Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"Invincibility is irreversibly established..."

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles' advisor on Transcendental Meditation is dead.

So are two of the Beatles. In a stark example of how unfair is the universe, all of the Monkees are still alive.

Hey, just kidding!

Anyway, TM was big until the Beatles had a falling out with the Maharishi. He claimed it was because he caught them using drugs at his Ashram in India...They claimed it was because the good spiritual advisor tried to hit on one of the girls that accompanied the Beatles.

TM was found to have validity in some respects, once the hocus pocus was filtered. Rather than pay a Yogi to determine an acceptable mantra for each follower, researchers found that simple relaxation techniques, involving mentally repeating the word "one" with each exhaled breath, accomplished identical results.

The rest is theater.



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