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Message from the School Head

Copy of letter Dr. Ashley Deans sent to
School Heads across the nation

Office of the School Head
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

 Phone: 641-472-9400   Fax: 641-472-1211   
December 18, 2001

Dear School Head:
I am writing this letter from one School Head to another because I love America, and I am deeply concerned about the future of our children and the education they are receiving to prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Our hearts are still heavy from the atrocities of September 11th, but now is the time to think how we can prevent future attacks from occurring. It is clear that President Bush has the overwhelming support of both the American people and our coalition allies for a global war to eliminate terrorism.
However, experts on Islam warn that despite the apparent success of the current military campaign, the bombing of Afghanistan has fueled more hatred towards the United States amongst extremists. This will inevitably lead to a vicious cycle of mutual destruction between America and its enemies that could jeopardize the very future of our children.
The history of the world shows that punishing criminals– even putting them to death–has never put an end to crime or terrorism. Has Israel ended terrorism against its people by violent retaliation? Has any other nation ever done so?
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is how Einstein defined insanity. Is it not insanity for our leaders to pursue a path of violence and destruction–a path of proven failure–particularly when a peaceful, proven solution to terrorism exists that they have repeatedly ignored?
How could this happen? Such folly reveals a fatal flaw in our education system which is damaging to the life of every student. Let me explain. The study of individual disciplines such as physics, chemistry, history, music, etc., trains specific pathways in the brain, but such study does not develop the whole brain physiology. Without a means to fully develop the brain physiology even graduates of so-called prestigious schools and universities (such as Yale), are lacking in full creative intelligence.

This lack of complete education is the root cause of all problems in life. It leaves even our best-educated leaders with a narrow vision, unable to solve the crucial problems threatening mankind. They are even unable to comprehend the significance of a profound new approach to education which can free the world of terrorism and conflict.
This new approach incorporates the most significant scientific discovery of our age–the unified field of natural law. This fundamental level of nature, more powerful than the electronic or nuclear levels, can be accessed by human awareness through simple, natural technologies of consciousness. These technologies develop holistic brain functioning, thereby eliminating the root cause of violence and terrorism, and providing unprecedented benefits to the individual and society.
Therefore, as educators responsible for providing the best possible education for our children, we now have a choice. We continue with an obsolete approach which fails to develop the whole brain physiology, or we develop the total potential of the human brain through "Consciousness-Based education”, and create a peaceful, harmonious world.

What are technologies of consciousness?                   

These ancient technologies of consciousness–the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, including Yogic Flying–brought to light by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, have been validated by over 600 studies conducted at more than 200 universities and research institutes in more than 30 countries.
Studies show these technologies promote the growth of holistic brain functioning, increased intelligence, enhanced academic performance, decreased stress and anxiety, better health, improved interpersonal relations, decreased antisocial behavior, reduced drug and alcohol use, and fewer incidents of crime, violence, and war.
At Maharishi School we have been using these technologies of consciousness for over twenty-five years, and each day I marvel at how our students excel. In addition to outstanding academic and citizenship achievements, they have won hundreds of state, national, and international competitions in science, mathematics, creativity, art, speech, drama, music, poetry, literature, history, photography, and sports.
Visitors to Maharishi School from around the world invariably comment on the atmosphere of peace and dynamic creativity that pervades the whole environment. Our students radiate health and happiness, and they spontaneously behave toward others in a nourishing, life-supporting manner.
For this reason,  I strongly urge you to include in your school curriculum a period of peace, during which students experience the unified field of natural law as the inner silence of their own self-referral  consciousness, and as a result, naturally radiate peace and harmony in the world.
I invite you to visit the following websites for more information on Consciousness-Based education and its applications:
I am also pleased to inform you that peace-loving individuals around the world have recently inaugurated the Global Country of World Peace, and are taking action now to establish a permanent group of 40,000 experts in these technologies of consciousness in India and 8,000 vedic flyers in the United States and Maharishi Vedic City in Iowa. According to extensive research these groups will create a powerful and permanent upsurge of coherence in world consciousness, dramatically decreasing the incidence of terrorism and war.
Please call me if you have any questions or if I may be of any assistance in introducing Consciousness-Based educationSM into your school. Together we can ensure that all children develop their total brain potential, and fulfill their birthright of enjoying fullness of life and unrestricted progress in a peaceful, harmonious world.

Yours sincerely,

Ashley Deans, Ph.D.
School Head

P.S. An open invitation

I also invite you to visit Maharishi School in Fairfield, Iowa. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, and are accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the state of Iowa. We are located on the campus of Maharishi University of Management, accredited through the Ph.D. level by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with students from over 50 Countries.


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