By Maj W.G. Klokow & Dr David Leffler
The term Invincible Defence Technology (IDT) has been around for some time now. Based on what is termed The Maharishi Effect, IDT takes Unified Field Science to the next level of popular consciousness. The scientific proof of its viability is strong enough to warrant further investigation.
In the 1960's a bearded man from India popularised Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the world, especially through The Beatles. It turned out to be a very popular way for people to reduce stress and to make significant positive changes in their lives. The man in question, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, predicted that a small element of individuals meditating together could ensure the absence of conflict and a dramatic lowering of crime rates in the larger social group they represented. Skepticism was soon replaced by awe when scientific trials started to prove that this was indeed possible.
Invincible Defence Technology is based on the unifying effect of group meditation. But it is also important that we understand the numerous benefits of meditation for the individual, including the reduction of stress. Studies published in medical journals and described in publications like Psychology Today have proven that the Transcendental Meditation technique delivers the following benefits:
- Reduces anxiety attacks as it lowers the levels of blood lactate.
- Builds self confidence.
- Increases serotonin, a neurotransmitter influencing mood state and behavior. Low levels of serotonin are associated with aggression, depression, headaches, and insomnia. Higher levels are associated with well being and a positive outlook.
- Enhances energy, strength and vigour.
- Helps keep blood pressure normal.
- Reduces stress and tension.
- Creates a state of deep relaxation and general feeling of well-being.
- Helps with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (videos and other information)
- Increases concentration and strengthens the mind.
- Helps reduce heart disease.
- Helps with weight loss.
More than 6 Million people practice Transcendental Meditation worldwide. This form of meditation is so popular that companies like General Motors™ let their employees meditate once in the morning and once in the afternoon. This practice is becoming more prevalent in many American and British schools. In the USA especially, organisations like the David Lynch Foundation are encouraging TM.
It would seem that the only criticism leveled against TM is that it is based on Buddhism. However, TM does not lead to conversion to Buddhism, but merely provides the benefits described above. TM's origins stem from the ancient Vedic Tradition, which pre-dates Buddhism. No person practicing TM is going to suddenly become a Buddhist. It should also be noted that other religions like Sufism and even Christianity (prayer) apply meditation in some form.
INVINCIBLE DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY
With TM, research into and application of the Unified Field Theory gives us the potential to actually prevent wars and serious crimes by addressing societal stress and similar factors leading to anti-social behaviour. It is possible for a small number of individuals amounting to the square root of one percent of a given population to influence through meditation the negative consciousness of the larger group. This can be compared to finding one's self in the company of a strong individual who exudes love for everybody; one cannot help but to feel the same toward everyone in the immediate vicinity. It is as if the person radiates energy, which on the sub-atomic level of course is what the universe and everything we know consists of.
The effect of IDT has now been validated in more than 600 studies by more than a hundred separate agencies and institutions in 35 countries worldwide, and this effort is accelerating. A comprehensive resource with articles and publications on IDT is available on the website of David R. Leffler, Ph.D. Dr Leffler and his wife Lee have dedicated this site to IDT and related subjects. The site is titled Invincible Defence Technology Command Center.
PROPOSAL TO IMPLEMENTATION IDT IN A MODERN SOUTH AFRICAN DEFENCE FORCE
In an Alternative White Paper On the New Security and Defence Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany and on the Future of the Bundeswehr published in 1995, it was recommended that the main structure of the organization include a Prevention Force. Since the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is changing to the NATO GS System with nine staff elements, it may be a good idea to follow the example of NATO countries like Germany. It might also be a good idea to first have a major South African university conduct carefully documented IDT trials, using this information to persuade those with reservations due to lack of knowledge and exposure to IDT. This could also be used to tailor South Africa's own Prevention Force to unique South African conditions.
The mission of the SANDF Prevention Force will be to apply the techniques of IDT in daily meditation sessions to prevent enemies from arising against the country. The IDT infrastructure in South Africa is already well-enough established to facilitate the effective training and guiding of such a force. Two of the main role-players in South Africa are:
- Nigel Kahn, Director of Communication, Invincible South Africa.
- Kolbe Anema, National Director for Invincible Defence for the Global Country of World Peace, South Africa.
The Prevention Force can be recruited from all corps in the SANDF and could be placed under the command of one corps like the Intelligence Corps or the South Africa Military Health Service (SAMHS). Such a force would need a permanent base with its own facilities and identity. Since it may not be viable to have members of this unit simply meditate two to four times a day they may be given a secondary function like communications (GS6) or civil-military relations (GS9).
