Editors Note: The following is a guest post, submitted to me yesterday, by Dr David Leffler, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science. It suggests that Russia should take a radical new approach to its national security and adopt Invincible Defense Technology. For context, I’d thoroughly recommend reading the RIA Novosti article linked to in the first paragraph.
More Deeper Than Oil: One Nation’s Lost Opportunity to Become Invincible
by Dr. David Leffler
In his RIA Novosti article “Deeper Than Oil: One nation under a spell” journalist Marc Bennetts chides Russian officials of the “immediate post-Soviet era” for not being more “choosy about what ideas they were seen to be giving their backing to” regarding the first international conference on Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) held in Amsterdam, Holland in 1994. While skepticism is understandable, and rigorous scrutiny is healthy and welcome, it is inappropriate for Bennetts to characterize the research on this phenomenon as “pseudo-science.” These findings have been documented in multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals; peer-reviewed data are the coin of the realm of 20th and 21st century rational science. If Bennetts had probed more deeply into IDT, he would have discovered that the scientifically-validated IDT approach showed great promise. Apparently, this is why Russian generals and other leaders as well as many other military and government-related officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, China, Georgia, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mozambique, and Tajikistan attended later conferences. (Proceedings of the First, Second, Third conferences including pictures of the participants are available online.)
Rather than faulting these forward-looking Russian officials for investigating IDT, Bennetts should consider lauding them for being open to new ideas for gaining strategic advantage over any potential adversary. In our rapidly evolving technological world, military-related officials cannot afford to be “too choosy” concerning any potential new technology. History shows that yesterday’s pipe-dreams can rapidly become reality. For example, Marconi the pioneering advocate of wireless communication, gave demonstrations to military officials of the then revolutionary technology for transmitting messages practically instantaneously through the air. At first, the military-related decision makers believed that such an idea was was absurd and obviously not possible. Soon, however, they adopted the new technology. Despite the obvious strategic advantage of immediately contacting their military forces from great distances, to its detriment one country continued to communicate using carrier pigeons.
If Bennetts still wants to chide Russian military officials regarding IDT, he should take them to task for making a similar historical mistake by not immediately implementing it. IDT showed such great promise, and with tensions rising in Chechnya such a novel approach to creating peace was badly needed. Hardly anyone in Russia needs to be convinced of the value of preventing war and terrorism. Such conflict gives rise to continuing unrest and instability, with negative consequences for everyone. This is why today Russia could still learn something from recent developments regarding the implementation of IDT in Latin America.
IDT is a field-tested, practical approach to national defense and world peace. This approach is validated by 23 studies published in reputable peer-reviewed journals. It is a direct technological application of the most advanced discoveries in the fields of neuroscience, human consciousness and quantum mechanics. The approach calls for the immediate establishment of large national groups of peace-creating experts practicing specific “technologies of consciousness” called the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program that have been scientifically verified to neutralize acute political, ethnic and religious tensions that fuel violence, social conflict and terrorism.
Now, four countries in Latin America are quietly deploying IDT. They are establishing “Prevention Wings of the Military” – large groups of military personnel who are trained in these technologies of consciousness. At least one of these Prevention Wings will consist of 3,000 military personnel. Currently the Prevention Wing in Ecuador is being reorganized. The leader of the Latin American TM organization has provided the accompanying photograph of the previous wing below. (For more information and pictures see: “Ecuador’s Invincible Military: Photo Gallery” and “Latin American Country of Ecuador Has an Invincible Military“)
In addition, another Latin American country has decided to implement Consciousness-Based Education, utilizing the same technologies of consciousness applied in IDT, throughout its national school system. Furthermore, the Brazilian government is training 1.5 million of its citizens in these technologies. And civilian groups in Bolivia, Colombia, Holland (The Netherlands), Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, have staffed fully operational IDT systems.
Scientific studies confirm that large groups of peace-creating experts practicing the TM and TM-Sidhi program together create measurable positive change in the surrounding population. These include reductions in violence, crime, terrorism and war. The underlying mechanism appears to be a field effect of consciousness. Apparently, the collective coherence within the group spills over into the surrounding population. This dissolves the buildup of political, religious, and racial tensions in society that fuel outbreaks of violence. To create this calming effect nationally, research shows that a TM-Sidhi group of at least the square root of one percent of a country’s population must meditate together twice every day. The powerful coherence generated by such groups defuses enmity. This leads to an invincible nation because enemies are prevented from arising.
Here is how to calculate the approximate size of the group necessary to defend Russia. In The World Factbook, the CIA gives Russia’s population as 139,390,205, which when multiplied by 1% equals 1,393,902. The square root of 1,393,902 is 1,181. Therefore, if the Russian military wants to become invincible, it would need to maintain a minimum of 1,181 IDT experts.
Countries that have implemented IDT have based their defense on the unified field of all the laws of nature. According to the Harvard-trained physicist Dr. John Hagelin, the unified field technology is a thousand million million times more powerful than the nuclear force. Yet despite its power, it is inherently safe, because IDT is based on the application of a completely holistic level of natural law. Years from now, in retrospect, it is likely that this IDT development may have far more historical significance than development of nuclear weapons and the Soviet Union’s launch of the race for outer space with Sputnik.
Intensity of the Lebanon conflict decreased and Israel’s quality of life improved in direct proportion to the number of Invincible Defense Technology experts in the coherence-creating group Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1988, 32, (4), 776-812. An online video (5:38) featuring Dr. John Hagelin explains this peer-reviewed research.
Dr. John Hagelin
Russia should be complimented for taking the historical lead by showing initial interest in IDT (readers may refer to my 1992 IDT article titled: “A new military science in Moscow“). However, despite extensive scientific research validating the efficacy of IDT, as well as the results of field tests by the militaries of Mozambique, Ecuador and Latin America, Russia still has not tried IDT. The Soviet Union was the first player in The Race for “Outer Space” but it did not win the race to the moon. It could be argued that Russia was the first player in The Race for “Inner Space.” However, how Russia fares in this race remains to be seen. Perhaps in the future, the predicted successes of the various Military Prevention Wings in Latin America will inspire Russian officials to deploy IDT after they endure some future crisis. But it makes more sense to prevent such dangers before they arise. In this way future terrorist attacks that could escalate into a potentially worse conflict can be averted.
About the author:
David Leffler, Ph.D. a United States Air Force veteran, is the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) http://www.StrongMilitary.org. Dr. Leffler served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College. The Journal of Management & Social Science recently published a paper that he presented at an international military conference 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 and TM-Sidhi program is merited. Dr. Leffler is a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique.