What you will read below will probably sound incredible…too good to be true…but it has been thoroughly researched for over 40 years in more than 250 universities and research institutes including:
This research reveals a new technology that would allow us to:
- Significantly improve our health, and bring our healthcare costs down by more than 50%
- Develop our full brain potential, rather than the small fraction we’re currently using.
- and even stop all wars, terrorism and corruption…in a matter of weeks, at a cost that is 1000 times lower than what our governments are currently trying.
Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably become weary of all these websites that are making spectacular promises, which in the end only turn out to be hollow sales tricks.
This is different, however. If this would be a hoax, it would have to be the biggest hoax ever, because it would have involved the entire scientific community: hundreds of top universities and research institutes, including the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and more than 100 scientific journals, including almost all of the most prestigious journals in the world, who published the research (list of 350 publications below).
On the other hand, if it would be real, it would have to be the biggest discovery ever, as it would allow us to change the entire destiny of the human race in a matter of weeks.
You don’t need to do anything, just take a few minutes to understand how it works, and tell everybody around you to do the same. This is something that our governments should use and implement, and several governments already do, but not nearly enough.
For example below we’ll present a project to stop the Syria war and the Islamic State terrorist threat with a guaranteed 100% success rate (based on previous projects where this technology has been used to stop wars) and at a cost of only around $10 Million. The EU governments just pledged to spend 10 Billion, 1000 times more, just to deal with the refugee crisis, without even hoping to actually bring peace to the Middle East.
Governments want to use it, but they are afraid their voters won’t understand, and that’s usually bad for votes.
So this is where I come in. I spent 15 years researching this technology and finding ways to explain how it works in simple words, originally to write a book, but I decided to give it away for free instead.
I actually feel a bit guilty for not doing it earlier. I’m a Belgian living near Brussels, where, in spite of more heavily armed military and police on our streets than ever before, terrorists were still able to casually walk into our airport and subways and set off their bombs. If this information had gotten out earlier, we could have probably prevented it.
The Field Paradigm: Here’s how it works
When we look around us we see many distinct objects, all separate from each other. There’s a chair, a table, and nothing in between. Likewise we see ourselves as separate from each other. I am here, you are there, there is nothing in between.
In ancient times, people had a different paradigm. They believed that all of life was part of one big whole and that their individual conscious minds were like waves on an ocean of a higher universal consciousness.
They believed this ocean had all the qualities that are usually associated with a divine being. They saw this not as an individual being, however, but as a universal field of consciousness of which they were all a part.
As romantic as it may sound to be a part of some higher force, this can’t be possible, right? Our consciousness is clearly localized to our bodies, and our bodies are clearly separate from each other. So then our consciousness must be separate as well.
Well…Yes and no. It all depends on how we see it.
We see the relation of body and mind as a computer. The hardware (brain) creates the software (mind). This feels like a logical analogy. Turn the hardware off (sleep) and the software stops working, damage of the hardware (brain damage) will have a clear influence on the quality of the software, and if the computer is permanently broken (death), it’s “game over”. From that perspective we would have to be clearly separate from each other. We all have separate computers, each running their separate software.
The way people in ancient times people saw the relationship between body and mind is more accurately described like a radio. The music is clearly connected to the hardware of the radio. Turn the radio off and the music stops playing. Mess with the hardware of the radio and the quality of the music will be clearly affected, and if the hardware is permanently damaged the music stops.
In the case of the radio, however, the music is expressed through the hardware, but it’s not coming from the hardware. The music itself is a vibration on the Electromagnetic field that connects everything with everything else. Fields have that quality of omnipresence, they are everywhere. We can broadcast a radio signal in one point and receive it at any other point around it, because through the Electromagnetic field every point is connected to every other point.
We also know that this field can vibrate in many different ways at the same time, just like an ocean can rise in many different waves at the same time.
- 97.1 FM: Classical
- 101.7 FM: Rock
- 103.5 FM: Pop
- 106.4 FM: Dance
Each human body is then just like a radio tuned in to one specific frequency, so that each can have their own music, their own thoughts. But at the source of our thoughts we are connected to everyone and everything. Our minds are localised to our bodies, yet at the same time is part of something much larger than our bodies, something that connects all of us.
In ancient times this wasn’t just people’s belief system, it was their actual experience.
They had a way to bring their minds in a state where they were completely conscious and alert, but at the same time completely silent. A wave that becomes completely silent becomes the ocean. They had a conscious experience of their unity with everything and everyone.
They called this experience transcending, because they transcended the boundaries of their individual mind and brought it to an unbounded state.
Transcending was like taking a dive into the ocean. They create a splash and enliven the surface of the water. The qualities of this field of consciousness that were latent in their awareness, qualities of unity, peace, energy and creativity suddenly became lively.
The quality of unity for example, poeple experienced as love. Love is just the experience of feeling connected to others. The eternal question of “what is love” actually has a very simple answer. Computers, no matter how powerful, won’t ever feel love, because they’re machines. Humans do feel love because at the source of their humanity, they are all connected to each other, and we experience this as love.
When people transcended they enlivened and strengthened this connection in their own awareness until they felt completely connected to everybody else. After a while the notion of “unconditional love” just became a practical reality.
Transcending also had another even more interesting side-effect, however. When people dive into the ocean, they don’t just create a splash where they dive in, but also waves that spread around the entire ocean. This quality of feeling connected to each other was not only enlivened with the person doing the transcending, but in people around them also started to feel more connected to each other.
As a result they would spontaneously change their behaviour. Yesterday people didn’t feel anything wrong with hurting their neighbour in order to get something for themselves, today it just doesn’t feel right anymore. They can’t explain why they changed their minds, they just did.
The techniques to transcend were essentially techniques to “radiate positivity”, or “radiate love”, just like a lightbulb radiates light.
