ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON

MAHARISHI'S TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION

AND TM-SIDHI PROGRAM

VOLUME 4

CHALMERS, R. A.; CLEMENTS, G.; SCHENKLUHN, H.; and WEINLESS, M., eds. 1989. Scientific research on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program: Collected papers, vol. 4. Vlodrop, the Netherlands: MVU Press.

PART I: PHYSIOLOGY

The Studies in the First Two Sections Document Changes during the Practice of the Transcendental Meditation Technique Unless Otherwise Stated.

A: Metabolic, Biochemical, and Cardiovascular Changes

291. JEVNING, R.; WILSON, A. F.; O'HALLORAN, J. P.; and WALSH, R. N. Forearm blood flow and metabolism during stylized and unstylized states of decreased activation. American Journal of Physiology 245 (Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 14): R110- R116, 1983.

Indication of Deep Rest: Decreased Oxygen Consumption in Muscle Tissue. Reduction in Biochemical Index of Stress: Decreased Arterial Lactate Levels.

292. JEVNING, R.; WILSON, A. F.; PIRKLE, H.; O'HALLORAN, J. P.; and WALSH, R. N. Metabolic control in a state of decreased activation: modulation of red cell metabolism. American Journal of Physiology 245 (Cell Physiol. 14): C457-C461, 1983.

Fundamental Change in Cellular Metabolism: Reduced Glucose Metabolism in Red Blood Cells. Normal Arterial Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressures. Reduction in Biochemical Index of Stress: Reduced Spontaneous Skin Resistance Responses.

293. WOLKOVE, N.; KREISMAN, H.; DARRAGH, D.; COHEN, C.; and FRANK, H. Effect of Transcendental Meditation on breathing and respiratory control. Journal of Applied Physiology: Respiratory, Environmental and Exercise Physiology 56(3): 607-612, 1984.

Decreased Minute Ventilation (Decreased Tidal Volume); Increased Basal Skin Resistance; Periodic Breath Suspension; Changes in Chemical and Neural Control of Breathing.

B: Electroencephalographic Changes

294. ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; WALLACE, R. K.; DILLBECK, M. C.; ALEXANDER, C. N.; and BALL, O. E. Improved functional organization of the brain through the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field as indicated by changes in EEG coherence and its cognitive correlates: A proposed model of higher states of consciousness. Departments of Psychology and Biology, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A.; Department of Psychology and Social Relations, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; and Department of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A. Paper presented at the American Psychological Society Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., September 1981.

Increased Orderliness and Integration of Brain Functioning: Increased EEG Coherence. Correlations between Increased Frontal EEG Coherence and Increased Creativity; Correlations between Changes in EEG Coherence and Increased Grade Point Average, Increased Verbal Intelligence, Decreased Neuroticism, and Enhanced Principled Moral Reasoning.

295. MISZCZAK, J., and ACHIMOWICZ, J. Hybrid analysis of spontaneous brain activity in different states of conscious experience. Military Institute of Aviation Medicine, Warsaw, Poland. Results presented at the 5th Annual Meeting on EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology, Esztergom, Hungary, 1-9 October 1982.

Increased Orderliness and Integration of Brain Functioning: Synchronized High Amplitude Frontal EEG Theta Activity.

296. NIDICH, R.; NIDICH, S. I.; ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; and WALLACE, R. K. EEG coherence and the length of practice of the Transcendental Meditation program. Departments of Education, Psychology, and Biology, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1983.

Correlation between Length of Time Practicing Transcendental Meditation and EEG Alpha Coherence.

297. NIDICH, S. I.; NIDICH, R., ABRAMS, A.; ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; and WALLACE, R. K. Frontal lobe functioning: EEG coherence as a predictor of highly pro-social behavior in subjects practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program. Departments of Education, Psychology, and Biology, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1982.

Correlations between High Frontal EEG Coherence and Highly Pro-Social Behavior.

C: Health

298. ALLEN, C. P. Effects of Transcendental Meditation, electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback relaxation, and conventional relaxation on vasoconstriction, muscle tension, and stuttering: A quantitative comparison. Doctoral dissertation (abstract), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A., 1979. Dissertation Abstracts International 40: 689B.

Decreased Stuttering.

299. TABOGI, S. Effetti indotti dal programma di Meditazione Trascendentale sulla tolleranza glicidica. Unpublished doctoral dissertation (abbr.), Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, 1983.

