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Global Peace Summit in Kiev Ukraine Outcomes

Six hundred top scientists led by Dr John Hagelin meet in Kiev, Ukraine, to explore evidence-based solutions to war and conflict.
The goals of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP):
Stop the spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction; Reduce the heavy reliance on violent means of conflict resolution;Prevent the buildup of societal tensions that lead to terrorism and social conflict;Research and promote the use of evidence-based, nonviolent approaches to preventing conflict, promoting national security, and achieving global peace. The assembly was addressed on the first day by Dr John Hagelin, General Krutov, Dr Norman Rosenthal, Dr Fred Travis, Dr David Orme-Johnson, Dr Igor Prodan, Colonel Dr Brain Reese, Dr Sandy Nidich, Dr Nikola Diduk, Colonel Gunther Chasse and Raja Chancellor.
Topics presented included the brain-based approach to reducing individual and societal stress through individual practice of Transcendental Meditation and also by group practice in sch…

Music Moves the Immovable - Maharishi

Excerpt from a talk by Maharishi on July 23, 1972 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Maharishi comments on music and the creative process following a piano performance by Ron Altbach. When Maharishi refers to Being, he is speaking of pure consciousness, the source of thought, which we experience during meditation at the quietest level of our mind.

Maharishi: Music is the flow of consciousness, the expression of the flow of life. It is the expression of the flow of consciousness of the musician, of the composer. And when that comes parallel with the flow of evolutionary process of the individual, the individual gets in tune with that.

This happens on the very subtle level of feeling, when the feeling is tender, when the feeling is matured, free from resistances. When the icebergs are missing in the lake, then the lake flows even with the slightest wind, and then the waves are set up.

The silent bed of Being, the wholeness of Being gets warmed up in its own intelligence, and that…

Guitar great Sharon Isbin on ‘inner creativity’

When she was a child, Sharon Isbin wanted to become a rocket scientist like her father. Instead, she has reached stratospheric heights as one of the world’s greatest classical guitarists.

She credits her years of Transcendental Meditation practice – she started at the age of 17, and has been going ever since – with maintaining her teaching, recording and touring work and keeping her life balanced.
Sharon Isbin on benefits of meditationIn her amazingly productive career, Isbin has performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall and played with rock guitarists such as Steve Vai, Steve Morse and Nancy Wilson. She also founded the guitar department at the Juilliard School of Music. At age 58, Isbin sometimes plays as many as 20 concerts a month.
As a multi-Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin is hailed as “the pre-eminent classical guitarist of our time”. She has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras, and has commissioned more concerti than any other guitarist. Her catalogue of over 25 rec…

Singing with Passion and Joy

An Interview with Brenda Boozer, Metropolitan Opera SoloistBY LINDA EGENES from Enlightenment Magazine

What skills does it take to become an opera star? Enormous discipline, acting ability, emotional stability, concentration, focus, and constant study of Italian, German, French, and Russian languages, to name a few. Not to mention a highly trained singing voice that can span three octaves and project over a 90-piece orchestra, reaching the back of a hall of 4,000 people without the use of a microphone.
Brenda Boozer spent fourteen seasons as a soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and has performed with the world’s most prestigious opera companies, including the Paris Opera, Covent Garden in London, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Frankfurt Opera House in Germany, and the Houston Grand Opera.

As a dancer Boozer studied with Martha Graham, and as an actress she studied with Katharine Hepburn and Herbert Berghof of the Actors Studio. She h…

I am a veiled Muslim who practices Transcendental Meditation

"I am a veiled Muslim who practices Transcendental Meditation (TM) and I cannot ever forget the first time I prayed after my first meditation. I learned the TM technique in December of 2006: I was speechless and cannot explain this state of complete serenity, contentment and gratitude for God. TM increased my level of acceptance and appreciation for my faith and strengthened my beliefs.
"For example, reading from the Qur‘an is becoming more enjoyable and comforting at the same time, as now I can better link its teachings with everything around me: my level of comprehension of its meanings are increasing on a daily basis. It is clear to me that the more I practice TM and the TM-Sidhi programs, (the TM—Sidhi program is a set of advanced techniques based upon TM), the more deeply I realize different aspects of my religion and my mission in life.

"Throughout my life I've been asking myself lots of questions about creation and the purpose of life but now my humble insights…

A Scientific Solution to Terrorism and Conflict

This advertisement has been placed in different formats and addressed to various governments and individuals over the years, and it's impact never diminishes. The recent spate of terrorism and conflict in Europe and the Middle East quite obviously has not been resolved through traditional means. This offer introduces and new paradigm with a scientific basis. Just as a light in a dark room transforms the whole room, so too by introducing this approach will this seemingly intractable problem of violence disappear.