Over time people lost the ability to transcend, however, and as such their experience also started to change. They no longer had the ability to train their minds to develop their deeper layers, and started living more from only the most superficial layers of their minds, only the top part of the wave.
The mind suddenly was split in 2 parts, what today in psychology we call the conscious and subconscious mind.
The ocean was now hidden in our subconscious mind (Carl Jung called this the “collective unconscious”, the part of our unconscious mind that we share collectively). People simply forgot about their connection to nature, and to each other.
This caused their paradigm to change. They still believed that there was some kind of higher being that controlled everything in the Universe, but they started to see this higher being as a person, separate from us, rather than a field of which they were all a part.
We will call this belief system the God Paradigm, a belief that they were separate from the higher being.
Then scientists started to explain phenomena in Nature more and more as material processes: little balls called atoms interacting with other little balls through force fields like gravity or electromagnetism. Suddenly there was no higher being necessary anymore, and people started to believe there might be nothing higher at all. The universe just functions as one big predictable mechanical machine.
We will call this the Machine Paradigm, a belief that there is no higher being.
The more we were able to understand the laws of nature, and the more technologies that were developed as a result, technologies that obviously worked and brought more and more material comfort in our lives, the more we started to see the Machine Paradigm as the ultimate reality – until we even started to believe that even life itself was an expression of material processes, like in our computer analogy. The hardware creates the software.
But very soon somebody came to spoil the party: Albert Einstein.
Few people are aware that when Einstein got his Nobel Prize, it wasn’t for his famous E=Mc2 formula that lead to atomic energy, or for his General Theory of Relativity, but rather for a paper he wrote which led to an even more important discovery in physics: the Quantum physics revolution.
Quantum physics revealed that our concept of the universe being built up out of little material balls was just an illusion. Even the most basic building blocks of nature, like electrons, were in reality vibrations on fields that only appeared as matter. The difference between matter and empty space is just that wherever there’s matter the field vibrates, whereas in empty space it doesn’t.
Einstein took it one step further, however, and predicted that ultimately physicists would find mathematical formulas that would describe how all force field and all matter fields at the source of all of creation, would ultimately themselves come from different vibrations of one single field, one field that creates everything from itself.
This is probably a difficult concept to grasp, so let me explain this a bit more in detail.
The Electromagnetic field can create many different phenomena in nature. Depending on the wavelength with which it vibrates it can manifest as radiowaves, microwaves, light, x-rays etc.
Now the cool thing about fields is that they can vibrate at all these different frequencies at the same time. You have probably noticed that you can turn on the light, the radio and your microwave oven at the same time, without any problem. This is because the EM field can vibrate both as light frequencies, radio frequencies and microwave frequencies at the same time.
In the same way Einstein predicted that one day physicists would find mathematical equations to describe one single underlying unified field that can manifest itself as electromagnetism by vibrating one way, as gravity by vibrating another way, as electrons and protons by vibrating in yet other ways etcetera and it can co this all at the same time.
In 1983 these equations where found, exactly as Einstein predicted, what they call Unified Field (or superstring) theories. They have also already experimentally verified several parts of these theories and, through the experiments in the Large Hadron Collider in CERN in Switzerland, they are now coming close to the final experimental verification.
And this will force us to adopt a completely different worldview.
The Unified Field of consciousness
The theories show that if there is indeed one singular field that creates everything from itself, then this field must have qualities of awareness (you can only create if you are aware) intelligence (there is obviously intelligence in Nature), and creativity. These are the core qualities of consciousness. Basically the latest discoveries in physics are only confirming exactly what the oldest texts in human history already claimed 5000 years ago: Consciousness is a field.
So instead of the axiom of the Machine Paradigm that matter creates consciousness, like in the computer analogy (something nobody was ever able to prove, but people just accepted as truth) the axiom of the Field Paradigm is that consciousness creates matter.
In relation to this we’re going to assume that the Radio analogy is the more correct way to describe our consciousness. There is one field of consciousness that rises in several waves. Each human being is then like a radio tuned in to a particular frequency, so that he can hear his own music (his thoughts). But at the source of thought we are all connected.
It might take some time to get used to this idea, but once we change our paradigm and start to see everything as a part of a larger whole, where everything is connected to everything else, we suddenly start to see that everything actually starts to make more sense: our latest scientific discoveries, what we observe in nature, the teachings of our religions, and our personal experiences, both ordinary and extraordinary. (Intuition, extrasensory perception, near death experiences, reincarnation all start to make a lot more sense from the Field Paradigm perspective).
Far more interesting, however, are the practical technologies that suddenly become possible with the Field Paradigm.
Field Paradigm technologies
If we are part of a field that has the divine qualities of omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence then this must mean that we have these qualities as well. All we have to do is to enliven them.
As we have already seen, if we really are waves on an ocean, then if we could bring our minds in a state of complete silence we could theoretically experience the ocean itself.
But how do you make the mind completely silent? Have you ever tried this? It sounds almost impossible. The more you try to make it silent, the more you only keep it active, and an active wave cannot merge with the ocean. This process of making the mind quiet was commonly understood as “meditation” but the natural process of meditation got lost and people started trying to meditate, (usually through some form of concentration on the breath, a sound, or your thoughts).You can’t force the mind to be silent. The more you try the more the waves only remains active, and an active wave can’t merge with the ocean. This misinterpretation of the technique of meditation is how the experience of transcending got lost to mankind.
Or better, almost lost. There was still a group of masters in the Himalayan mountains, completely secluded from the rest of mankind, who still had the knowledge and kept it in its pure form for thousands of years.
And so it happened that in 1958 an Indian scientist, who had spent 13 years as a student of one of the last masters of this tradition, arrived in the west with a simple message:
We can’t force the mind to be silent, nor do we have to. With the right technique it will happen naturally. Meditation, if practiced correctly, is the easiest thing you’ve ever done…and anyone can learn to do it.