Improved Blood Sugar Homeostasis as Measured by Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.

300. ALEXANDER, C. N.; DAVIES, J. L.; NEWMAN, R. I.; and CHANDLER, H. M. The effects of Transcendental Meditation on cognitive and behavioral flexibility, health, and longevity in the elderly: An experimental comparison of the Transcendental Meditation program, mindfulness training, and relaxation. Department of Psychology and Social Relations and Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, 1983.

Benefits for the Elderly: Increased Longevity; Increased Cognitive and Perceptual Flexibility; Increased Behavioral Flexibility; Increased Learning Ability; Improved Mental Health and Sense of Well-Being; More Ideal Levels of Blood Pressure.

D: Motor and Perceptual Ability

301. SCHWARTZ, E. The effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on strength of the nervous system, perceptual reactance, reaction time, and auditory threshold. Master's thesis (abbr.), Department of Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1979.

Increased Sensitivity, Strength, and Flexibility of the Nervous System; Improved Auditory Thresholds; Faster Reactions at High and Low Levels of Stimulation; Decreased Perceptual Reactance.

302. FRANCE, R. An investigation into the effects of Transcendental Meditation upon hearing threshold. North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England, 1983.

Improved Auditory Thresholds; Decreased Heart Rate.

PART II: PSYCHOLOGY

A: Intelligence, Learning, and Academic Performance

303. ALEXANDER, C. N.; KURTH, S. C.; TRAVIS, F.; WARNER, T.; and ALEXANDER, V. K. Cognitive stage development in children practicing the Transcendental Meditation program: Acquisition and consolidation of conservation. Department of Psychology and Social Relations, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; Department of Psychology and Department of Management and Public Affairs, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A.; and Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1979.

More Rapid Cognitive Growth and Consolidation in Pre- and Primary School Children Vital for Academic Achievement and General Cognitive Development: Superior Performance and Consolidation on Piagetian Conservation Tasks of Increasing Cognitive Difficulty Indicative of Mastery of Concrete Operational Skills.

304. BAER, N.; NIDICH, S.; and ABRAMS, A. A comparative study of Maharishi International University and two small private colleges on perceived personal growth, perceived academic atmosphere, and general quality of life. Master's thesis, Department of Education, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1981.

Benefits of Maharishi's Integrated System of Education Perceived by Students at Maharishi International University: Better Academic Atmosphere; Greater Expectation to Gain Higher Degrees; Greater Motivation to Learn; Greater Enjoyment of School; Greater Mental Stability and Sense of Personal Security; Greater Sense of Control over Direction in Life; Greater Clarity of Personal Values; Greater Sensitivity to Other's Needs and Feelings; Greater Mental and Physical Relaxation; Better State of Physical Health.

305. WRYCZA, P. J. Some effects of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program on artistic creativity and appreciation. Doctoral thesis (summary), School of Modern Languages and European History, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, England, 1982.

Enrichment of Creativity and Appreciation in Artists.

306. KEMBER, P. The Transcendental Meditation technique and academic performance: A short report on a controlled longitudinal pilot study. Findings published in British Journal of Educational Psychology, 55: 164-166, 1985. (Abstract)

Benefits for Graduate Students: Improved Academic Performance.

307. DILLBECK, M. C.; RAIMONDI, D.; ASSIMAKIS, P. D.; ROWE, R.; and ORME-JOHNSON, D. W. The longitudinal effects of the MIU curriculum on intelligence and field independence. Department of Psychology and Office of Evaluation, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1984.

Benefits of Maharishi's Integrated System of Education for Students at Maharishi International University: Increased Intelligence; Increased Field Independence.

B: Development of Personality

308. TöRBER, S.; MERTESDORF, F.; and HIESEL, E. Effects of Transcendental Meditation on mood and bodily sensations. Diplomarbeit of first author (abbr.), University of Cologne, Cologne, W. Germany, 1976.

Less Nervousness (Less Psychosomatic Disturbance)6; Less Aggressiveness (Greater Self-Control, Greater Emotional Maturity); Less Depression (Greater Contentment, Greater Self-Confidence); Less Irritability (Greater Calm in Frustrating Situations, Greater Tolerance); Greater Placidity (Greater Self-Assuredness, More Good Humor, Less Tendency to Procrastinate); Less Inhibition (Greater Naturalness, Greater Spontaneity, Greater Self-Sufficiency); Less Neuroticism (Greater Emotional Stability, Less Tension); More Relaxation; More Activation; More Elation; Less Anxiety; Less Fatigue; Less Physical Tension; Less Physical Weakness; Increased Physical Well-Being.

