Creating Peace

A Scientific Approach Validated by Scientific Research

“This work …deserves the most serious consideration.”

“The claim can be plausibly made that the potential impact of this research exceeds that of any other ongoing social or psychological research programme. The research has survived a broader array of statistical tests than most research in the field of conflict resolution. I think this work, and the theory that informs it, deserve the most serious consideration by academics and policy makers alike.”
David Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.

During the periods of three assemblies approaching or exceeding 7,000 experts in the TM-Sidhi® program (the square root of one per cent of the world’s population), there was a significant decrease in international conflict worldwide. Reference: ‘Time series impact assessment analysis of reduced international conflict and terrorism: Effects of large assemblies of participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs.’ Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 1989.

“The hypothesis definitely raised some eyebrows among our reviewers. But the statistical work is sound. The numbers are there. When you can statistically control for as many variables as these studies do, it makes the results much more convincing. This evidence indicates that we now have a new technology to generate peace in the world.”
Raymond Russ, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Maine; editor, Journal of Mind

There was a significant decrease in fatalities and injuries due to international terrorism during the periods of three assemblies approaching or exceeding 7,000 experts in the TM-Sidhi® program (the square root of one per cent of the world’s population), as indicated by time series analysis of an independent data bank. Reference: “Time series impact assessment analysis of reduced international conflict and terrorism: Effects of large assemblies of participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs”. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August, 1989.

An Explanation

Technologies of Consciousness to Create Peace

At the deepest level of the mind, consciousness exists in its purest, most silent, peaceful and powerful state and at this level the mind is completely unbounded, unlimited by space, this is the most fundamental level of the mind and the most fundamental level of nature. It is this fundamental level of the mind that quantum physicists now equate with the Unified Field of Natural Law. The Unified Field is the sole source of all forces, energy and matter in the physical world and it exists at a level that is millions of times smaller and more powerful than the nuclear field, it is the ultimate source of all order displayed throughout the universe. Because of these qualities, if the Unified Field can be accessed and enlivened, an effect can be created that will spontaneously affect the whole of the physical world, and that is what this approach achieves.

Using the Technologies of Consciousness of Transcendental Meditation and the advanced Yogic Flying (as founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi), it is possible to contact and to enliven this Unified Field of Natural Law. These technologies allow the mind to settle to this fundamental level, for the mind to become coherent, orderly and profoundly peaceful. If several individuals are practising these technologies together in one place, the experience is greatly magnified and it is possible to generate an influence of coherence that is great enough to affect the whole of the world. This effect was predicted by Maharishi and has been named the “Maharishi Effect”. It is like dropping a stone into a pond and seeing the ripples disperse. The coherence generated by the group spreads through the Unified Field in a way similar to radio waves being transmitted through the electro magnetic field. This coherence enlivens orderliness at this most fundamental level, this dissolves the collective stress that has built up in society, thereby removing the underlying causes of hatred and violence. Thought and action become spontaneously in tune with the orderliness of Natural Law and more positive, creative, tolerant and unifying behaviour results.

Scientific Validation

Scientific research has consistently shown that these effects can be produced with a group of individuals in one location practising these technologies equivalent to the size of the square root of one per cent of the total population. This is not an arbitrary figure, similar effects can be found throughout nature, for example, laser light provides another example of macroscopic-coherent behaviour. The remarkable power of a laser, which is due to its intense focus, results from the fact that this power grows as the square of the number of atoms contributing coherent photons to the beam.

No other method of conflict resolution can produce the scientific validation that this approach has generated. Over fifty studies have confirmed its efficacy. One study published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, published by Yale University, showed that there was a direct correlation between the establishment of a coherence creating group in Jerusalem and the decline of violence in the Lebanon, the most rigorous statistical testing was used that took full account of all possible parameters that could affect violence. A subsequent study on violence in the Middle East showed that the establishment of coherence creating groups resulted in a 66% increase in co-operation between antagonists and a 48% reduction in conflict in the area. These groups were only established for limited periods and when disbanded the violence returned to former levels. Imagine the effect that could be created if these groups were established on a permanent basis!

“The advantage of this approach to conflict resolution is that it doesn’t require any intrusive intervention to resolve the conflict. It appears to make use of a fundamental level of interconnectedness among all members of the community to reduce stress and create coherence in the conflict area.”
Dr.John Davies of the Centre of International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland.
“I have been following the research on the Maharishi Effect [the Invincible Defence Technology] as it has developed over the last twenty years. There is now a strong and coherent body of evidence showing that [this approach] provides a simple and cost-effective solution to many of the social problems we face today. This research and its conclusions are so strong, that it demands action from those responsible for government policy.”
Huw Dixon, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at York University, England
“This is exciting research. It is a non-traditional conception, but the straightforward evidence gives the theory credence in my eyes.”
Ved Nanda, expert in peace studies and director of the International Legal Studies Program at the University of Denver.
“The influence of positivity and coherence generated by such group practice (of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying) thus represents an actual physical influence of peace that is orders of magnitude more powerful than any previous defensive technology, and which can easily overwhelm any incoherence and negativity among rival nations produced on the ordinary mental level. If, according to the UNESCO Charter, “ War begins in the minds of men,” then it can easily end in the far more fundamental experience of pure consciousness, which underlies and unites us all.”
Dr. John Hagelin. Harvard trained quantum physicist who conducted pioneering research at CERN and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre. Head of Physics at Maharishi University of Management. Presidential candidate for the Natural Law Party in US elections.

The Way Forward – Establishing Coherence Creating Groups To Create A Permanent Peace

On the 7 October 2000 the Global Country of World Peace was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, "to provide a global home for peace-loving people everywhere". A nation without borders, its purpose, in part, is to reduce the divisive influence of nationalism and national borders, which arbitrarily separate humanity from humanity. Its administration is based, not on man-made law, but on Natural Law -- "the vast organising intelligence that governs the universe".

To fulfil this goal the objective is to establish permanent coherence creating groups throughout the world, in all the major cities, regions and nations, each group being in size the square root of one per cent of the population that it serves, so for Ireland, with a population of 5 million, for the Republic and Northern Ireland, the goal is to establish a group of 250 -300 of advanced meditators in one place. For the world the required figure is 8,000, and such a group is in the early stages of development in India.

The early stages of development of the settlement at the geographical centre of India ( the Brahmasthan). This settlement will become the home initially to a group of 8,000 and eventually 16,000, advanced practitioners of Transcendental Meditation and the advanced TM-Sidhi programme. This group will be dedicated to creating coherence in the collective consciousness of the entire world, providing the foundation for a real and lasting peace.


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