The scientist’s name was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. To distinguish his technique from all the hundreds of other forms of meditation he called it Transcendental Meditation, or TM, as it quickly became known.
As soon as he started teaching this technique people felt that this was something different, something authentic. They felt the effects from the first sitting, and they went far further than just relaxation.
The rest is history. Over the next few decades TM became the most practiced meditation technique in the world, with over 6 million practitioners.
It also became the most researched technique. Over the past 45 years more than 250 universities have participated in 600 TM studies resulting in 350 publications in more than 100 scientific journals around the world…6000 pages of scientific research.
The list of benefits that have been found from the experience of transcending is remarkable, spanning all areas of life. Here are some of the benefits that have been found and the number of TM studies that have confirmed them.
- improved health, reversal of ageing >200 studies
- decreased stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, PTSD >150 studies
- Improved brain development, IQ, creativity, memory, concentration >80 studies
- Improved happiness, relationships, love, job satisfaction >30 studies
- Improved self-confidence, self-actualization, self-acceptance >20 studies
- Improved emotional stability, decreased impulsivity, ADHD >10 studies
- overcoming addictions >40 studies
- decreased blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, heart disease >30 studies
Coming into contact with our own true (divine) nature, seemed to have some pretty good effects on life.
Now just imagine that a pharmaceutical company would introduce a new drug, that would make you healthier, happier, more self confident, and far more intelligent, without any side-effect. (none of the 350 published TM studies over the past 40 years found any negative effect.).
Would you want this drug?
Now imagine that these benefits were confirmed by hundreds of scientific studies, by almost all of the most prestigious universities and research institutes in the world, including the U.S. National Institutes of Health, who spent more than $25 million over the past 20 years to support TM research. And imagine this research shows that this new drug is not only far more effective than most other drugs that are out there, but also far cheaper, and it would save our governments and healthcare insurers more than 50% of their healthcare expenses.
Do you think our healthcare insurers should reimburse this drug?
By now you must be wondering “If this really works so well then why isn’t everyone using it?” Why aren’t our governments making this available for everyone just like they make all other forms of healthcare available?
The answer may be resistance from the mighty lobby of the medical industry, to which the small non-profit TM organisation is no match. I could imagine they wouldn’t be too excited about seeing healthcare costs reduced by 50%. But that’s just speculation.
A far bigger issue is that people simply don’t understand how such a simple mental technique could have all these profound benefits, essentially solving many problems where modern medicine is simply powerless against. And if people don’t understand how it works, no amount of scientific research is going to convince them.
So we have to dive a little deeper into how and why transcending creates such powerful effects on all areas of life.
Let’s look at 3 main areas
- Reduced stress, improved health
- Being yourself
- Brain development.
Reduced stress – improved health
Transcending, as we have seen, is a state where the mind becomes completely silent, resulting into a state of deep physical relaxation as well. When researchers at Harvard Medical School tried to measure just how deep this relaxation was they found, to their surprise, that the rest appeared to go far deeper than even deep sleep. It also went into this state far more quickly, in mere seconds, whereas during sleep it usually takes several hours. More than 30 studies around the world have confirmed the deep state of relaxation during TM.Ref.American Psychologist 42: 879–881, 1987.
Rest, as we all know, is the best antidote to stress. The deep state of rest during transcending can heal even our deepest stresses (even traumatic stress).
The studies that have been done with war veterans or refugees suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are the best example of how powerful exactly this is. PTSD is a condition where stresses are so deeply rooted that it is normally considered incurable. Yet several studies by now found such significant improvements, in a matter of days or maximum a few weeksRef.Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212–215 that CNN recently did a feature on it (watch the CNN video) and the US army is now actively advising and using TM for their soldiers. It’s simply the only treatment that has ever been proven to work.
And this has a powerful effect on our health. Accumulated stress disturbs the natural functioning of our nervous system, which is the root-cause of 90% of our health problems. Remove the cause and the symptoms disappear. Teaching people to remove their own stress is essentially teaching them to heal themselves…and healthcare costs go down by 50%.Ref.Psychosomatic Medicine 49: 493–507, 1987 Ref.American Journal of Health Promotion 14: 284–291, 2000
All teachings of almost all ancient traditions seem to agree that the key to success in life, and even to open the door to spiritual experiences, is to simply know (or be) yourself.
This never made sense until now, and it seemed just like a nice statement rather than an ancient eternal truth. But when we understand that true silence is both the experience of the wave merging with the ocean (in touch with our higher self, which could be called divine) while it is also the only state of truly being yourself, it all starts to make a lot more sense.
The reason why the mind will spontaneously transcend is because transcending is a state of coming home for the mind. Just being in that silence is the most enjoyable state there is for the mind and it will go there by itself. This is why we don’t have to force the mind. Quite the opposite, any effort, or any concentration on some object or thought will only keep the mind focused on something outside, and will prevent the mind to transcend.
So it’s very simple: True silence is both truly being yourself and discovering the higher divine consciousness. As such we could say that the path to the divine is just being yourself.
Even if we just look at it from a practical level, independent of any spiritual aspect, there is no doubt that learning to be yourself, together with learning to heal yourself, is one of the most important things you can ever learn in your life.
Abraham Maslow was famous for studying the most successful people in society, and came to the conclusion that what they all had in common was that they were just themselves. So he created psychological self-actualisation tests to be able to determine to what degree people could be themselves all the time. This includes self-confidence, self-acceptance, being in the now, keeping an inner balance at all times etc. Most truly people who are truly successful (both in their jobs and in their personal lives) just have a high score on all of those.
Maslow found that normally only 1% of the population was fully self-actualized and that self-actualisation doesn’t improve after early adolescence. He did found one exception. Sometimes people had what he called “Peak experiences” which appeared to have a strong effect on growth of self-actualization. Descriptions of such peak experiences closely match descriptions of transcending.