309. NIDICH, R., and NIDICH, S. I. An empirical study of the moral atmosphere at Maharishi International University/ University High School. Department of Education, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1983.

Benefits of Maharishi's Integrated System of Education for Students at Maharishi International University High School: Increased Moral Maturity; High Level of Moral Atmosphere.

310. JEDRCZAK, A.; COX, D.; and CUNNINGHAM, C. Pilot testing of subjects practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program: Neuroticism, anxiety, well-being, and the capacity for absorbing experiences. Department of Psychology, MERU Research Institute, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, England, and Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, London, England, 1982.

Greater Well-Being; Greater Sensitivity--Greater Ability to Focus Intently and Greater Responsiveness. Lower Anxiety; Lower Neuroticism.

311. EPPLEY, K. R.; ABRAMS, A.; and SHEAR, J. The effects of meditation and relaxation techniques on trait anxiety: A meta-analysis. Also published in Eppley, K.R., Abrams, A.I., and Shear, J. (1989). Differential effects of relaxation techniques on trait anxiety: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45(6), 957-974.

Decreased Trait Anxiety: Greater Benefit from Transcendental Meditation than from Other Meditation Techniques and Relaxation Procedures as Demonstrated by Meta-Analysis.

312. ALEXANDER, C. N.; ALEXANDER, V. K.; BOYER, R. W.; and JEDRCZAK, A. The subjective experience of higher states of consciousness and the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field: Personality, cognitive, perceptual, and physiological correlates of growth to enlightenment. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A.; and MERU Research Institute, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, England, 1984.

Growth of Higher States of Consciousness. Experiences of Higher States of Consciousness Correlated with: Better Self-Concept (Greater Self-Actualization, Greater Internality of Locus of Control); Greater Creativity (Greater Fluency, Flexibility, and Originality); Profound Physiological Rest (Episodes of Spontaneous Breath Suspension during Transcendental Meditation); Greater Neurological Integration (High EEG Alpha and Theta Coherence); Greater Neurophysiological Efficiency (Faster H-Reflex Recovery); Superior Cognitive, Perceptual, and Motor Skills (Superior Perceptual Speed, Motor Speed, Psychomotor Speed and Flexibility, Nonverbal Intelligence, and Visual Memory); Less Symptoms of Stress (Lower Anxiety, Aggression, Depression, Introversion, and Neuroticism); Greater Capacity for Absorbing Experiences. (The correlates of higher states of consciousness summarized in this paper are drawn from both new experimental findings and the results of other studies reported in the volumes of this series.)

PART III: SOCIOLOGY

A. Rehabilitation

313. BROOKS, J. S., and SCARANO, T. Transcendental Meditation in the treatment of post-Vietnam adjustment. Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212-215, 1985.

Improvements in Post-Vietnam Adjustment Problems: Decreased Post-Vietnam Stress Disorder; Decreased Anxiety; Decreased Depression; Decreased Alcohol Consumption; Decreased Insomnia; Improved Employment Status; Decreased Family Problems.

314. GORE, S. W.; ABRAMS, A.; and ELLIS, G. The effect of statewide implementation of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field in the Vermont Department of Corrections. Institute for Social Rehabilitation, Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A., 1984.

Rehabilitation of Prisoners: Decreased Sleep Disturbance (Decreased Awakenings per Night, Decreased Time to Sleep Onset, Improved Quality of Sleep); Decreased Paranoid Anxiety; Increased Internality of Locus of Control; Decreased Hostility; Greater Control of Anger. Benefits for Correctional Staff: Decreased Sleep Disturbance; Decreased Hostility; Decreased Paranoid Anxiety.

B. Quality of Life

315. ARON, E. N., and ARON, A. Transcendental Meditation program and marital adjustment. Psychological Reports 51: 887-890, 1982.

Greater Marital Satisfaction: Greater Marital Adjustment.

316. MARCUS, S. V. The influence of the Transcendental Meditation program on the marital dyad. Doctoral dissertation, California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, California, U.S.A. Dissertation Abstracts International 38(8): 3895-B, 1977.

