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Russell Brand interviews quantum physicist at David Lynch Foundation gala
by Michelle Kung
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5 December 2011
On 5 December 2011 The Wall Street Journal reported:
'With his manic energy and cheeky vocabulary, British comic Russell Brand hardly seems like a poster boy for Transcendental Meditation,' writes Michelle Kung in The Wall Street Journal. 'But Mr Brand . . . is indeed a practitioner of TM and served as a master of ceremonies Saturday night for the David Lynch Foundation's annual ''Change Begins Within'' benefit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.'
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The event also featured Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Simmons, and eminent psychiatrist Dr Norman Rosenthal explaining 'the health benefits of Transcendental Meditation', the article explains.
Filmmaker David Lynch, a long-time meditator, described the Transcendental Meditation Technique and his foundation's initiatives to bring it to high-risk populations suffering from traumatic stress, including combat veterans and schoolchildren.
Ms Kung noted another article, by Dr Rosenthal and David Lynch,* which was featured recently on The Wall Street Journal's opinion page.
At the end of the evening Mr Brand conducted an interview with renowned quantum physicist John Hagelin**
(The article concludes with a video clip of a similar interview by Mr Brand with Dr Hagelin at last December's second annual Change Begins Within benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.)
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Global Good News comment:
* 'A Transcendental Cure for Post-Traumatic Stress', published 13 July 2011, described the David Lynch Foundation's initiative to teach Transcendental Meditation to active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS), referring to results of a recently published study of veterans by Dr Rosenthal and colleagues that showed a 50% reduction in PTS symptoms after eight weeks of meditation.
** Dr Hagelin is also president of the David Lynch Foundation and director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace.
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