New Defense Technology for Iran Targets Social Stress
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 Iran has an opportunity to address this fundamental cause of war by deploying a new, scientifically verified technology of defense beyond nuclear weapons.
Old defense approach: the military fails to address social stress.
New Invincible Defense Technology approach addresses social stress, thereby ending war, terrorism and violence.
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 Iran 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 its 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 Iran needs to deploy today.
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 ancient approach derives from India’s most complete and highly developed tradition of meditation–a subjective means of gaining knowledge and experience of natural law and the unified field that has become the focus of intense scientific research over the past 50 years. The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived, from this ancient 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.
Transcendental Meditation Is Not a Religion
People from all religious backgrounds practice the Transcendental Meditation program and appreciate how it has enhanced their faith. For instance, Nada Haider, a practicing Muslim living in Beirut, Lebanon, wrote: "I would say that the Transcendental Meditation technique is like cleaning the mirror and what you see afterwards has nothing to do with the actual process of cleaning. TM is not a religion and it does not in any way require individuals to change their personal beliefs or practices; yet, by promoting a clear mind and a clean, stress-free nervous system, it helps one to live the highest values of religious life."
Miral Shaaban, a veiled Muslim who lives in Cairo, Egypt, wrote: "I cannot ever forget the first time I prayed after my first meditation. I learned the TM technique in December of 2006: I was speechless and cannot explain this state of complete serenity, contentment and gratitude for God. TM increased my level of acceptance and appreciation for my faith and strengthened my beliefs." She also reported that "reading from the Qur’an is becoming more enjoyable and comforting at the same time, as now I can better link its teachings with everything around me: my level of comprehension of its meanings are increasing on a daily basis…The great value of TM is that it deepens and expands one’s level of consciousness, so that one can begin to more fully grasp and live the deeper meanings and values of one’s own religion. This truth reminds me of the teaching from the holy Qur’an that offers great knowledge in the form of a question: ‘Are those who know and those who know not on the same level?’ Obviously, the answer is no."
Atmane Kouider, Ph.D., practicing Muslim and teacher of the TM program who lives in Algiers, Algeria, reported: "Among all the people to whom I taught the TM Technique, I have never heard of anyone who gave up his Islamic practice after learning TM; but, I have heard of many individuals, born Muslim, who adopted Islamic practice after learning the TM program. God states in His Holy Qur’an: ‘Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change that which is in their own self.’ Here, in TM, is a scientifically validated program for changing our inner condition to harmony and all good. Let us adopt it to improve that which is in our own self and deserve God’s Mercy and Grace for ourselves and every living being."
The Maharishi Effect
According to extensive scientific research, the size of the group of IDT experts needed to reduce social stress 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, Iran has a population of approximately 66 million, and 66,430,000 x 0.01 = 664,300. The square root of 664,300 is approximately 816. So a group of at least 816 IDT experts would be needed. However, an even larger group would be safer because engineers who build structures for maximum human safety regularly "over-engineer" their creations out of concern for unanticipated variables. The same rationale holds for engineering peace in a volatile region like the Middle East.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 SocialIndicators 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 negative moods such as depression and anxiety. 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 component of a neurophysiologic mechanism that may 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). A short online video (5:38) featuring Dr. John 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.
A global-scale study published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation documented a 72% drop in international terrorism.
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 "nationalarmor" 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 Iran 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 Iran. 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 indomitable coherence and invincibility for the nation. 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 will also generate side benefits, such as economic growth, improvement of health throughout Iran, 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. Iran has the opportunity today through IDT to create true national security and invincibility by targeting social stress.
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 served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College. A leading scientific journal in Pakistan, The Journal of Management & Social Science, recently published a paper by Dr. Leffler titled "A New Role for the Military: Preventing Enemies from Arising – Reviving an Ancient Approach to Peace," indicating that the military application of the Transcendental Meditation technique has merit.