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Stampeding U.S. stock market breaks dozens of records
during first year of the Invincible America Assembly

The Dow surges 27.5%, gains 3,000 points to surpass 14,000;
S&P climbs 24% to set an all-time high; Nasdaq soars 33%

“Large group meditations in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, are creating coherent
national consciousness—the basis of a healthy, prosperous, invincible nation”

NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE

Results of Year I and Predictions for Year II
Dr. John Hagelin, President, Global Union of Scientists for Peace
Friday, July 27, 11:30 a.m. • Global Financial Capital of New York • 70 Broad Street

Dow

Prior to the Invincible America Assembly, since January 1, 2000, the Dow decreased on average approximately 0.02% percent per week. However, immediately following the beginning of the Assembly on July 23, 2006, there was a statistically significant shift to a rapid, positive average rate of growth of 0.50% per week. The probability of observing a change this large in the Dow’s rate of growth purely by chance is less than 0.014.

Members of the press are invited to attend the news conference in person
or to view the conference live at www.GlobalFinancialCapitalNY.org

As predicted one year ago, a surging U.S. stock market has charged to record-breaking highs, the longstanding nuclear crisis with North Korea is quietly being resolved without incident, and public backing and congressional support are on the rise for peaceful new approaches to resolving the Iraq war and other conflicts around the world.

These dramatic and unexpected developments are just a few of the concrete signs of the success of the Invincible America Assembly in Iowa—the largest-ever scientific demonstration project to document the effects of large group meditations on the economic and social trends of the nation, according to Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, executive director of the International Center for Invincible Defense, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, who is leading the Assembly.

Dr. John Hagelin to present preliminary findings of the
first year of the Invincible America Assembly—
and to lodge predictions for the coming year

This Friday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m. in New York, Dr. Hagelin will hold a global news conference to announce the preliminary results of research conducted during the first year of the Assembly—and to lodge predictions for improvements to be seen in all areas of national life for the coming year.

The news conference will be held at the Global Financial Capital of New York, 70 Broad Street, which is one block from the New York Stock Exchange. Members of the press are invited to attend the news conference in person or view it live at www.GlobalFinancialCapitalNY.org.

Positive influence of the Invincible America Assembly
are immediate and profound

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi launched the Assembly on July 23, 2006, to create coherent national consciousness—the basis of a healthy, prosperous, invincible nation. Since then, approximately 1800 peace-creating experts have gathered at Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, to practice Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation program and Yogic Flying together in a group. According to Dr. Hagelin, research shows that the positive influence of their collective practice has been immediate and profound in every area of national life—such as the economy, which grew far faster and gained greater strength than expected:

  • The Dow surged 27.5%, gaining over 3000 points—including 1000 points in the last three months alone—to set a new all-time record of 14,000
  • The S&P rose 24% to its all-time high
  • The Nasdaq climbed 33%
  • Unemployment rates fell to a six-year low at 4.5%
  • The U.S. budget deficit is dropping to its lowest level in five years

Dr. Hagelin said that a comprehensive study is now under way—including a 26-point “Invincibility Index” to measure improvements in economic, social, health, environmental, and governmental performance generated by the Invincible America Assembly.

Positive trends predicted publicly in advance

According to Dr. Hagelin, rigorous statistical analysis shows that the upsurge of positive trends started on the day the Assembly began a year ago, when an initial group of 1200 coherence-creating experts first assembled in Iowa from across the U.S. and around the world to generate coherent collective consciousness.

Extensive research published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals has shown the reduced negative trends, including reduced crime and violence, and improved economic and social trends when as few as the square root of one percent of a population practice Yogic Flying together in a group,” Dr. Hagelin said.

Scientists named this phenomenon the “Maharishi Effect” after Maharishi, the renowned Vedic scholar who 50 years ago founded the Transcendental Meditation program, and who predicted the beneficial impact of group meditation on social trends as early as 1975. 

A group of 2500 Yogic Flyers needed to guarantee
invincibility for the nation

Dr. Hagelin said that based on this earlier research, the present group of 1800 Yogic Flyers is sufficient to produce a powerful influence of coherence and invincibility in the nation. However, to ensure that remaining problems in the country are quickly resolved and to permanently establish the nation on a high level of invincibility, Dr. Hagelin said that a permanent group of 2500 experts is needed—and will soon be established in Iowa.

Invincibility Assemblies being established worldwide

Dr. Hagelin added that similar Invincibility Assemblies are being established in large and small nations to form a “ring of invincibility” around the world, to prevent problems, and to promote permanent peace and invincibility in every nation.

“This is not wishful thinking,” said Dr. Hagelin, who serves as the Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace. “This is hard science that has been field tested for over 50 years and documented through more than 600 studies conducted at over 250 independent universities and research institutes throughout the world.”

The Invincible America Assembly is being funded by an annual $12 million grant from the “Howard and Alice Settle Foundation for an Invincible America.”