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Hansen: Iowa meditators shield Lebanon, rally stocks
by Marc Hansen

The Des Moines Register    Translate This Article
26 October 2006

On 26 October 2006 The Des Moines Register reported: Are 'two seemingly unrelated developments' such as fewer than expected hurricanes this season, and the stock market breaking records 'a coincidence'? 'No, the Maharishi Effect.' 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 world peace.

Hansen said that 'since ... Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ... predicted this would happen back in July, who are we to argue?'

Hansen explained that '1,200 advanced Transcendental meditators' are 'creating coherence in national consciousness and changing the national mood' during the Invincible America Course in Fairfield, Iowa and Washington, D.C., and were putting 'a protective shield of collective consciousness' around the United States.

The article explained that Dr John Hagelin, who is the Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Maharishi University of Management, and in charge of the Invincible America Course said 'We started this course principally to provide a cooling influence and sanity in our foreign policy' (and) 'to restore peace in Lebanon.'

The article pointed out that soon after (the start of the course) U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Lebanon and 'a few days later, the United States was helping craft a cease-fire.'

The article quoted Dr Hagelin as saying, 'We are not disconnected from each other. We influence each other. Wars are nothing other than the outburst of pent-up societal stress in critical hot spots.'

The article further explained that by having a group of people meditating together 'things happen. The mind settles down, awareness expands ... until it permeates the collective consciousness. The stress level goes down, people stop shooting each other.'

The article explained that the economy is also affected by the 'feel good' collective influence of Transcendental meditators. 'Consumer confidence picks up, which leads to more optimism, a better economy and higher stock prices.'

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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