Read how a global peace project in 1983-84 had an immediate impact on the civil war in Lebanon.
The Lebanon peace project involved a group of TM-Sidhas meditating together in Jerusalem. Although the numbers in the group fluctuated, it was often large enough to achieve the Super Radiance effect (What is the super radiance effect?) for both Israel and nearby Lebanon.
During the peace project the statistics showed an improved quality of national life as measured by composite indices comprising data on:
During the Lebanese peace project there were significant improvements seen in each variable in the index. Other possible causes (weekends, holidays, weather, etc.) were statistically controlled for.
The chart below shows the strong correspondence between the number of TM-Sidhi programme participants in the group in Jerusalem and a composite index of all the above variables. Meaning that as the numbers in the meditating group dropped, so the number of war deaths rose.
As the numbers in the meditating group rose, so war deaths dropped.
Orme-Johnson DW; Alexander CN; Davies JL; Chandler HM; and Larimore WE; Research published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, 32(4): 776-812, 1988; Journal of Conflict Resolution (34: 756768, 1990)
International peace project in the Middle East: The effect of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field.
The initial Lebanon peace project results were subsequently replicated in seven consecutive experiments over a two-year period during the peak of the Lebanon war.
The results of these interventions included:
The likelihood that these combined results were due to chance is less than one part in 1019, making this effect of reducing societal stress and conflict the most rigorously established phenomenon in the history of the social sciences
(Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 17(1): 285338, 2005).
Read about the Baskinta village peace project, where fighting stopped as soon as 1% of the local population learned the TM technique.
Read about the Baskinta village peace project, where fighting stopped as soon as 1% of the population learned the TM technique.