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Published peace research

The body of research papers published in peer reviewed journals is growing and currently amounts to 23 studies.

Journal, conference etc Research Title Authors

Technology and Public Policy Technical Report 94:1, 1994.

Social Indicators Research (47: 153­201, 1999)

Results of the national demonstration project to reduce violent crime and improve governmental effectiveness in Washington, D.C.

Hagelin JS; Orme-Johnson DW; Rainforth M; Cavanaugh K; and Alexander CN Institute of Science,

Psychology, Crime and Law 1995

Also presented to the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society on Criminal and Legal Psychology, 1-3 March, 1993, Harrogate, England.

The Maharishi Effect (Super Radiance effect): A model for social improvement: Time series analysis of a phase transition to reduce crime in Merseyside metropolitan area

Hatchard GD; Deans AJ; Cavanaugh KL; and Orme-Johnson DW 

Dissertation Abstracts International 51(12), 1991.

Improved quality of life in Iowa through the Maharishi Effect.

Reeks DL, Abstract of Doctoral Dissertation, Maharishi University of Management, U.S.A.

Journal of Conflict Resolution 34(2): 756-768, 1990.

The effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field: Reply to a methodological critique.

Orme-Johnson DW; Alexander CN; and Davies JL

In Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Social Statistics Section, Alexandria, VA 1990

The dynamics of US-Soviet relations, 1979-1986: Effects of reducing social stress through the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

Gelderloos P; Cavanaugh KL; and Davies JL

Psychological Reports 1995

Time series analysis of improved quality of life in Canada: Social change, collective consciousness, and the TM-Sidhi program.

Assimakis PD, and Dillbeck MC

Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 1989.

Time series impact assessment analysis of reduced international conflict and terrorism: Effects of large assemblies of participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

Orme-Johnson DW; Dillbeck MC; Alexander CN; Chandler HM; and Cranson RW;

Paper presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September1989. (Refer also to Dissertation Abstracts International 49(8): 2381A, 1988.)

Alleviating political violence through enhancing coherence in collective consciousness: impact assessment analysis of the Lebanon war.

Davies JL, and Alexander CN

Social Science Perspectives Journal 2(4): 80-94, 1988.

Creating world peace through the collective practice of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field: improved U.S.-Soviet relations.

Gelderloos P; Frid MJ; Goddard PH; Xue X; and Löliger SA 

Dissertation Abstracts International 50(5) Sec. B, p. 2203, November 1989.

Change in the quality of life in Canada: intervention studies of the effect of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

Assimakis PD;

Social Indicators Research 22: 399-418, 1990

Test of a field theory of consciousness and social change: time series analysis of participation in the TM-Sidhi Programme and reduction of violent deaths in the USA.

Dillbeck MC

Revised paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Management Society, Chicago, Illinois, March 1989,

Also published in R.G. Greenwood (ed.), Proceedings of the Midwest Management Society (Chicago, Illinois: Midwest Management Society): 183-190, 1989.

Consciousness and the quality of economic life: empirical research on the macroeconomic effects of the collective practice of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

Cavanaugh KL; King KD; and Titus BD

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Washington, D.C., August 6-10, 1989.

An abridged version of this paper appears in Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business and Economics Statistics Section (Alexandria, Virginia: American Statistical Association): 565-570, 1989.

A multiple-input transfer function model of Okun's misery index: an empirical test of the Maharishi Effect.

Cavanaugh KL; King KD; and Ertuna C,

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 22-25, 1988.

An abridged version of this paper appeared in Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business and Economics Statistics Section: 491-496, 1988.

Simultaneous transfer function analysis of Okun's misery index: improvements in the economic quality of life through Maharishi's Vedic Science and technology of consciousness.  

Cavanaugh KL; and King KD;

Revised and updated version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, San Francisco, California, August 17-20, 1987, and published in Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business and Economics Statistics Section (Alexandria, Virginia: American Statistical Association): 799-804, 1987.

Time series analysis of U.S. and Canadian inflation and unemployment: a test of a field-theoretic hypothesis.


Cavanaugh KL;

The Journal of Mind and Behavior 9(4): 457-486, 1988.

Test of a field model of consciousness and social change: the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme and decreased urban crime.

Dillbeck MC; Banus CB; Polanzi C; and Landrith III GS;

The Journal of Mind and Behavior 8(1): 67-104, 1987

Consciousness as a field: the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme and changes in social indicators.

