Secret TM and Psychophysiological and Bliss Techniques
yoga breathing (pranayama) and many other esoteric techniques and practices have many,
many, MANY benefits. They also have many potential problems. This following is a brief
outline of some of the negatives. By the way, God knows Deepak is
almost an icon these days so in as much as a few are rather dated
at this point you can contact a proponent of any
mentioned "disciplines" below and get the positive aspects and
then judge for yourself. Just be aware of the risks and then make an
First Time Anywhere! Provided by anonymous TM and Chopra
We provide info on the bliss, primordial
sound, and nighttime techniques below. If you think your head might explode
(medical term) or you might otherwise come to harm by reading this, please read
no further. You could, of course, just save this message without reading it
until some day in the future when you want to save yourself 700 bucks or more.
We absolutely do not recommend that you practice or even try these techniques.
We struggle with the idea that we are doing people a disservice by providing
information about something which may cause them harm. But we count it more
compelling to expose the secrets and give people the dignity of making their own
TranceNet: TM Secret Teachings
- 1986, Instructor: Deepak Chopra
- Bliss technique: I was instructed to put my attention briefly
on the heart region before beginning regular TM, and then to allow the
mantra to resonate there as I meditated. He suggested that I would feel
warm flows of "soma" emanating there. During rest afterwards,
I was supposed to hold awareness of the entire body -- especially the
circulating soma -- in my awareness.
Night time Technique: I was taught a "sleep
technique" by Chopra in 1985 or 86. It consisted of placing my
awareness on my heart area briefly, holding awareness of my entire body
in my consciousness, and when I began the mantra allowing it to resonate
in my heart area. I was supposed to do this for 5 to 10 minutes just
before sleep then during the two minutes of silence continue to feel the
body (particularly "soma flows") and allow myself to drift
into sleep feeling the body.
I found that it did in fact promote what I used to think of as
"witnessing" -- and now am pretty sure was a form of sleep
I'm pretty sure that Chopra at least was teaching this technique to
some as part of his Maharishi-approved teachings until the end.
He also encouraged me to meditate thus for 5 or 10 minutes whenever I
experienced a stressful situation -- or felt I lost my feeling of
"bliss." Was instructed in the Old Pacific Palisades facility.
Instructor: Deepak Chopra
- Hi everyone. I know the primordial sound meditation, at least one of
them. It cost me 700 bucks. Here we go.
The primordial sound was taught to me only after the "psychophysiological
technique" otherwise known as the "bliss" technique. This
also cost me 700 bucks, by the way, circa 1989. I understand that these
techniques were taught to non-TMers but I was a TMer with the following
Practice TM for 10 minutes, followed by 10 minutes bliss technique,
followed by 10 minutes eyes closed rest. The bliss technique is the word
"amritam." Think it easily, then forget it, as if practicing
technique). Repeat every 15 seconds.
The primordial sound is the same technique with the word "devatup."
Practice this for 10 minutes after the 10 minutes with the bliss
technique. Do this 40 minute thing around the middle of the day or at
any time - it doesn't matter if you have eaten. But in my experience it
matters if you want to get anything done afterwards.
When I got these from Deepak, I told him that I don't have time for
it. He suggested 5 minutes of each thing rather than 10. I got the point
and didn't worry if it was 2 minutes of each thing sometimes. By the
way, amritam means something like immortality. I don't know what devatup
means except that I got ripped off one more time. Jai Guru Dev - wow,
Instructor: Deepak Chopra
- Chopra's meditation technique: I was shown an intricate mandala
thingie [yantra -- also promoted by the Maharishi's teacher, Guru Dev]
and was told to stare at it for 5 or 10 minutes. Then the [Quantum
Healing] instructor told me to repeat the mantra "shri
hrlange namah" easily and effortlessly for 20 minutes.
We provide info on the TM, bliss, primordial sound, and nighttime
techniques below. If you think your head might explode (medical term) or
you might otherwise come to harm by reading this, please read no further.
You could, of course, just save this message without reading it until some
day in the future when you want to save yourself 700 bucks or more. We
absolutely do not recommend that you practice or even try these
techniques. We struggle with the idea that we are doing people a
disservice by providing information about something which may cause them
harm. But we count it more compelling to expose the " secrets"
and give people the dignity of making their own choices.
Selections from the Tantra of the Great Liberation, the Mantra
Sastra, and The Garland of Letters show that TM's
supposedly meaningless bija (seed) mantras invoke Hindu gods.
