By Dr. John Hagelin and Dr. David Leffler
The word "deterrence" comes from the Latin root meaning "fear." In theory, war is deterred by instilling fear in potential enemies. To this end, Israel is said to have amassed tremendous destructive potential - allegedly 200 nuclear warheads. While this arsenal may incite fear in potential foes, the same fear encourages other countries like Iran to acquire nuclear weapons as well, further inflaming regional tensions and hatred. For this reason, no country committed to defense solely through destructive power is likely to generate a trust-based, peaceful atmosphere.
Diplomacy and economic sanctions likewise have not been sufficient to resolve the fear crisis - which is driven by human behavioral dynamics that cannot be controlled by such methods alone.
War and conflict are human problems requiring human solutions. The underlying cause of conflict is accumulated social stress. Therefore, neutralizing this collective stress would reduce the probability of hostilities by easing tensions between competing factions. A technology that accomplished such an outcome would have historic importance.
Today the military of Israel has an opportunity to address this fundamental cause of war by deploying a new, scientifically verified technology of defense beyond nuclear weapons.
A New, Safe Solution: Invincible Defense Technology
A proven new technology of defense is now available, called Invincible Defense Technology (IDT). This is a technology of national security, fully capable of defending Israel from any destructive technology, including nuclear weapons. The militaries of Mozambique and Ecuador have already applied IDT in order to defuse and eliminate conflict. It was applied by a civilian group in Israel to reduce warfare in Lebanon. Extensive research has confirmed its effectiveness. This new technology is easily implemented, highly cost-effective, and can prevent disruption and attack from outside or from within the country.
This new technology of defense is based upon the latest discoveries in the fields of physics, neuroscience, and physiology. Ultimately, IDT is based on the discovery of the unified field of all the laws of nature - the most fundamental and powerful level of nature's dynamics. Technologies based upon this unified field of natural law have such concentrated power that they can render obsolete and irrelevant every objective technology and destructive means of defense.
Modern science has probed deeper levels of nature's functioning, from the macroscopic world of classical physics to the world of the atom, then to the underlying field of the atomic nucleus, and then to the subnuclear levels. This exploration has culminated in the description of the unified field, the unified source of the diversified laws of nature governing the universe. From its purely self-interacting dynamics, the unified field creates from within itself all the particles and forces that compose the universe, and all the diversified streams of natural law governing the nuclear, atomic, molecular, and macroscopic levels. Because the unified field is vastly more powerful concentrated energy than any other level of nature's dynamics, any technology of defense based upon the unified field is of historic importance.
Some might worry that IDT could be unsafe. The development of nuclear power has threatened humankind with nuclear conflagration and has cast a shadow over the safety and security of the whole world. Fortunately, there is no danger to humankind from IDT, which is a technology of the unified field. A technology of the unified field operates at the basis of the laws of nature governing the universe - a completely unified and holistic level of nature's functioning. Because this level of natural law is holistic, it is naturally free of the negative, unanticipated side effects that accompany technologies based upon fragmented levels of natural law, such as nuclear weaponry.
The discovery of the unified field is a scientific development of the foremost order - a rigorous mathematical development based upon the Lagrangian of Superstring Field Theory, a highly compact mathematical formula that describes the self-interacting dynamics of unity at the basis of all the diverse laws of nature governing the universe. A technology based upon this complete, most comprehensive level of nature's functioning is completely different from and vastly more powerful than defensive technologies based upon diversified levels of natural law - nuclear technologies, chemical technologies, biological technologies, electronic technologies - because these all utilize specific laws of nature in isolation. The nature of the unified field and it technologies reveals that invincibility in nature is available only at this superunified level.
The more fundamental levels of nature’s functioning offer technologies that are increasingly powerful. For example, a country armed only with conventional weaponry, such as explosives, cannot deter a nation equipped with nuclear weaponry. The principle here is that an invincible structure at one level of technology can be overwhelmed by a more fundamental level of technology. The ultimate application of this basic principle is that the unified field, at the superunified scale - the Planck scale of nature's functioning - yields complete invincibility. Any less fundamental level of technology, including all current technologies of defense, is rendered obsolete through a technology of the unified field. And it is just such a technology that Israel needs to deploy today.
Accessing the Unified Field Within: The Transcendental Meditation Program
Since the unified field is the source of the objective world, its power cannot be harnessed through objective technologies. A new approach is needed - one that draws upon the world's subjective traditions of meditation. Properly understood and properly practiced, meditation throughout the ages has been a systematic technology to turn human awareness within to experience and explore finer levels of thought. The experience of these deeper levels of human intelligence corresponds to the experience of deeper levels of intelligence in nature. This inward exploration of consciousness culminates in the direct experience of the deepest level of consciousness - the simplest, silent, settled state of human awareness, sometimes called the state of pure consciousness - in which the human mind identifies with the unified field. By turning the attention systematically within, human awareness experiences and explores deeper levels of nature's functioning and directly experiences the unified field at the source of thought - the field of unity at the basis of mind and matter.
