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Research shows life-supporting influence of coherence-creating groups
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5 May 2011
Scientific research documents the positive, life-supporting effects of large coherence-creating groups of meditators.
One such study found improved national life and decreased fatalities in the United States when enough people practised the Transcendental Meditation Technique and the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying, together. A second study found similar results for Canada.
The study for the US was published in the journal Social Indicators Research in 1990; the study for Canada was published in Psychological Reports in 1995. These studies are also featured in Scientific Research on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme: Collected Papers, Volume 6.
Researchers examined fatality statistics for homicides, suicides, and motor vehicle accidents, said Dr Michael Dillbeck, an expert on Transcendental Meditation research, who is one of the editors of Collected Papers Volume 5, and the editor of Volume 6.
They found that during the weeks when a large coherence-creating group in the US exceeded the square root of one per cent* of the US population, fatalities dropped significantly throughout the country. When the size of the group exceeded this formula for the combined population of the US and Canada, a comparable result was found.
* Extensive research published in leading scientific journals around the world has found that the group practice of Yogic Flying by just the square root of one per cent of a population is sufficient to create a dramatic and sustained upsurge in positive economic and social trends.
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