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Volume 7, Issue No. 2

October 2006

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Results from the First 75 Days of the
 Invincible America Course at Maharishi University
of Management in Fairfield, Iowa

Stock Market Booms, Oil and Gas Prices Plummet,
and No Hurricanes Hit U.S. Shores

Largest Scientific Demonstration Project
Saves the Nation $200 Billion So Far

“America is being transformed by the rise of coherence in national consciousness created by the group of 1200 Yogic Flyers in Washington, D.C., and Iowa.
As the number rises to 2000, any lingering problems will be quickly resolved.”

 —World-renowned quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin

A surprisingly robust U.S. economy and a booming stock market, a successful U.S.-brokered cease-fire in Lebanon, and an unexpectedly benign hurricane season are among the clear signs of success of the first 75 days of the largest scientific demonstration project ever to monitor the effect of group Yogic Flying practice on the economic, social, and even climatic trends of the nation.

This is the assessment of world-renowned quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin, director of the ongoing national demonstration project, which is being funded through a generous gift of $12 million a year by the “Howard and Alice Settle Foundation for an Invincible America.”

Signs of Success

Dr. Hagelin said that since the “Invincible America Course” began on July 23 with 1200 advanced Transcendental MeditationYogic Flying experts in Washington, D.C., and Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, national trends have improved dramatically, as publicly predicted by researchers before the course began:

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• A faltering U.S. economy has suddenly turned robust—led by a booming stock market, which pulled out from its downward spiral in mid-July and has since climbed nearly 1000 points, breaking all-time records

• The price of oil, which peaked at $78 a barrel in mid-July, has plummeted more than 25% to below $58 a barrel—with gas prices dropping 25% as well

• A surprisingly effective U.S.-brokered cease-fire in Lebanon has prevented a dangerous escalation of violence in the region

• Dire predictions of a destructive Atlantic hurricane season have proven unfounded, as no hurricanes have struck U.S. shores this year

“This dramatic transformation in national trends, which began with the start of the demonstration project, is no mere coincidence or anomaly,” Dr. Hagelin said. “This transformation is the direct result of the increased coherence in national consciousness created by the 1200 Yogic Flyers.”

According to Dr. Hagelin, the nation has saved at least $200 billion in hurricane costs (Katrina alone caused an estimated $150 billion in damages), with untold billions more added to the economy by the bullish stock market.

Extensive published research confirms the benefits of the “Maharishi Effect”

Dr. Hagelin cited prior research, published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals, which has documented reduced negative trends, including reduced crime and violence, and improved economic and social trends when as few as the square root of one percent of a population practice Yogic Flying together in a group.

Scientists named this phenomenon the “Maharishi Effect” after His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the renowned Vedic scholar who founded the Transcendental Meditation program, and who predicted the beneficial impact of group meditation on social trends as early as 1975.

Creating the “Meissner Effect” for the nation

Dr. Hagelin, who serves as President of the US Peace Government and Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace, said that group Yogic Flying practice creates the equivalent in society of the “Meissner Effect” of physics.

“The Meissner Effect refers to the ability of a superconductor to spontaneously repel any disruptive influences, due to the coherent functioning of its atomic constituents,” Dr. Hagelin said. “The Meissner Effect explains how coherent national consciousness created by the Yogic Flyers can similarly repel any disruptive influence—terrorism, conflict, or even a hurricane—and prevent it from inflicting damage on the nation.”

Group of 2000 Yogic Flyers needed to make the nation invincible

Dr. Hagelin acknowledged that serious problems persist in the world, but said that as the number of Yogic Flyers in the U.S. reaches the square root of one percent of the U.S. population (about 2000), there will be an even more dramatic improvement in national trends, and any lingering problems will be quickly resolved.

“This is not wishful thinking,” Dr. Hagelin said. “This is hard science that has been field-tested for over 50 years and documented through more than 600 studies conducted at over 250 independent universities and research institutes throughout the world.”

Establishing a “Ring of Invincibility” around the globe
for permanent world peace

Dr. Hagelin added that similar groups of Yogic Flyers are now being established in 39 more countries to create a “Ring of Invincibility” around the globe and quickly raise the whole world to a state of permanent peace.

Predictions for Bull Market Borne Out as Dow Tops 12,000!

Dow and S&P Soar 10% during First
88 Days of Invincible America Course,
New Research Shows

Adds $1.5 Trillion in Corporate Net Worth

Wall Street Boom to Surge Ahead

 “The probability of observing such a large increase
in the rate of growth purely by chance is less than 3 in 10,000
for the S&P 500, and 7 in 10,000 for the Dow.”
—Dr. Ken Cavanaugh, Professor of Applied Statistics,
Maharishi University of Management

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Index and the S&P 500 posted total gains of approximately 10%, with the Dow repeatedly hitting all-time record levels and the S&P reaching a 5.5-year high, during the first 88 days of a major scientific demonstration project to monitor the effects of a group of 1200 advanced Transcendental Meditation experts on national economic, social, and even climatic trends.

