TRANSCENDENCE: New York Times bestseller in Paperback
“Dr. Rosenthal’s Transcendence brilliantly addresses the importance of mental resilience—and much more. It reveals, in a most readable and enticing fashion, the need to access – through a simple, time-tested meditation technique – the silent core of our own Being; and it recounts the unprecedented, scientifically documented, wide-ranging benefits that naturally ensue. “~ Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., excerpted from his foreword to Transcendence
“Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s Transcendence is the best-ever book on Transcendental Meditation: accessible and substantive, engaging and scientific, practical and profound. A very enjoyable read that can change your life, for good.” —David Lynch
“…a uniquely compelling introduction to the art and science of Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s book will propel TM into the mainstream where it belongs.” ~ Russell Simmons
For many, the term Transcendental Meditation (TM) conjures up images of the Sixties and of the Beatles and their association with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. But TM isn’t just a fad from a bygone era. One need look no further than the scientific research establishing the health benefits of TM to see that this is a tool with life-changing potential.
Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and the psychiatrist who pioneered the study of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), has experienced the benefits of TM firsthand. In TRANSCENDENCE: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation (Tarcher/Penguin paperback; Aug. 30), he offers an accessible and eye-opening guide to the science behind TM, exploring its effect on the brain and how it can help combat our nation’s number one killer: stress.
Weaving the latest clinical research together with personal accounts from numerous TM practitioners – including celebrities like Russell Brand, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Moby, Laura Dern and others – Dr. Rosenthal shows how beneficial TM can be for a broad spectrum of people, including:
- Children and adults with ADD, as well as those of us who are combating the ADD of everyday life (“which is becoming more and more ‘normal,’ given the way our lives are flooded with stimuli”).
- The 1 in 7 soldiers returning from Iraq or Afghanistan who suffer from PTSD.
- The 30% of Americans who have hypertension and/or who are at risk for cardiovascular disease (TM not only helps you bounce back faster from a stressful event, pg., 76, it can actually help reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease).
- Those suffering from bipolar disorder or depression.
- People with anxiety-related disorders.
- Parents or schools looking to bring their kids some calm and focus (schools that have experimented with TM found that it leads to a significant drop in the number of fights in school as well as higher attendance, self-esteem and GPA scores).
- Anyone searching to boost their creativity or live a longer, healthier life.
From the incredible body of research, it’s clear that TM can have a tremendous impact on our quality of life, but Dr. Rosenthal never advocates that it be a cure-all. Rather, in this comprehensive and highly readable book, he shows how the practice, like exercise or smart nutrition, should be an essential part of a broad program of healthy living.