Peace In The Middle East Is A Real Possibility – See For Yourself

Preface:   Scientists are just starting to understand the power of “fields”. For example, scientists have been stunned in recent years to discover:

  • Flares from the sun change the rate of radioactive decay of elements on Earth
  • Sounds generated deep inside the Sun cause the Earth to shake and vibrate in sympathy. They have found that Earth’s magnetic field, atmosphere and terrestrial systems, all take part in this cosmic sing-along
  • “Space weather” causes “spacequakes” in Earth’s geomagnetic field … and may even cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions  on Earth
  • Changes in Earth’s magnetic field greatly effect climate up in the upper atmosphere
  • Electrically charged particles coming from space and hitting the atmosphere at high speed contribute to  cloud formation
  • Events in space effect the severity of droughts here on Earth, as well as El Niño and La Niña weather conditions

Quite a few scientists believe that people can generate powerful fields, as well.  See this and this.

For example, physicists have proven that – just by observing something – people can change the outcome (at least at the very small scale).

Larry Dossey, M.D. –  former co-chair of the U.S. government’s National Institutes of Health, Office of Alternative Medicine, Panel on Mind/Body Interventions – says:

“Consciousness — the most mysterious entity in the universe — has long been considered a bit player in the drama of existence. The playbill is changing, however, because recent scientific evidence has assigned consciousness a leading role. Our thoughts and intentions help shape the world out there; choice [is] back.”

Christianity teaches the power of intention.  After all, Jesus taught that having as much faith as a mustard seed could move mountains, and that if 3 were gathered in his name, he would be there.  (We frequently quote the Bible to illustrate basic principles.  See this, this and this.)

We have never tried the meditation technique to which Dr. Leffler refers.  So we have no opinion on it one way or the other.

But – because scientists have shown that other types of meditation (Leffler and Georgetown University psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal, M.D. say that different forms of meditation often produce very different results) can increase intelligence, productivity, physical and mental health, and even testosterone levels (and because some of the most successful business leaders meditate) – we’re open to at least hearing about it.

And because Dr. Leffler’s editorial cites peer-reviewed scientific studies (see Journal of Conflict Resolution and summaries of follow-up studies that appeared in the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality and the Journal of Scientific Exploration), we believe that his claims are at least worth further inquiry.

After the editorial, we ask Dr. Leffler some pointed questions, and get his response.

Guest Post by Dr. David Leffler.

Sheldon Rabinowitz concludes his insightful and well written Des Moines Register Op-Ed “Is lasting peace attainable” by saying that “There is no possibility of an acceptable or lasting peace agreement” in the Mideast. Based on the considerations he has dealt with, Mr. Rabinowitz is correct. However, despite the gloomy Mideast outlook we have become accustomed to, lasting peace is attainable through programs that have achieved remarkable peace and prosperity for the countries that have applied them.

If US Commander-in-Chief President Barack Obama has the courage to deploy a proven, advanced military technology on US Mideast carrier battlegroups and/or in nearby military bases; then, peace and prosperity will become the characteristic of a region of the world known for its constant warfare and huge pockets of impoverished citizenry. Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) is a scientifically validated approach. Extensive in-field military experience, coupled with peer-reviewed research shows that IDT can effectively, efficiently, and quickly end the current turmoil, and eliminate the rising spiral of violence.

If the US military quickly deploys this statistically-verified approach it will not be necessary to base US defense operations on guesswork or to risk the lives of US and Mideast citizens. This IDT approach to reducing stress and violence is already part of the training of America’s future commanders at Norwich University, and has been field-tested by foreign militaries. It is validated by 23 peer-reviewed studies carried out in both developed and developing nations. They include the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Independent scientists and scholars endorse it, based on 25 years of research.

IDT Reduces Societal Stress

IDT uniquely neutralizes the underlying power base of contending groups, which is the stress, frustration and civil dissatisfaction prevailing in the general population. By eliminating the root cause of insurgency, violent outbreaks are pre-empted and prevented. IDT is effective because it gets to the heart of the matter. Insurgency often thrives in nations in which decades or even centuries of under-employment, poverty, and hunger have created a huge societal weight of pressure of stress, frustration and endemic unhappiness. This inevitably finds expression in acts of civil unrest, social violence, and a downward spiral of economic degradation.

