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26 December 2013

On 24 December 2013 reported: Film director David Lynch and Italo Zucchelli, creative design director of menswear for Calvin Klein Collection, discussed their creativity and their practice of Transcendental Meditation in a joint interview. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of culture.

Lynch 'credits the practice with much of his success, and he's devoted as much time to raising awareness of it as he has to virtually any of his other endeavors,' writes interviewer Matthew Schneier. 'His 2006 book, Catching the Big Fish, is dedicated to the subject.'

Noting the popularity of Transcendental Meditation among celebrities including Paul McCartney, Hugh Jackman, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Oprah, the article also describes scientific research supporting meditators' experiences of reduced stress and better health:

'The American Heart Association found in a study that Transcendental Meditation, alone among meditation practices it tested, reduces high blood pressure; other studies indicate it can improve functional capacity in patients with congestive heart failure. Over the past forty years, more than 300 studies have been published about the effects of the practice in peer-reviewed medical journals, and the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense have both given millions for further testing.'

Asked if 'TM has something special to offer to people who work in the arts,' Lynch replies: 'Absolutely is the answer, but [also] for all human beings. The thing that people are really starting to realize now is that every human being has this treasure within. It's always been there—it's an eternal level. . . . It has many names, but it doesn't matter what the name is. Quantum physics calls it the unified field; it says everything that is a thing has emerged from this field. One [other] name for it is the Self, with a capital S. ''Know thyself''—this is the Self that they're talking about. TM is like being given a key that opens the door to that. I say it's the number-one tool of the artist.'

Zucchelli describes how his meditation practice prompted him to create 'a setup with my team, with the people I work with, that is happy. I have fun every day. . . . When you're working in an atmosphere that is conducive to being creative, to creating things—fashion thrives on that. I have to say, a lot of people that come to my office, the first thing they say is, ''My God, this office has such a great energy!''

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See related article: Calvin Klein's Creative Design Director: Transcendental Meditation enlivens intuition

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