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Global Peace Initiative: Scientific explanation of reduced violence and conflict

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4 December 2011

One of the presentations by leading scientists during the Vedic Visitors Weekend, hosted by the Global Peace Initiative November 4-6 at Maharishi Vedic City in Iowa, USA, was given by John Hagelin, Ph.D., a Harvard-trained, internationally renowned quantum physicist, who is Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace.

Dr Hagelin provided a modern scientific understanding and corroborating scientific research documenting how groups of experts in the Transcendental Meditation and advanced TM-Sidhi program can neutralize violence and conflict and create world peace.

''Extensive research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals verifies that Transcendental Meditation dramatically reduces acute individual stress and its deleterious effects on brain and behavior far more effectively than other methods,'' Dr. Hagelin said.

''But perhaps more interesting and important are the 23 published studies which show that relatively small numbers of people practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program together in a group can reduce crime, violence, and war throughout the entire population,'' he said.

Citing studies conducted in the Middle East showing reductions in war deaths and violence by 70 percent, Dr. Hagelin said, ''There is no approach to peace that has been so thoroughly tested and rigorously established. And now, since the arrival in America five years ago of the large group of Vedic Pandits, there has been a significant decrease in violent crime in America's largest cities. We are mobilizing to add more numbers to the group, to create an even more positive effect in America.''

Please also see Part I and Part II of this series. Global Good News will continue to report on the Vedic Visitors Weekend.

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