Hmmm, in the Q’R'Beth I wrote years ago on how to meditate which of course some of the things in my book actually worked and meditation was one of them. I had written whereas you could control yourself to such a point you could make any part of your body to do exactly as you commanded it to do and even blank out your mind to the point you would be unaware of your surroundings and even be able to set an inner alarm clock to bring you back to reality whereas these self introduced sessions would be very much like defragmenting your mind and once you came out of your meditating state you would be so refreshed mentally that you could use the highest point of your intelligence by remembering things you had long forgotten. I occasionally still use this method myself.
I start out by finding the most relaxing place I can and as quiet of a place I can, then I tell my left foot, my left leg, my right foot, my right leg, my left hand, my left arm, my right hand, my right arm, my torso and my head to totally and completely to relax and not feel anything and within (whatever time I preset) a certain time period I will return as before. I then focus all of my thoughts on one particular thing rather it is in my mind or outside myself and focus only on that completely blanking out all other thoughts.
It takes practice but works. For first time persons they can chant: “One hundred, one thousand, one million, one billion, one trillion, one billion, one million, one thousand, one hundred, one thousand, one million, one billion, one trillion, one billion…...,” over and over again slowly until you seem to drift off yet you stay awake but are not aware of your surroundings.
Some people get scared they won’t come back but I never have heard of a case where anyone ever lost their mind doing it.
In fact the first time I did it back in the late seventies I enjoyed it so much I did it every day for months and my converts loved it so much that one man did it several times a day using the chant. But once you can do it without the chant it is even better as the chant is just a tool anyway. Actually this form of meditation was used in India a long time ago and by the people of both China and Japan and the nearest that I could pronounce it was “ishmahti) which I wrote in my book.