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Marc Hansen: Iowa meditators shield Lebanon, rally stocks

Maharishi Mehesh Yogi

Maharishi Mehesh Yogi

By MARC HANSEN
DesMoinesRegister.com
REGISTER COLUMNIST
mhansen@dmreg.com

October 24, 2006

If you follow the news, you might have noticed two seemingly unrelated developments.

One, the hurricane season has been a dud. Last year, it was one killer tropical storm after another. This year, we’re still waiting for the big one to crash onto the shoreline.

The forecasts were frightening. This hurricane season was supposed to be worse than the last, when Katrina and her friends led to more than 2,000 deaths and billions of dollars in destruction.

Two, the stock market has moved into record territory, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at 12,116.91, its best historical close.

A coincidence? No, the Maharishi Effect.

It’s the 1,200 advanced Transcendental meditators who are camping out for six hours a day in Fairfield and elsewhere, “creating coherence in national consciousness” and changing the national mood.

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