290V: Transcendental Meditation (Solved)

I just read about your bookstore and the Book Stumper in today’s New York Times. Amazing! And I have a book: written perhaps in the 1970s or early 1980s, it concerned two kids, an old house, and a crystal or other glass ball on a pedestal in the yard of an old house, and the kids used transcendental meditation to perhaps travel into the ball, maybe solve a crime or something.

11 thoughts on “290V: Transcendental Meditation (Solved)

  1. Are you thinking of The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton? It’s not exactly as you describe, but they did have a glass globe on their lawn and it’ not TM, but the characters’ uncle is a Transcendentalist philosopher a la Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thoreau.

    • OMG that might be the one! I just read a few snippets that they have on Google Books and I think it’s familiar!! This is like magic! Thank you so much!! I’ve got to get that book! I think I read The Fledgling too, bc that looks vaguely familiar as well.

  2. There is a whole series of Jane Langton books. Diamond in the Window, Swing in the Summerhouse, check Amazon for the others. She is still alive and still writing.

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