The original website TranceNet.org was discontinued in 2005.
A selection of pages on Transcendental Meditation has been republished
by the Scientia Institute,
with the permission of TranceNet.org Society.
Except where noted, entire contents Copyright
©1995-2001 TranceNet.org Society.
We at Scientia believe that TM works fine, but we disagree with the high price
and with the methods and the behavior of the TM organization.
From the original homepage:
Meditation is one of nature's miracles [...] And TM seems to be as good or better than any of the forms of meditation that we know of [...]
We believe that the majority of people who practice TM will find that they enjoy it [...]
We do, however, think there is evidence that it is either not effective [...] for a certain percentage of the population, on the order of 10% to 20% [...]
We do feel that the TM movement [...] is in need of serious reform to bring it in line with the ethical - even legal - standards our culture expects.
We at Scientia believe that TM works fine, but we disagree with the high price.
These web pages are reported for historical reasons, to show how
the TM Organization was able to attract criticism even if the
TM technique actually works.