Culture / Politics

Maintaining Peace and Cultural Integrity in Russia and Ukraine: A Field-Tested Approach

Dr. David Leffler and Dr. Mykola Didukh consider the effects of deploying IDT, a scientifically validated technology of defense that neutralizes social stress, in the military forces of Russia and Ukraine.


Military personnel in Latin America, Africa and Asia practice group Transcendental Meditation to help maintain cultural integrity and protect their nations

A simplified view of why tensions are high between Russia and Ukraine is that many Ukrainians are dissatisfied and desire a European-Western way of life. They fear that Russia will take this possibility away from them. On the other hand Russia fears instability and sees these Ukrainian interests as a threat to its governance and cultural model, especially because they sprout so close to Russia’s border.

A close analysis of this situation shows that both countries’ concerns are basically the same. Russia and Ukraine similarly hope to avoid being heavily influenced by outside forces. They both want to maintain their internal coherence and cultural integrity—and to live in peace.

What can be done to maintain internal coherence and cultural integrity in two bordering countries with such divergent views? Many countries around the world have shown growing interest in a novel but scientifically verified, field-tested approach to maintaining cultural integrity by reducing the national collective stress that can break it down. Among military circles worldwide, this approach is known as Invincible Defense Technology (IDT).

Social turmoil such as conflict, war and terrorism is an indication of lack of internal coherence, resulting in loss of cultural integrity. Such turmoil is ultimately a human problem requiring a human solution. Experts in the field of conflict resolution maintain that the underlying cause of social turmoil is accumulated collective “social stress” – i.e., mounting political, religious and/or ethnic tensions between rival factions. As social stress builds collectively, divisions grow stronger, groups take sides, leaders are unable to resolve differences, and enemies arise within or outside the nation. Military and police forces may then be called upon to protect the nation, resulting in conflict, terrorism, and unpredictable outcomes. But even if military force temporarily solves the problem for the stronger side, the social stress remains, fueling future cycles of turmoil. In contrast, reduced levels of collective stress translate into less tension between competing sides, thereby reducing the probability of hostilities.

Today, the militaries of both Russia and Ukraine have an opportunity to overcome the cycle of turmoil by deploying IDT, a scientifically validated technology of defense that neutralizes social stress. IDT is based on the unified field of all the laws of nature – the most fundamental and powerful level of nature’s functioning discovered by modern physics. For this reason, IDT supersedes all other known defense technologies (which are based on electronic, chemical, and/or nuclear forces).

The IDT approach accesses and enlivens the unified field through subjective technologies of consciousness, thereby creating a profound influence of coherence and harmony throughout society that results in measurable reductions of crime, terrorism, and war. The military that deploys this powerful, human-resource-based technology disallows negative trends and prevents enemies from arising, and as a result, it has no enemies. No enemies means no war or terrorism and no insurgency – no instability. Internal coherence and cultural integrity are maintained.

The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived these systematic subjective technologies for experiencing the unified field, including the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced techniques. These techniques have been successfully applied by members of many faiths to eliminate conflict. Militaries in Latin America and Asia, as well as in African countries like Mozambique, have already applied these non-lethal and non-destructive technologies to reduce collective societal stress and resulting conflict. IDT is further validated by 23 peer-reviewed studies carried out in both developed and developing nations.

Old defense approach: the military fails to address social stress.
New Invincible Defense Technology approach addresses social stress, thereby ending war, terrorism and violence.

These studies confirm that when the required threshold of IDT experts is crossed – approximately the square root of 1% of a given population – crime goes down, quality of life indices go up, and war and terrorism abate. Scientists have named this phenomenon the Maharishi Effect, since Maharishi Mahesh Yogi first predicted it. The causal mechanism appears to be a field effect of consciousness – a spillover effect on the level of the unified field from the peace-creating group into the larger population.

In 1983, a two-month Maharishi Effect intervention in Israel resulted in a 76% reduction in war deaths in neighboring Lebanon (p < 10-7) when group size exceeded the square root of 1% threshold (Journal of Conflict Resolution). Seven subsequent, consecutive experiments over a two-year period during the peak of the Lebanon war found

  • war-related fatalities decreased by 71% (p < 10-10)
  • war-related injuries fell by 68% (p < 10-6)
  • the level of conflict dropped by 48% (p < 10-8)
  • cooperation among antagonists increased by 66% (p < 10-6)

The likelihood that these combined results were due to chance is less than one part in 10 to the nineteenth (Journal of Social Behavior and Personality). More information is available in another follow-up study published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration.

In addition, a global-scale study published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation documented a 72% drop in international terrorism when groups of peace-creating experts had assembled that were large enough to generate the Maharishi Effect for the entire world.

The internal coherence of the Maharishi Effect creates an “invincibility shield” to maintain cultural integrity. This process parallels other processes of nature seen in physical systems. Certain “internally” coherent systems have the ability to protect themselves against disruptive influences, while “incoherent” systems are easily penetrated by disorder from the outside.

The militaries of Ukraine and Russia are responsible for defending their citizens. As with other militaries, they can now succeed in their missions simply by creating a Prevention Wing – a group of IDT experts in their respective countries. The size of these Prevention Wings would be small – approximately the square root of 1% of the population of each country – so only a small number of military personnel would be needed to staff these Prevention Wings. IDT could also be introduced into other large groups such as the police forces or militias. Ideally, Ukraine and Russia would each establish a Prevention Wing to create internal coherence and cultural integrity for the nation. However, even if only one country created a group of IDT experts, peace still could be maintained, especially if the group assembled was large enough to exceed the square root of 1% of the population of the entire region.

As part of their responsibility to protect citizens, the militaries of Russia and Ukraine are obligated to thoroughly examine scientifically validated methods for preventing conflict, war and terrorism. Extensive scientific research objectively says, “Yes, this approach works.” To implement IDT, it is only necessary to provide the proper training for a group of military personnel – or indeed, any sizable group within the nation. The militaries of Ukraine and Russia have the opportunity today through IDT to prevent further turmoil and to create national security, invincibility, and peace. Why not use this approach now? Time may be running out before hostilities resume and continue to escalate.

About the Authors:

David Leffler, Ph.DDavid Leffler, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) Dr. Leffler was a member of the U.S. Air Force for nearly nine years. He served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College. David has also given presentations about Invincible Defense Technology at the Russian Air Force Academy, The Russian Academy of Sciences, and defense-related institutions in the United States such as the Institute of Defense and Business. Articles by Dr. Leffler, or about him and Invincible Defense Technology have been featured in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Most are available online by clicking here. He is on Twitter and Facebook.
Mykola L. Didukh, Ph.D., is Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Kyiv Taras Shevchenko and serves as the Director of the Transcendental Meditation program in Ukraine. In the past year he worked closely with the Ministry of Defence and state agency of veterans in Ukraine as a advisor on PTSD. He has coauthored numerous articles and has given presentations urging implementation of Invincible Defense Technology by the military of Ukraine. Dr. Didukh has conducted and completed research into higher states of conscious on more than 1100 subjects and prepared seven articles for scientific publications. Dr. Didukh and Dr. Leffler are teachers of the Transcendental Meditation program.



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