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Questioning Skeptic Meditations

Disillusioned with yoga, meditation, or mindfulness? Or, devoted practitioner exploring other viewpoints?

What brings you here? I’d like to know. Vote in this poll. In a future post, I will share the results of voting.

Below is a list of the top three posts and a retrospection about Skeptic Meditations, the website, and additional questions to you, my cherished reader, for your recommendations.

In December 2013, I launched Skeptic Meditations website with a goal of exploring the hidden side of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. Primarily, I started this website as an outlet for my own education, to clarify my thinking, and to bounce off you the results of my research and its conclusions–to get your feedback and to challenge me when my thinking may be off. Thanks for that.

Top Three Posts of all time (by number of views)

  1. OM: Sound of Spirit OR of Tinnitus? 
  2. Dark Side Of Meditation 
  3. Depersonalization and Derealization [Infographic]

Top Five Tags and Categories of Posts (by number of views)

  1. Hinduism
  2. clinical studies
  3. Phenomenal Experiences
  4. yoga
  5. Self-Realization Fellowship
Question. Kevin Dooley. Flickr. CC BY 2.0

Question. Kevin Dooley. Flickr. CC BY 2.0

In the 20 months since launch of Skeptic Meditations, I’ve shared 122 blog posts with you, an average of one blog post per week. I’m checking with you, my cherished reader, to see what you think the direction for this website, Skeptic Meditations, should be. Should I continue posting regularly, as-is? And, if so, what direction do you recommend for blog content and conversations? Would you be interested in guest blogging for this site? What other out of the box ideas are possible?

In future posts, I would like to share, anonymously, some of the email correspondence I receive from Skeptic Meditations readers. I wonder how many of you have similar or different challenges or interests that bring you to this site.

Thanks for voting, reading, and commenting at Skeptic Meditations.


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  1. I think you’ve done an excellent job with your blog. While it’s not important that I resonate with every idea put forward, having the challenge of fresh, intelligent ideas is very meaningful. Especially coming from a thoughtful point of view – where you’ve made a radical change from one belief system (along with a deep commitment) to another view of things. I, personally, would be interested in hearing more about that journey and all that you’ve encountered along the way. Perhaps other guest bloggers could make some interesting contributions in that regard, as well. Overall, though, I like your pick of topics. Thanks.

  2. @cj725: I very much appreciate your feedback and suggestions. I’ll see if we can get some content and discussions going on the ideas and topics you mentioned.

    Do you have a blog? How did you find out about this website?

  3. No, I don’t have a blog right now. I found out about your website from google searching on various topics. Truthfully, there didn’t seem to be many blogs out there willing to respectfully challenge traditional spiritual ideas, especially within the path of meditation – and counter it with scientific practicality. I was glad to find your blog – and it’s blogroll.

  4. @cj725: Glad to hear from you. Thanks so much for your feedback and for letting me know how and what you found interesting at this site. Scott