John Hagelin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


John Hagelin

American politic, former physicist, and transcendental meditation advocate

Date of Birth: 09-Jun-1954

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Profession: politician, crank, academic administrator

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About John Hagelin

  • John Samuel Hagelin (born June 9, 1954) is the leader of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement in the United States.
  • He is president of the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, and honorary chair of its board of trustees.
  • The university was established in 1973 by the TM movement's founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to deliver a "consciousness-based education".Hagelin graduated in physics in 1981, and began post-doctoral research at the CERN for less than a year, then at the SLAC).
  • He vanished in 1983 in the midst of personal problems and reappeared a year later as physics professor at the Maharishi University of Management (MUM), then became its president.
  • Hagelin believes that his extended version of unified field theory is identified with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's "unified field of consciousness", a view that is rejected by "virtually every theoretical physicist in the world".Hagelin stood as a candidate for President of the United States for the Natural Law Party, a party founded by the TM movement, in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 elections.
  • He is the author of Manual for a Perfect Government (1998), which sets out how to apply "natural law" to matters of governance.
  • Hagelin is also president of the David Lynch Foundation, which promotes TM.

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