Research links group meditation to stock market surge

Research links group meditation to stock market surge
The Dow surges 27.5 percent, gains 3,000 points to surpass 14,000; S&P climbs 24 percent to set an all-time high; Nasdaq soars 33 percent.

New York NY (rushprnews) July 26, 2007 -Prior to the Invincible America Assembly, since January 1, 2000, the Dow decreased on average approximately 0.02 percent per week.

However, immediately following the beginning of the Assembly on July 23, 2006, there was a statistically significant shift to a rapid, positive average rate of growth of 0.50 percent per week. The probability of observing a change this large in the Dow’s rate of growth purely by chance is less than 0.014.

As predicted one year ago, a surging U.S. stock market has charged to record-breaking highs, the longstanding nuclear crisis with North Korea is quietly being resolved without incident, and public backing and congressional support are on the rise for peaceful new approaches to resolving the Iraq war and other conflicts around the world.These dramatic and unexpected developments are just a few of the concrete signs of the success of the Invincible America Assembly in Iowa—the largest-ever scientific demonstration project to document the effects of large group meditations on the economic and social trends of the nation, according to Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, executive director of the International Center for Invincible Defense, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, who is leading the Assembly.Dr. John Hagelin to present preliminary findings of the first year of the Invincible America Assembly—and to lodge predictions for the coming year

This Friday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m. in New York, Dr. Hagelin will hold a global news conference to announce the preliminary results of research conducted during the first year of the Assembly—and to lodge predictions for improvements to be seen in all areas of national life for the coming year.

The news conference will be held at the Global Financial Capital of New York, 70 Broad Street, which is one block from the New York Stock Exchange. Members of the press are invited to attend the news conference in person or view it live at

Positive influence of the Invincible America Assembly are immediate and profound

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi launched the Assembly on July 23, 2006, to create coherent national consciousness—the basis of a healthy, prosperous, invincible nation. Since then, approximately 1800 peace-creating experts have gathered at Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, to practice advanced Transcendental Meditation techniques together in a group. According to Dr. Hagelin, research shows that the positive influence of their collective practice has been immediate and profound in every area of national life—such as the economy, which grew far faster and gained greater strength than expected:

The Dow surged 27.5%, gaining over 3000 points—including 1000 points in the last three months alone—to set a new all-time record of 14,000
The S&P rose 24% to its all-time high
The Nasdaq climbed 33%
Unemployment rates fell to a six-year low at 4.5%
The U.S. budget deficit is dropping to its lowest level in five years
Dr. Hagelin said that a comprehensive study is now under way—including a 26-point “Invincibility Index” to measure improvements in economic, social, health, environmental, and governmental performance generated by the Invincible America Assembly.

Positive trends predicted publicly in advance

According to Dr. Hagelin, rigorous statistical analysis shows that the upsurge of positive trends started on the day the Assembly began a year ago, when an initial group of 1200 coherence-creating experts first assembled in Iowa from across the U.S. and around the world to generate coherent collective consciousness.

“Extensive research published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals has shown the reduced negative trends, including reduced crime and violence, and improved economic and social trends when as few as the square root of one percent of a population practice these techniques together in a group,” Dr. Hagelin said.

A group of 2500 Yogic Flyers needed to guarantee invincibility for the nation

Dr. Hagelin said that based on this earlier research, the present group of 1800 experts is sufficient to produce a powerful influence of coherence and invincibility in the nation. However, to ensure that remaining problems in the country are quickly resolved and to permanently establish the nation on a high level of invincibility, Dr. Hagelin said that a permanent group of 2500 experts is needed—and will soon be established in Iowa.

Invincibility Assemblies being established worldwide

Dr. Hagelin added that similar Invincibility Assemblies are being established in large and small nations to form a “ring of invincibility” around the world, to prevent problems, and to promote permanent peace and invincibility in every nation.

“This is not wishful thinking,” said Dr. Hagelin, who serves as the Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace. “This is hard science that has been field tested for over 50 years and documented through more than 600 studies conducted at over 250 independent universities and research institutes throughout the world.”

Results of Year I and Predictions for Year II
Dr. John Hagelin, President, Global Union of Scientists for Peace
Friday, July 27, 11:30 a.m. • Global Financial Capital of New York • 70 Broad Street

The Invincible America Assembly is being funded by an annual $12 million grant from the “Howard and Alice Settle Foundation for an Invincible America.
Contact: Ken Chawkin
Maharishi University of Management


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