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The Transcendental Meditation Program:
A Consciousness-Based Developmental Technology for Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention

RACHEL S. GOODMAN
Maharishi University of Management

KENNETH G. WALTON
Maharishi University of Management

DAVID W. ORME-JOHNSON
Maharishi University of Management

ROBERT BOYER
Maharishi University of Management

Documented effects of Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique span the fields of psychology, physiology, and sociology. Part One of this article provides the reader with the background for understanding how a simple technique practiced on the level of the mind can have fundamental effects in each of these fields. It also highlights the singular contributions of Charles N. Alexander to developmental psychology, and their significance for rehabilitation of offenders. Part Two introduces each of the articles in this collection, describing practical applications of the TM program and other aspects of the Consciousness-Based approach to rehabilitation and prevention.

KEYWORDS Transcendental Meditation, developmental psychology, Loevinger, Piaget, self development, consciousness