---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <curtisdeltablues@...> wrote :
This discussion about Maharishi's lifestyle came on the heels of Nabbie's absurd claim that Maharishi had sacrificed a lot by abandoning outdoor camping for living in the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. The beauty of Seelsiberg is breathtaking and we were right over Lake Lucerne, one of the most glorious views I have ever seen. While it is true that he was not a Rollex watch type millionaire and although he had limos he had no fleets of Rolls Royces, his lifestyle perks were to travel anywhere in the world with whoever he wanted to take along. Have you read Judith Bourke's book? It describes how he would dump chicks he grew tired of by just not taking them along on his next jaunt. Maharishi's greatest interest seemed to be creating symposiums and events that would feature how wonderful he was reflected back to him by different groups of people, especially academic types. Sometimes it backfired when they got physicists who would not play ball with his fantasies as I saw at MIU in 1975. But usually he got people on his sycophant program to let him introduce analogies and then slip and slide into making outrageous claims. Is the unified field of physics an analogy for consciousness,or was he stating that this actually IS the field of consciousness? It depended on who he presented it to. His last wish for phallic towers of invincibility to be built in his honor kind of said it all. I would just like to ask a small and, no doubt, insignificant question here, but what towers aren't "phallic"?