It will come as no surprise, then, that TM has a strong positive effect on self-actualisation. A meta-analysis of 18 TM self-actualization studies, with more than 500 participants in total, found that the effect of transcending through TM was 3 to 4 times stronger than the effect of any other meditation technique that was ever researched.
The most spectacular study was a long-term study of students of Maharishi University of Management (MUM), a university founded by Maharishi in 1972, which is currently based in Iowa, USA. (“Management” in this case stands for successful management of all aspects of life, not just business). They were measured at the beginning of their university career and again after 10 years. At the end of the study there was a significant increase in self actualisation scores with all the students, and 38% of the students had reached the highest scores on self-actualisation tests (compared to normally 1% of the population). The study also looked at students from 3 top universities as a control group, but found no improvement in self actualization at all (even a slight decrease in 2 out of 3). The chance that the difference between MUM and the 3 control universities could have been a coincidence was one in 500,000. Ref: Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 17: 93–121, 2005
Full Brain development
Some of the most spectacular TM studies have been the ones measuring the effect on the brain, by measuring EEG brainwave coherence.
Each time a part of the brain is active there is an electrical activity, which can be visualized in the form of EEG brainwaves.
Next a computer (or these days even a smartphone) can mathematically analyze these waves and calculate to what degree they are similar, or coherent.
When we are in activity, this coherence is generally low (usually around 20%). Every experience will activate a different part of the brain, so during activity different parts are usually involved with different activities (seeing, hearing, moving your muscles etc.), and there is little coordination between them.
When we transcend we have a direct experience of the ocean, that reality where everything is connected to each other. As a direct result all the parts of the brain will become coherent, and the brain will start functioning as one coherent whole. (Ref: Cognitive processing, 11(1): 21-30, 2010)
The amazing thing is that this can be measured in real time while somebody is practicing TM. You can see on this video how within seconds after starting TM EEG coherence maximises to 95-100% (3 min).
This experience is unique to TM practice, it doesn’t show (at least not nearly to the same degree) with other meditation practices, because the brain will only show this kind of coherence when it transcends, not with ordinary relaxation. There is no better way to distinguish TM from other techniques than simply measuring what happens in the brain.
Why is EEG coherence important? More than 30 years of brain research has shown that EEG coherence is linked to Emotional stability, IQ, creativity, learning ability, reflex speed etc. Basically EEG coherence is linked to everything that is good about the human brain. The more your brain can function coherently, the more success you’ll have in life.
More than 50 published studies have by now confirmed the effects of TM on brain coherence. Again, if this all was a hoax, almost all of the most prestigious scientific journals on brain sciences, including the International journal of neuroscience would have to be involved.
By far the most impressive results of this increased brain coherence, however, come from a small school in Iowa, also founded by the TM organisation. The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment is a school just like any other school, with the exception that all the children practice TM twice a day as part of their school curriculum.
In sports we know that if people really want to become world champions, they should start practicing from an early age. In this case children start developing their full brain potential from an early age (usually from the age of 5)…and they do become world champions when it comes to brain-sports.
When children arrive at this school, they have an average IQ and creativity, by the time they graduate at age 18, they score in the top 1% of America…and win world championships in creative problem solving competitions. More than 100.000 of the most creative children in the world participate in creative problem solving competitions like Destination imagination every year and yet the children of the Maharishi School have won 4 world championship titles and finished in the top 10 in several more. Needless to say, no other school in the world has come even close.
Quite naturally people who have heard about this school are impressed. Oprah Winfrey was so impressed that she did a documentary on the school, and eventually learned TM herself. She was so happy with her practice that she eventually paid for all of her 400 employees to learn. (Here’s a picture of Oprah practicing TM in the meditation hall in Fairfield, Iowa, where both the Maharishi University and the school is based)
In 2005 the New York Times listed the idea of “TM in schools” on top of their annual list of best ideas of the year.
By now it probably won’t surprise you that a lot of the most successful people in the world are practicing – and publicly supporting – the TM technique. Let’s take Ray Dalio as an example, who is the most successful Wall Street Hedgefund manager in the world. He founded and runs a $160 Billion Hedgefund and for the past 5 years has made an average $1.5 Billion per year. That comes down to $750.000 per hour. Yet he never misses his 20 minute TM practice (even if, at his hourly rates, it would cost him $250.000 per session). He’s been a devoted TM practitioner for more than 46 years and has always claimed that TM was, more than anything else, the main secret of his success.
Here’s a video where Ray Dalio and Hollywood director Martin Scorsese discuss how TM enhances their creativity (3 min).
So why aren’t we using this?
So let’s come back to our original question. If it’s becoming clear that the (re)discovery how to transcend could indeed be one of the most important discoveries in recent history, why is it not supported by our governments. Why is it not a part of the curriculum in every single school?
We’re definitely making progress. more than 450 schools are using TM as part of their curriculum, and governments of dozens of countries are already actively supporting it (including the UK, Brazil, several departments of education in the US, and many others).
This is a good start, but only a small start, and it mainly has to do with the fact that people don’t know the difference between relaxation and true transcending. My feeling has always been that if people understood what transcending really was, by now 6 billion people would be doing it instead of a mere 6 million. Our world would definitely look very different then.
And if people had difficulties believing that transcending could have such profound effects on the individual level because they didn’t understand it, they’ll have a much harder time with what is by far the most spectacular effect of transcending: The field effect…The ability to stop all wars, crime, terrorism and any other negative behaviour just by enlivening positivity in people’s minds.
The Field Effect of transcending
As we mentioned before, when we dive into the ocean we don’t just make a splash and enliven the qualities of this field in our own awareness (love, happiness, creativity, positivity etc.), but we also create waves that spread all around us. When we transcend we also enliven these qualities of unity around us, and cause others to remember their true nature as well.
It works just like a light bulb. How can a small light bulb light up an entire big room? Because the light bulb is connected to the whole room through an invisible field called the electromagnetic field. It will stir this field and its vibrations, light waves, will spread in all directions and light up the whole room. What happens if we turn off the light? The field of light didn’t disappear, it’s still there, but it’s no longer enlivened.
