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Transcendental Meditation in America [electronic resource] :How a New Age Movement Remade a Small Town in Iowa.

By: Weber, Joseph.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Iowa and the Midwest experience: Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (241 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609382612; 1609382617.Subject(s): Mahesh Yogi, Maharishi. Comprehension of transcending | Meditation -- Hinduism | Transcendental Meditation | Mahesh Yogi, Maharishi | Meditation -- Hinduism | Transcendental meditation | PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness | SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- SuccessGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 158 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: Who Cares about Fairfield, Anyway?; 1. Classic Americana, with a Twist; 2. Going for Baroque; 3. Of God and Man; 4. Unearthly Delights; 5. Power of the Ballot; 6. Higher Ed, Higher Realms; 7. Death in Paradise; 8. Enlightenment for All Ages; 9. Just Business; 10. The Disaffected; 11. Maharishi Vedic City; 12. Does TM Have a Tomorrow?; Acknowledgments; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Summary: The Indian spiritual entrepreneur Maharishi Mahesh Yogi took the West by storm in the 1960s and '70s, charming Baby Boomers fed up with war and social upheaval with his message of meditation and peace. Heeding his call, two thousand followers moved to tiny Fairfield, Iowa, to set up their own university on the campus of a failed denominational college. Soon, they started a school for prekindergarten through high school, allowing followers to immerse themselves in Transcendental Meditation from toddlerhood through PhDs. Although Fairfield's longtime residents were relieved to see.
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Introduction: Who Cares about Fairfield, Anyway?; 1. Classic Americana, with a Twist; 2. Going for Baroque; 3. Of God and Man; 4. Unearthly Delights; 5. Power of the Ballot; 6. Higher Ed, Higher Realms; 7. Death in Paradise; 8. Enlightenment for All Ages; 9. Just Business; 10. The Disaffected; 11. Maharishi Vedic City; 12. Does TM Have a Tomorrow?; Acknowledgments; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.

The Indian spiritual entrepreneur Maharishi Mahesh Yogi took the West by storm in the 1960s and '70s, charming Baby Boomers fed up with war and social upheaval with his message of meditation and peace. Heeding his call, two thousand followers moved to tiny Fairfield, Iowa, to set up their own university on the campus of a failed denominational college. Soon, they started a school for prekindergarten through high school, allowing followers to immerse themselves in Transcendental Meditation from toddlerhood through PhDs. Although Fairfield's longtime residents were relieved to see.

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