Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2017

  • Principles and Practice of Sustainability in Maharishi Vedic Science

    Lee Fergusson, Geoffrey Wells, David Kettle

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 1-15
    Received: Oct. 27, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 04, 2016
    Published: Jan. 17, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.s.2017030301.11
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Sustainable Future
    Abstract: Concepts such as the “self-sufficient” and “self-perpetuating” nature of human consciousness and “man must learn to live in harmony with nature”, and programs such as Vedic organic agriculture and creating a “global green revolution”, are situated centrally in Maharishi Vedic Science—the complete science of the Veda and Vedic Literature as presente... Show More
  • The Effect of Coherent Collective Consciousness on National Quality of Life and Economic Performance Indicators—An Analysis of the IMD Index of National Competitive Advantage

    Guy Hatchard, Kenneth Cavanaugh

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 16-31
    Received: Jan. 13, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 16, 2017
    Published: Mar. 20, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.s.2017030301.12
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Sustainable Future
    Abstract: The scores of New Zealand and Norway on the IMD Index of National Competitive Advantage increased significantly when they passed the predicted coherence group threshold in 1993 (1% of a population practicing the Transcendental Meditation program or the √1% practicing the advanced TM-Sidhi program in a group) when compared to 44 other developed nati... Show More
  • Field Effects of Consciousness and Reduction in U.S. Urban Murder Rates: Evaluation of a Prospective Quasi-Experiment

    Kenneth L. Cavanaugh, Michael C. Dillbeck

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 32-43
    Received: Feb. 14, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 22, 2017
    Published: Mar. 20, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.s.2017030301.13
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Sustainable Future
    Abstract: Creation of a sustainable society ideally should include promotion of an enhanced overall quality of life, including freedom from crime, violence, and other key indicators of social stress. This study is part of a comprehensive empirical evaluation of the results of a prospective four-year quasi-experiment that sought to reduce rates of homicide an... Show More
  • Addressing the Wicked Problems of Sustainability Through Consciousness-Based Education

    Christopher Jones, Gabriel Akura

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 44-62
    Received: Mar. 06, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 06, 2017
    Published: Apr. 27, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.s.2017030301.14
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Sustainable Future
    Abstract: In order to imagine and then create a sustainable future, education will have to be significantly rethought and redesigned. Starting from the UNO 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we tackle the competencies, and then the curricula and methods, that education will have to adopt in order to pursue this agenda. After identifying outstanding iss... Show More
  • Responding to Climate Change: The Contribution of Maharishi Vedic Science

    Geoffrey Wells, Lee Fergusson, David Kettle, Anna Bonshek

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 63-78
    Received: Apr. 01, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 06, 2017
    Published: Apr. 27, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.s.2017030301.15
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Sustainable Future
    Abstract: The scope and reach of the climate change challenge is clearly unprecedented, as is its level of global urgency. We review the broad results of the scientific program associated with it. These results identify serious impacts on physical, biological, and human systems, as separate systems and as cascading through them. The global risks associated w... Show More
  • Human Development and Capability: Reconstructed and Fulfilled Through Maharishi Vedic Science

    David Kettle, Geoffrey Wells, Lee Fergusson

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 79-89
    Received: Apr. 12, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 13, 2017
    Published: Jun. 09, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.s.2017030301.16
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Sustainable Future
    Abstract: This paper reconstructs the concept of human development in light of Maharishi Vedic Science. In Maharishi Vedic Science, the fulfillment of human development is realised in higher states of consciousness. In higher states of consciousness, the mind, body and senses still function in daily life, but at a much more refined and integrated state of fu... Show More