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The year of Lynch
by Yvonne Puig

Anthem magazine    Translate This Article
14 October 2007

On 14 October 2007 Anthem magazine reported: The famously elusive movie director David Lynch has been more high-profile this year with the success of his best-selling book on Transcendental Meditation titled 'Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity', and his sold-out benefits across the US promoting the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness- Based Education and World Peace. Soon his admirers will get to view more of his life as a new reality show, currently in production, follows the director as he tours the country speaking about TM. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of culture.

The article stated, 'This year alone, his foundation, the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, now in its second year, hosted sold-out benefits at Lincoln Center in New York City and Kennedy Center in Washington and a concert with Donovan at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Sixty-five schools now boast Transcendental Meditation programs because of the foundation's work. Catching the Big Fish spent twelve weeks on the best-seller list and will soon be out in paperback; one-hundred percent of the book's proceeds go to the foundation.'

Lynch was quoted as saying, 'Transcendental Meditation is not a religion. It's a mental technique that unfolds the human being's full potential. We have a full potential, and it's so gloriously huge. And when the penny drops and people realize that, then they say, 'We want it, we gotta have it.''

Currently in production is a new reality show that features the director crisscrossing the United States speaking about Transcendental Meditation.

Filming for the show first started in May of this year during the David Lynch Weekend, which is an annual event at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.

The article stated, 'Lynch is also executive-producing a feature-length documentary about the science and benefits of TM entitled The Square Root of One Percent, tentatively set to be complete in the fall of 2008.'

The documentary will feature a two-month study that showed when a large group practises Transcendental Meditation together, crime rates go down significantly. It will also feature an advanced meditation practice known as Yogic Flying.

The article stated, 'The impact meditation has had on Lynch's creative life cannot be underestimated, but beyond the personal effects, he sees it as a force for positive change in the larger world. And he's nothing if not optimistic.'

The article concluded with a quote by Lynch, 'It's so unbelievable what's going on, but that's going to end. It's a new thing coming. A beautiful, beautiful, beautiful world is coming.'

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