Benefits for Married Couples: Decreased Nervousness (Increased Composure and Relaxation); Increased Sociability, Energy, and Enthusiasm; Increased Ability for Spontaneous Expression of Warmth and Affection; Increased Ability to Be Sympathetic, Compassionate, and Understanding; Increased Ability to Be Objective, Fair-Minded, and Reasonable; Increased Tolerance and Acceptance of Others; Increased Self-Discipline; Decreased Impulsiveness (Increased Emotional Maturity); Decreased Proneness toward Anxiety.

Findings Reflecting Growth of Coherence in Collective Consciousness on City, State, Provincial, National, and International Levels

317. LANDRITH III, G. S., and DILLBECK, M. C. The growth of coherence in society through the Maharishi Effect: Reduced rates of suicides and auto accidents. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1983.

Improved Quality of City Life: Decreased Automobile Accident Rate; Decreased Suicide Rate (Cities, U.S.A., 1973-I977) .

318. DILLBECK, M. C.; LANDRITH III, G.; and ORME-JOHNSON, D. W. The Transcendental Meditation program and crime rate change in a sample of forty-eight cities. Findings previously published in Journal of Crime and Justice 4: 25-45, 1981.

Improved Quality of City Life: Decreased Crime Rate (Cities, U.S.A., 1973-1978).

319. DILLBECK, M. C. The Transcendental Meditation program and a compound probability model as predictors of crime rate change. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1978.

Improved Quality of City Life: Decreased Crime Rate (Cities, U.S.A., 1974-1976).

320. DILLBECK, M. C.; LANDRITH III, G. S.; POLANZI, C.; and BAKER, S. R. The Transcendental Meditation program and crime rate change: A causal analysis. Department of Psychology, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A.; Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A.; and Department of Educational Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.A., 1982.

Decreased Crime Rate (Cities and Metropolitan Areas, U.S.A., 1973-1978).

321. DILLBECK, M. C.; FOSS, A. P. O.; and ZIMMERMANN, W. J. Maharishi's Global Ideal Society Campaign: Improved quality of life in Rhode Island through the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., and MERU Research Institute, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, England, 1983.

Improved Quality of Provincial Life as Measured by an Index Including: Total Crime Rate, Mortality Rate, Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate, Auto Accident Rate, Unemployment Rate, Pollution, Beer Consumption Rate, and Cigarette Consumption Rate (Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1978).

322. ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; DILLBECK, M. C.; BOUSQUET, J. G.; and ALEXANDER, C. N. An experimental analysis of the application of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field in major world trouble spots: Increased harmony in international affairs. Department of Psychology, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1979.

Increased Harmony in International Affairs (Worldwide, 1978); Improvements in Domestic Affairs and International Relations for Major Trouble-Spot Countries (1978); Decreased War Deaths [Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe), 1978].

323. DAVIES, J. L., and ALEXANDER, C. N. The Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field and improved quality of life in the United States: A study of the First World Peace Assembly, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1979. Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1983.

Improved Quality of National Life: Decreased Violent Crime; Decreased Motor Vehicle Fatalities; Decreased Number of Fatalities from Accidents, Suicide, and Homicide; Decreased Air Traffic Fatal Accidents; Increased Confidence, Optimism, and Economic Prosperity: Rise in Stock Market Index (U.S.A., 1979). Improved Quality of Provincial Life: Decreased Motor Vehicle Fatalities; Decreased Violent Crime (Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1979); Decreased Air Traffic Fatal Accidents (New England, U.S.A., 1979).

324. RABINOFF, R. A.; DILLBECK, M. C.; and DEISSLER, R. Effect of coherent collective consciousness on the weather. Departments of Physics and Psychology, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1981.

Support of Nature for Coherence Creating Group: More Moderate Winter Temperature during Construction of Maharishi International University's First Golden Dome (Iowa, U.S.A., 1979-1980).

 

325. BURGMANS, W. H. P. M.; BURGT, A. T. VAN DER; LANGENKAMP, F. P. T.; and VERSTEGEN, J. H. Sociological effects of the group dynamics of consciousness: Decrease of crime and traffic accidents in Holland. Maharishi College of Natural Law, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1982.

Improved Quality of National Life: Decreased Crime (Holland, 1979 and 1981); Decreased Automobile Accidents with Injury (Holland, 1979)

326. DILLBECK, M. C.; CAVANAUGH, K. L.; and BERG, W. P. VAN DEN. The effect of the group dynamics of consciousness on society: Reduced crime in the Union Territory of Delhi, India. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A.; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.; and Maharishi European Research University, Seelisberg, Switzerland, 1983.