Global Peace Summit - Kiev, Ukraine June 2017

Sourced from (Global Union of Scientists for Peace)
June 14–15, 2017  •  Kiev, Ukraine
An Invitation to Scientists and
Governmental Leaders of All Nations The Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP) is hosting a high-level global peace summit this June in Kiev, Ukraine. This conference, entitled SCIENCE AND PEACE: Proven Solutions to Violence and Global Conflict, will showcase innovative, evidence-based solutions to the ongoing problems of violence and conflict in Ukraine, Europe, and throughout the world. Among those confirmed or expected to speak are Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for ending decades of civil war in Colombia; President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique, who applied innovative GUSP-inspired programs to end that nation’s civil war; Ecuadorian General José Villamil, who applied similar peace-creating methods to end the longstanding war between Ecuador and Peru; Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, forme…

Theresa May: UK and US cannot return to 'failed' interventions

BBC News 26 January 2017

Theresa May has told US Republicans the UK and America cannot return to "failed" military interventions "to remake the world in our own image".

Suggesting a UK foreign policy shift, she said those days were over but added that the US and UK should not "stand idly by when the threat is real".

She said the two countries must "renew the special relationship for this new age" and "lead together, again".

Mrs May's US speech comes ahead of talks with President Donald Trump.

She will be the first world leader to meet the new president on Friday, a visit which comes amid controversy over comments by President Trump about waterboarding.

Asked about his remarks on her flight to the US, the PM told journalists that the UK condemns torture and "my view on that won't change - whether I am talking to you or talking to the president".

But she said she and Mr Trump could work together, despite their different style…

UN Calls For Worldwide Treaty To Phase Out Pesticides & Transition To Sustainable Farming


The debate concerning the safety of chemical pesticides used on food crops for humans and animals alike rages on. Some believe the risk is negligible, and simply washing your produce mitigates any potentially risks these chemical pose, while others argue that plants grown in pesticides absorb the chemicals into their flesh, which means washing the outer skin offers little protection. Many people buy organic produce to avoid this, but others believe the organic label to be little more than a money making ploy.

Regardless of what side of the argument you land on, it has been proven time and time again that chemical pesticides wreak havoc on human health. Why Are We Even Using Pesticides?Throughout the years, putting toxic chemicals onto our food has been justified with the argument that doing so increases crop yields. Many believe we couldn’t produce enough food to feed the population without pesticides. And this may be true for mass produced crops like corn…

Beware the bad news bubble.

[from, Newsletter The Crunch # 35, edited version]
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last few months, you know there's a big conversation happening on the internet right now about filter bubbles. We're guessing you haven't been hiding under a rock because you subscribe to this newsletter. And we know you're interested, because two of our most popular recent stories have been on this subject. In a nutshell, we're all worried that instead of improving the world by making information more accessible, the internet has done the opposite by creating echo chambers that further entrench our prejudices.

Most of the discussion in this area tends to revolve around political views. Thanks to the decline of traditional media and the proliferation of new online media outlets, people are less exposed to ideas that contradict their beliefs. If you think the Democrats conspired to create millions of illegal votes, or that the Trump campaign collu…

The Upanishads; A New Translation

[extract from the first few pages of Thomas Egenes' brilliant Introduction]

The word upanishad means "sit down near"; upa (near), ni (down) and shad (sit). Traditionally, the student sat down near the teacher to receive secret instruction, and in this way knowledge was passed down from teacher to student, linking each new generation back to the ancient tradition of the Upanishads. Many of the upanishads consist of a dialogue between teacher and student in the deep quietude of a forest hermitage (ashrama) or in the home of the teacher (where the students lived as part of a system called gurukula).

The great teacher Shankara explained the word upanishad as "the knowledge of Brahman by which ignorance is destroyed " In other accounts, "sit down near" (upanishad) refers to the hidden connection between everything, whether it is the connection between the teacher and student, or more broadly, the infinite correlation among all things, the oneness of reality.…

Nepal's Army Goes Invincible

Published on, April 1, 2017
Nepal’s army schools are finishing their first stage implementation of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT), giving them the ability to operate directly at the level of the unified field of all the laws of nature – a level that is a thousand million, million (10 to the 15th power) times more powerful than nuclear force. It is the level where all the fundamental forces of nature are united. For this reason, IDT supersedes all other known defense technologies (which are based on electronic, chemical, and/or nuclear forces). Therefore, the military of Nepal will gain the ultimate strategic advantage of invincibility by averting the rise of any enemy and they WILL achieve victory before war. The ultimate goal of IDT is to prevent enemies from arising by reducing the collective societal stress that culminates in war, terrorism, and crime. IDT involves use of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique and its advanced practices, ideally by the milit…