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Collected Papers Volume 7 of Transcendental Meditation research nears publication
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14 August 2012
Volume 7 of Scientific Research on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers is in press and nearing completion. Editors anticipate that it may be ready for publication by the end of this year.
Volume 7 covers the period of research from 1997 to 2005, said Dr Michael Dillbeck, one of the chief editors of the Collected Papers series. Dr Dillbeck is a Trustee and International Research Professor at Maharishi University of Management, and a widely published researcher on the physiological, cognitive, and sociological effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Volume 6, which was published last year, brought the total Collected Papers so far to over 5,000 pages—Volume 6 alone has over 1,000 pages, containing 94 scientific papers.
In the meantime, a number of studies have been conducted since those compiled for Volume 7, Dr Dillbeck said. These more recent studies, done since 2005, will go into Volume 8.
He went on to describe the results of five new research studies that have come out in recent months, 'which are very interesting to show the vast range of results on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation programme and the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi programme'—in particular the depth which the research has attained in recent years.
The first study, by Dr Vernon Barnes and his associates at Georgia Health Sciences University, is one of many showing beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system through Transcendental Meditation, Dr Dillbeck explained. It found reduction of left ventricular hypertrophy, one of the major predictors of cardivascular disease, in minority adolescent students who practised Transcendental Meditation, compared with controls.
Global Good News will feature more about this research study, as well as the other four studies on Transcendental Meditation recently presented by Dr Michael Dillbeck.
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