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World Magazine    Translate This Article
19 October 2007

On 19 October 2007 World Magazine reported: Some towns have sprung up across the United States that are founded on spiritual activities, including Maharishi Vedic City, located in southeast Iowa, an independent city governed and inhabited by practitioners of Transcendental Meditation (TM), which was introduced to the United States by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 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.

The World article stated, 'In 1993, Rogers Badgett and his wife Candace opened the Raj Resort, a health spa and restaurant outside Fairfield, Iowa. Less than a decade later, they helped build a city around that business. Maharishi Vedic City is an incorporated social experiment into the civic value of Transcendental Meditation, which purports to raise levels of consciousness....'

The article explained that the community of approximately 500 is made up of people from various cultural and religious backgrounds, including Christians, Hindus, Jews, and Muslims. The city is laid out according to Sthapatya Veda architectural principles where all buildings face east.

Vedic City residents '... meditate for 20 minutes twice daily in citywide group sessions before and after each work day,' the World reported.

The article stated, 'The town's initial plans include two large golden domes at its center for the separate meditation of men and women. TM Practitioners believe that if 10,000 people participate in the advanced meditative form of yogic flying, it will create peace and harmony throughout the world.'

The World quoted Rogers Badgett as explaining the function of Yogic Flying in this way, 'By taking your attention inward on a regular basis, you start to use more of your mental potential. The ultimate goal is to have everyone use as much of their own innate intelligence as possible and get over some of this war and hate. If people are more creative, then they're able to fulfill their own desires and don't have to go take somebody else's country or property.'

Other towns mentioned in the article that are founded by other groups are located in Florida and Utah.

Global Good News comment:

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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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