Positive Trends fulfill Predictions for Group Meditation Study

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The results are in from the first 500 days of the Invincible America Assembly in Iowa – the first-ever scientific demonstration project to document the long-term positive effects of large group meditations on national trends.

According to Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, executive director of the International Center for Invincible Defense [www.InvincibleDefense.org], and the project’s scientific director:

• After a two-year surge, violent crime is down suddenly in many large U.S. cities, led by New York City, which is on track to have the fewest murders in 2007 in more than 40 years.

• After decades of unremitting escalation, nuclear tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are ending swiftly and peacefully; violence is down 60 percent in Iraq over the past six months; peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians were held with the participation of many key Arab nations for the first time; and the heated rhetoric between the U.S. and Iran, which threatened only months ago to erupt into regional, if not global, conflict, has calmed dramatically.

• Wall Street is on pace for its second most profitable year ever, despite disturbances caused by much-needed restructuring in financial debt markets. Just as impressive, the Dow is up more than 9 percent for the year and a remarkable 25 percent since the beginning of the Assembly, while the S&P has risen by 21 percent during the same period.

• Despite dire predictions of a highly active and destructive hurricane season, 2007 ended with a whimper; the U.S. was not hit by any major storm for the second straight year.

"It is possible that any one or two of these positive trends, unforeseen by experts even six months ago, could have occurred on their own," Dr. Hagelin said. "But the fact that all this good news is coming now – exactly as we predicted 500 days ago – is well beyond chance. It is the direct result of the coherence created by the Invincible America Assembly."

The Invincible America Assembly was launched by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, to create coherent national consciousness – the basis of a healthy, prosperous, harmonious, invincible nation. Extensive published research shows that coherence and positivity is created in collective consciousness when a small number of people practice the Transcendental Meditation and more advanced Yogic Flying techniques together in a group. (A few hundred to a few thousand depending up on the population of the country.) This rise of positivity in collective consciousness reduces negative trends, including crime and violence, and improves economic, social and even environmental trends.

Since the start of the Assembly, as many as 1,700 experts have gathered in Iowa at Maharishi University of Management [www.mum.edu] and Maharishi Vedic City to create coherent national consciousness. "Rigorous statistical analysis shows that the upsurge of positive trends started on the day the Assembly began – July 23, 2006 – when an initial group of 1,200 experts assembled from across the U.S. and around the world to practice these technologies in a group," Dr. Hagelin said.

Based on the prior research, Dr. Hagelin said the present group of 1,700 experts is sufficient to produce a powerful influence of coherence and positivity in the nation. However, to ensure that remaining problems in the country are quickly resolved and to permanently establish the nation on a high level of invincibility, Dr. Hagelin said that a group of 2,500 experts is needed – and will soon be established in Iowa.

A comprehensive study is now under way, including a 26-point "Invincibility Index," to document the ongoing improvements in economic, social, health, environmental, and governmental trends generated by the Invincible America Assembly.

Dr. Hagelin also announced that new "Invincible Universities," each with a group of coherence-creating experts, are now being established in every country. "These Invincible Universities will create a ‘ring of invincibility’ around the world to prevent problems and to promote permanent peace and invincibility in every nation," he said.

The Invincible America Assembly in Iowa is being funded by an annual $12 million grant from the Howard and Alice Settle Foundation for an Invincible America.

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