An Antidote to Violence

– Evaluating the Evidence

by Barry Spivack and Patricia Saunders

This New book shows how meditation can aid governmental efforts to bring peace and heal divisions

Its widely accepted that Transcendental Meditation (TM) can create peace for the individual, but can it create peace in society as a whole? And if it can, what could possibly be the mechanism?

In An Antidote to Violence Barry Spivack and Patricia Saunders examine the peer-reviewed research and suggest that TM can influence the collective consciousness of a society which leads to a decrease in negative social trends, such as a decline in war fatalities, and to an increase in cooperation between nations.

Weaving together psychology, sociology, philosophy, statistics, politics, physics and meditation, An Antidote to Violence provides evidence that we have the knowledge to reduce all kinds of violence in society.

“Very well written, informative, reflective and balanced in its approach. It takes an overview of the now extensive research on meditation and its relevance to the welfare of individuals and society; explores deeper questions about the nature of consciousness itself; it also highlights some pioneering and transformative TM-based social programmes, for instance in the fields of education and rehabilitation, that couldn’t be more relevant today.”

Paperback 360 pages. On sale at Amazon.