When humans forgot to transcend, it’s like they forgot how to turn on the light. The resulting darkness we experience as negative thoughts, which will lead to negative actions: crime, corruption, conflicts, even wars. Negativity is just the absence of positivity, just like darkness is only the absence of light.
Just like it only takes a few streetlights here and there to light up a whole city, it’s not necessary for everyone to transcend to remove the darkness in everybody’s minds.
The 1% effect
In the 1960’s Maharishi predicted that if one person transcended, he’d be able to positively influence 100 people around him. In other words, if only 1% of the population learns to transcend this will be sufficient to create a measurable effect for the entire city. Maharishi’s famous motto became:
“Don’t fight the darkness, just turn on the light”
In the early 70’s so many people learned TM (half a million in the US alone in 1974) that several hundred cities actually had one percent of their population practicing TM. So the scientists started researching if there was indeed a measurable effect. They found a consistent 20% decrease in crime rate compared to both the cities own previous trends and compared to the cities that didn’t have 1% of their population transcending. They ruled out all other possible explanations for the change and the chances that this could have been a coincidence were smaller than one in thousand.Ref.Journal of Crime and Justice vol. 4, 1981, pp 25-45
So instead of having to teach everyone to transcend, it turned out that 1% of the population was actually sufficient to start making a difference.
This was a lot easier already.
But while people inside the TM organisation were excited, the outside world was far more sceptical. According to a Machine Paradigm point of view, such effects were utterly impossible. If this was true, it was the first definitive scientific proof that we were in fact connected, and that their entire Machine Paradigm belief system was simply wrong.
People don’t like to be told they’re wrong, and they usually are not very grateful to those who start to shake up their entire belief system. Suddenly people became suspicious. Rumours started of the TM organisation being a cult. This was at a time when the whole world was shaken by stories from real cults with brainwashing, financial extortion, mass suicides etc. Suddenly the logic became:
Strange = cult
Maharishi and TM = Strange
In the early 70ies when people were talking about meditation, they were talking about Transcendental Meditation, as that was the only thing there was. But after these first field effect studies came out, and Maharishi started talking about world peace, the long lines of people that wanted to learn TM became shorter and shorter, and many other meditation techniques surfaced. They promised the same benefits as TM, but without all the crazy “world peace” stuff.
As a result people inside the TM organisation started asking Maharishi if it wouldn’t be better to just focus on the personal benefits of TM, and not talk about the social effects, but he wouldn’t even consider this for a minute. This was a technology that could change the world, and they were going to talk about it. If people weren’t ready to understand now, then some day in the future they would be.
Rather than toning down his claims, Maharishi was just getting warmed up. He had a far more powerful technology still.
In 1976 Maharishi started teaching an advanced TM technique called the TM sidhi program and Yogic Flying. These techniques had far more profound effects than just TM practice for the people themselves, but also far more powerful field effects. It was found that if people practice these advanced techniques together in one group, the effect became much stronger still, even growing with the square of the number of participants.
To illustrate how this works imagine 3 people, who are jumping in a lake one after another. They will each create a wave that will have a certain height and power. This will determine how far the wave will travel before it dies out, and as such it will define the circle of influence, the area on the lake it will enliven.
Now imagine that instead of these 3 people jumping in the lake separately, they hold hands and jump in the lake together. The wave they create will become 3 times more powerful, and will travel 3 times further. This means that the area of the circle of influence will increase with the square of the radius, or 9 times.
With transcending it worked according to the same principles. 3 advanced TM meditators who create the influence together in one group could create the same effect as 9 individual TM practitioners from their own homes, an effect for 900 people.
From here the curve grows very quickly:
- 20 advanced TM meditators together in one place will have the same effect as 400 individual TM meditators, for 40.000 people
- 200 advanced TM meditators will have the same effect as 40.000 TM meditators, for 4.000.000 people
- 2.000 advanced TM meditators will have the same effect as 4.000.000 TM meditators, for 400.000.000 people
- 9.000 advanced TM meditators together in one place will have the same effect as 81.000.000 individual TM meditators, for 8,1 billion people.
This new technology may have sounded completely crazy (from a Machine Paradigm point of view, at least) but made it possible to create some very impressive experiments. Because the number of people needed to create an effect was relatively low, scientists could now predict in advance that they were going to create an effect like a decrease in crime rate in some city or region, – they usually select a region where trends show a worsening of the situation, so nobody else in their right mind would predict this – and then bring enough advanced meditators together in one group to create the effect as predicted.
Let’s see some examples
One such experiment took place in the summer of 1994 in Washington DC, where they predicted in advance that they would decrease violent crime by 20%. They sent this prediction to all the major newsmedia and over 1400 scientists and politicians in the region. Responding to this prediction the Washington chief of police went on television to say that the only thing that would decrease crime by 20% would be 20 inches of snow (not very likely in the summer). They were spending one billion dollar per year on fighting crime and only saw crime rise by 10% per year.
As the experiment started the group of advanced TM meditators started growing gradually, and as the group grew bigger, crime started going down more and more. By the end of the experiment, when the group was at its biggest size, violent crimes were down by 23%.
The chance that this close relationship between increase in number of advanced TM meditators and decrease in crime could have been due to a coincidence was less than one in 500 million. The standard in science to claim a significant result is one in 20. This experiment was 25 million times better than the standard. The study got published in one of the most prestigious journals on social sciences in the world (social Indicators Research) and the Washington Police became a co-author of the study. Ref.Social Indicators Research (1999, vol. 47, no. 2)
But this was just crime. Could this technology actually stop wars?
The ideal place to test this was Lebanon, one the most stressed place in the world in the early 1980’s, (similar to Syria today) with a constant civil war that had been raging for almost 20 years.