This approach of direct experience of the unified field is both ancient and modern. The Vedic tradition of knowledge, from ancient India, is the most complete and highly developed tradition of meditation in the world. This ancient approach of gaining knowledge and experience of natural law, the unified field, has become the focus of intense scientific research over the past 50 years. The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived, from the ancient Vedic science of consciousness, systematic technologies for experiencing the unified field, including the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced techniques. The military application of these meditation practices is known as IDT. They have been successfully used by members of many faiths to eliminate conflict in the recent past. If Israel were to apply this human resource-based technology, which is non-lethal and non-destructive, it could reduce the collective societal stress that is fueling the rising tensions between Iran and Israel.
Transcendental Meditation Is Not a Religion
People from all religious backgrounds practice the Transcendental Meditation program and appreciate how it has enhanced their faith.
Rabbi Michael Shevack of the Bucks County Free Synagogue in Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, commented on his experience of the TM program with reference to his practice of Judaism:
"There is a common misconception amongst many different 'western' religions, mainly Judaism, Christianity and Islam, that Transcendental Meditation is a form of some kind of Hindu worship and is therefore pagan. Based on my direct experience with the TM technique, I can clearly say that this idea is a misunderstanding and is simply not true.
"In fact, my experience as a TM practitioner, since the age of 17 (I am now 55) has proven just the opposite. At first I was attracted to TM as a way to reduce stress, and was very excited by the hundreds of studies that demonstrated it having a positive effect on lowering stress, blood pressure and improving generally well-being, both mental and physical. However, as I practiced TM, I found that these benefits were actually mere 'byproducts' of the experience.
"I found that I was opening, day after day, meditation after meditation, to what I considered to be a deep spiritual experience. Such an experience was not 'other worldly,’ nor did it belong to 'another religion.’ Such an experience was deeply rooted in the practical day to day experiences of life, and as such, became deeply integrated with the practice of my day to day Judaism. I found that TM opened me up to intuitive insights and understandings which helped 'make sense’ of my Jewish practice; it made the observance of my own faith increasingly alive and spiritually vibrant…Based on my experience, I can say that there is nothing to fear about TM. If you are Christian, it will make you more Christian. If you are Jewish, it will make you more Jewish. If you are Muslim, it will make you more Muslim. Due to the growing appreciation of one's own faith through TM, one does not seek out other religions; one becomes fulfilled in one's own.
"Lastly, as a leader in inter-religious dialogue, who has worked with many of the world's noble religions, I believe that TM can provide a doorway to a common spiritual understanding and experience that can help bring about, and speed, the development of mutual respect and understanding of the world's religions, by deepening and enlivening the universal spiritual foundation upon which they are all based.
"In short, it is a fast, effective, universal approach to peace.
The Maharishi Effect
According to extensive scientific research, the size of the group of IDT experts needed to reduce social stress and create peace in a given population must 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, Israel has a population of approximately 7.5 million, and 7,500,000 x 0.01 = 75,000. The square root of 75,000 is approximately 274, so a group of at least 274 IDT experts is needed.
Studies show that when the required threshold of IDT experts is crossed, crime goes down in the affected population, quality of life indices go up, and war and terrorism decrease. Scientists have named this phenomenon the Maharishi Effect in honor of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who first predicted it over 30 years ago.
Invincible Defense Technology experts gathered in Washington, DC, lowering the crime rate 24%
For instance, in 1993, a two-month Maharishi Effect intervention was implemented and studied in Washington, DC. Predictions of specific drops in crime and other indices were lodged in advance with government leaders and newspapers. The research protocol was approved by an independent Project Review Board. The findings showed that crime fell 24 percent below the predicted level when the peace-creating group reached its maximum size. Temperature, weekend effects, or previous trends in the data failed to account for changes. This research was published in the peer-reviewed Social Indicators Research (1999, vol. 47, 153-201).
Over 50 studies have shown that IDT works. The causal mechanism has been postulated to be a field effect of consciousness-a spillover effect on the level of the unified field from the peace-creating group into the larger population. On this basis, a study published in the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality (2005, vol. 17, 285-338) offers an explanation of a proposed causality of IDT in biological terms. The neurotransmitter serotonin 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 a marked increase in serotonin production among other community members who were neither participating in the IDT group nor aware of the study. These results were statistically significant and followed the attendance figures in the IDT group. This finding offers a plausible neurophysiologic mechanism to explain reduced hostility and aggression in society at large.
