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Decreased war and terrorism: Scientific research on the Brain-Based Approach to Peace
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5 November 2011
The unique effectiveness of the Brain-Based Approach to Peace has been conﬁrmed by more than 50 demonstrations and 23 scientiﬁc studies. The approach involves restoring balanced neurological functioning and reducing stress on an individual and global scale, through group practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques.
This research has been carefully scrutinized by independent scholars and accepted for publication in top academic journals. In every case, this approach produced marked reductions of crime, social violence, terrorism, and war, and increased peace and positivity in society.
In addition, these studies are backed by more than 380 additional published studies conducted at over 200 independent universities and research institutes in 30 countries on the individual and societal benefits of these technologies of consciousness.
This extensive body of scientific research makes the Brain-Based Approach to Peace the most thoroughly tested and rigorously established technology of peace in the world today.
Decreased war and terrorism
A critical experimental test of the Brain-Based Approach to Peace was conducted during the peak of the Lebanon war. A day-by-day study of a two-month assembly in Israel in 1983 showed that, on days when the number of participants (''TM Group Size,'' right) was high, war deaths in neighboring Lebanon dropped by 76% (p < 10-7).
In addition, crime, traffic accidents, fires, and other indicators of social stress in Israel (combined into a Composite Index) all correlated strongly with changes in the size of the peace-creating group. Other possible causes (weekends, holidays, weather, etc.) were statistically controlled for.
Decreased war deaths in Lebanon
Changes in the quality of life in Israel correlate with changes in the numbers of people practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 32(4), 776-812, 1988.
Global Good News will feature subsequent replications of these results in seven consecutive experiments over a two-year period during the peak of the Lebanon war.
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