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Q&A David Lynch
by Kate Bolick
The Boston Globe Translate This Article
27 December 2006
On 27 December 2006 The Boston Globe reported:
Filmmaker David Lynch has been a devoted practitioner of Transcendental Meditation for 33 years. Currently, he is the head of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, and he has his first book coming out in January where he writes about meditation, consciousness, and creativity.
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The article discussed Lynch's new movie and projects but mainly focused on TM, explaining that it is a mental technique, which helps reduce stress, reverse the aging process, and feed the creative process.
The Boston Globe explained that 'TM is founded on the idea that we all possess an internal reservoir of creativity and energy—otherwise known as the 'unified field'—that can be accessed by sitting for 20 minutes twice a day and repeating a personal mantra.'
Lynch explained that he started the practice of TM because he was looking for happiness within. Practising TM he said was 'magical'.
The article stated that after Lynch learned the practice 'Anxieties and fears started lifting, replaced by a solid, glowing, internal, strong happiness.'
Through his David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (davidlynchfoundation.org), Lynch is raising money for students to learn TM because of the scientific evidence that TM helps students become more creative and focused.
He explained that he decided to form the foundation after a 2001 visit to Maharishi Vedic City. The Boston Globe quoted Lynch as saying, '... on that trip I met students who were in a school with consciousness-based education. These kids were so great to be with: strong, self-sufficient, not clones of one another, each individuals, but with a certain kind of glow, and certain strength. Sharp, funny, creative. Beyond the beyond.'
Meditation, consciousness, and creativity are three areas Lynch has chosen to write about in his first book 'Catching the Big Fish' published by Tarcher/Penguin.
The Boston Globe reported 'The book, an unexpected delight, serves as a sort of skeleton key to the rest: In it he muses on the relationship between TM and his work with appealingly nondidactic and non-New Age-y clarity, and in so doing opens the door—a crack, at least—to the heretofore impenetrable mysteries of his imagination.'
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