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Deepak Chopra

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Group aka:

Deepak Chopra
Maharishi Ayur Veda
Ayur Ved

Cult Observer (CO)

"Ex-TMers Settle [Iowa's Maharishi International University]
" Cult Observer, Vol. 8, No. 7, 1991
TM's Deceptions -- 1
Cult Observer Vol. 8, No. 9, 1991
TM's Deceptions -- 2; Critical Response to TM Article; More on TM
Cult Observer Vol. 8, No. 9, 1991
TM Scheme Chased from Zambia
Cult Observer Vol. 9, No. 2, 1992
"Guru Critical of TM Meditation [Shree Shankaracharya Swaraoop-anand Saraswati, a disciple of Swami Braahmananda Saraswati],"
  Cult Observer, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1993
TMers Plan Middle East "Peace"
Cult Observer Vol. 11, No. 9, 1994
"How TM Will End Crime [Proposes LA pay them $165 million yearly],"
Cult Observer, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1993
TMers Plan Middle East "Peace"
Vol. 11, No. 9, 1994

CO: Guest Column

Cultic Studies Journal
Reducing Conflict and Enhancing Quality of Life in Israel Using the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program: Explanation of a Social Research Project,
Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No.1
The Use of Transcendental Meditation to Promote Social Progress in Israel, Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1

CSJ: Book Review

"The Guru Papers:Masks of Authoritarian Power"
Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1994

Other AFF Publications

Selected Essays

"Coping With Trance States,"
Cult Observer, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1993
Repairing The Soul After A Cult
Janja Lalich, Cult Observer, Vol. 13, No. 5, 1996

Study Guides

"Individual Differences Affecting Recovery"
Captive Hearts, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Abusive Relationships
"Coming Out of the Cults"
Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D.

Resource Organizations

TM-EX Transcendental Mediation Ex-members support group. 
[resource organizations:us resource organizations:national]


eastern-based:Transcendental Meditation

political: Natural Law Party

Resource Bookstore

Group Information Packet
TM and Cult Mania,
Michael A. Persinger, Ph.D.
James Randi
Section on TM.
Recovery from Cults,
Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.
Recovery from Cults includes a chapter  written by a former TM Maharishi International University student.
Captive Hearts Captive Minds,
Janja Lalich and Madeline Tobias
Captive Hearts includes a chapter  written by a former TM member.
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