So a group of scientists and volunteers did an experiment where they gathered a group of 200 advanced TM meditators in Jerusalem. They predicted that as soon as the group started 8 variables would improve at the same time, including crime rate in Jerusalem and Israel as a whole, fires, the stock market performance, the national mood (indicated by the cover story of the most important newspaper in the country) and the war in neighbouring Lebanon. They compiled all these 8 variables into one big Quality of Life index.
The experiment didn’t quite turn out as planned. Instead of one big group starting at the start date, and stopping at the end date, the numbers of participants fluctuated significantly throughout the experiment (they were all volunteers who had to go to work etc.) as plotted on this chart.
This made the experiment all the more impressive, however.
Normally an index should fluctuate very little, as the random fluctuations of the individual elements tend to cancel each other out. This index was fluctuating significantly however, up to 3 standard deviations. When these fluctuations were plotted over the group size there was a very clear visible correlation.
Remember the analogy of turning on the light and the darkness disappearing. Here we see exactly this, only in this case it’s as if somebody is playing with the dimmer. We turn it on a little more (a little more positivity enlivened) and the darkness (negative thoughts) disappears a little more. In this case this manifests in many different behaviours, whether it is with criminals on the streets of Jerusalem, with investors in the stock markets, or with soldiers in neighbouring Lebanon. These different behaviours have nothing in common, except for one thing: They are all driven by the degree of positivity in human thought.
The chance that such a close correlation was a coincidence was smaller than one in 10.000 (500 times better than the norm in science). The study was published in the prestigious Yale edited Journal of conflict resolution.Ref.Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 32, no.4, Dec 1988, pp. 776-812
6 more experiments like this one were organised over a period of 3 years. Each time they predicted in advance that they would stop, or at least significantly reduce, the Lebanon war. 3 experiments were in the local region with a few hundred advanced TM meditators, enough to create an influence for the whole region, while 4 experiments were in the US or Europe, but with groups of 5000 to 7000 advanced TM meditators, enough to create an effect for most of the world.
Later analysis showed that during these 7 experiments there was an average:
- 66% mean increase in the level of cooperation among conflicting parties
- 48% reduction in level of conflict
- 68% reduction in war injuries
- 71% reduction in war fatalities
The chance that such a strong decrease could happen 7 times in a row was one in ten million trillion. Ref.Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 17(1): 285–338, 2005
To put this in perspective: The chance that you’ll win the Irish national lottery this week is anywhere from one in 4 million for a small country to one in 300 million for the national US Powerball lottery. So the chance that you’ll win the lottery this week is 30 billion to 2 trillion times bigger than the chance that this could have been a coincidence, rather than a true effective technology to create peace. I’d go and buy a few lottery tickets if I were you, because your chances look astronomically high this week.
Could this technology also prevent terrorism?
The experience in Brussels shows us one thing: We are powerless against terrorism. The government knew there was a terrorist attack coming, and had more police agents and soldiers on the street than ever before, and still they couldn’t stop it. As long as there is even one person on this planet with a desire to kill others, an internet connection to find the recipe to make a bomb and a suitcase to hide it, nobody will stop him.
The only way to be safe from terrorism is to make sure that nobody in the entire world still has the thought to blow up other people. This means it requires a technology to reach and influence everybody. The only technology that can do so is the field effect technology we’re discussing here.
And this has been tested. During the 4 experiments when the group of advanced TM meditators was big enough to influence most of the world (3 experiments in the US, one in Holland) terrorist somehow felt much less of a desire to kill fellow human beings. Casualties and injuries due to terrorist acts decreased by 72%.Ref.Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 36: 283–302, 2003
While 72% is still not 100% it has to be added that it was still a significant improvement. Also these experiments where generally of a short duration, only lasting a few weeks, while the effect actually becomes stronger over time, as the positive effect accumulates.
So what would happen if a group of such advanced TM meditators could be established permanently, as a group of professional peacemakers?
Would it be possible to create permanent peace, then?
This was extensively tested in Mozambique. In 1994 the president of Mozambique, Dr. Alberto Joaquin Chissano studied the scientific research, was impressed and decided to give it a try.
He learned TM himself and then simply ordered his entire army to learn Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, and practice it daily in one big group. From that moment the civil war that had been raging for 17 years came to an abrupt end, and never started again. Over the next few years Mozambique, once the world’s poorest country, had the fastest growing economy in the world.
A few years later, in 1999, the New York Times wrote:
Seven years after the guns fell silent, Jackhammers are ringing, new hotels are rising, new schools are opening, and newly paved roads are rolling across the land.
The war-torn, once ravaged countryside is now lush with corn, cashews and mangoes. Inflation has dropped to 2%, from 70% in 1994. The economy has grown an average 10% a year since 1996. After years of relying on donated food, Mozambique now grows nearly enough to feed itself.
Once a symbol of Africa’s calamitous wars, Mozambique is now a success story.
Like these, more than 50 experiments have been organised. Each and every time the effects were predicted in advance, and each and every time they were so successful that often records were broken – record decreases in warfare, crime, car accidents, stockmarket performance etc. – These studies have led to 20 publications in international scientific journals.
If one study would show this effect, there is probably an alternative cause that could be found, but if more than 50 studies have confirmed the same effect, anywhere in the world, it becomes very hard to find an alternative explanation for the effect. (I’ll put descriptions of all the 50 researches, and their references online soon, keep checking this page)
These TM field effect studies are not only the first solid scientific proof that the Field Paradigm is real, but also form the first practical technology to really create a profound change like our world has never seen before.
Save costs, reduce taxes
Is this technology cost-effective? Yes, obviously, because there are actually very little costs involved, often there aren’t any costs at all. Generally if the advanced TM meditators practice their techniques together for one hour twice per day, this is enough to create the effect. So this group could be a group of students in a school, a group of prisoners or a group of people working together in the same company. They follow their normal daily routine, but just do their meditation on top, usually outside normal work or school hours.