The project, entitled the “Invincible America Assembly,” is being held at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, and is being funded by a $12 million annual grant from the “Howard and Alice Settle Foundation for an Invincible America.”

The results of a sophisticated econometric analysis by Dr. Ken Cavanaugh, Professor of Applied Statistics at Maharishi University of Management, were released today after the Dow broke 12,000 for the first time, fulfilling predictions publicly announced before the course for a record-breaking bull market and a robust economy.

Dr. Cavanaugh said the behavior of the Dow and the S&P during the past 88 days are in marked contrast with the period prior to the course, when the Dow was decreasing on average slightly less than 0.02% percent per week from January 1, 2000, through the week prior to the course. For the same period, the S&P 500 Index was decreasing at an average weekly rate of more than 0.04%.

However, immediately following the start of the course on July 23, there was a dramatic change in the direction of both indexes. Both shifted suddenly to a strong positive average rate of growth of approximately 0.8% percent per week.

“Time series impact assessment analysis confirms that this change is highly statistically significant,” Dr. Cavanaugh said. “The probability of observing such a large increase in the rate of growth purely by chance is less than 3 in 10,000 for the S&P 500, and 7 in 10,000 for the Dow.”

According to Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, who is directing the scientific demonstration project, the group of 1200 Transcendental Meditation–Yogic Flyers are “creating coherence in national consciousness—generating confidence, optimism, and positivity in the national mood. Sociologists as well as economists are aware that the markets are an extremely nimble and sensitive barometer of the collective consciousness,” Dr. Hagelin said.

Since the course began:

The Dow has soared over 1000 points—with its best third quarter in a decade—while the S&P rose to its highest levels in over five years, adding an estimated $1.5 trillion to America’s corporate net worth

The price of oil, which peaked at $78 a barrel in mid-July, plummeted more than 25% to below $58 a barrel—with gas prices dropping 25% as well

Consumer confidence has risen to its highest levels this year

• U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low 

Dire forecasts of a destructive Atlantic hurricane season have proven unfounded, as no hurricanes struck U.S. shores this year, saving the nation an estimated $200 billion in hurricane costs compared with last year, when Katrina alone caused an estimated $150 billion in damages.

Dr. Hagelin, who also serves as the Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management and Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace, explained that changes in the weather can arise from changes in the collective behavior of society due to the “acute sensitivity of the nonlinear partial differential equations governing the weather to small changes in initial conditions”—a scientifically established phenomenon popularly known as the Butterfly Effect.

Extensive published research documents the Maharishi Effect

The positive developments over the past 88 days are consistent with prior studies, Dr. Hagelin said, citing extensive research published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals, which documents reduced negative trends, including reduced crime and violence, and improved economic and social trends when as few as the square root of one percent of a population practice Yogic Flying together in a group.

Scientists named this phenomenon the “Maharishi Effect” after His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the renowned Vedic scholar who founded the Transcendental Meditation program, and who predicted the beneficial impact of group meditation on social trends as early as 1975.

Momentum for national transformation is about to accelerate

Dr. Hagelin emphasized that, as significant as the economic developments of the past 88 days have been, the momentum for national transformation is about to accelerate, with another 500 to 1000 Yogic Flyers joining the group of 1200 Yogic Flyers at Maharishi University of Management in the coming weeks to produce an even more powerful influence of coherence in collective consciousness.

 “This is not wishful thinking,” Dr. Hagelin said. “This is hard science that has been field tested for over 50 years and documented through more than 600 studies conducted at over 250 independent universities and research institutes throughout the world.”

Dr. Hagelin added that similar groups of TM–Yogic Flyers are now being established in 39 more countries to create a “Ring of Invincibility” around the world—to boost the global economy and create a powerful influence of peace worldwide.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hansen: Iowa meditators
shield Lebanon, rally stocks

BY MARC HANSEN, REGISTER COLUMNIST

If you follow the news, you might have noticed two seemingly unrelated developments.

One, the hurricane season has been a dud. Last year, it was one killer tropical storm after another. This year, we’re still waiting for the big one to crash onto the shoreline.

The forecasts were frightening. This hurricane season was supposed to be worse than the last, when Katrina and her friends led to more than 2,000 deaths and billions of dollars in destruction.

Two, the stock market has moved into record territory, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at 12,116.91, its best historical close.

A coincidence? No, the Maharishi Effect.

