I’ve been intending on writing an extended review but haven’t gotten around it.
Which kinds of experiences are you referring to? My recollection is that he did mention individual variability a bunch of times.
I should reread the book, but creation of the precise stages with precise description of experiences seemed unrealistic to me. Would love to hear your take
The stage descriptions seem to match my experience pretty well. I can usually specify which stage I was at during a sit, give or take one stage. Applying the specific instructions for each stage has also been helpful: more than once, I’ve been struggling with a specific stage for an extended time, then gone back to re-read the methods prescribed for that stage, and then finding almost instant improvement after applying the instructions and thinking that I should have re-read them much earlier.
Friends who are also practicing with the TMI system also seem to think that it’s pretty easy to match their experience to the stage descriptions in the book.