If Group Meditation reduced violent crime in Washington DC, what could a massive healing meditation do for the world’s waters?
Below is a writeup on the now-oft quoted meditation event in Washington DC. Then read further, about a worldwide meditation event scheduled for May 18th at 15:38 EST to send healing prayers to the world’s waters.
A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Social Indicators Research reports on one of the most dramatic sociological experiments ever undertaken. Researchers predicted in advance that the calming influence of group meditation practice could reduce violent crime by over 20 percent in Washington, D.C., during an 8-week period in the summer of 1993.
In fact, the findings later showed that the rate of violent crime–which included assaults, murders, and rapes–decreased by 23 percent during the June 7 to July 30 experimental period. The odds of this result occurring by chance are less than 2 in 1 billion. Rigorous statistical analyses ruled out an extensive list of alternative explanations, according to John Hagelin, lead author of the study and director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.
The demonstration project involved assembling nearly 4,000 practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs from 81 countries. Participants were housed in hotels and college dormitories throughout the District of Columbia and at the University of Maryland.
Hagelin says previous research had shown that these meditation techniques “create a state of deep relaxation and coherence in the individual and simultaneously appear to produce an effect that spreads into the environment, influencing people who are not practicing the techniques and who have no knowledge of the experiments themselves.”
Results based on field effect of consciousness
Drawing on terminology from quantum field theories, Hagelin, an eminent physicist, refers to the findings as a field effect of consciousness.
“It’s analogous to the way that a magnet creates an invisible field that causes iron filings to organize themselves into an orderly pattern. Similarly, these meditation techniques have been shown to create high levels of coherence in EEG brain wave patterns of individual practitioners. This increased coherence and orderliness in individual consciousness appears to spill over into society and can be measured indirectly via changes in social indices, such as reductions in the rate of violent crime. We call this phenomenon a field effect of consciousness,” says Hagelin.
The admittedly novel experiment was rigorously analyzed by a 27- member project review board composed of independent scientists and civic leaders who approved the research protocol and monitored the research process.
“This work and theory that informs it deserve the most serious consideration by academics and policy makers alike.” Dr. David Edwards, University of Texas- Austin
Global Meditation to Heal Waters
On December 6th, 2009 at the last Council Meeting of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers held in Arizona, a message was channeled by elders, to “reach out to all belief systems to manifest energy” for our global waters on May 18th, 2010.
At 12:38 Pacific Standard Time (USA), all over the globe, people will be gathering with the intention to heal the waters of the Earth by praying, doing ceremony, sending love and gratitude for water and meditating, holding the highest vibrational intention for the planetary waters inside them.
Eight specific bodies of water have been identified as being crucial to healing the earth and needing major healing, particpants can particpate in any way they would like to help heal waters, and pick a particular body of water that they feel needs support. TThe eight bodies of water are: Lake Superior, Lake Tahoe in California, Lake Titicaca in Peru,
Lake MacKay in Australia, Lake Chad in Africa, Lake Baikal in Siberia, Lake Issyk-kul in Krygyzstan, and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Simultaneous ceremonies will be done in each location.
Groups will be gathering along the banks of the Hudson, Mississippi, Arkansas, Colorado, Rio Grande, Green, Susape, Hood and Columbia Rivers. Crystals have been placed in The Ganges in India, The Amazon in South America, The Nile in Africa and The Yangtze in China.
Some of us will be going to the ocean to pray and do ceremony. If you feel inclined to become part of this day of Global Healing, go to where you feel drawn or to local bodies of damaged water. The elders organizing this day ask that we send prayers and intentions to each of the 8 lakes mentioned.
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