At the same time this technology can create significant savings. for example, a permanent group of 120 advanced TM meditators near the city of Merseyside in the UK, decreased the crime rate by 60% compared to national trends over a period of 4 years, preventing 225.000 crimes and saving the Merseyside government $2 billion in crime related expenses. It was counted that for every hour the advanced TM meditators were doing their thing, the Government saved $6000. Even if the meditators would be paid $30 per hour (they weren’t), it would still be 200 times cheaper than conventional methods of dealing with crime, while being far more effective at the same time.
And this was still a relatively small group. With the quadratic growth effect, a group that is 10 times as big would create the effect for 100 times more people, meaning that the cost per person influenced would go down 10 times.
All the 50 studies combined have shown that if we can change the way people think in a more positive direction, everything starts to change. Corruption disappears, Healthcare costs go down, the economy improves, people use more of their full potential so there is less unemployment etc. All this means more income and fewer expenses for the government. The research leaves no doubts that governments would save so much money from these technologies that it should be relatively easy to reduce their taxes, at least the share of our taxes that now go to arms companies, the pharmaceutical industry, in the pockets of corrupt politicians etc.
So world peace, and lower taxes. Anybody who is not up for this?
Will you keep this a secret?
Hopefully by now you start to understand that there really is only one reason why we still have wars, crime, corruption, and ridiculously high taxes: because people are not aware that a better way exists.
Now you know and understand how these technologies work: will you keep them a secret, or will you share them with others so that together with them you can demand your government to learn about them and implement them?
Here’s a few things you could do:
1.Share this website. Flood the internet, Email your entire contact database…don’t stop until everyone knows and understands these technologies.
2.Be the light: Learn TM yourself. This is probably the best thing you can do, both for yourself (unless you don’t care about things like reducing stress, happiness, health, or improving your creativity) and for the world. Learn to transcend as soon as possible, and don’t stop there. Take the TM-Sidhi course to become an advanced TM meditator. The training is a significant investment but I can promise you it will likely be the best investment you’ll ever do. (a Pan-European survey found that 97% of people who answered the question how they would rank TM as an investment thought it was a good investment, and 35% thought it was the best investment they’ve ever done).
The first step to learn is to simply attend a free TM info seminar in a TM center near you. There you can meet your teacher, have him/her explain you how the TM technique works and what benefits you can expect, and arrange all the practical points about taking the rest of the course. (The info seminar takes about 1.5 to 2 hours, is for free, and is without any obligation to take the rest of the course, it’s just for you to find out if this is something for you).
Actually learning TM consists out of 4-5 sessions of 2 hours each to learn the technique, plus a follow up program over the next 6 months to ensure correct practice and refine your experiences. Once people learn they have a lifelong right to retake the course for free. The course fee (all included) is 600€.
info seminars and courses are organized across Ireland but are usually booked full quickly, so it’s important to reserve your seat in advance. (click on the link to reserve your seat).
Dates of next upcoming TM free info seminars in Ireland
Dublin center (Rathmines): Tuesday 29 March at 6:30 P
Dublin South (Monkstown): Thursday 31 March at 7:30 PM
Drogheda: Thursday 31 March at 8:00 PM and Saturday 2 April at 2:30 PM
Kildare: Saturday 9 April at 11:00 AM
Cork: Centre Thursday 31 March at 7:30 PM
Galway Click to be informed on the next upcoming info seminar
WaterfordWednesday 30 March 8:00 PM
If you’re in a different country you can find your local TM center in your country here
3. Bring this to your local school, company, prison. Just get in touch with the director or CEO and tell them of the profound benefits this could bring for the people who are doing it, while the social effects just are a free side-benefit. This technology is so powerful that if one school, prison or company implements this project, it’s usually enough to bring harmony to an entire country.
4.If you’re a student, start developing your brain, instead of destroying it.
Attend a special one semester university program at Maharishi University of Management, and learn all the skills that really matter in life.
In the past you needed knowledge to be successful in life. Now almost any knowledge is just a mouse-click away. The first requirement for success is now your personal skills, like creativity problem solving, people skills, fast learning ability etc. Here is a list from the World Economic Forum on what Employers feel will be the most important skills their employees should have, right now and by the time the current students graduate in 2020.
Interestingly enough, no university in the world can actually teach those skills, as they are not related to what you can learn, but to who you are as a person. All of these skills ultimately come down to 2 core skills, the ability to be yourself (self-actualization) and coherent brain functioning, and the only way to develop these skills is by transcending. (learn more on how transcending reduces stress, develops the ability to be more yourself and creates coherent brain functioning).
In fact, campus life on most universities is mostly detrimental for your brain (sleep deprivation, alcohol, and drugs all severely damage your brain). Why not go to the only university in the world that actually develops your brain instead. The Maharishi University of Management, in Fairfield, Iowa, USA (MUM) has one of the largest groups of advanced TM meditators (Yogic Flyers) in the world. More than 1000 of them do their group meditation there every single day.
The larger the group, the more powerful the effects for society, but also for the participants themselves. Basically…there is nothing better you can do for your brain and to learn to be yourself at all times…and at the same time you’re making the biggest contribution to world peace you could possibly make.
Currently MUM is developing a special one-semester program where students can get on a fast-track to learn the TM sidhi program. They basically learn TM at home at least 3 months before they attend, and can then learn the TM sidhi program right away (normally it takes at least 1 year before they can take this training), and start practicing in a large group right away. At the same time they attend special classes that develop these personal skills further, like classes in communication and leadership, balancing your own health and happiness etc.
This program is still in development and is not officially announced yet. It is likely however that there will only be 50 places available (yes, that’s for the whole world), and they are likely to fill up very quickly. If you’re interested to learn more, drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you in contact with the right person who can follow up with you.
5.Support a group of Yogic Flyers in the middle east, US, or India.