Improved Quality of Provincial Life: Decreased Crime (Delhi, India, 1980-1981).

327. DILLBECK, M. C.; LARIMORE, W. E.; and WALLACE, R. K. A time series analysis of the effect of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field: Reduction of traffic fatalities in the United States. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., and Scientific Systems, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1984.

Improved Quality of National Life: Decreased Motor Vehicle Fatalities (U.S.A., 1982).

328. LANFORD, A. G. Reduction in homicide in Washington, D. C. through the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field, 1980-83: A time series analysis. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1984.

Improved Quality of City Life: Decreased Homicide (Washington, D. C., U.S.A., 1981-1983).

329. LANFORD, A. G. The effect of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on stock prices of Washington, D.C. area based corporations, 1980-83: A time series analysis. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1984.

Improved Quality of City Life: Increased Confidence and Economic Prosperity: Rise in Value of Corporate Stocks (Washington, D. C., U.S.A., 1981-1983).

330. BERESFORD, M. S., and CLEMENTS, G. The group dynamics of consciousness and the U.K. stock market. MERU Research Institute, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, England, 1983.

Improved Quality of National Life: Increased Confidence, Optimism, and Economic Prosperity: Rise in Stock Market Index (United Kingdom, 1982-1983).

331. ABOU NADER, T. M.; ALEXANDER, C. N.; and DAVIES, J. L. The Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field and reduction of armed conflict: A comparative, longitudinal study of Lebanese villages. American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; and Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, 1984.

Improved Quality of Community Life: Cessation of Attack on a Community and Protection from Ongoing Armed Conflict in the Surrounding Area (Lebanon, 1982-1984).

332. ORME-JOHNSON, D. W., and GELDERLOOS, P. The long-term effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on the quality of life in the United States (1960 to 1983). A version: ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; GELDERLOOS, P.; and DILLBECK, M. C. The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on the U.S. Quality of Life (1960-1984) was published in Social Science Perspectives Journal , 2(4), 127-146, 1988.

Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by an Index Including: Crime Rate, Percentage of Civil Cases Reaching Trial, Rate of Infectious Diseases, Infant Mortality Rate, Suicide Rate, Cigarette Consumption, Alcohol Consumption, Gross National Product, Patent Application Rate, Number of Degrees Conferred, Divorce Rate, and Traffic Fatalities (U.S.A., 1976-1983).

333. ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; ALEXANDER, C. N.; DAVIES, J. L.; CHANDLER, H. M.; and LARIMORE, W. E. International peace project in the Middle East: The effect of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 32(4): 776-812, 1988.

Improved Quality of National Life as Measured by Composite Indices Comprising Data on War Intensity in Lebanon, Newspaper Content Analysis of Israeli National Mood, Tel Aviv Stock Index, Automobile Accident Rate in Jerusalem, Number of Fires in Jerusalem, and Maximum Temperature in Jerusalem; Significant Improvement in Each Variable in the Index (Israel, 1983). Decreased War Deaths (Lebanon, 1983).

334. DILLBECK, M. C.; MITTLEFEHLDT, V.; LUKENBACH, A. P., CHILDRESS, D.; ROYER, A.; WESTSMITH, L.; and ORME-JOHNSON, D. W. A time series analysis of the relationship between the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program and crime rate change in Puerto Rico. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., and Maharishi International Caribbean, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 1984.

Improved Quality of Provincial Life: Decreased Crime (Puerto Rico, U.S.A., 1984).

335. ALEXANDER, C. N.; ABOU NADER, T. M.; CAVANAUGH, K. L.; DAVIES, J. L.; DILLBECK, M. C.; KFOURY, R. J.; and ORME-JOHNSON, D. W. The effect of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on the war in Lebanon: A time series analysis of the influence of international and national coherence creating assemblies. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1984.

Improved Quality of National Life: Increased Progress towards Peaceful Resolution of Conflict and Decreased War Intensity; Decreased War Deaths and War Injuries (Lebanon, 1983-1984); Increased Confidence and Economic Prosperity: Improved Foreign Exchange Rate (Lebanon, 1984).