IDT Group Size and Quality of Life in Israel
Quality of life in Israel improved and intensity of the conflict in Lebanon decreased in direct proportion to the number of Invincible Defense Technology experts in the coherence-creating group (Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1988, vol. 32, #4, pp. 776-812). Online video (5:38) featuring Dr. Hagelin explains this finding
The Maharishi Effect has also been documented on a global scale in a study published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (2003, vol. 36, 283-302). When large assemblies of IDT experts exceeded the Maharishi Effect threshold for the world (about 7,000 at that time) during the years 1983–1985, terrorism globally decreased 72%, international conflict decreased 32%, and violence was reduced in other nations without intrusion by other governments. This study used data provided by the Rand Corporation.
This approach utilizes large groups of peace-creating experts practicing ancient technologies of consciousness that harness the most powerful level of nature’s functioning - the unified field described by superstring theory. Research published in peer-reviewed journals indicates that such groups can effectively defuse and prevent social problems like crime, war and terrorism.
No Enemies Means No War
Today, the only way to assure national security and invincibility is to be a nation without enemies. Conventional means of defense cannot fully protect a nation against modern destructive technologies: weapons of mass destruction, nuclear weapons, biological weapons, chemical weapons, long-range push-button electronic missile technologies, or terrorism. The most effective defense is to prevent the birth of an enemy. This can be achieved, in a scientific way, by targeting and neutralizing the enmity in a potential adversary so that no enemies arise.
|On the left, an external magnetic field penetrates an ordinary conductor whose electrons behave in a chaotic or disorderly way.||On the right, the external magnetic field is excluded from the interior of a super-conductor whose electrons function in a coherent collective manner - invincibility.||The Maharishi Effect creates invincible "national armor" that cannot be penetrated by the collective negativity of other countries.|
Through this revitalization of the technology of the unified field and through intense scientific scrutiny of its deep principles, Maharishi has revived a technology of invincibility at a time of enormous global vulnerability. Now it is possible, through this most advanced technology of defense - IDT - to prevent war on a scientific basis, and to safeguard the youth of the country who, if they simply utilize this technology, will never have to face the devastation of war. This technology can prevent the birth of an enemy, and can create a family of nations that is harmonious and peaceful, each nation invincibly strong within itself.
The Opportunity for Permanent Peace in the Middle East
The military of Israel is charged with the responsibility to defend the country. It can now succeed in this mission simply by creating a Prevention Wing of the Military - a coherence-creating group of IDT experts equaling or exceeding the square root of 1% of the population of Israel. The rest of the military can continue to do exactly what they already do and can continue to receive exactly the same training that they conventionally receive. Only a Prevention Wing of the Military needs to be trained in these additional technologies for invincibility - the science and technology of consciousness, the technology of the unified field. That small group can prevent war on a scientific basis and produce such indomitable coherence and invincibility that none of the other soldiers will ever have to face the devastation of war. In addition, these technologies powerfully improve and benefit the lives of the soldiers themselves, developing their full brain potential, robust health, dynamism, imperviousness to the stress of the battlefield, and many other benefits, as scientific research has confirmed.
Application of this technology is extremely easy and cost-effective because no expensive equipment or machinery or weaponry is required. All that is needed is the human nervous system - an extraordinarily sophisticated and refined machinery - which can be trained and put immediately to this purpose of accessing and harnessing the almost limitless power of the unified field. A small group of soldiers can achieve true national security and invincibility, whereas previously thousands of soldiers could not.
Only a small percent of the military is needed. There is no risk to the military - nothing to lose and everything to gain. In addition to national security and invincibility - which are, of course, the foremost goal - this approach also generates side benefits, such as economic growth, improvement of health throughout Israel, and improvement of educational standards in the country. When the national mood is bolstered and buoyed by growing positivity and coherence in collective consciousness, as generated by the IDT group, then the confidence of the nation's citizens increases and the economy improves.
All areas of society are simultaneously enriched by this holistically life-supporting, life-benefiting technology. It is effective and cost-effective, and the results are immediate. All that is necessary is to provide the proper training for a group of military personnel - or indeed, any large group within the country. Israel has the opportunity today through IDT to create true national security and invincibility.
"Very impressive, General. But what I really want to know is how many Invincible Defense Technology Experts you have in your military!"
About the Authors:
John Hagelin, Ph.D. is the Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP), an organization in the United States that advocates scientifically proven, prevention-oriented solutions to critical global problems. He is a Harvard-trained quantum physicist who won the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made "major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology." Dr. Hagelin also serves as the Executive Director of the International Center for Invincible Defense and as International Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace.
David Leffler, Ph.D. a United States Air Force veteran, is the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) at ISTPP. Dr. Leffler received his Ph.D. from The Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he did his doctoral research on the topic of IDT. David is a Special Columnist for The Seoul Times. He serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Management & Social Sciences (JMSS) Institute of Business & Technology BIZTEK in Pakistan. David served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College and is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute.