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You have found the original Trancenet site, maintained by the founder, John M. Knapp, LMSW. Although others claim to offer the same information, only this site is maintained -- and updated -- with the original vision of Trancenet. Please consider placing a link to this site on your homepage to ensure it is listed on Google above its many imitators.

There are many hundreds of documents and tens of megabytes of information stored at TranceNet on Transcendental Meditation, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Natural Law Party, and other related topics -- all available for free over the World Wide Web. So you may find locating the particular piece of information you are interested in difficult at times.

There are four good ways to research TM using TranceNet. First, try entering keywords into the search engine at the top of this page. This search engine is very flexible and powerful -- and should be easy to use even by the novice. Another good way to explore is to try clicking on the department buttons at the top and bottom of most pages: "home" will always bring you to the home page; "research" is linked to our archive of scientific research that has found inconclusive or even destructive effects from the practice of Transcendental Meditation; "getting started" is intended for those with little or no knowledge about TM or this site; "personal stories" are the experiences of dozens of former TMers who feel they have been seriously harmed psychologically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually by their contact with the Maharishi and his TM organization; "secrets" include suppressed material on the selection and meaning of the mantras, the TM-Sidhi techniques (including "levitation"), the "Checking Notes" and other material hidden from the public -- and even some TM insiders; "news" features a growing archive of media reports on the TM movement; and finally, "about TranceNet" gives a little background about this publication and the organization that publishes it.

You can also explore by clicking on the "Past Issues of TranceNet" link at the bottom of this page. TranceNet has grown in a series of "issues" over the years, as we release large amounts of information in chunks to the public. By clicking on this link you will be taken to previous tables of content complete with article summaries; each of these pages will have a similar link at the bottom of the page.

Finally, if you have exhausted all these avenues, e-mail us. We do ask, however, that you consider this as a last step. While we are always ready to respond to an individual or family in need, we ask that those seeking simple research help try the methods above first.

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