Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Biographical Information

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917-2008) "is widely regarded as the foremost scientist in the field of consciousness, and considered to be the greatest teacher in the world today." He is the founder of the Transcendental Meditation¨ program. [1] wiki

One of his prominent supporters "is filmmaker David Lynch, who has been raising money to help the Maharishi build 'peace palaces' around the world." [2]


  • Paul Mason, The Maharishi: The Biography of the Man Who Gave Transcendental Meditation to the World (Element Books, 2005).

Related Studies

  • Coplin, J.R., Text and Context in the Communication of a Social Movement's Charisma, Ideology, and Consciousness: TM for India and the West (Ph.D. thesis). University of California, San Diego, 1990.


  • Martin Gardner, "Doug Henning and the Giggling Guru," Skeptical Inquirer 19 (3), May/June 1995.
  • Douglas E. Cowan and David Bromley, Cults and New Religions: A Brief History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007),pp.48–71.
  • Michael Persinger [1], Normand Carrey and Lynn Suess, TM and Cult Mania (Christopher Publishing House, 1980).

Resources and articles

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  1. About, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, accessed November 29, 2011.
  2. Elaine Woo, "Guru brought meditation West", LA Times, February 6, 2008.