Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hagelin Harps On

File under: Wackadoo Gurus and The Siddhi of PR

Three-time presidential failure and leader of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's attempt to take over the United States, the "Natural Law" Party; John Hagelin is the senile old coot's number one cheerleader and ass-bouncer. As expected, he's again giving credit to the ass-bouncers for everything right in the world at the moment:
It's the 1,200 advanced Transcendental meditators who are camping out for six hours a day in Fairfield and elsewhere, "creating coherence in national consciousness" and changing the national mood.
No, they're not. It's the product of our holy dog's ass that's doing it all.

Of course, Hagelin leaves himself plenty of wiggle room to explain all the other bad shit going down in the world today:
"Lebanon was easier to quell," Hagelin said, "because the political solutions were easy. Iraq is an entrenched mess. The mistakes that have been made will take time to unwind.
Yes, our holy dog's ass will usher in a new Golden Age, and he doesn't need any white elephant marble peace palaces full of thousands of people bouncing on their asses to do it, either. We'll put our dog's ass against all the Maharishi's asses any day of the week.


At 12/04/2006 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TM Resonance Aggregation

The Transcendental Meditation (TM) organization has a long record of scientific research on the effects of meditation on health. A parallel research program addresses the possibility that when large numbers of meditators gather and meditate together, there may be a "calming" effect on the environment. Beginning in late July and continuing indefinitely, TM has issued an invitation to all Yogic Flyers to meditate in synchrony. Details and further links can be found at the Invincible America website.


In September 2001, in conjunction with other analyses, we did an exploratory assessment of Yogic Flying during the peace meditation gatherings at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield. This dataset showed a strong trend. The TM organization has long maintained that the Yogic Flying technique is especially effective in influencing collective consciousness. (E.g., 1987, Maharishi's Programme to Create World Peace). Also see Travis , F. T., & Orme-Johnson, D. W. (1990). EEG coherence and power during Yogic Flying. International Journal of Neuroscience, 54, 1-12. ) In addition to the scientific work, there are other suggestions that the practice helps smooth social interactions, and facilitate changes such as the fall of the Berlin wall. While we do not conceive the present analysis as a test of the TM claims, it can be regarded as an element in an array of convergent evidence.

At 12/04/2006 6:49 PM, Blogger jody said...

The Global Consciousness Project isn't science, it's New Ageā„¢ evangelism.


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