The meditation taught in Such Sweet Thunder is designed to heal the wound between self and other. Step by step, the meditator is gently guided thought the stages of the primary practice meditation. With each stage another wound is healed. By gradually looking deeper into the nature of reality and healing these wounds, self and other becomes self and self, until there is nothing but Self.
I am writing this book because in teaching these topics I have managed to give students a glimpse into the true nature of the transpersonal mind. And thus, insight into the human condition. I believe this insight might possibly bring about the shift in human consciousness necessary for the human species to continue. Without this shift, the human species will continue to inflict pain and ultimately murder each other, or its environment, inevitably bringing about the end of the human race. The time for this shift is now. We cannot wait any longer.