For example, "AING" is a name for Saraswati. We also
discuss the meanings of the "advanced
techniques." As further proof that TM mantras are widely
known and available throughout India, we include depositions from
the Kropinski case that show that TM does not differ from japa
(mantra repetition) as taught by Swami Sivananda -- and may be
derived from his teachings.
Is a Meaningless Sound Not Meaningless? When It's a Tantric Name of
a Hindu God""
From the late '60s through at least the late '80s, various
advanced technique teachers in the TM Movement instructed long-term
TMers in the infamous "Nighttime Technique." As is so
often the case, this "advanced technique" has varied
wildly over time. Below are variations revealed by anonymous
First time on the Web! Basic meditation,
psychophysiological, and bliss techniques revealed.
TM Checking and Initiation Procedures"
|First time on the Web!
Links to TM's hypersecret Personal and Group Checking, Steps of
Initiation, Children's Initiation, and Three Nights Checking!
The checking and initiation procedures are unique to TM. Most
eastern traditions practice group meditation, but no other employs
an "opening and closing the eyes" trance induction to
begin. Some TMers believe these procedures are derived from Vedic
literature. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The "checking procedures" all use a trance-induction
method reminiscent of Western hypnotism.
TM initiators memorize these procedures during the Teacher
Training Course (TTC). They may only be "inscribed in
consciousness" -- that is, memorized from dictation -- and may
never be written down, in order to preserve the "purity of the
The checking procedures always end with reinforcements,
particularly powerful in the post-trance state. These post-trance
suggestions are repeated thousands of times during a TM meditator's
These trance-induction procedures, in various forms, are used by
the TM movement as early as age 3.
Checking & Initiation Procedures"
"Quick -- Name Another Science with a Holy Tradition"
Here for the first time on the Web is the entire text of The
Holy Tradition, a secret book given only to new TM teachers.
The Holy Tradition was once the primary textbook on
TM Teacher Training Phase III, containing the Sanskrit text and a
sanitized English translation of the puja or
"initiation ceremony," discussion of the performance and
meaning of the puja, and a brief, probably mythical history of
Indian religious figures said by the Maharishi to be "the Holy
Tradition" who kept the knowledge of TM alive for thousands of
Beginning in 1977, The Holy Tradition was banned on
TM Teacher Training courses, reportedly out of fear of more Federal
court cases like Malnak v. Yogi, which found TM to be religious and
barred the teaching of TM and SCI in New Jersey public schools.
Despite judgments by Federal courts and the ensuing disbelief of the
media and public, TM organizations have insisted for nearly 25 years
that they are not a religion or religious.
Religion or science? Read The Holy Tradition -- you
be the judge!
-- Name Another Science with a Holy Tradition"
TM Initiator's Pledge of Loyalty"
Here is the document that all graduates of TM Teacher Training
Phase III are required to sign before becoming TM teachers. Of
course, after four months of 6-hour a day meditation-induced trance
and round-the-clock indoctrination, most of us would have signed
Please note that we were not given copies of this
"contract" to refer to. On the 1978 Leysin course, we were
told by representatives of the Maharishi that this agreement had no
legal force, but that the TM movement relies on the "laws of
karma for enforcement -- which operate for all eternity."
This version was used through the late 1970s. It is possible that
today's version varies somewhat. Please note the direct address to
the altar of the Maharishi's dead teacher "Guru Dev" and
"spreading the Light of God."
Publicly available in the court records of Malnak v. Yogi (U.S.
District Court, District of New Jersey, Civil Action No. 76-341),
and Doe [Kropinski] v. Yogi (U.S. District Court, District of
Columbia, Consolidated Civil Action Nos. 85-2848-852854), this
document is in the public domain. Your tax dollars paid for it.
You own it.
Initiator's Pledge of Loyalty"
TM Techniques: Part 1, Special Techniques"
An anonymous TranceNet reader reveals that he was
trained as a "Special Techniques" instructor. Once touted
as cures for "unstressing," overeating, smoking, and a
host of other ills, these expensive, secret techniques were dropped
by the Maharishi in the late '70s, reportedly for lack of interest
-- and results. The author explains in detail how to do the
techniques. Exclusive to TranceNet (Click here
for information on how you can submit material to TranceNet.)
TM Techniques: Part 1, Special "
TM Techniques: Part 2, Age of Enlightenment Techniques"
Before TM Sidha and Governor training, there was the fabled
"Six Month Course" -- briefly described by Lotus founder,
Mitch Kapor. The "Age of Enlightenment Techniques"
were "developed" by the Maharishi in the mid-70s. No
longer taught, they may have been an attempt to discover how to do
traditional dharan as described in Patanjali's sutras.
