A Review of the Research on the Social Benefits of Transcendental Meditation®
It’s widely accepted that Transcendental Meditation (TM) can create peace for the individual, but can it create peace in society as a whole? And if it can, what could possibly be the mechanism?
In An Antidote to Violence Barry Spivack and Patricia Anne Saunders examine the peer-reviewed research and suggest that TM can influence the collective consciousness of a society which leads to a decrease in negative social trends, such as a decline in war fatalities, and to an increase in cooperation between nations.
The book weaves together psychology, sociology, philosophy, statistics, politics, physics and meditation to provide evidence that we have the knowledge to reduce all kinds of violence in society.
Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation authored the foreword to the book, and Dr John Hagelin, President of the Global Union for Scientists for Peace wrote the introduction: You can read them here.
The book is available for purchase here: anantidotetoviolence.org