FAIRFIELD, Iowa – A special weekend with filmmaker David Lynch and quantum physicist John Hagelin will take place March 24-26 at Maharishi University of Management. Billed as an exploration of "The Frontiers of Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain," it will include presentations by a number of pioneers on consciousness research.

Lynch, whose work includes Eraserhead, Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Straight Story, and Mulholland Drive, will discuss filmmaking, consciousness and the creative process. Hagelin, featured in the film What the Bleep do we Know!? will speak on quantum physics and spirituality.

Carmen N’Namdi, principal of the Nataki Talibah School in inner-city Detroit, where TM has been used successfully for the past eight years, will explain how consciousness-based education transforms students. Keith Wallace, Ph.D., will talk about Samadhi – the fourth major state of consciousness. Fred Travis, Ph.D., will illustrate what happens to the brain during transcending. He will have a student meditate, and, using portable EEG equipment, project his brainwaves onto a screen for everyone to see the dramatic transformation that takes place during his TM practice.

Special highlights will include a live videocast via satellite from M.U.M. founder and renowned Vedic sage, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, based at his international headquarters in Holland. He will address the conference and speak on, "Total Brain Functioning and Enlightenment."

Besides seeing live demonstrations of EEG brainwave activity during the Transcendental Meditation technique, participants also will see what happens to the brain while hearing Vedic sounds, described in the ancient texts as the fundamental impulses of nature. The event will include a tour of the Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition, where all this research is taking place.

The keynote speakers will also discuss how to prevent war and terrorism at the quantum level.

Space is limited and early registration is suggested. To view the workshops, panels, special features, and to register, visit: http://lynchweekend.mum.edu/

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