336. CAVANAUGH, K. L.; ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; and GELDERLOOS, P. The effect of the Taste of Utopia Assembly on the world index of international stock prices. Department of Management and Public Affairs and Department of Psychology, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1984.

Increased Global Confidence, Optimism, and Economic Prosperity as Measured by Rise of World Stock Index and Simultaneous Increase in Major Stock Market Indices (Worldwide, 1983-1984).

337. ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; CAVANAUGH, K. L.; ALEXANDER, C. N.; GELDERLOOS, P.; DILLBECK, M.; LANFORD, A. G.; and ABOU NADER, T. M. The influence of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on world events and global social indicators: The effects of the Taste of Utopia Assembly. Department of Psychology and Department of Management and Public Affairs, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., and Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1984.

Global Taste of Utopia: Increased Harmony in International Affairs--Increased Progress towards Peaceful Resolution of Conflict; More Positive, Evolutionary Statements and Actions of Heads of State and International Support for Their Policies and Leadership; Increased Confidence, Optimism, and Economic Prosperity as Measured by Rise of World Stock Index and Simultaneous Increase in Major Stock Market Indices; Decreased Air Traffic Fatalities (Worldwide, 1983-1984); Decreased Traffic Fatalities (U.S.A.; South Africa; States of New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia, Australia, 1983-1984); Decreased Crime (State of Victoria, Australia; Washington, D.C., U.S.A.; and Karachi, Pakistan, 1983-1984); Decreased Incidence of Infectious Diseases (U.S.A. and Australia, 1983-1984); Increased Creativity as Measured by Increased Patent Applications (U.S.A., Australia, South Africa, and United Kingdom, 1983-1984).

PART IV: REVIEW PAPERS

Papers 338 to 355 review the application of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program in the areas of health, education, development of personality, rehabilitation, and quality of life.

A: Health

338. WERNER, O. Das Programm der Transzendentalen Meditation in der Medizin. Schweizerische Ärztezeitung (39): 1722-1726, 1978.

The author discusses the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program in general medical practice and shows that it represents a major breakthrough in the field of health.

339. WERNER, O. Perfect health through enlightenment. In XlVth International Congress of Internal Medicine Abstracts, Rome, Italy, October 1978, pp. 370-371. Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica.

The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program is presented as the direct means to perfect health for both the individual and society.

340. ORME-JOHNSON, D. W.; WALLACE, R. K.; DILLBECK, M. C.; and KAY (ROSENBERG), N. Recent biochemical and physiological research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program: Clinical and epidemiological applications. Center for the Study of Higher States of Consciousness, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. Paper presented at the American Psychiatric Association, 132nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 17 May 1979.

This paper provides an extensive discussion of electrophysiological and biochemical research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program, including some interesting findings on EEG coherence not previously reported in the literature.

341. BLICHER, B.; BLONDEAU, F.; CHOQUETTE, C.; DEANS, A.; DROUIN, P.; GLASER, J.; and THIBAUDEAU, P. Méditation Transcendantale revue de la littérature scientifique. Le Médecin du Québec I5(8): 46-66, 1980.

The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program is found to result in a coherent state of neurophysiological functioning which is maintained during activity. This forms the basis for optimal human performance and the development of higher states of consciousness as described in the Vedic Literature.

342. GUGLIELMI, I. Meditazione Trascendentale: Ricerche sui cambiamenti fisiologici e clinici. Bergamo, Italy: Edizioni Walk Over Srl, 1978.

The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program is found to have profound benefits for the prevention and cure of illness and the promotion of perfect health for both the individual and society.

343. HUYNH, N-N. Elimination du stress par la technique de Méditation Transcendantale. Doctoral thesis (abbr.), Faculty of Dental Surgery, René Descartes University, Paris, France, 1981.

A review of research demonstrates that the Transcendental Meditation technique is an effective means of eliminating stress. This effect is shown to be of great importance in the field of dental and oral health.

344. RASMUSSEN, S. G.; JENSEN, M. R.; and RODENBERG, J. Præsentation af en sundhedsmodel. Ugeskrift for L¦ger 145(24): 1900-1902, 1983.

This paper presents the Transcendental Meditation program as the means for developing a state of perfect health, thereby bringing fulfillment to the medical sciences.

B: Education

345. RAIMONDI, D., and DILLBECK, S. L. Maharishi International University's educational index: Psychophysiological assessment of holistic development. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 26 August 1981.

