Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sometimes Peace Is Not A Good Thing! Installment #1

David Heileman wrote in the Thursday, November 23rd edition of the SunNews, "A new center for transcendental meditation, a counterculture phenomenon that in the 1960's attracted celebrities like the Beatles and the Beach Boys, is in the works here (in Strongsville). The movement, founded a half century ago by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and now operating as the Global Country of World Peace, plans to build a 'Peace Palace.'" Their center will offer a transcendental meditation program along with courses in health, self-improvement, exercise and nutrition, as well as a day spa. Later, he writes that, "the center's plans in Strongsville also call for the construction of a private school for boys and girls in grades 9-12 as a second phase of the project."

On the surface, this sounds like just another exercise facility with a more religious twist. But, sadly, that is not the case. Strongsville does not need the Maharishi palace. It is dangerous in so many ways. It is a classic bait and switch. It will take the residents of Strongsville down the wrong path. In other installments, I will explain why I feel that this "Peace Palace" is a cult and why we should not buy what they are selling. Stay tuned for further information.