I first heard of this book in 2000 on the recommendation of PhotoReading course founder Dr. Paul Scheele. I found a copy of it at the public library in Toronto (which has since been stolen, unfortunately). This is hands down the best book i have ever read for meditation.
At the time i was also learning to record using Steinberg Cubase and after taking notes from this book i recorded myself reading the different variations of the Space Exercise and Autogenic Training protocols. I had to keep punching in and out because i kept going into deep trances and they were visible on the recordings! Once i recorded a workable version of the AT exercises i would run the recording and do my AT exercises along with the recordings. It helped a lot because i've always been the nervous type but after a year of doing these exercises many said i was a very mellow type.
I got away from this book until around a month ago when something told me to go looking for it again. I saw it online for Kindle and it was a no-brainer. Bought it, reread it, saw many things in it that i had never seen before, and paid a lot closer attention to the Offloading Exercises which i think are very important for getting rid of unknown phobias and removing deep anchors.
This book is no substitute for a live AT instructor but it is far far better than any other book on AT i have come across; it is way more comprehensive than any other AT manual i've seen to date.
I wish Dr.Kermani would revisit this book and create a DVD set of the exercises herein, as an introduction to Autogenic Training.
I pick and vet my books carefully before i buy them which is why many of my reviews have 5 stars. I go through hundreds of books a year and maybe give a rating to a dozen of the best. This book will be no different; i've lived with it on and off for over 10 years. Every time i revisit and practice what is within it i learn something new about myself, reality, and life.