--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Buck" <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote:
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson <mjackson74@> wrote:
> > The gal that wrote this article should really have talked to a few of the
> > skin boys first.
> I think she has. She is working a different story in the article that is
> more contemporary. There are different elements to the larger TM story but
> what she is writing about in the confines of a magazine article is certainly
> valid. Other journalists coming along are working other elements. It's all
> very interesting human nature material that evidently will get told
> eventually in pieces.
> > ________________________________
> > From: Buck <dhamiltony2k5@>
> > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 11:46 PM
> > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: David Lynch Is Back
> > Â
> > One of the more concise histories of TM written:
> > "From the moment that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi arrived at the Honolulu airport
> > in 1958, wearing robes, his ambition was to make Transcendental Meditation
> > a global practice. He had been traveling across India for a few years,
> > spreading the notion that meditation wasn't just for monks and yogis but
> > instead could be simplified for the masses. He would soon seize on a
> > generation of young people's desires to recreate the nirvana of
> > hallucinogenic drugs and to live meaningful lives. In 1967, the Beatles met
> > Maharishi, and he quickly became their spiritual adviser. Life magazine
> > declared 1968 "the Year of the Guru," with photographs of Maharishi. By
> > 1977, a Gallup poll reported that 4 percent of Americans said they
> > practiced T.M.
> > But then things got murky, and questions about the cult of personality
> > grew. The Beatles left Maharishi's ashram in a huff. Maharishi intensified
> > his focus on a "world plan" to create peace through what he called the
> > "Maharishi Effect," in which 1 percent of the square root of the world
> > population would meditate and radiate positivity. By the late 1970s, he had
> > told his followers that they should practice more advanced, and more
> > expensive, meditation techniques that took about two hours a day and could
> > result in superhuman powers â" the strength of an elephant and the ability
> > to levitate.
> > By the 1980s, only a devout base remained dedicated to the world plan, and
> > many of them settled in a small community in a corner of southern Iowa.
> > Deepak Chopra, who worked for the Maharishi at the time, told me, "I
> > started to be uncomfortable with what I sensed was a cultish atmosphere
> > around Maharishi." Soon, Maharishi stopped making public appearances,
> > spending his time in an isolated compound in the Netherlands. He named a
> > Lebanese neuroscientist as his successor, giving him the ceremonial name
> > and title Majaraja Adiraj Rajaraam, the First Ruler of the Global Country
> > of World Peace. He had given him his weight in gold."
> > Article at The New York Times here:
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/david-lynch-transcendental-meditation.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0