Specially trained military units, “IDT Prevention Wing of the Military” use IDT to reduce stress in the national collective consciousness. As the stress and frustration ease, the population is more capable of finding orderly and constructive solutions to their problems. Experience with IDT in other war-torn nations demonstrated increased economy incentive and growth. Entrepreneurship and individual creativity increase. With increased civic calm, people’s aspirations are raised and a more productive and balanced society emerges.

Such a society abhors violence as a means for change or as an expression of discontent. With this the ground for terrorism is eliminated. What is more fascinating is that this change takes place within a few days or weeks after IDT is introduced. The changes are measurable from such statistics as crime rates, accidents, hospital admissions, infant mortality, etc.

Military personnel in Latin America, Africa and Asia practice group Transcendental Meditation to help protect their nations

The IDT  daily routine for military personnel includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation® program and its advanced TM-Sidhi program. As a societal coherence-creating military unit, they practice these programs twice a day, seven days a week, preferably in a secure location near the targeted population. Their presence and deep-field influence operation need not be disclosed to achieve the effect of violence reduction and conflict resolution.

Such coherence-creating groups have achieved positive benefits to society, shown statistically, in even just 48 hours. Modern statistical methods used in this research preclude chance or coincidence and demonstrate a consistent causal influence. The IDT approach has been used during wartime, resulting in reduction of fighting and in number of deaths and casualties, and in progress toward resolving the conflict peacefully. Societies applying IDT perform extremely well in a very short time. This is what decreased the intensity of war in Lebanon in 1984 in a dramatic way in 48 hours, to name only one of the successful experiments.

Documented Transformation in Mozambique

In 1992, the Mozambique military carefully analyzed the IDT research and decided to try it. As predicted, violence disappeared by 1993 and Mozambique became more self-sufficient. The economic growth reached 19%. Once the poorest world country in 1992, by 2000, it had moved up to be the world’s fastest-growing economy.

Former Mozambique President Joaquim Alberto Chissano, who learned Transcendental Meditation himself, introduced it to his cabinet and then the armed forces. 19 years of civil war ended and President Chissano is the first to give credit to IDT for this effect. Mozambique continues to be a shining star for Africa and a model for development. President Chissano was awarded the inaugural Ibrahim Prize in recognition of the unprecedented positivity that welled up throughout all Mozambique under his unique guidance.


Albert Einstein is famously quoted as saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Using violence to quell violence ultimately just ratchets up the spiral of violence. And Mr. Rabinowitz concludes that peace is not possible because “Iran will become a nuclear power very soon.”

However, this evaluation certainly adds to the rationale to stop repeating the same old cycle of violence and create genuine peace through genuinely peaceful and equitable means. IDT defense technology supersedes all other known defense technologies (which are based on electronic, chemical, and/or nuclear forces). It creates genuine and lasting reconciliation and friendship in the place of hatred and conflict. The military that deploys this powerful human-resource-based technology disallows negative trends and prevents enemies from arising, and as a result, it has no enemies. No enemies means no terrorism and no insurgency. A lasting peace in the Mideast is obtainable if President Barack Obama establishes Prevention Wings of the Military. They will ease high tensions, reverse centuries of mistrust and hatred and permanently prevent future unrest. Extensive scientific research objectively says, “Yes, the approach works.” Why not use it in the Mideast? Time is running out. The best time to act is now before the situation worsens.

About the author:
Dr. David Leffler is the author of “A New Role for the Military: Preventing Enemies from Arising – Reviving an Ancient Approach to Peace.” He was a member of the US Air Force for nearly nine years. Dr. Leffler served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College where he was published in “55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Terrorism” — a US government-sponsored report aimed at governmental and military leaders. This groundbreaking report includes sections by Dr. David Leffler on Invincible Defense Technology, including an appendix entitled: “An Overlooked, Proven Solution to Terrorism.” Currently he serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) in Fairfield, Iowa and teaches IDT. He is on Twitter and Faceboo

Postscript: We asked Dr. Leffler whether having military personnel meditate would lessen their fitness to be warriors.