Below we just want to give a vision of the kind of projects that are already going on now to create the effect of world peace. These projects cost a lot of money if you’re not either a government or a millionaire, so you might not be able to support them yourself. But maybe you know somebody who can. There are quite a few ridiculously rich people who have pledged a large part of their wealth to the creation of a better world. (Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg etc.) All we have to do is let them know that with even a tiny small fraction of what they pledged, they could actually create a better world overnight.
There are 2 large groups of Yogic Flyers that are already formed but need support to expand, in India (2,500 now, needs to expand to 16,000) and the US (8oo now, needs to expand to 2,000), and one that needs to be urgently created in the Middle east (2,000). To support any of these projects please contact me at email@example.com so I can put you in touch with the right person to follow up.
Middle east peace project. (total cost $10 million)
I promised that we’d present a practical project to use this technology to stop the Syria war and end the terrorism threat from Islamic State.
If we count the population of in the entire middle east, we come to about roughly 400 million. According to the square root of 1% formula, we’d need a group of 2000 Yogic Flyers to create a measurable effect for the entire region.
The proposal is to create this group in Turkey, as there it’s still relatively safe, but it’s close enough to create an effect for the whole region. The project would need to be coordinated with a local university in Turkey, to turn it into a thorough scientific study.
Phase one (first 3 months):
fly 2000 existing Yogic Flyers to Turkey to create the effect immediately, while training 4000 Syrian refugees or local turks in the TM program, as a preparation to train them in the advanced techniques.
We budget the cost of travel, staying expenses and some salaries (if we ask people from all over the world to give up their jobs and come to turkey for 3 months) at $1000 per person per month. We also budget the costs of training 4000 refugees at $100 per person for training expenses plus $50 per month in salary costs for them to already practice TM for 20 minutes twice per day in group sessions.
Total for phase 1 would be $7 Million, and this will already be sufficient to bring peace to the entire Middle East.
Phase 2 (next 9 months)
After 3 months of regular TM practice, experience shows that at least 2000 of the 4000 refugees or Turkish citizens we trained will be ready to take the advanced TM sidhi program. We budget $200 per person to take the training, plus $150 per month in salary costs for them to come do their TM Sidhi practice twice a day in a big group (2 sessions of 2 hours each).
Salary costs: $300,000 per month for 9 months
Total costs: 3.1 Million
Support a group of Yogic Flyers in the US. ($1 million per month)
from 2007 till 2014, a private donor has spent an average $1 Million per month to pay a professional salary to more than 1000 Yogic Flyers at Maharishi University of Management. Along with all the students and other volunteers this allowed them to have a permanent group of around 1500 Yogic Flyers during this whole period.
Before the project started, a public announcement was made, to scientists and the press, that the US would start to see a dramatic continuous decrease in crime rate for as long as the group could remain together. That was exactly what happened. Crime started to go down from the end of 2006 till 2008, right until the financial crisis, where millions of people lost their job.
At that time every expert on criminal statistics, and just about every police officer, in the US predicted that crime would see a strong increase again, as that is always what happens when unemployment rises. Yet this time it didn’t happen. Contrary to all predictions, crime rate kept going down even during the financial crisis. By 2010 crime had decreased by 20% across the US, in spite of all circumstances predicting a strong increase. This study is about to be published in a well known scientific journal. (I’ll add the reference as soon as I have it).
Here are the monthly homicide and crime rates. (crime rate always has seasonal trends, going up in summer and down in winter, but you can clearly see the long-term trends, an increase before 2007, and a decrease afterwards, as predicted in advance).
There’s only so much one private person can do, however. After spending more than $100 million on this project, the private donor had to face the reality that his funds weren’t unlimited, and he had to cut down his support.
So here is a project where, according to the FBI statistics, close to 800,000 violent crimes and 10.000 homicides were prevented through this technology from 2007 to 2012, saving the US government billions, but where the project was still discontinued because of lack of funds.
Obviously the hope is that enough people will become aware of this technology so that eventually the government will take it on, but until that moment the project needs new private support so that it can continue. Supporting a Yogic Flyer in the US costs about $1000 per month, and we’d need to find support for 1200 Yogic Flyers to create the effect for the whole of the US.
Global group of 16.000 Yogic Flyers in India. ($250 per Yogic Flyer, $4M per month)
Several years ago the TM organisation bought 800 hectares (2000 acres) of land and started building an entire city for up to 16.000 professional Yogic Flyers, who would make creating world peace their full time profession. They already have 2,500 Yogic Flyers there now, sponsored largely through private donations, but need more funds to expand to 16,000. This will be large enough to “light up the whole world”, create a wave on the Unified Field that is strong enough to have a positive influence on the thinking of every single citizen on earth. (theoretically 9,000 would be sufficient, but Maharishi felt that there should be a reserve). This is really the only way we can be sure that all wars and all terrorism can stop.
India was chosen as a location due to its low labour costs. For a cost of $250 per month they can support a full time employee there, including living expenses. $4Million per month for 16.000 sounds like a lot, but it’s nothing compared to what our governments spend on warfare and defence every day. It was counted that if $1 Billion would be set aside on a world-peace fund, they’d be able to maintain the group on a permanent basis, just from the interest rates. The US government alone spends $1 billion per day.
The TM organisation has done such a project before. From 1987 to 1989 a private donor paid singlehandedly to create a group of 7,000 permanent Yogic Flyers, enough to theoretically generate an influence for the whole world at that time (when the global population was around 5 billion). That was the time when the Iran-Iraq war came to an end, the Berlin wall fell and the largest army in the world, the soviet army, disintegrated without firing a single shot. It could have been a coincidence that these events happened at the same time, but those who were involved knew it was not.
As we said before, today we have the technology to permanently create world peace, and the technology is so powerful that one government, or even one single person, could make it happen for the whole world. All we have to do is make sure that as many people as possible know that this technology exists, until we find that one person.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you’ll find ways to make it happen.