They also appear to be strikingly similar to techniques
Paramahansa Yogananda taught to novices. TM teachers who have
seen the secret videotape, "Other Systems," know that the
Maharishi was fascinated by techniques of spiritual masters such as
L. Ron Hubbard, Gurdjieff, Maharaj Ji, and especially Yogananda. He
was curious about these techniques, asking former practitioners to
describe them in detail at every opportunity.
Presented for the first time on the Web, the Age of Enlightenment
Techniques are described in detail from testimony from the Kropinski
TM Techniques, Part 2: Age of Enlightenment Techniques"
Marketing: The Original TM Ads"
A subject of perennial debate on alt.meditation.transcendental:
Exactly which techniques did Maharishi teach -- and what results did
he promise? Some TM apologists claim that the structure of the TM-
Sidhi course has never changed -- yet here is proof that MMY once
taught "invisibility" -- a technique no longer taught,
presumably because of the visible lack of results. Other apologists
claim that the TM movement never claimed that "levitation"
meant lifting off effortlessly: Read here the truth in the
movement's own, Maharishi-approved words. One of the earliest ads
claims that anyone practicing the TM technique alone will experience
supernormal abilities -- saving thousands of dollars for
impoverished Seekers, had we only known. Here are a rogue's gallery
of printed advertisements from the 70s and 80s that should settle
these and other questions once and for all. UPDATED October
9, 1995 by anonymous
reader's contribution to TranceNet.
Marketing: The Original TM-Sidhi Ads
the Hell is 'Natural Law?'"
Ever wonder what the "natural law" in the Natural
Law Party means? TM outsiders seem to assume it means allegiance
to some pseudo-scientific rigamarole. Most TM insiders think of
"natural law" as Vedic Law. TM teachers know that
"natural law" is inextricably intertwined with the Hindu
Gods like Indra, Lakshmi, and Ganesh. But the concept of
"natural law" has a much more specific meaning within the
innermost circles of TM: It literally refers to the "Laws of
Manu," the smriti or Vedic law to which every TM teacher
must swear allegiance.
With strict rules to maintain the caste system, strictures on
abortion, and a definite opinion on woman's place in the world, here
are a few highlights from your future -- if the Natural Law Party
"The Laws of
Manu: The Maharishi's 'Natural Law'"
Puja Is It, Anyway?"
Most TMers, even TM teachers, believe that the puja was written
by the Maharishi himself -- or perhaps it is a secret ceremony
passed down for generations by the "Holy Tradition" that
the Maharishi claims to represent.
Even when we thought we were being told the esoteric truth, we
were still being lied to!
But the real shocker is that it appears the Maharishi cobbled
together scraps of sanskrit poetry to create a "Hindoo
ceremony" to wow the Western crowd. We include the true sources
of the puja, with links to sanskrit resources you can check out
Puja Is It, Anyway?"
and the Gods"
Much like the Church of Scientology's OT materials, "Soma
and the Gods" lays out a private, freakish theology in a way
that the public is not deemed "ready" for by the Maharishi
and the movement.
The Maharishi describes a parasitic relationship between TMers
and the Vedic Gods. TMers produce the magical chemical Soma in their
gut. Then the Vedic Gods, principally Indra, descend from Heaven and
feed on the Soma. In return for this primitive relationship, the
Gods grant all manner of boons. TMers become successful, happy,
prosperous, develop supernormal abilities, and in general receive
all the benefits promised in the Introductory Lecture.
and the Gods"
Light of the Himalayas
First Time on the Web! Entire Text! The Beacon Light of
the Himalayas has been suppressed by the TM movement for over 40
years -- even though it contains the Maharishi's first-known
writings. Apparently for very good reason.
They contradict nearly every contemporary teaching of the TM
Light of the Himalayas
Now Selling Aphrodisiacs!
First Time on the Web! Text & Photos! Maharishi
Ayurveda Corporation Ltd., "the makers of world-renowned
Maharishi Amrit Kalash," is now in the business of making male
aphrodisiacs, masturbation aids, and stimulants. Known as ENERGOL-MA,
they are being smuggled illegally into the U.S. without FDA
approval. Believe It -- Or Not!
