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'Invincible America': A progress report
by Global Good News staff writer
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13 October 2006
Results from the first 75 days of the Invincible America course at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.
Stock Market Booms, Oil and Gas Prices Plummet, and No Hurricanes Hit U.S. Shores
Largest Scientific Demonstration Project Saves the Nation $200 Billion So Far
''America is being transformed by the rise of coherence in national consciousness created by the group of 1200 Yogic Flyers in Washington, D.C., and Iowa. As the number rises to 2000, any lingering problems will be quickly resolved.''—World-renowned quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin
A surprisingly robust U.S. economy and a booming stock market, a successful U.S.-brokered cease-fire in Lebanon, and an unexpectedly benign hurricane season are among the clear signs of success of the first 75 days of the largest scientific demonstration project ever to monitor the effect of group Yogic Flying practice on the economic, social, and even climatic trends of the nation.
This is the assessment of world-renowned quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin, director of the ongoing national demonstration project, which is being funded through a generous gift of $12 million a year by the ''Howard and Alice Settle Foundation for an Invincible America.''
Signs of Success
Dr. Hagelin said that since the ''Invincible America Course'' began on July 23 with 1200 advanced Transcendental Meditation-Yogic Flying experts in Washington, D.C., and Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, national trends have improved dramatically, as publicly predicted by researchers before the course began:
• A faltering U.S. economy has suddenly turned robust-led by a booming stock market, which pulled out from its downward spiral in mid-July and has since climbed nearly 1000 points, breaking all-time records
• The price of oil, which peaked at $78 a barrel in mid-July, has plummeted more than 25% to below $58 a barrel-with gas prices dropping 25% as well
• A surprisingly effective U.S.-brokered cease-fire in Lebanon has prevented a dangerous escalation of violence in the region
• Dire predictions of a destructive Atlantic hurricane season have proven unfounded, as no hurricanes have struck U.S. shores this year
''This dramatic transformation in national trends, which began with the start of the demonstration project, is no mere coincidence or anomaly,'' Dr. Hagelin said. ''This transformation is the direct result of the increased coherence in national consciousness created by the 1200 Yogic Flyers.''
According to Dr. Hagelin, the nation has saved at least $200 billion in hurricane costs (Katrina alone caused an estimated $150 billion in damages), with untold billions more added to the economy by the bullish stock market.
Extensive published research confirms the benefits of the ''Maharishi Effect''
Dr. Hagelin cited prior research, published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals, which has documented reduced negative trends, including reduced crime and violence, and improved economic and social trends when as few as the square root of one percent of a population practice Yogic Flying together in a group.
Scientists named this phenomenon the ''Maharishi Effect'' after His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogic, the renowned Vedic scholar who founded the Transcendental Meditation program, and who predicted the beneficial impact of group meditation on social trends as early as 1975.
Creating the ''Meissner Effect'' for the nation
Dr. Hagelin, who serves as President of the US Peace Government and Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace, said that group Yogic Flying practice creates the equivalent in society of the ''Meissner Effect'' of physics.
''The Meissner Effect refers to the ability of a superconductor to spontaneously repel any disruptive influences, due to the coherent functioning of its atomic constituents,'' Dr. Hagelin said. ''The Meissner Effect explains how coherent national consciousness created by the Yogic Flyers can similarly repel any disruptive influence—terrorism, conflict, or even a hurricane—and prevent it from inflicting damage on the nation.''
Group of 2000 Yogic Flyers needed to make the nation invincible
Dr. Hagelin acknowledged that serious problems persist in the world, but said that as the number of Yogic Flyers in the U.S. reaches the square root of one percent of the U.S. population (about 2000), there will be an even more dramatic improvement in national trends, and any lingering problems will be quickly resolved.
''This is not wishful thinking,'' Dr. Hagelin said. ''This is hard science that has been field-tested for over 50 years and documented through more than 600 studies conducted at over 250 independent universities and research institutes throughout the world.''
Establishing a ''Ring of Invincibility'' around the globe for permanent world peace
Dr. Hagelin added that similar groups of Yogic Flyers are now being established in 39 more countries to create a ''Ring of Invincibility'' around the globe and quickly raise the whole world to a state of permanent peace.
Creating national invincibility
Groups of experts in Yogic Flying are engaged in creating coherent national consciousness in the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, Hamsa (Hungary), and an increasing number of other nations, which are enjoying a dramatic and sustained upsurge in positive economic and social trends.
Extensive research published in the world's leading scientific journals has found that the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme Yogic Flying by the square root of one per cent of a population is sufficient to reduce negative trends, including crime and violence, and to promote positive economic and social tendencies throughout society.
The cost to train and employ such a group is a small fraction of what any government spends on its military in a single day.
Maharishi's approach to invincibility is in sharp contrast to the conventional military approach. ''Our approach does not require the government to sacrifice the youth for the sake of the nation—because when the youth are killed in war, then for whom is the nation?'' Maharishi said.
The harmony and progress of the human race are founded on the internal harmony and progress of every individual. No stress, no strain, no impediment, no difficulty can withstand the totally benign influence of the enlivenment of the Unified Field of Natural Law, the field of Transcendental Consciousness, the field of pure knowledge, through Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme.
Refer to: Scientific Research on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme: Collected Papers, Volumes 1-5 (over 5,000 pages; Volumes 6-7 in press), a Maharishi University of Management Publication.
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