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New resources on
new issue of
includes three recent studies on the Transcendental
Meditation technique that find it ineffectual at best,
and damaging for some, in a variety of applications. A
study of female athletes finds TM to be less effective
than positive selftalk, a method that the Maharishi and
his followers have ridiculed in the past. Renowned social
scientist Daniel Druckman reports on a three-year study
that found TM ineffectual in enhancing human performance
-- and discusses the flawed methodology of pro-TM
researchers' meta-analyses. Finally, two psychologists
look at meditation techniques, including TM, and their
use in therapy and find nearly two-thirds of
practitioners experience negative side-effects, ranging
from anxiety and panic to suicidal depression -- even
psychosis-like symptoms. These findings are similar to
those of a
that the TM movement has derided for 20 years.
Two new web resources hold great promise for the
critical TM researcher.
presents a "Public Warning Service" of the negative
side-effects that many TM meditators experience --
referred to as the benefits of "unstressing" or "stress
release" within the TM movement.
is the work of former TM teacher Joe Kellet. It tells of
his personal journey down the "TM Rabbit Hole" and gives
thought-provoking warnings to the public interested in
becoming involved with this controversial organization.
We recommend both as important additions to the growing
body of critical information on the web regarding TM.
John Hagelin, presumed presidential candidate of the
Natural Law Party and one wing of the Reform Party, is
represented in the mainstream press as a viable,
alternative, third-party candidate. What few publications
have dared to report is that Hagelin is a "stealth"
candidate for the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental
Meditation movement -- an extreme, fundamentalist Hindu
sect with bizarre goals for world domination.
Outlined in a quick, easy-to-read FAQ (Frequently Asked
is an independent, critical resource on The Natural Law
Party and John Hagelin. This Web site reveals suppressed
and under-reported insider secrets, scandals, news
archive, and more -- including violence, suicide, child
molestation, and extreme psychological damage within the
Transcendental Meditation movement.
includes the submissions of numerous former members of
Transcendental Meditation and the Natural Law Party.
are associated in any way with the Natural Law Party,
the Transcendental Meditation movement, the Maharishi, or
any of the various front
that hold copyrights or other legal rights to their
Edited by a former member of the secretive "Supreme
Council of the House of Jacob of the USA" -- also known
as the "House of Jacob" or "HOJ" -- this
includes secret teachings, allegations of sexual abuse,
personal stories, news archive, and more.
Founded in 1910, this church now has missions in over 40
states. Many former members have labeled this group as a
cult because of its destructive effects on their lives.
Victims say 2,500 still suffer from sarin aftereffects
on 4th anniversary, Saturday, March 20, 1999
TOKYO, March 20 (Kyodo) -- Survivors and families of
those killed in the 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on the
Tokyo subway system by the AUM Shinrikyo cult said
Saturday some 2,500 people still suffer from aftereffects
of the gassing. Shizue Takahashi, 52, leader of a
victims' group who lost her husband Kazumasa in the
deadly gassing, cited the findings of a survey conducted
by the group and the National Police Agency, pointing to
the lasting psychological scars the attack left on its
victims. At 8 a.m. -- the time the lethal gas was
released -- subway workers and representatives of the
victims offered a 30-second silent prayer for the souls
of the victims and laid flowers in their memory in a
ceremony held at Kasumigaseki Station. The sarin attack
killed 12 people and injured more than 5,300 others. AUM
leader Shoko Asahara and other former senior members of
the religious cult have been arrested and are on trial
for alleged involvement in the release of the nerve gas
in trains on five subway lines.
Playwright recounts life with "One Big Brother,"
San Jose Mercury News,
Friday, March 19, 1999
Journalist warns of AUM's appeal to youths, Friday,
March 19, 1999
Heaven's Gate anniversary approaches, Friday, March 19,
Aum cult's quiet comeback causing new concerns in Japan,
Sunday, March 14
Dozens of smaller parties jump into election in Israel,
Los Angeles Times,
Sunday, March 14, 1999
recommend contacting the Cult Awareness Network, or CAN.
An extraordinarily courageous and useful organization in
the past, CAN was forced into
with the help of the Church of Scientology, who now owns
their records and mans their phones.
Secrets, personal stories, news, research, more!
Natural Law Party
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