Peek Inside Mother Divine
A family's personal story about their brush with some of TM's
most exotic members -- Mother
Divine. "We felt like we were invaded by aliens. I have not
mentioned trancenet.org, but feel comfortable quoting some things
that I have read to them. Considering our guests bizarre behavior, I
feel quite comfortable that what I have read there is true."A Peek
Inside Mother Divine
the TM-Sidhi Sutras Revealed
Here for the first time on the Web is a full discussion of the
TM-Sidhi program: the full 18 sutra "citizen's" program
and how to do it, the even more secret Governor's sutras for
invisibility and more, the original marketing and research materials
that promised enlightenment and levitation, an in-depth
analysis of the TM-Sidhis and hyperventilation, and finally a
warning from the mainstream Indian tradition to avoid their practice
as dangerous and a waste of time.TM-Sidhi Sutras
to Hindu Gods
The Transcendental Meditation movement for years has secretly
been performing sacrifices to Hindu gods, such as Shiva, Kali,
Ganesh, Lakshmi, Krishna -- going so far in the last year as to mail
calendars to insiders listing "Auspicious Days" for
"more comprehensive effectiveness."
Say what? Cute, little "yes-we-are-a-science-and-not-a-religion" TM? Harmless,
wacky Natural Law Party? How'd we get to such a bizarre place?
From Mike White of Breathing.com:
Over and over again I keep repeating the importance of finding the whole,
powerful and quiet inner self FIRST. Then one may more safely experiment with
energies that may as well provide for transformative experience along with
or possibly ungrounded, confused, and even endangered balance of one's life.
Develop natural healthy
A recent email responding to the above page.
Meditation and benefits
have practiced TM meditation and the Sidha program for over 15 years and
I can only report benefits. Many of my stress problems have decreased as a result of a steady practice of TM. My friends who
some other form of mantra meditation are unable to keep their
for any length of time.
It always amazes me how at the WEB, there are people willing to bad mouth
any service provided. For instance, I thoroughly researched "Landscape
- Forum", a psychological workshop. Mental breakdowns, freak
out events and suicide were reported. Well, I took the course and I
was surprised how "harmless" and simple it was. It boiled down to
a 3 day lesson in psychology.
meditation was popularized by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960s.
He was the first to bring eastern thinking to the west.
His techniques are part of a number of courses offered by the Maharish Vedic
School. Gentleness and effortlessness are always emphasized. The experience
of deep silence is experiential and is intensified in a group.
I am grateful as to how I was instructed and to count with the
support of centers where I can check and develop my meditation
further. It also made me aware of the importance of breath.
is crucial to karma as well as to a better meditation practice. Let
us remember that some dominant religions find the thought of an "inferior
faith" revolting. They are bound to ascribe all sorts of evils to it.
Only people very well versed in ancient Sanskrit are able to give meaning and purpose to what is a faint and vanishing sound for most
Heaven on Earth: A Transcendental Meditation portal
Life, Love, Susan Resnik
read your warnings about the TM meditations, I can tell you about my
introduction here in Regensburg, Germany. I experienced it myself with
recommendations of my doctor, who is trained in Ayurveda.
There was a essential warning just in the beginning: not to meditate if you are
depressed. For many months this meditation has been a very important tool
for me e.g. attending my mother during her illness. But afterwards I became
severely depressed. When
thinking only of my mantra became extremely nervous and excited.
I am now changing between Zen-meditation and TM. I think everyone should be
sensible about his or her very
own reactions and should be critical at everything, which is "the only solution" to one's problems.
It is the same with breathing. Before you teach it, you have to know
something about the biography of your clients. I came to the conclusion that
you have to be extremely careful with women who have been sexually abused.
It is the case with all remedies: Some can be very dangerous for you. With
my best wishes for your work and yourself.
Osterkamp Stadtamhof 7 93059 Regensburg
I highly recommend you work with the strapping techniques in the 176
Fundamentals video/DVD. They will
ease ANY work you do around abuse, mediation or being calm. Trust me with
this for I have been there myself. The
Deepest Calm program can give you additional deep sensory insights
in to how good breathing should look and, most important, FEEL.
is the FIRST place not the LAST place one should
investigate when any disordered energy presents itself."
Sheldon Saul Hendler, MD Ph.D., The Oxygen Breakthrough
"He who breathes most
air lives most life."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Mike's Optimal Breathing teachings should be incorporated into
the physical exam taught in medical schools as well as other allied physical and mental health programs, particularly
education, and speech, physical, and respiratory therapy."
Dr. Danielle Rose, MD, NMD, SEP