With Dr. Evan Finkelstein
Starting on June 6th: an online course on MVS and Religions via MUM’s Department of Distance Education.
“The course is non-credit, so there is no pressure about doing homework or papers, there are no tests and it can be taken at one’s own comfortable pace.
I think the best part of the course are the many profound and inspiring tapes from Maharishi talking about religion, God, spiritual development, how to prevent religious conflicts, and the immense value of TM for the realization of the goals of all religions, etc.
In my taped lectures I identify the common ground and universal principles that are shared by Maharishi Vedic Science and the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is very unifying.”
Fred Travis PhD is Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition at the Maharishi University of Managment.
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. …
One of MUM Press’s best-selling books, The Supreme Awakening has just been published in an expanded second edition.
The new edition includes descriptions of experiences of higher states of consciousness from more famous people through history — from Dag Hammarsköld (the great United Nations Secretary-General), Bernard Berenson (the famous American art historian), Antonio Machado (the noted Spanish poet), Morihei Ueshiba (the founder of the martial art known as aikido), Eckhart Tolle (the modern writer and teacher), and more.
It also includes an extended personal interview with a person who learned the Transcendental Meditation technique as a young man. Although he practiced it regularly for many years and enjoyed the practice and the benefits, he did not feel he was developing higher states of consciousness. Then one day, he suddenly began experiencing pure consciousness all the time, along with waking, dreaming, and sleeping — and his consciousness continued developing from there.
“This interview forms the perfect capstone to the book,” Dr. Pearson says. “The book shows famous people through history describing experiences of higher states that seem mostly temporary — and here is an example of an ordinary person who learns the TM technique and experiences systematic growth of consciousness to the highest levels. This story is amazing — it inspired me deeply.”
Samantha Thomas grew up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a family that valued personal growth and the development of consciousness. Throughout her life she has been able to maintain those values and now applies them in her current job; she is the executive director of DreamChange, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 by New York Times best selling author John Perkins to help raise humanity’s consciousness and inspire more sustainable ways of living.
Samantha came to MUM because she believed that Consciousness-BasedSM education would support her own values. “Being at MUM and surrounded by people who were always interested in the deeper meaning of life was really helpful for my personal development,” she said. “It helped me become stronger in who I am and understand what’s important to me. My time at MUM and learning TM have unequivocally helped me understand the true meaning of raising consciousness.”
About MUM, Fairfield: starting at 33:27