He responded that the opposite was true.  He cited the example of an American police officer (see this article published in Police Writers) who had trained in this meditation technique, who was surrounded by 5 bad guys, and had only 6 bullets in his gun. The officer later said that the calmness and clarity which came from meditating allowed him to quickly take down the attackers and save his partner.

Indeed, various branches of the U.S. military are starting to promote meditation to increase war-fighting abilities.

One of the greatest martial artists of all time – Bruce Lee – certainly swore by meditation.

We asked Dr. Leffler whether military personnel would be less willing to fight and kill if they meditated. He said this is not likely, and further responded that he is not suggesting that warriors no longer prepare to fight or eliminate their weapons. They might never be able to do so, nor would that be wise.

What he suggests is that warriors participate in coherence-creating programs to quickly reduce tensions in the collective consciousness of their nations which is ultimately responsible for creating war and terrorism.  The military is traditionally the most organized aspect of society and by itself could quickly create and maintain such a group.   Dr. Laffler claims that the advanced TM-Sidhi program is the most effective for this purpose.

The internationally-recognized classic, Sun Tzu’s Art of War, advises that it is better to win without fighting. If this is not possible, then, Dr. Leffler also cites one of the central scriptures from the ancient Vedic tradition of India – the Bhagavad Gita – in which the main character doesn’t want to fight in a war, but through meditation realizes that since the war could not be prevented that it is his duty as a warrior to fight. If a war has to be fought – it should be fought justly and then ended as quickly and efficiently as possible. In other words, Dr. Leffler says that a warrior should strive to fight so skillfully that the battle ends soon, thereby reducing civilian casualties. And, thus he claims, Transcendental Meditation makes warriors more effective so if necessary they can more easily accomplish this goal.

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  • Need specifics wb. Any books, videos, etc i can observe? Also. Is it morally acceptable?

  • This article is not worthy of this blog. A bunch of transcendental hocus pocus BS. Maybe you should go over to and find out were the seeds of hippy culture came from.
    Taking advice on peace from the military? Have you lost your fucking mind?

    • m4orgot

      Why not armies for peace instead of war? Can’t you imagine a world without horribly destructive war? How about Lt. Col. Jim Channon’s noble concept of a First Earth Battalion as a moral model whose primary allegiance is to the planet and whose mission for the military is to seek peaceful methods of conflict resolution because their first loyalty is to life and the planet.

      • Catlove

        Transcendental meditation puts a person into an altered state to consciousness, which makes a person susceptible to demonic influence. Peace is not the absence of war. True peace comes through being reconciled with God through His finished work on the Cross in our place as payment for our sin. Repentance (our sin and shame) and faith are all we can offer Him.

        • m4orgot

          Can you provide some research to back up your claim? Seems that sleep is also an altered state of consciousness, as is dreaming, and prayer, and even watching television (where the mind is really open to demonic influence 😉

  • m4orgot

    Wonderful work being done by David Lynch Foundation for school children and veterans with PTSD. Google’s Zeitgeist 2014 featured speaker on benefits of TM.

  • m4orgot

    This is a wonderful and hopeful message. We need new models of soldiers as peaceful warriors rather than killers with weapons of death and destruction. Thank you for posting.

  • hvaiallverden

    So we hippies are scaring the “sane” and “scientificaly correct” idiots, huh.

    Lett me gess, you are either Harward or MIT educated, and think you know anything of wurth dont you, and everything else what anyone else sayed is bollocs, right.
    So lett me give you, our inqisitore two terms you can read, if your brain can handle it.
    Apart from consciousness, witch you obviously havent a f… clue about, then read about:
    The Deleyed choice experiment.
    Drum, drum
    The Chesire Cat experiment, a notion taken from Alice in wounderland, but you probably knew this, geniuses, dint you.
    I dont even bother to elobrate this further for idiots like the braindead coments about Hippies.
    But both are and goes straith onto the fundament of materialism and its narrow world wiue, witch is the eqvivalence a post card crack in the door.

