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Peace in the Middle East: A brief history of the Maharishi Effect    Translate This Article
15 July 2009

Press Release*

June 30, 2009

Peace in the Middle East is easily within our grasp, as indicated by a new scientific paper published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration on 29 June 2009.

The study addresses the possibility that a relatively small group of people practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programme®, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, twice daily together in a group can create peace in the Middle East. . . .

[This phenomenon is called the Maharishi Effect. Please see Part I, Part II, and Part III of this article to read the main text of the Press Release and Appendices A-C.]


D: Brief history of the Maharishi Effect

First indications that crime decreases when 1% of a city practises Transcendental Meditation. The phenomenon was called the Maharishi Effect as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation technique, first predicted it in the 1960s.

First study on the Maharishi Effect was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Crime and Justice.

International Peace Project in the Middle East published in 1988 in the Journal of Conflict Resolution based at Yale, which indicated the possibility of peace in the Middle East.

Three experiments that showed that a group of 7000 Yogic Flyers could create an influence of coherence in the whole world.

Aug. 1993
Experiment in Washington, D.C., evaluated by board of 27 independent scientists. 4,000 Yogic Flyers reduce violent crime by 23%.

Aug. 2006
Re-launch of projects to create permanent groups of Yogic Flyers in every nation beginning in Holland and USA.

Sept. 2008
Permanent group of Yogic Flyers in Iowa, USA exceeds national 'Super-Radiance' threshold of the square root of 1% of the population.

Global Good News comment:

* This press release was published in its entirety in Beirut-Online on 1 July 2009.

In the coming days, Global Good News will continue to feature Appendices E-I of the Press Release.

For information about Maharishi's seven-point programme to create a healthy, happy, prosperous society, and a peaceful world, please visit: Global Financial Capital of New York.

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