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on November 20, 2013
While I had positive expectations buying these sound journeys, after reading Dr. Alexander's Proof of Heaven, listening to EMDR recordings, and various different sound based meditation techniques, including spending time with monks in a Cistercian monastery, and working guided meditations in a Buddhist retreat, this was the first that I found to be as moving as it was.

Have only listened to CD 1 and 2 so far and twice found the experience to be more intense than any other I have heard. Let me be clear, this is a positive experience. Found that both times in the sessions needed to stop and take a deep breath or two to be able to continue. Suspect that the process of letting go triggered an anxiety response at the moment.

In both monastery and in retreat the time to reach a centered relaxed yet attentive state from arrival was far longer than listening to this cd set for me. Am not yet able to vocalize precisely the experience and will work on that for a later update, however in the meantime feel tremendously centered and present - more so than while listening to any other CD set to date.

Footnote: Headphones are essential. Not noise cancelling ones. If you listen on an I-Pod as I did, the instructions state that you need to change the ripping settings to the highest quality WAVE ripping to catch all frequencies. The required disk space gobbled up by this process is worth it.
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on October 13, 2013
Of course, anyone who is interested enough in Dr. Alexander's message to purchase these CDs would probably give a positive rating. I've had them just a few weeks since they first came out. Quality is fine. There are 3 CDs. Some of the sound tracks are short explanations/ synopsis of his message or key concepts from his book. Others are 30-minute meditations. A skeptic would be unlikely to purchase the book or these CDs.

I've found the meditations to have a calming influence on my life and to also stimulate my "inner self" concept. So far, I've followed the suggestion to listen to each meditation for a while (days) until I feel ready to try another. I still haven't listened to disc 3, but have been very pleased with what I've heard so far-- on the first two discs.

The sounds include chanting of Om and tinkling sounds and "space sounds" and "heartbeat sounds; the sounds are definitely designed to be heard through ear phones. The meditation works best if you are lying down and can chant along with parts of the sounds. While the immediate effect is not necessarily calming in the way I think of typical chants as "calming," I find the lasting impact afterward to be more calming than typical chants or meditation music. (Hard to explain!)

I think the name "Sound Journeys" are a great description of the experience. There is a female voice who provides calming instructions until the sounds take over and transport the listener. This is a different experience than listening to typical chanting or meditation music. You really need ear phones!!!! Not noise cancelling ones!!!!

If you've read the book and are willing to be open to the experience, I think you can have meaningful journeys. These are definitely meditations to which the listener can return again and again and again. The experience will build.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 out of 5 stars is that I wish the CDs had more meditations on them. I've read the book and had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Alexander speak in person, so I didn't need the "explanations" as much as someone who hasn't had those experiences.
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on October 2, 2013
I read Proof of Heaven and heard Eben Alexander speak at an Edgar Cayce Center. He is amazing and so is his CD Seeking Heaving. It takes Meditation to another level. Thank you for transitioning us to our next evolutionary plateau! Dr. Alexander will have two additional books based on his original NDE with information omitted from Proof of Heaven to better relay his initial message of "Consciousness". I am so looking forward to this.
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on November 4, 2013
I got off to an inauspicious start, as my CD player ate disc 1! Undeterred, I began listening to disc 2 over the weekend going though two 30 minute meditations. I felt as though it hadn't made a huge impact, except that it was very intense and I am an optimistic person. The fact that these were sounds as close to what Dr. Alexander experienced in his NDE I found very exciting. By Sunday evening(after one session Saturday and one Sunday) I began to feel very peaceful and happy.

On Monday, I have to be honest, I feel more peaceful & happy than I can ever remember that isn't related to specific life events. I have found myself repeating the phrase "I have thoughts, but I am not my thoughts, I am an eternal being" It is a peace and knowing that appears to be in a new dimension for me.... stay tuned.....
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on June 7, 2014
The meditations would be great without the female narrating. Her voice is so distracting and she really sounds like she is addressing children who need to be talked to very very slowly in order to understand her instructions. I hope that they leave any narration out of subsequent meditation CDs.
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on June 17, 2014
After reading Dr. Alexander's book, 'Proof of Heaven,' I was eager to listen to his meditation CD in hopes of experiencing a deeper meditation and hopefully, in time, some sort of transformational moment. While the actual meditation sounds are excellent and I would highly recommend a new CD with just the meditation sounds, the voice of the meditation guide (Karen Newell I think), was distracting. When listening to the CD, just as I began to relax and slip into a meditative state, the guide would start to talk and snap me right back. It was difficult to wait for her to finish because she had long gaps between the words "let" and "go." I actually experienced her guidance on the CD as irritating.
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on July 20, 2014
I loved his book and found it very inspiring and looked forward to the meditation dvd. Most would buy the dvd BECAUSE they read the book and do not need all the talking and instruction. It's impossible to relax and and get into a meditation mode when someone is telling you to "relax your body, relax your mind". I jumped around trying to find a track without talking and gave up after becoming very irritated after several tries. If the producer would say upfront this is for beginners who want instruction it would be more informative.
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on July 23, 2015
I have been listening to this CD for over 17 months now and the meditations have had a very palpable effect on me. I enjoy all of it but return every night before I go to sleep to, at least the first meditation which is primarily the sound of Aum. How amazing to put on headphones and hear that glorious sound at will! I feel a greater sense of peace and comfort that walks with me through my days. I am also seeing synchronicity in my life, little miracles if you will, feeling more and more connected to the ALL that is :) These recordings feel to me, to be a rocket ship to deep meditation. They are close to Dr. Alexanders first hand experiences, what a gift to all of us who care to listen! I have as a result purchased other cd's from the Monroe Institute as well and am looking forward to purchasing a package of cd's from sacred acoustics too. The more you listen the more profound it becomes. Good headphones are a must. There is great value here for the spiritually inclined :)
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on March 10, 2014
I originally bought this via my Audible account, and the downloaded version was very small MB. After reading feedbacks, noting that my experience with the downloaded version didn't match up to what I was reading from other people's experiences, I got help from another person who commented on Seeking Heaven: Sound Journeys into the Beyond. He pointed out that his high quality transfer from CDs to his iTunes/iPod was a much bigger sound file.

This is a great CD, very thoughtful introduction and beautiful sound. I didn't have an "experience" but I think I should find time to do this in the day, not at the end of the day when I am tired and will fall asleep. This isn't magic, and I have to continue to work on developing a meditative mind and ability to focus. These CDs are a fantastic tool to help toward that goal. (Among others as well)

A perfect follow up to the book.
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on December 4, 2014
I listen to the CDs almost every night. I decided to use a CD player in order to avoid any potential loss of sound quality. Focusing on the sound is challenging, since my brain wants to think about laundry and what to defrost for dinner (ha). Anyway, I enjoy them and they do help me quiet my mind.

I do not like the voice that last for three minutes. The voice really should have been on a separate track so you can skip it, as I don't want to hear the chatter every night, but it's easy enough to fast-forward past it.

I can't say that the heavens have opened up, but I will continue with it.
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