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Bubbling Bliss - With all the heated debate and red-faced reactions around this place, I thought I'd offer a link to help calm you restless souls...
posted by Jeremy (12 comments total)
heh heh, I like the Photoshop-ed image.
posted by hobbes at 8:36 PM on May 2, 2000

I'm feeling a bit nutty now...
posted by Wizzle at 8:58 PM on May 2, 2000

anyone recognize john grey (mars/venus) in that photo? He used to be a big proponent of yogic flying, until he bought a phd from an unaccredited university and began calling himself a therapist.
posted by sperare at 9:09 PM on May 2, 2000

Heh, that's great. It's not photoshopped though-- what they do is leap up in that position but then claim that for one infinitesimal moment they are in fact levitating. Me & my brother had a lot of fun doing this same mystic trick with no training! We are obviously undiscovered lamas, yogis, etc.
posted by EngineBeak at 9:21 PM on May 2, 2000

Or they could've just sat upon a clear stool.

I have to admit that I spent over 3 minutes at the site trying to look for more stuff on the levitation. Needless to say, I was unsuccessful.
posted by hobbes at 9:52 PM on May 2, 2000

>I have to admit that I spent over 3 minutes at the
>site trying to look for more stuff on the levitation.
>Needless to say, I was unsuccessful.

You're obviously not spiritual enough. Send money to the maharishi and you'll become both more spiritual and better able to navigate highly spiritual websites. You'll also become a google mentalplex virtuoso overnight.
posted by EngineBeak at 11:08 PM on May 2, 2000

I dunno, my swami (Swami Steve) sez that bliss can't be bought by money, only through doing chores in his yard. Mowing the grass, washing his car, etc., I have let his mantra guide me: "I believe in Swami Steve."
I reccommend you all to read "Zen and the Art of Washing Steve's Car," very enlightening.
posted by sonofsamiam at 6:05 AM on May 3, 2000

Heh heh heh, wax on....wax off...
posted by Markb at 6:24 AM on May 3, 2000

Here's a slightly fawning bio of Gray. Includes bits about the TM, the Yogi, the questionable degree, and more.
posted by dhartung at 9:46 AM on May 3, 2000

Oh, the last line is funny: he says he coined the Men are from Mars line after saying, for years, "You have to understand, I'm from Texas". Now you can get "Men are from Texas" bumper stickers ...
posted by dhartung at 9:48 AM on May 3, 2000

TM is a funky business. In the late 60's/early 70's, it was THE meditation method of choice for the gliterati of the time (the Beatles for example....). Unlike Scientology, they aren't quite as defensive about their inner secrets being shared about, perhaps because the method is simplicity in of itself. As far as meditation techniques go, it's similar to many traditional methods, and shows the same affects. Near St Louis there's a judge who sentences violent offenders to study TM, because of its well docoumented calming of a prison populations.

But in all the years I've practiced, I've never flown...well, not physically....
I was not into the lifestyle of a guru-follower .
posted by nomisxid at 1:26 PM on May 3, 2000

It's called a trampoline. :-)
posted by fooljay at 7:34 PM on May 3, 2000

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