- Writers' Voices - 20130719 - Drs. David & Rhoda Orme-Johnson

Dr. David Orme-Johnson

This week on Writers' Voices, Monica continues the conversation on "A Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision" by George A Ellis with two of the contributors, founding faculty members of Maharishi University of Management (or MIU as it was known at the time), Drs. David and Rhoda Orme-Johnson.   

Dr. David Orme-Johnson is perhaps best known for his ground-breaking scientific research on the effects of meditation, which has been published in over 100, mostly peer-reviewed journals.  In "A Symphony of Silence" he talks about how he became interested in meditation and tells the very moving story of how his initDr. Rhoda Orme-Johnsonial experiences changed his life, as well as discussing how his background in behavioral psychology influenced his research.

Dr. Rhoda Orme-Johnson served as chair of the Department of Literature and Languages at MIU and was an extremely popular professor.  Her contribution to "A Symphony of Silence" was an interview that Ellis transcribed into essay form, resulting in a very personal description of Dr. Orme-Johnson's inner and outer lives.