Dillbeck MC Cavanaugh KL Glenn T Orme-Johnson DW; and Mittlefehldt V;

Dissertation Abstracts International 45(10) 3206B, 1984

A comparative study of dimensions of healthy functioning between families practising the TM programme for five years or for less than a year.

Chen ME

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.

Orme-Johnson DW; Alexander CN; Davies JL; Chandler HM; and Larimore WE;

Social Science Perspectives Journal, 2(4), 127-146, 1988.

The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on the US Quality of Life (1960-1984)

Orme-Johnson DW; and Gelderloos P;  and Dillbeck MC;

The Journal of Mind and Behavior 8: 67-103, 1987.

Consciousness as a field: The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programme and changes in social indicators,(Rhode Island Study)

Dillbeck MC; Foss APO; and Zimmermann W J

Journal of Crime and Justice 4: 25-45, 1981.

The Transcendental Meditation Programme and crime rate change in a sample of forty-eight cities. 

Dillbeck MC; Landrith III GS; and Orme-Johnson DW;

Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 14: 372, 1988. Can time series analysis of serotonin turnover test the theory that consciousness is a field? Pugh ND, Walton KG, Cavanaugh KL,
     
     
     


 

Baskinta peace project

Read about the Baskinta village peace project, where fighting stopped as soon as 1% of the population learned the TM technique.

Published peace research

The body of research papers published in peer reviewed journals or presented to academic conferences is growing and currently amounts to 28 studies.

Collectively they present an overwhelming argument that the Super Radiance effect exists and more importantly has a significant impact on political violence, social cohesiveness and economic prosperity.

You can read summaries of these research studies in our booklet 'World Peace Through Meditation'.

Journal, conference etc Research Title Authors
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 36 (1-4): 283-302, 2003 Preventing terrorism and international conflict: Effects of large assemblies of participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. Orme-Johnson DW, Dillbeck MC, Alexander CN.
Journal of Social Behavior and Personaility 2005, 285 - 388 Alleviating political violence through reducing collective tension: Impact assessment analyses of the Lebanon war. Davies JL, Alexander CN
Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 2005;17(1):339-376 Effect of group practice of the Transcendental Meditation program on biochemical indicators of stress in non-meditators: A prospective time series study. Walton KG, Cavanaugh K; Pugh ND

Technology and Public Policy Technical Report 94:1, 1994.

Social Indicators Research (47: issue 2, pp 153­-201, 1999)

Results of the national demonstration project to reduce violent crime and improve governmental effectiveness in Washington, D.C.

Hagelin JS; Orme-Johnson DW; Rainforth M; Cavanaugh K; and Alexander CN; Shatkin SF; Davies JL; Hughes AO; Ross E;

Psychology, Crime and Law 1995

Also presented to the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society on Criminal and Legal Psychology, 1-3 March, 1993, Harrogate, England.

The Maharishi Effect (Super Radiance effect): A model for social improvement: Time series analysis of a phase transition to reduce crime in Merseyside metropolitan area

Hatchard GD; Deans AJ; Cavanaugh KL; and Orme-Johnson DW 

Dissertation Abstracts International 51(12), 1991.

Improved quality of life in Iowa through the Maharishi Effect.

Reeks DL, Abstract of Doctoral Dissertation, Maharishi University of Management, U.S.A.

Journal of Conflict Resolution 34(2): 756-768, 1990.

The effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field: Reply to a methodological critique.

Orme-Johnson DW; Alexander CN; and Davies JL

In Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Social Statistics Section, Alexandria, VA 1990

The dynamics of US-Soviet relations, 1979-1986: Effects of reducing social stress through the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

Gelderloos P; Cavanaugh KL; and Davies JL

Psychological Reports 1995

Time series analysis of improved quality of life in Canada: Social change, collective consciousness, and the TM-Sidhi program.

Assimakis PD, and Dillbeck MC

Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 1989.

Time series impact assessment analysis of reduced international conflict and terrorism: Effects of large assemblies of participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

Orme-Johnson DW; Dillbeck MC; Alexander CN; Chandler HM; and Cranson RW;

Paper presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September1989. (Refer also to Dissertation Abstracts International 49(8): 2381A, 1988.)

Alleviating political violence through enhancing coherence in collective consciousness: impact assessment analysis of the Lebanon war.

Davies JL, and Alexander CN

Social Science Perspectives Journal 2(4): 80-94, 1988.

