For one of the most widely misunderstood practices, this concise book provides a mystical context. Meditation has often been—to its detriment—pulled out of the religious environment where it performed its original function. This work journeys into the realm of mysticism to explore what it is that meditation truly means. It is not a recommendation of any specific breathing techniques, nor does it advocate any other particular action to be taken. It serves instead to illustrate the context of any such methods. It treats the relationship of meditation to ego, enlightenment, the "empty mind," the "here and now," Absolute Reality, and more, for which it draws from both Eastern and Western sources. Without yielding to either pure theory or practice, the most accurate encapsulation of this book's spirit would be that it is philosophically mystical, at heart.