Transcendental Meditaiton

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    Jul 19
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    Jul 22
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Symphony of Silence, Part 2 - with the Orme-Johnsons

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.

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    Jun 27
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Dr. Norman Rosenthal on "Transcendence"

Writers' Voices welcomes world-renowned psychiatrist and author, Dr. Norman Dr. Norman RosenthalRosenthal, to the show this week. Dr. Rosenthal's most recent book is "Transendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation". His wide-ranging book uses stories, research, and his own clinical experience to show the benefits and value of TM. The book also features interviews with such celebrity practitioners as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Russell Brand, and Laura Dern.

Dr. Rosenthal has written a number of books and has been a leader in describing "Seasonal Affective Disorder" and pioneering the use of light therapy to treat it. He has maintained a private practice in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area for over thirty years.

Michael SternfeldMichael Sternfeld is the Event Producer for the David Lynch Foundation. Mr. Sternfeld helped produce last April's Radio City Lynch Foundation fund raiser which featured entertainment luminaries Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Moby, Paul Horn, Betty LaVette, and Jim James. He is currently producing the Lynch Foundation concert being held at the Sondheim Center this Saturday November 14 featuring Donovan, Laura Dawn, and James McCartney.

Alyce de Carteret is a senior at Harvard University where she is majoring in archaeology. For the last four years, Alyce has been a reporter and producer for the Harvard radio station WHRB 95.3 FM Boston. Ms de Cateret has produced full-length original radio plays, and has been is a member of the WHRB administrative board.