A School of Enlightenment? Maybe you've heard of it.? The Beatles? Maharishi on Live, talking about a New World Order? Welcome to Maharishi University of Management, one of the only schools of it's kind. With regular practice of the Meditation technique started by the "Guru to the Beatles", the wide range of students here make for an other worldly educational experience. One class at a time equals defragmentation. Finding peace within yourself. That is the basic idea. With programs ranging from Sustainable Living to Video Production, there is a little something for everybody here.
Getting all the way out here to Iowa breeds culture shock the moment you drive into the town of 9000 people. The esoteric nature of the town develops a sense of mystery and sometimes paranoia about whats really going on here. Getting lost in those thoughts is easy, it drives a large chunk of the students away after the first semester. With rumors circulating about "The Movement", seeds of fear easily plant themselsves in newcomers. However, the Student Union is getting ballsy, standing up to the 1970s guru experience the original meditators cling so tightly to. The changes made to the regulations of the school have been staggering. The dress code, meditation policies and even censorship of art and media projects have changed dramatically in the past year. Who knows? Even with the looming power of the Global Country for World Peace's hot breath down the necks of students and faculty alike, the electricity being generated in this new generation of peace loving hippies seems like it could blow the lid of the current corruption of the original "Movement", and possibly start something much more life-changing for the world around us.
The key is the youth. We're here, we are more inquisitive than our 70s predecessors. One idea slowly began growing back then, an idea powerful enough to create a global group of people interested in developing education along with individual expansion of consciousness. Within three decades, the groundwork was laid by an intelligent group of individuals. Here we are, coming into an already established Global Government, with no real interest in how they got done what they did. "We" is the operative word here. We see what's in front of us. We question the intent of the leaders of the group we joined, a group we're a part of now, a group we knew nothing about when we were perusing the web site for Maharishi University of Management. We're here now. Some of us are stuck here. Some voluntarily stay here. Some are checking underneath their doors every night, certain that "The Movement" is coming to get them for believing the "Science", is really a scary esoteric belief system that sucks in the innocent minds of seekers around the world. Whatever your status is here in Fairfield, one thing is for certain. Unique thought collectives progress here.
In no way do I wish to discredit the enormous amount of dedication and determination from the previous generation of meditators. It takes alot of grit to build something as huge as the Global Country, literally from the ground up in just a few short decades. There's also no true way to carry on the torch without recognition of the great sacrifice and ingenuity from the passers of the torch. We understand it. But, simply put by Thomas Jefferson:
"Every generation needs a new revolution"
Thomas Jefferson obviously knew what the Eff he was talking about. That includes ALL revolutions. Who knows what can happen. With new breath and new angles on old ideas, the revolution the now aging hipsters talked about back then might just start turning. And certainly, this new group will someday be blending our chia seeds, sitting back watching a new generation breath new life into the "new" approach we're taking part of right now. I effing hope so.