--- shempmcgurk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, bbrigante
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer 
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >
> > > on 12/26/05 6:55 PM, bbrigante at
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > ***********
> > > > 
> > > > Prez Carter (he of the faith-healing sister
> who was himself an
> > > > evangelical Christian:
> http://www.alternet.org/story/18378/ ) 
> was
> > > > clearly an enemy of the TMO, so it's not much
> of a stretch to
> > > > understand that he probably ordered the CIA to
> keep an eye on 
> or
> > > > destabilize the movement -- the CIA does what
> the Prez wants, 
> > from
> > > > invading Cuba in the Bay of Pigs to
> destabilizing Chile, and
> > > > Carter's animus towards the TMO is documented
> well enough in 
> his
> > > > meeting with Maharishi in the Georgia
> governor's office.
> > > 
> > > According to Dr. Margaret Brenman-Gibson, who
> had a close friend 
> > in Carter's
> > > inner circle, he vowed privately while
> campaigning that if 
> > elected, he would
> > > do everything in his power to thwart the TMO.
> Margaret was 
> married 
> > to the
> > > playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker)
> and was a 
> > psychiatrist who
> > > often spoke at TM conferences in the 70's.
> > >
> > 
> > ***************
> > 
> > Gibson wrote that book "A season in Heaven" about
> his experiences 
> on 
> > a TM teacher course:
> > 
> >
>
http://www-tech.mit.edu/archives/VOL_095/TECH_V095_S0087_P008.txt
> > 
> > A Season in Heaven, William Gibson,
> > Atheneum, 1974, 182 pages, $6.95
> > 
> > 
> > "William Gibson subtitles his work,
> > "being the log of an expedition after that
> > legendary beast, cosmic consciousness,"
> > Within that subtitle lie both the strength
> > and the weakness of the book.
> > A Season in Heaven is well described
> > as a log. It is a thorough description of
> > the events, and more importantly of
> > Gibson's reflections on those events,
> > during his stay at Maharishi International
> > University in Spain. He had come to
> > Spain with his 'family to' visit his son
> > studying Transcendental Meditation under
> > the Maharishi; and he decided to stay and
> > study himself."
> >
> 
> ...read it about 25 years ago and enjoyed
> it...thought it to be the 
> best TM book I've ever read...

I agree. It was fun having been there and reading
about the same experiences through his eyes. He was a
good guy. Good ironic sense of humor. He'd fit well in
FFL!



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