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Enlightenment and Higher States of Consciousness


A new article by Dr. Jim Karpen and Dr. Craig Pearson:

The Transcendental Meditation® technique (which is integrated into the curriculum here at MUM) is widely accepted as a method for reducing stress and anxiety, reducing high blood pressure, and promoting well-being and peace. But it is so much more.
The ultimate goal is to cultivate the growth of enlightenment — the development of total human potential in higher states of consciousness. …

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Super Mind
by Dr Norman Rosenthal

12 April 2016

Dr. Norman Rosenthal—internationally acclaimed psychiatrist, researcher, educator, and author explains how Transcendental Meditation (TM) can help develop your ‘super mind.’ The New York Times bestselling author explores how TM permanently expands your consciousness, resulting in extraordinary success and fulfillment. Dr. Rosenthal shows how this incredibly simple, twice-daily practice can consistently improve your state of mind throughout the day—elevating you to a state of unshakable, peak performance and unbounded awareness.

Dr. Rosenthal explains in his video how Super Mind goes beyond results from practicing TM described in his previous book, Transcendence. He was amazed and delighted with his own and others’ experiences from TM, finding that consciousness began to grow—that the normal blissful, transcendence experienced during TM filtered into his daily life—a stillness and silence in the midst of activity.

Dr. Rosenthal reveals that the book is based on a survey of over 600 people practicing TM. He reports, ”The ease with which we do things increases, we’re more productive and more available to others and to ourselves. We listen better—something all of us could benefit from.” He also observes that the turmoil inside ourselves becomes still and that we ”can open ourselves to other people and to what is going on around us. TM gives two periods during the day”, he says, ”to let ourself slow down, access our inner consciousness; and to then reap the benefits throughout the day”.

Other benefits he has observed are that an individual is able to be more authentic, to not be afraid, and be more engaged (or to see when there is a need to pull back). He concludes that the technique allows us to grow as a person, expand our potential, and live life to the fullest.

Those reviewing Super Mind include:

∙ Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post who comments, ”In Super Mind, Norman Rosenthal has written a vibrant, practical and persuasive guide to all the ways in which meditation can profoundly affect every aspect of our lives—from our emotional and spiritual well-being to our intellectual and creative abilities.”

∙ Actor Hugh Jackman says, ”Super Mind is a wonderfully practical exploration of the benefits of Transcendental Meditation that reveals how the technique is not a belief or faith but is a simple tool that, in my experience, can improve your life in ways you never thought possible.”

∙ Maria Shriver ”Super Mind opens new doors to thinking about consciousness, and new possibilities about how consciousness can grow and change a person’s life forever. Transcendental Meditation has been found to improve physical and psychological health in hundreds of published studies and Norman E. Rosenthal weaves this evidence together with powerful stories of transformation—a must-read for anyone wanting to develop a Super Mind.

∙ Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News Chief Women’s Health Correspondent, Ob-Gyn: ”Dr. Rosenthal’s Super Mind is a thoroughly engaging, scientifically sound testament to the immediate and long-term benefits of Transcendental Meditation-a technique I have been practicing for nearly two years. TM has made me more mentally and physically energetic, sharper, less stressed and more positive. If I could write a prescription for TM to all my patients, I would.’

∙ Richard A. Friedman, M.D., contributing Op-Ed writer for The New York Times and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College: ”Norman E. Rosenthal, renowned scientist and researcher, reveals the powerful, life-enhancing effects of Transcendental Meditation in this acutely observed and poetic book. In Transcendence, Rosenthal gave us the science behind TM; in Super Mind he does that and more, showing us the broad applications and transformative stories of real people using this simple technique.”

Copyright © 2016 Dr. Norman Rosenthal

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Can group meditation prevent violent crime? Surprisingly, the data suggests yes: New study

Large groups practicing the advanced Transcendental Meditation program were associated with significant reductions in U.S. homicide and urban violent crime rates during an intervention period of 2007–2010.


Summary: A new study, in a series spanning decades, suggests again that a sufficiently large group practicing an advanced program of Transcendental Meditation, the TM-Sidhi program, is associated with decreased violence in the whole society. From 2007–2010 the homicide rate dropped nationally 21.2% (5.3% per year), and violent urban crime dropped 18.5% (4.6% per year) for a sample of 206 urban areas nationwide with a population over 100,000. Both reductions were relative to prior trends, 2002–2006.

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