Twelve Shum Meditations

Basic Maps of the Inner Mind

Basic Maps of the Inner Mind is published by Himalayan Academy. Gurudeva, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, discovered within superconsciousness the Shum-Tyeif language as a result of his desire to give precise descriptions for the various realms of meditation. The uniqueness of the Shum language is that it gives us specific words, technical terms, so to speak, for different meditative experiences. It is much easier to grasp a concept when there is one word to convey it than talking about the concept in a rambling way because no single word describes it.

In this little spiral bound book, Gurudeva outlines 12 meditations to guide the seeker of the within. Each meditation is a map which leads the meditator deeper…