15 March 2007

this is just way too freakin' awesome!

Demonstration Project
in Washington, D.C.


4,000 Yogic Flyers from 62 countries creating coherence, improving the quality of life and reducing violent crime

A 21 percent reduction in the most violent crime categories was reported when over 4,000 people from 62 countries gathered in July of 1993 in Washington, D.C. to practise the Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying programs. A final report by a 27-member independent team of scientists and community leaders found that the crime drop was consistent with the predicted causal role of the group of Yogic Flyers


This study shows the decrease in violent crime rate (orange line) when over 4,000 experts gathered in Washington, D.C., in July, 1993 (shown in highlighted section). Scientists took into account changes in policing, weather patterns and all major factors known to affect crime rates. This chart also shows a time-series analysis prediction without the coherence creating group. Source: Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy: Technical Report.


thanks be to brandog for hipping me to this!

read more about the maharishi effect here.

reminds me of a thich nhat hahn quote that is printed on the front of bebe's art smock i made for him... "peace is now or never."

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