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Peace in the Middle East: Peer reviewed journals publish research on the Maharishi Effect
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16 July 2009
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, Part III, and Part IV of this article to read the main text of the Press Release and Appendices A-D.]
E: Selected research articles on the Maharishi Effect, showing changes in conflict, crime and other sociological indicators.
Gelderloos, M.J. Frid, P. Goddard, X. Xue, and S.A. Loliger, 'Creating World Peace through the Collective Practice of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field: Improved U.S.-Soviet Relations,' Social Science Perspectives Journal 2(4) (1988), 80—94.
D.W. Orme-Johnson, C.N. Alexander, J.L. Davies, H.M. Chandler, and W.E. Larimore, 'International Peace Project in the Middle East: The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field,' Journal of Conflict Resolution 32(4) (1988), 776—812.
D.W. Orme-Johnson, C.N. Alexander, and J.L. Davies, 'The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field: Reply to a Methodological Critique,' Journal of Conflict Resolution 34 (1990), 756—768.
D.W. Orme-Johnson, M.C. Dillbeck, C.N. Alexander, H.M. Chandler, and R.W. Cranson, 'Effects of Large Assemblies of Participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program on Reducing International Conflict and Terrorism,' Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 36(1—4) (2003), 283—302.
J.L. Davies and C.N. Alexander, 'Alleviating Political Violence: Impact Assessment Analyses of the Lebanon War: Impact Assessment Analysis of the Lebanon War,' Journal of Social Behaviour and Personality 17(1) (2005), 285—338.
M.C. Dillbeck, G. Landrith, D. Orme-Johnson. 'Transcendental Meditation Program and Crime Rate Change in a Sample of Forty-Eight Cities,' Journal of Crime and Justice 4 (1981), 25—45.
M.C. Dillbeck, C.B. Banus, C. Polanzi, and G.S. Landrith III, 'Test of a Field Model of Consciousness and Social Change: The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program and Decreased Urban Crime,' The Journal of Mind and Behavior 9(4) (1988), 457—486.
M.C. Dillbeck, 'Test of a Field Theory of Consciousness and Social Change: Time Series Analysis of Participation in the TM-Sidhi Program and Reduction of Violent Death in the U.S.,' Social Indicators Research 22 (1990), 399—418.
P.D. Assimakis and M.C. Dillbeck, 'Time Series Analysis of Improved Quality of Life in Canada: Social Change, Collective Consciousness, and the TM-Sidhi Program,' Psychological Reports 76 (1995), 1171—1193.
G.D. Hatchard, A.J. Deans, K.L. Cavanaugh, and D.W. Orme-Johnson, 'The Maharishi Effect: A Model for Social Improvement. Time Series Analysis of a Phase Transition to Reduced Crime in Merseyside Metropolitan Area,' Psychology, Crime, and Law 2(3) (1996), 165—174.
M.C. Dillbeck, K.L. Cavanaugh, T. Glenn, D.W. Orme-Johnson, and V. Mittlefehldt, 'Consciousness as a Field: The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program and Changes in Social Indicators,' The Journal of Mind and Behaviour 8(1) (1987), 67—104.
D.W. Orme-Johnson and P. Gelderloos, 'The Long-Term Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on the Quality of Life in the United States (1960 to 1983),' Social Science Perspectives Journal 2(4) (1988), 127—146.
J.S. Hagelin, M.V. Rainforth, D.W. Orme-Johnson, K.L. Cavanaugh, C.N. Alexander, S.F. Shatkin, et al. 'Effects of group practice of the Transcendental Meditation program on preventing violent crime in Washington, DC: Results of the National Demonstration Project, June-July, 1993.' Social Indicators Research 47(2) (1999), 153—201.
Brown, C.L. 'Overcoming Barriers to Use of Promising Research among Elite Middle East Policy Groups,' Journal of Social Behaviour and Personality 17(1) (2003), 489—546.
F: Peer-reviewed journals that have published research on the Maharishi Effect
- Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly
- Journal of Scientific Exploration
- International Journal of Neuroscience
- Journal of Conflict Resolution
- Journal of Crime and Justice
- Journal of Mind and Behaviour
- Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
- Journal of Social Behaviour and Personality
- Psychological Reports
- Psychology, Crime, and Law
- Social Indicators Research
- Social Science Perspectives Journal
- Society of Neuroscience
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 G-I of the Press Release.
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