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UK: Conference on 'Consciousness, Creativity, Leadership, and the Human Brain' to feature research on Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer
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25 February 2009
A conference on 'Consciousness, Creativity, Leadership, and the Human Brain' will be held in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England on 25-26 April.
Featured speakers include Dr Fred Travis, Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management, USA, and Dr Harald Harung, Associate Professor of Management, Oslo University College, Norway.
Dr Travis and Dr Harung have collaborated on brain research, which indicates that the Transcendental Meditation technique develops peak performance.
Their recent research compares brain functioning of practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation to that of non-meditators. The study also compares data from individuals identified as 'peak performers' in business and world-class athletics to average performers. Both the 'peak performers' and the practitioners of Transcendental Meditation displayed statistically significant markers of enlightenment, the most mature state of consciousness indicated by total brain functioning.
This research, begun in 2004, was conducted in collaboration with Maharishi University of Management, Oslo University College, the National Olympics Training Center in Norway, Norwegian University for Sports Science, and the former Chief Executive Officer of Manpower Europe.
The mission of the Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition at M.U.M. is to delineate brain functioning during higher stages of human development. Research has been focussed on practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique because it quickly leads to the the state of Transcendental Consciousness, pure self-awareness, and with regular practice leads to higher states of consciousness*.
* Maharishi explains that beyond the familiar states of waking, dreaming, and sleeping are four higher states of consciousness—Transcendental Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness, God Consciousness, and Unity Consciousness—each bringing a new dimension of physiological functioning, experience, knowledge, and fulfillment.
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