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A Start Here Guide

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    • Meditation

    • A Start Here Guide
      Patrick J. Harbula, D.D.
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Meditation is an ancient practice that has brought peace and clarity to people from every time, culture, and place. Its benefits —a sense of calm, greater knowledge of self, better health—are...

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Rev. Patrick J. Harbula

Reverend Dr. Patrick J. Harbula has been a leader and teacher in the human potential movement, New Thought minister, shaman, meditation trainer, and life coach for over 30 years and life coach trainer for 20 years. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Magic of the Soul: Applying Spiritual Power to Daily Living. He regularly leads shamanic ceremonies including ceremonial sweat lodges and has trained hundreds of successful life coaches through the Living Purpose Institute Life Coach Certification Program and trained thousands in the practices of deep meditation.
Patrick has presented at New Thought centers internationally and continues to be a key-note speaker at annual New Thought conferences and health and spiritual expos. Patrick is founder of the Living Purpose Institute, past president of the Spiritual Unity Movement, founding Executive Editor and Publisher of Meditation Magazine, and formerly a director for Sage Publications, a world-renowned social science publisher. He was ordained by the late Dr. Earl Barnum (an early pioneer in the New Thought Movement) and trained in Spiritual Psychology under the late Dr. Vivian King. Patrick continues to reach hundreds of thousands through his writing and media appearances including Dateline, ABC, NBC, and UPN News, to name a few. The message of his writing, speaking, workshops, and coaching services is to live from an inner experience of love, freedom, and joy; love oneself unconditionally; and dive deep into the wellspring of universal peace, light, and love through meditative practice.

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