    It took me some months to wack your Quantum phyics, and its wasnt even difficould.

    I have read about it since I was a child.

    But Peace in the Midle east, forgett it, the uSSa and the chosenits will NEVER; ever alow that to come thrue, never, anyone beliving this is delutional at best, plain iidiots at wurst.
    Because, then everyone, have to admitt, the lies and forgerys of history thure centurys, and do you think anyone will do that, I know personaly its not easy to admitt that one have been fooled, and fooled people are the last to be willing to admitt its been buttf…. for centurys.

    Nope, I belive we can created matter, and created even tissue by a more advance 3d printing system and go to the nearest star, looooooong before there will be peace.
    Sorry to chrash you cousy babbeling, but as long as the ZioNazis and their storm tropps are around, forgett it.


  • Wonderful article … !

    For more information on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation (“TM”), kindly also watch and share:

    “A Success Story – Transcendental Meditation at an Inner-City School” (7:56 / excellent)
    See this video at

    “PTSD and Transcendental Meditation – David George, Infantryman” (2:34;

    and “Transforming Lives through Transcendental Meditation” (5:24; — the best short introduction to “TM” … ! …)

    Thanks, Bill Torrington (a 39 year, twice-a-day TM’er)

    P.S. And also kindly view for research on the “Maharishi Effect” — on reducing open warfare through Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying during the Lebanon Israel War (4:09; as published in Yale Press) with respected particle physicist Dr. John Hagelin.

    Find this research in Journal of Conflict Resolution (Yale Press)
    Vol. 32, No. 4, Dec., 1988, pp. 776-812

    See this research now at

    and also at
    (including “critics and rebuttals”)

  • Also, on Transcendental Meditation … (please press replay arrow for full videos):

    Liv Tyler (“Arwen”) on experiencing inner peace with Transcendental Meditation (2:36)



    Jerry Seinfeld on Transcendental Meditation for increased efficiency and energy (0:55)

    Thanks so much!

    Bill @

  • Dylan Cram

    Who wants peace in the Middle East? The US isn’t there bombing to promote peace or democracy, they are there for energy resources and to make sure each country has its very own central bank franchise. Even if there were peace there, those goals would still exist.

  • Bob Phillips

    Hi there! Great article you have, I would also want to share my thoughts that Meditation indeed has positive effects not only in the body but also in the mind, a total holistic wellness that brings us to know our inner-self better. It gives us a peace of mind that helps us have a much better perception about our lives.
    Our advocacy is to promote the positive effects of meditation, yoga and inner wellness.
    Help us, visit our website at and also
    Thank you and have a great day!

  • Bob Phillips

    Hi there! Great article you have, I would also want to share my thoughts that Meditation indeed has positive effects not only in the body but also in the mind, a total holistic wellness that brings us to know our inner-self better. It gives us a peace of mind that helps us have a much better perception about our lives.
    Our advocacy is to promote the positive effects of meditation, yoga and inner wellness.
    Help us, visit our website at and also
    Thank you and have a great day.!

  • Bob Phillips

    Hi there! I’m quite sure that I have something that I can connect and interject, my book is about relevant lessons from my journey towards self-realization. Tried and tested by my activism during my grassroots movement to uphold democracy, I realized that the vigor of my convictions and capacity to uphold freedom was driven by my belief in my inner being. My strong sense of my personal responsibility to protect individual freedom led me to explore and test my inner capacity to sustain the spirit of freedom. I daresay, I launched a democracy movement in order to test my inner capacity to realize my ability to protect what is owed and natural to me in my body, mind, spirit and soul. The desire to be free is a soul searching self-realization.
    Our advocacy is to promote change for the better through self-realization we express the natural genius and open our minds to feel the flow of life energy as it courses through us. By experiencing the life form in its true creative genius we connect to our body, mind and spirit as it was meant to be. The learning from our inner experience in meditation allows us to know who we are. In meditation, we reevaluate life and are inspire ourselves to experience more fully our best selves.
    Help us, visit our website at and also
    Thank you and have a great day!