This paper discusses a unique method of student assessment being pioneered at Maharishi International University, which includes an evaluation of the psychophysiological correlates of the growth of higher states of consciousness. The findings of the student assessment program indicate that the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program not only makes an important contribution to the realization of traditional academic goals but also promotes a holistic development of the student's life.

346. DILLBECK, M. C., and DILLBECK, S. L. The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program: An educational technology for the development of the knower. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., 1983.

This paper presents the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program as a scientifically validated educational technology for the full development of the knower, which has been successfully implemented at all levels of education. Furthermore, the application of this technology in educational institutions is found to contribute directly to the quality of life of the whole society.

347. DILLBECK, S. L. Maharishi's integrated system of education: Offering excellence in American education. In Proceedings of the hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session, on Examination of the Report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education, 22 September 1983, pp. 522-531. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984.

The Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field is found to fulfill the highest goals of education by bringing life in alliance with the total potential of natural law. Research on the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field and experience of its application at all levels of education have shown that unified field based education not only fosters academic excellence, but also unfolds the full potential of individual and collective life.

C: Psychological Development

348. NIDICH, S. I., and ORME-JOHNSON, D. W. Kohlberg Stage 7, natural law, and the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Moral Education, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, 3 September 1982.

This paper discusses how the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program brings fulfillment to the ideal of a 'cosmic perspective', as expressed in Kohlberg's Stage 7, and shows that the psychophysiological basis of this state can now be clearly understood in the light of the scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

349. DILLBECK, M. C. Testing the Vedic Psychology of the Bhagavad-Gita. Psychologia 26: 232-240, 1983.

Research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program is found to provide experimental evidence for the Vedic description of human psychology and the growth of higher states of consciousness, as contained in the Bhagavad-Gita. In particular, the known effects of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program are shown to verify three concepts that are central to the Vedic Psychology of the Bhagavad-Gita: the existence of the experience of transcending; the growth of the qualities of enlightenment as a result of this experience; and the nature of the transcendent as a universal 'field' of consciousness.

D: Rehabilitation

350. DEVAKAR. Correctional technique--A fresh approach through SCI. Department of Social Work, Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Paper presented at the Third All India Penological Conference, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 22-24 November 1975.

The author discusses insights from the Science of Creative Intelligence into the problem of criminal behavior, and proposes the application of its practical aspect, the Transcendental Meditation program, as a solution to the current crisis in criminal correction.

351. ARON, A., and ARON, E. N. The Transcendental Meditation program's effect on addictive behavior. Addictive Behaviors 5: 3-12, 1980.

This paper reviews research showing that the Transcendental Meditation program is effective in counteracting a wide variety of addictive behaviors. The authors locate the basis of this effect in the comprehensive physiological, psychological, and social benefits which have been found to result from Transcendental Meditation.

352. ORME-JOHNSON, D. W. Prison rehabilitation and crime prevention through the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program. In Holistic approaches to offender rehabilitation, ed. Leonard J. Hippchen, Chapter 15, 346-383. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publishing, 1981.

The first part of this paper summarizes research on the Transcendental Meditation program in prisons and presents an overview of the physiological, psychological, and sociological findings in terms of the growth of stability and adaptability. The second part presents the perspective of the Science of Creative Intelligence on law, justice, and rehabilitation.

353. DILLBECK, M. C., and ABRAMS, A. I. The application of the Transcendental Meditation program to corrections and crime prevention. Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. Paper presented in part at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., 26 March 1982.

The paper reviews research demonstrating that the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program produces consistent beneficial effects for both criminal rehabilitation and crime prevention.

E: Quality of Life

354. ARON, A., and ARON, E. N. The Transcendental Meditation program for building family strengths: Blueprint for invincibility. Department of Psychology, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. Paper presented at the National Symposium on Building Family Strengths, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A., 4 May 1978.

This paper presents the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program as a means to strengthen family life by developing higher states of consciousness for the individual and creating an influence of coherence and harmony in the social environment.

355. ORME-JOHNSON, D. W., and DILLBECK, M. C. A proposal to establish a U.S. Academy of Peace. In Proceedings of the hearing before the Subcommittees on International Security and Scientific Affairs and on International Operations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session, on bills H.R. 5088 and H.R. 6182, 21 July 1982, pp. 241-250. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1982.

This proposal presents the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program as the practical technology for creating coherence in national and world consciousness, thereby establishing a permanent state of social harmony and world peace.