History & Exopolitics

Science Has Spoken: Group Meditation Literally Changes the World

  • Rborans

    Complete nonsense.

    • peggy sue

      Do you have a background in anatomy, physiology and physics? If you do, I can easily explain the fundamentals.There is one ingredient you do not have though (even if you do have advanced sciences) and that is an open mind. This is an old quote I use to remind people that when you explore a new topic-you automatically change the dendrite structure of the brain–reinforcing the connections and reducing Alzheimers risk. “There is a principle that is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation~~ Herbert Spencer

      • Rborans

        It’s funny how so many people equate having an open mind with believing just about any bullshit that fits some cognitive bias they have.

        “Although I favor the open mind, I certainly do not advocate that the mind should be so open that the brains fall out”
        — Arthur Hays Sulzberger

      • David Jones

        I would add a simple experiment/test for everyone, if any of this piques your interest, just try it yourself. My results have been very favorable. Then draw your conclusion.

  • Gia

    Do we have sources on who actually conducted these studies? Or the studies themselves? Is there any hard data to be looked at? The link to the source article at the bottom of this article does not provide any further information, and a quick Google search (“Maharishi 1978 study” “Global Maharishi Effect 1978 data” etc) doesn’t SEEM to yield any immediate or reliable results, so I’m curious to know where this information is actually coming from.
    Seems a little irresponsible to essentially copy the same information from peacefulwarriors.net without really offering any further information, especially when peacefulwarriors.net doesn’t provide any concrete information itself.

    • peggy sue

      Most of this research can be attributed to physicist John Hagelin. The following is a sort of “pitch page” for TM–but the 90 minute Soundcloud at the bottom of the page might contain additional info. I cite this all the time in my graduate psychology work. With the pharmaceutical companies holding the cards on neurological research, however, it is imperative these studies be properly (and frequently) cited. http://www.tm.org/blog/research/higher-consciousness/

    • Stephen Snively

      Krisanaprakornkit,
      T.; Krisanaprakornkit, W.; Piyavhatkul, N.; Laopaiboon, M. (2006).
      Krisanaprakornkit, Thawatchai, ed. “Meditation therapy for anxiety
      disorders”. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1): CD004998. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004998.pub2. PMID 16437509. The
      small number of studies included in this review do not permit any
      conclusions to be drawn on the effectiveness of meditation therapy for
      anxiety disorders. Transcendental meditation is comparable with other
      kinds of relaxation therapies in reducing anxiety

      Ospina MB, Bond K, Karkhaneh M; et al. (June 2007). “Meditation practices for health: state of the research”. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep) (155): 1–263. PMID 17764203. Scientific
      research on meditation practices does not appear to have a common
      theoretical perspective and is characterized by poor methodological
      quality. Firm conclusions on the effects of meditation practices in
      healthcare cannot be drawn based on the available evidence.

  • http://pyroman.wbl.sk/ Adas

    I remember one mornign waking up with a strangely “psychedelic” mindset, like I was receiving some information from an outside source, very strange and silent morning. But the whole day turned out to be pretty weird. I’ve met strange people, there was silence everywhere and at the station where usually at least one train in five minutes arrives, there was NONE for over 20 minutes! It looked like if the world was dead. What a weird day, can’t recall anything similar to it.

  • Traveller

    The phenomenon of nonlocality is winning ground. We have the recent “spooky action at a distance” breakthrough around the discovery that multiple particles are entangled and influence one another over great distances. So it appears that, as a corollary, the event of mass meditation, or prayer efforts, are likely examples of collective spooky action at a distance.

    • Martin Marty マ (m)

      That’s a non sequitur not a corollary. Unless you have some legitimate evidence that you’d like to exchange for a Nobel prize…