Christian Meditation stands alone as it refers specifically to meditation in a Christian context.
Christian meditation is often associated with prayer or scripture study. It is rooted in the Bible, which directs its readers to meditate.
In Joshua 1:8, God commands his people to meditate on his word day and night to instill obedience and enhance relationship and fellowship. This brings us in close touch with God’s reality, power, grace, faith and miracles.
In recent years, some evangelical and fundamentalist Christians have taught that contemplative meditation is dangerous, warning of its similarity to mysticism and New Age practices:
“There is a difference between reading the Word and understanding its meaning versus a method of focusing on a single word to gain a mystical experience. Why is it necessary to do this at all? For two thousand years, since Christ’s ascension, His followers have been able to gain assurance of God’s presence in their lives through the knowledge that He has risen and now dwells in their hearts. By using this practice, we are turning the Bible into a mystical device for personal revelations rather than a source of knowledge.”
Meditation is the basic activity that underlies all metaphysics and is the primary source of spiritual direction for the New Age person. Former Pope John Paul warned young Catholics against involvement in the New Age.
Further information can be found here. Christian Meditation.