Ceasefire in Syria – A Case Study in
Constructive Interference or
"The Maharishi Effect"
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Berwyn, IL -- March 3,
People everywhere are asking "What do we do about ISIS?" but most feel powerless to be part of
the solution. James Twyman, a spiritual activist and folk singer from Portland, OR, recently organized a powerful
at the Israeli-Syrian border: a collective
meditation for peace.
group meditation was a
powerful example of Constructive Interference, also called "The Maharishi Effect." Over 35 years ago scientists
verified that when people meditate for peace together, more often than not, violence and fighting are reduced.
In the days January 31-February 1,
2016, Twyman assembled 100-odd
supporters in Majdal Shams, a Druze community in Israeli-occupied Syria. Millions of others joined in
consciousness through a virtual worldwide synchronized peace meditation. The objective was to rally as many
people as possible to simultaneously "focus our Affirmative Prayers on ISIS in order to—miraculously,
somehow, in unprecedented fashion—stem the bloodshed through divine intervention."
who joined in from afar included the
250,000-strong Shift Network, The Gaia Field Project, The Subtle Activism Network, Be The Peace, and
Unify.org's one million+ members
to name a few. They were also joined in Spirit by 2,000 Tibetan monks in South India and hundreds of
church groups throughout the United States.
Twyman described the scene at the onset of the vigil: "a battle raged just beneath where we
stood. Bombs exploded and guns fired at the bottom of the hill just beyond the security fence. It seemed that we
were up against more than we anticipated, but then something incredible happened. It was as if the war stopped
while we joined together as one. The battle simply ceased, and remained that way through the entire
Ten days after the vigil US
Secretary of State John Kerry announced a
Syrian ceasefire in Munich.CNN, The Washington Post and other news channels reported on the unprecedented cease
fire that had transpired: "Guns fell silent for the first time in years in parts of
civil-war-racked Syria early Saturday morning, as a cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia went into
effect at midnight, Damascus time."
"It is the path to peace, without question," Twyman
remarked in a recent interview with The Shift Network. "It gets to a point where you can't keep saying
it's a coincidence when it consistently happens." Twyman confessed he was not surprised when Secretary Kerry made
his announcement. "Something was going to happen," he said to Shift Network interviewer David Nicol. "You never
know how the energy is going to manifest …It was a dramatic situation but …the ceasefire which seems to be
tenuously holding, was the result."
Twyman has held several peace concerts and vigils in war-torn areas of the
I’m no sort of hero, but I do believe in the power of this,” he told Fox
News. He is not alone in his belief.
"Constructive Interference occurs
whentwo or more waves of equal frequency and phase
intrude upon each other," explains Lawrence J. Toliver, author of Here’s Peace!
"They mutually reinforce each other, producing single amplitude equal to the sum of the
amplitudes of the individual waves, e.g. amplification. When people
meditate for peace, brain waves and vibrations of a certain frequency and phase are conveyed. Where two or
more are gathered meditating on peace, the peace frequency is amplified exponentially more than people
In Waves of
Peace, Margo Ruark, President of Peace Centers International, documents the
role of collective meditation in four dozen religions and spirituality movements over 30,000 years
time. According to Ruark, "From what we have learned about the power of Constructive
Interference and the social DNA of collective meditation, it is time for organized religion to converge on
the inherent potential of organizing collective meditation to bring about world peace."
On March 21, 2016 James Twyman will go into "a far more dangerous environment than Syria – a Donald Trump
rally!" Twyman told The Shift Network. "This is one of the most divisive and critical situations that we have on
the earth. It is important that we be sane and responsible and not fall prey to bombasity…to pray for sanity
mocked Twyman publicly, among them Bill Maher. Nay-sayers please
note: James Twyman and his group of
supporters came back from Syria safe and alive and succeeded in accomplishing a time of peace. What are you
doing to bring peace to the Middle East?
#prayersforsyria #collectivemeditation #peace #peacemeditation
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