow guide to connect mind and body. I strongly recommend it." --------Ruben Arminana, Ph.D., President, Sonoma State University
"Rooted in ancient and modern sources, the book offers the reader an accesssible and encouraging introduction to the principles of contemplative meditation and a disciplined method for exploring them, as well as the opportunity to choose focused techniques for particular psychological situations." --Reverend Christopher Thomas Bell, Unitarian Universalist Minister
Victor Daniels is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Sonoma State University, where he taught for 41 years. He was the first director of its India Studies program and is a past Chair of the Psychology Department. Victor studied with Aryuvedic and Tantric master Harish Johari for the last 20 years of Johari's life, with Zen Master Jakusho Kwong-Roshi, abbot of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, for several decades, and presently finds Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) an ongoing source of great wisdom and inspiration. Through the years he has also studied more briefly with a wide spectrum of other yogic and Buddhist masters.
Victor received his M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA, where he studied with both scientifically- and clinically-oriented faculty, with concentrations in social psychology, personality, and motivation. He became interested in both Western and Eastern philosophies and spiritual traditions, and has taught meditation in workshops and courses for 35 years. Skilled in Gestalt Therapy, he has served as program chair for three international Gestalt conferences.He lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife Kooch N. Daniels, with whom he previously co-authored Tarot d’Amour. With his colleague Laurence J. Horowitz, he has also written Being and Caring: A Psychology for Living.
Kooch N. Daniels studied with Aryuvedic master Harish Johari for 20 years. Johari was a jnana yogi and Tantric scholar who practiced forms of meditation carried out amid daily life activities. Kooch obtained her B.A. from Ohio University, and then her M.A. from Sonoma State University with concentrations in Humanistic and Jungian Psychology. She has been working as a professional intuitive throughout her life, guiding both private clients and clients in the corporate world in working with meditation, visualization, and affirmations. Today, Amma, or Sri Amritanandamayi--the "hugging mother" of India- is an ongoing source of love and inspiration for her. She is the senior coauthor, with Victor Daniels, of Tarot d’Amour, and lives in Sonoma County, California.