The Prevention Force will have to be carefully recruited by trained and experienced personnel to ensure selection of soldiers suitable for the role. This has already been done in Mozambique. When the civil war there ended in 1992, 16 000 personnel were trained in IDT and that mission was carried out. With the South African population of 45 million, the required size of the Prevention Force will total about 670 men and women. The IDT element will probably be kept at about that level, and the logistical support for the unit can be handled by the same members who do the meditation exercises. Even if more personnel are required, the unit size will still be about that of an average infantry battalion.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ESTABLISHING THE PREVENTION FORCE
The disadvantages of establishing the Prevention Force are dwarfed by the potential advantages. The major challenge to the creation of such a force is that many people in the SANDF will first have to be persuaded of its capabilities before funds can be allocated. As I mentioned earlier, the challenge can be reduced by having a university run scientific trials first. The second means of overcoming resistance is by establishing such a unit in our existing framework as a trial run before establishing a stand-alone unit as the Prevention Force. In this way we will have a reference that it actually works.
The advantages are numerous. Except for the self-evident advantage of preventing the rise of enemies and lowering crime rates in the country, such a force will also safeguard against possible enemy attacks from outside, especially considering SANDF manpower shortages. It would also be a good idea to have such a force available by the time the 2010 Soccer World Cup takes place to prevent unfortunate incidents. Handled correctly, this may become a public relations victory, as IDT is now quite well-known throughout the world. The Prevention Force could also lower defence costs since with the presence of such a unit we will not need to increase the size of our forces, thus reducing costs of salaries, equipment, uniforms, weapons and ammunition. Money will also be saved by lowering anti-social tendencies, thus reducing costs in replacing stolen and damaged equipment in both the SANDF and the civil sector, and reducing the costs of investigating expensive cases.
The earlier discussed advantages of practicing TM will obviously benefit all the participating soldiers, and the successful unit will diffuse knowledge and awareness of IDT and the benefits of meditation. This will eventually lead to a calmer and healthier society.
IDT Group Size and Quality of Life in Israel
Quality of life in Israel improved and intensity of the conflict in Lebanon decreased in direct proportion to the number of Invincible Defense Technology experts in the coherence-creating group (Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1988, vol. 32, #4, pp. 776-812). A short online video (5:38) featuring Dr. John Hagelin explains this finding.
ENDORSEMENTS FOR INVINCIBLE DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY
It is important to take note of the following endorsements in regard to the validity of this technology:
"The claim can be plausibly made that the potential impact of this research exceeds that of any other ongoing social or psychological research program. The research has survived a broader array of statistical tests than most research in the field of conflict resolution. I think this work, and the theory that informs it, deserve the most serious consideration by academics and policy makers alike."
--David Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of Government
at the University of Texas at Austin
"In the studies that I have examined on the impact of the Maharishi Effect [the Invincible Defense Technology] on conflict, I can find no methodological flaws, and the findings have been consistent across a large number of replications in many different geographical and conflictual situations. As unlikely as the premise may sound, I think we have to take these studies seriously."
--Ted Robert Gurr, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Government
and Politics at the University of Maryland
"The hypothesis definitely raised some eyebrows among our reviewers. But the statistical work is sound. The numbers are there. When you can statistically control for as many variables as these studies do, it makes the results much more convincing. This evidence indicates that we now have a new technology to generate peace in the world."
--Raymond Russ, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the
University of Maine; editor, Journal of Mind and Behavior
"I have been following the research on the Maharishi Effect [the Invincible Defense Technology] as it has developed over the last twenty years. There is now a strong and coherent body of evidence showing that [this approach] provides a simple and cost-effective solution to many of the social problems we face today. This research and its conclusions are so strong, that it demands action from those responsible for government policy."
--Huw Dixon, Ph.D., Professor of Economics
at York University, England
There are no obvious disadvantages in establishing a Prevention Force. Day by day the advantages of TM and IDT are becoming more and more evident and it is only a matter of time before all countries have Prevention Forces. The only question is when this will happen. IDT has already been proven to work in Mozambique, the Balkans, Germany, and the Middle East, as well as various other theatres. As the SANDF is in transition, it would appear that now is the opportune time to take the first step in applying this system that works, thus setting the pace for the rest of Africa.
Maj W.G. Klokow (SAIC) is an infantry major at 6 SA Infantry Battalion (Air Assault). His duties have included work as an AU/UN military observer and peacekeeper. Maj Klokow is the first person in the SANDF to be awarded the new Air Assault Badge. He publishes the blog Soldier of Africa http://rsasoldier.blogspot.com
David Leffler, Ph.D. a United States Air Force veteran, is the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) http://www.StrongMilitary.org. Dr. Leffler received his Ph.D. from The Union Institute...amp; University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he did his doctoral research on the topic of IDT. David served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College and is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute.