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Hollywood director David Lynch sponsors meditation for world peace

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7 December 2005

David Lynch, founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. His work includes Eraserhead, Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Straight Story, and Mulholland Drive.

In the Washington Post, David Lynch explains the plan for his Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. In vivid and poetic terms, Mr Lynch tells the Washington Post about the phenomenon of group Yogic Flying and its effects on world consciousness, using the analogy of a 'peace factory' in this dynamic interview.

Lynch said to the Washington Post, '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.'

More information on the web:

David Lynch Post Office Box 93158 Hollywood, California 90093 Tel/Fax: 001-323-874-2467

Press Release from: David Lynch Foundation

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