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Dark films aside, filmmaker brims with light of TM
by William Booth
The Washington Post Translate This Article
3 December 2005
Lynch said, 'You build a facility like a factory, you house the people, you feed the people, they do their meditation and it's a beautiful, beautiful thing for the world.' Lynch is sitting in the recording studio at his three-house modernist complex in the Hollywood Hills just down the road from Mulholland Drive, while talking with a Washington Post reporter.
Mr Lynch, who has practised the Transcendental Meditation Technique developed by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for 32 years, explains in this analogy that the peace factory workers would do TM, plus the advanced techniques taught by Maharishi that include 'Yogic Flying'.
According to the Washington Post, his plan is as follows: 'At least 8,000 beautiful souls working like factory workers doing their programme, pumping peace for the world,' Lynch says. Why 8,000? That is, approximately, the square root of one per cent of the world's population, which is the number needed to produce the Global Maharishi Effect for reducing international conflict. The price tag? Seven billion dollars for seven peace factories. (Why seven when you only need one? 'A safety factor.')
The article noted that Lynch so far has spent $400,000 of his own money and raised $1 million in donations from a handful of wealthy individuals and organizations. 'Money will open so many doors. It will start snowballing.' Still seven billion—it's a lot of money. Or is it? Lynch estimates that world peace, or 'Heaven on Earth' can be purchased for the price of 3 1/2 B-1 bombers. 'In which case,' Lynch says, 'it would be a bargain.'
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