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David Lynch meditates

It’s both surprising and not so surprising that David Lynch, the film maker, would be a strong believer in meditation. Surprising because of the violence in his films. Not surprising because of the depth and sometimes weird dream-like atmosphere of the films.



But according to What is enlightenment? magazine, he’s been meditating twice a day since 1977, and he’s even written a book on meditation.



How’s that for dedication?

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you should check out the episode of "den 11. time" where he participates.. (if you can figure out the wilderness of the dr.dk jungle..)
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Perhaps he meditates on Stephen King getting lost on the highway he walks at night while trying to think of new books to write.
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Steffen Christensen

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Yeah, he's way into that. Meditation has its factions. Some see it as purely a mental/physiological booster. Others organize themselves in more quasi-religious groups that attach metaphysical effects to it - and feel it reveals a sort of "unified theory" of reality. I know this because a family member is a bit (too) far into the latter. David Lynch moves around out there, too - does lectures and stuff. Some of it is bordering on Cuckoo-land, but I guess that's a subjective call on my part, having never meditated...:)
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Brian Fenton

I used really enjoy WIE and Ken Wilber's writing. But it all got a big culty and weird a couple of years ago. Was also very unimpressed by WIE founder Andrew Cohen when I saw him in Dublin a while back. The whole 'enlightenment' area is a total utter headwreck of a minefield. As Chogyam Trungpa used say to new students "leave now while you still can"!!
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