Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bevan Goes On Tour, and open thread

Here's the latest "news," and I use that term here very loosely, from the Global Good News people. They were trying to create a group of some magic number of Yogic Flyers... how many decades ago? They're still at it, right now, and even with the subsidy of millions of dollars from Howard Settle, they're still saying they can't reach that alleged goal.

This was sent on various TM movement e-mailing lists, you can also see the whole thing on the Global Good News website.

US: National Invincibility tour begins 10 April in Texas
by Global Good News staff writer

Global Good News
28 March 2011

National Invincibility Tour April / May 2011
Dr. Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace
President of Maharishi University of Management
Working with Maharishi for 42 years

Dr Bevan Morris will be touring the United States in April and May, to inspire the permanent creation of the national invincibility group of 2,000 Yogic Flyers in Maharishi Vedic City and in the Golden Domes of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. 
As always, these sorts of grandiose plans of the TM movement are tinged with a hint of megalomania. They're now talking about the task of changing "the trend of time itself and the destiny of the human race." It's downright ludicrous that the members of a shrinking core of true believers think that they have that kind of influence, just by simply thinking some very special thoughts, bouncing on foam rubber,  and calling it "flying." From the "Event Highlights:"
∙ How to achieve the goal of Dr. Howard and Dr. Alice Settle,* supported by Dr John Hagelin—to achieve the number of 2,000 practicing Yogic Flying morning and evening on a permanent basis—which Maharishi said would fundamentally change American society, and change the trend of time itself and the destiny of the human race. 
The TM-Free News Brief  is on hiatus... until there's some real news, unlike this drivel from the folks at "Global Good News." Don't forget to like us on Facebook if you haven't already.

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