It’s the 1,200 advanced Transcendental Meditators who are camping out for six hours a day in Fairfield and elsewhere, “creating coherence in national consciousness” and changing the national mood.

Granted, it sounds unusual. But since Maharishi Mahesh Yogi himself predicted this would happen back in July, who are we to argue?

It’s important to challenge mainstream thinking. You don’t want to be the guy who told Guglielmo Marconi there was no future in wireless communications.

The man in charge of the “Invincible America Course” is John Hagelin, a quantum physicist who graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth, earned a doctorate from Harvard and was a researcher at Stanford before moving to Fairfield and becoming the director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Maharishi University of Management.

He also ran for president three times as a third-party candidate and collected lots of votes in Jefferson County. He isn’t running this time, mostly because he’s busy making sure the United States is surrounded with a protective shield of collective consciousness.

This isn’t something a person does in a regular 40-hour work week, so it took a while to catch up with him. When I did, he was in the Netherlands on a European speaking tour.

The original idea, he said, was to restore peace in Lebanon.

I wasn’t sure how a group of 1,200 “yogic flyers” in Iowa and another 200 in Washington, D.C., could stop the bombing in the Middle East.

But Hagelin is convinced it did. He answers the skeptics by referring to field-tested, peer-reviewed documentation in 600 studies and 250 independent research institutes around the world.

“We are not disconnected from each other,” he said. “We influence each other. Wars are nothing other than the outburst of pent-up societal stress in critical hot spots.”

Get a large group of advanced meditators together for six hours at a time, things happen. The mind settles down, awareness expands ... and expands ... until it permeates the collective consciousness. The stress level goes down, people stop shooting each other.

“The U.S. wasn’t using the leverage we have in that part of the world,” Hagelin said. “We weren’t encouraging moderation on Israel’s part. We started this course principally to provide a cooling influence and sanity in our foreign policy.”

It wasn’t long before U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was changing her plans and flying to Lebanon. A few days later, the United States was helping craft a cease-fire.

“It was quite an amazing turnabout,” he said.

The good feelings spill over into the economy. Consumer confidence picks up, which leads to more optimism, a better economy and higher stock prices.

“The stock market,” Hagelin said, “was a side effect, an expression of the collective mood.”
Stocks up, gas prices down. Consumer confidence rises, unemployment drops.

Stocks won’t grow straight to the sky, Hagelin warned. There will be burps and corrections and mini-panics. But the swings won’t be so extreme.

All right, then. If meditation works so well in Lebanon, why not Iraq?

“Lebanon was easier to quell,” Hagelin said.” Iraq is an entrenched mess. The mistakes that have been made will take time to unwind. Iraq is a victim of intense social stress of its own. It’s there in spades, but it can be unwound. We have to give the Iraqis and their geographical neighbors a big dose of this stress-reducing technology. At some point, when tensions are less acute, an act of violence no longer results in a retaliatory act. Then you suddenly tip the equation into a state of de-escalating violence.”

Iraq won’t be as easy, he said, but the union of modern science and ancient wisdom can be a wonderful thing.

Don’t rule it out. Don’t be the guy who doubted Marconi.

 Copyright © 2006, The Des Moines Register

The Transition Phase

(September 27, 2006) Press Conference Highlights - Maharishi: ‘Jai Guru Dev. I have spent years and have produced thousands of teachers of Transcendental Meditation and all the structures of the Global Country of World Peace. What I have achieved is the transition from a worthless quality of life to a worthwhile quality of life. I have done that.

‘Now I am going to spend my time on the system of life that will govern life, that will administer life in favor of all positivity, no negativity, leading to the invincibility of every nation. Now my time will go on this positive thing. I have achieved the phase transition. And the Prime Minister will continue to bring the effect of this phase transition in the world.

‘And now I will spend my time on this. My time of talking is over. I need some silent hours that will bring out the silent level of administration which will be directly related to the invincibility of every nation in our world.

‘So, Prime Minister, continue with the world press. Tell them I will talk to the world press when I have created this. I have said that the phase transition is achieved. Now I have to achieve that system of administration which will rule out any negativity in the world, which will have the world grow in the dignity of all positivity and coherence, in integration of national consciousness and invincibility for every government in the family of nations.

‘My time of talking is over. Prime Minister, we have said today: keep on giving weekly meetings, every time with Dr Hagelin. All the leaders of the Movement and thousands of initiators and advanced teachers have been created. Take them all and complete the phase transition process. Complete the phase transition process. And I will be preparing a package of that system of living, that system of administration, that system of all different values of life, which will lead to invincibility—to the high dignity of invincibility in every country.

‘All glory to Guru Dev.’

 

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