An overlooked, proven solution
Despite its advance technology and
valiant efforts, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is
struggling to eliminate terrorism utilizing its current
strategies and tactics.
Terrorism and war are human problems requiring human
solutions. The underlying cause of these, and other types of
social violence, is accumulated social stress.
Therefore, to eliminate such
social problems, the DoD needs to reduce collective societal
stress. No collective stress means no tension between the
United States and other countries, religious groups, and
insurgents. No terrorism.
Extensive scientific research
indicates that the best way to reduce collective societal
stress, and thereby snuff out war and terrorism, is by
adopting an ancient strategy: "Avert the danger that has not
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has revived
the ancient Vedic technology of Invincible Defence in a
non-religious manner. It has been quietly and successfully
used by members of many faiths to eliminate conflict in the
By applying this human
resource-based technology, which is non-lethal and
non-destructive, the military could reduce tensions and
control terrorism. In this way, the military becomes
invincible because the country takes out the enmity of the
With no enmity between them,
former enemies become friends and the nation becomes
invincible because there are no enemies to fight.
A Prevention Wing of the Military
would be the ideal way to utilize this ideal goal of
invincibility. This wing would comprise about 2 to 3 percent
of the military. The remaining personnel would carry out their
normal military duties. The Prevention Wing of the Military
would be trained in the primary components of Invincible
Defence Technology the Transcendental Meditation (TM)
programme and its advanced practice, the TM-Sidhi programme.
They would practice these techniques in large groups, morning
According to extensive scientific
research, the size of the group needed to reduce social stress
depends on the size of the population. The group size needs to
be at least the square root of one percent of the population.
To calculate this number, multiply the population size by
0.01, and then take the square root of this number. For
instance, the US has a population of approximately 301
301,000,000 x 0.01 = 3,010,000.
The square root of 3,010,000 is approximately 1,735, so a
group of at least 1,735 IDT experts would be needed. The group
size needed to affect the world is currently about 8,126.
Studies show that when this
threshold is crossed, the "Maharishi Effect" takes place.
Crime goes down, quality of life indices go up, and war and
terrorism abate. For instance, a Maharishi Effect intervention
was created and studied in the US capital in 1993. Predictions
were lodged in advance with government leaders and newspapers.
The research protocol was approved by an independent Project
Review Board. Crime fell 23 percent below the predicted level
when the TM-Sidhi group reached its maximum.
Temperature, weekend effects, or
previous trends in the data failed to account for changes.
This research was published in the peer-reviewed Social
Over 50 studies have shown that
Invincible Defense Technology works. Mozambique used IDT to
end its civil war in the 1990s. Today, Holland, Bolivia,
Columbia, Trinidad, and Peru have enough practitioners of the
TM-Sidhi programme to be invincible. The United States is
close to having a large enough group. And India is working on
a global project. These are all civilian groups.
How Does Invincible Defense
The causal mechanism for IDT is
not completely understood, however, a study published in 2005
in the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality offers an
explanation of a proposed causality of IDT in biological
terms. Research on the powerful neurotransmitter serotonin
research has shown that is produces feelings of contentment,
happiness and even euphoria. Low levels of serotonin,
according to research, correlate with violence, aggression,
and poor emotional moods. The IDT study showed that higher
numbers of IDT experts practicing in groups correlated with
other community members having a marked increase in serotonin
production. These results were statistically significant and
followed the attendance figures. This offers a plausible
neurophysiologic mechanism to explain reduced hostility and
aggression in society at large.
The experience of transcendental
consciousness in the advanced individual TM practitioner
appears to be associated with an increase in serotonin
activity and a decrease in cortisol.
As far as we can speculate, the
experience of transcendental consciousness during the practice
of the Transcendental Meditation technique produces coherence
in the brain of the TM practitioners (more powerfully in a
group) and enlivens coherence within the unified field.
Since the unified field underlies
everything and everyone, there is increased coherence in the
non-TM practitioner’s brain as well. Serotonin is materially
involved in this increased coherence.
This research was referenced in a
paper published by the Security and Political Risk Analysis (SAPRA)
think tank which puts this in a more complete context.
Theoretical physicists allude to
the unified field as the basis of all laws of nature. IDT
appears to work from this fundamental level. The Maharishi
Effect happens when collective consciousness is made more
coherent through IDT.
One year ago, civilians in the
Netherlands quietly formed a large enough group of IDT experts
to achieve the Maharishi Effect. Since then, civilian groups
in Bolivia, Trinidad, Columbia, and Peru took responsibility
for building sufficiently large groups.
The United States is very close to
achieving the requisite number of IDT experts through the
Invincible America Assembly in Fairfield, Iowa.
The pilot project in Mozambique
dissolved after the United Nations broke up the military as
part of the civil war treaty. High school students, who will
graduate and move on, make up the bulk of the practitioners in
Limited economic opportunities in
Iowa have hindered the development of a permanent group in the
US civilian groups may not be reliable over the long term.
The DoD is responsible for
protecting the nation, and is obligated to thoroughly examine
realistic, scientifically-proven methods for ending war and
Since the military is funded and its personnel are paid to
perform their duties, it is not subject to the fluctuations of
donors, jobs, graduations, and optional activities.
Military members are paid to follow orders and protect the
nation. Ultimately, it is the DoD’s duty to build a Prevention
Wing of the Military.
A Paradigm Shift, In Progress Dr
Carla Brown examined bias against IDT in her Harvard doctoral
dissertation, which explored whether and how members of the
Middle East policy community applied truth and utility tests
to research findings. The study she used had been published in
the Journal of Conflict Resolution showing a dramatic 45
percent reduction in war intensity and 75 per cent reduction
in war deaths when a critical mass of experts practiced IDT in
Dr Brown found that several
respondents in each elite group that she interviewed were
likely to examine a similar paper in the future, motivated in
part by their examination of the quality of science involved.
She also explored how some of her interviewees did not take
the effort to examine the research, including some social
scientists that were critical of the research. Dr Brown
explored means for overcoming barriers to use of this
research, including prejudice. At a time when the research
outcomes described are greatly needed, this paper may provide
context for those who want to understand their own prejudice
or built in reservations.
This paper helps defense experts
better understand why Invincible Defense Technology is
difficult for people to accept, and how these barriers can be
addressed. This research has been published in the Journal of
Social Behavior and Personality.
A paradigm shift is taking place
in the US military. "We believe that preventing wars is as
important as winning wars," according to a new strategy
announced by the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard in
October. This is the biggest revision of US naval strategy in
25 years, by focusing more on humanitarian missions and
improving international cooperation. From the US Army side,
Colonel Brian M Rees, MD, MPH, Medical Corps, US Army Reserve,
recently completed his Masters research paper from the US Army
War College on the topic of IDT called "The Applications of
Strategic Stress Management [SSM] in Winning the Peace".
The paper concluded that "SSM has
demonstrated efficacy when addressing the nefarious activities
of criminals and terrorists, as well as the legal violence of
Colonel Rees recently gave
presentations to the Proteus Management Group at Carlisle and
Association of Military Surgeons of the US (AMSUS) about how
Invincible Defense Technology could prevent the collective
stress responsible for war and terrorism.
Reprinted by permission:
DAVID R LEFFLER, PhD - Executive
Director, Center for Advanced Military Science at the
Institute of Science, Technology and Public
(Dr. David Leffler, an eight-year US Air Force veteran, is
now the Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military
Science (CAMS), www.StrongMilitary.org, an organization that
advocates prevention-oriented technologies in the military.)