The history of the TM movement from 1980 to 2000
Steps of the development of the movement in the 80es were
- 1983 : The(failed) 'government of the age of enlightenment' publishes an international appeal in magazines to several governments to solve their problems
- The initiator Robert Kropinski became suspicious and visited the Shankara Order in India and received a sobering view of Maharishi. Mr. Kropinski then litigated in the USA with success and 1987 because of unfulfilled promises.
- Unproven 'Siddhis'(yogic flying) and expensive courses, invincible defense, unified field and the ' nature law party' and the new 'RAAM' - currency of the 'Global country of worldpeace' and an unproven 'Maharishi effect' .
Worldgovernment of the age of enlightenment
After all, Maharishi opened the long-planned "World Government of the Age of Enlightenment" - with ministers and governors and Rajas.
In 1983 appeard in the german STERN magazine (R) and also international a full-page advertisement in which the 'World Government of the Age of Enlightenment' invited all governments to solve their problems. The payment needed first take place after the achievement, etc.. In the process one relied even boldly on Guru Dev Brahmananda Sarasvati.
At that time, thousands of meditators believed to be enlightened, since rumors were in circulation for many years, with the TM - meditation one would be enlightened within 5-7 years (besides kosmic consciousness - s.a.: Reller, 2000, S. 794).
Yogic (Pseudo or illusory)-Flyers
In 1986 Maharishi added a fake siddhi-flying within the so-called Siddhi program with its expensive preparatory courses, - which still has not been given up. At first the foam rubber mats were not visible in the photos.
It turned out, however, during the expensive courses that it was about muscle contractions on thick mats with the lazy prominse(USA-court) of later hovering. True hovering could not be demonstrated so far (---> Hopping video of the magazine 'Report' Munich 2004).
In 1986, Maharishis published his next book 'Thirty Years Around the World: 1957-1964 , Stichting Drukkerij en Uitgeverij MVU.
After the judgment of the German Federal Administrative Court of 1989, which also became the basis of later judgments against the sect, Mahrishi moved the Guru Dev somewhat from the center and swerved on the old Veda and Ayur-Veda, which Shankara had replaced by Advaita-Vedanta, and Maharishi propagated a so-called Vedic science.
In Ayurveda were at first turmoils caused by looking and lack of competence.
The case Kropinski
Finally, a suspicious TM initiator, Robert Kropinski, visited the Shankara Order and received a disillusioning description of Maharishi, which he recorded and published in 1987 in 'The Illustrated Weekly of India'.
In 1990, the Maharishi relocated his headquarters from Seelisberg, Switzerland, to a former Franciscan monastery in Vlodrop, the Netherlands, which became known as MERU - Holland, on account of the Maharishi European Research University (MERU) campus there. After 2000 Maharishi dwelled mainly there.
Scientists and crowned Rajas
In 1984, the sect succeeded to win the physicist John Hagelin, who had worked at CERN and SLAC, and who was then crowned as 'Raja of the Invincible America' and now has a leading position in the TM-Movement, for the 'unified field theory' propagated by Maharishi.
"Field effect as the effect of coherence and positivity caused by the field of infinite interaction; so-called (unproven) 'Maharishi effect' as a field effect of consciousness on the level of the unified field of all natural laws, the field of transcendental consciousness that permeates every life" - ie lots of exaggerated fancy.
Other terms were "Quantum Consciousness, Quantum Miracles" (and quantum healing).
How the degree of a TM - Fairfield University's doctor looks like can be seen from this.
In 2000 the Lebanese neurology professor Toni Nader was crowned as the supreme ruler of the 'Global Coutry of World Peace', who had published a "study" of planetary impacts, and who had sat down on a large weighing scale and had received his own weight in gold.
Soon afterwards the sect selled an expensive coronation to a Raja.[see Video !]
Nature law party
Ein Ableger der Sekte ist auch die noch in Österreich und in den USA bestehende Naturgesetzpartei [MWS; >> Video !; Wiki]
Das Wort "Siddhi" bedeutet angeblich im Sanskrit "Vollkommenheit" und 'höhere Kräfte', so dass laut Werbung mittels des TM-Sidhi-Programms eine im normalen Wachbewusstsein unbekannte Meisterschaft über die Naturgesetze erlangt werden könne und der einzelne gleichzeitig in immer intensiveren Einklang mit den Naturgesetzen im eigenen Denken und Handeln gelangt.
bezeichnen im Hinduismus besondere schwer erreichbare übernatürliche Kräfte und Fähigkeiten, die man gemäß der Überlieferung z.B. durch Samyama Praxis erlangt, vor denen Pantanjali aber warnt und nicht wie oft fälschlicherweise behauptet dazu Anweisungen gibt, und die in ihrer gewöhnlichen Form eher dem schwarzen Tantra zuzuordnen sind.
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