Creating world peace through the collective practice of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field: improved U.S.-Soviet relations.

Gelderloos P; Frid MJ; Goddard PH; Xue X; and Löliger SA 

Dissertation Abstracts International 50(5) Sec. B, p. 2203, November 1989.

Change in the quality of life in Canada: intervention studies of the effect of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

Assimakis PD;

Social Indicators Research 22: 399-418, 1990

Test of a field theory of consciousness and social change: time series analysis of participation in the TM-Sidhi Programme and reduction of violent deaths in the USA.

Dillbeck MC

Revised paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Management Society, Chicago, Illinois, March 1989,

Also published in R.G. Greenwood (ed.), Proceedings of the Midwest Management Society (Chicago, Illinois: Midwest Management Society): 183-190, 1989.

Consciousness and the quality of economic life: empirical research on the macroeconomic effects of the collective practice of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

Cavanaugh KL; King KD; and Titus BD

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Washington, D.C., August 6-10, 1989.

An abridged version of this paper appears in Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business and Economics Statistics Section (Alexandria, Virginia: American Statistical Association): 565-570, 1989.

A multiple-input transfer function model of Okun's misery index: an empirical test of the Maharishi Effect.

Cavanaugh KL; King KD; and Ertuna C,

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 22-25, 1988.

An abridged version of this paper appeared in Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business and Economics Statistics Section: 491-496, 1988.

Simultaneous transfer function analysis of Okun's misery index: improvements in the economic quality of life through Maharishi's Vedic Science and technology of consciousness.  

Cavanaugh KL; and King KD;

Revised and updated version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, San Francisco, California, August 17-20, 1987,

Also proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business and Economics Statistics Section (Alexandria, Virginia: American Statistical Association): 799-804, 1987.

Time series analysis of U.S. and Canadian inflation and unemployment: a test of a field-theoretic hypothesis.


Cavanaugh KL;

The Journal of Mind and Behavior 9(4): 457-486, 1988.

Test of a field model of consciousness and social change: the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme and decreased urban crime.

Dillbeck MC; Banus CB; Polanzi C; and Landrith III GS;

The Journal of Mind and Behavior 8(1): 67-104, 1987

Consciousness as a field: the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme and changes in social indicators.

Dillbeck MC Cavanaugh KL Glenn T Orme-Johnson DW; and Mittlefehldt V;

Dissertation Abstracts International 45(10) 3206B, 1984

A comparative study of dimensions of healthy functioning between families practising the TM programme for five years or for less than a year.

Chen ME

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.

Orme-Johnson DW; Alexander CN; Davies JL; Chandler HM; and Larimore WE;

Social Science Perspectives Journal, 2(4), 127-146, 1988.

The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on the US Quality of Life (1960-1984)

Orme-Johnson DW; and Gelderloos P;  and Dillbeck MC;

The Journal of Mind and Behavior 8: 67-103, 1987.

Consciousness as a field: The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programme and changes in social indicators,(Rhode Island Study)

Dillbeck MC; Foss APO; and Zimmermann WJ.

Journal of Crime and Justice 4: 25-45, 1981.

The Transcendental Meditation Programme and crime rate change in a sample of forty-eight cities. 

Dillbeck MC; Landrith III GS; and Orme-Johnson DW.

International Journal of Neuroscience 1989; 49:203-211 Field model of consciousness: EEG coherence changes as indicators of field effects. Travis FT, Orme-Johnson DW.

Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 14: 372, 1988.


Can time series analysis of serotonin turnover test the theory that consciousness is a field?
Pugh ND, Walton KG, Cavanaugh KL.

International Journal of Neuroscience 16: 1982, pp 203 - ­ 209

Intersubject EEG coherence: Is consciousness a field? Orme Johnson DW, Dillbeck MC, Wallace RK.

Read summaries of these research papers in our 'World Peace Through Meditation' booklet.

Read about previous TM-based coherence creating projects

How a TM peace group in Jerusalem reduced war fatalities in war torn Lebanon by 76%. Read more ...

How a small group of 250 TM-Sidhas stopped the fighting in Croatia in 1991. Read more ...

How A TM peace group bought peace and prosperity to Cambodia. Read more ...

How 140 TM-Sidhas reversed crime trends in the UK's Merseyside region. Read more ...

How a world peace group ended the Cold war and bought about the collapse of the Soviet Union. Read more ...

Read how TM-based Super radiance groups created a transformation in Mozambique. Read more ...

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