THE MAHARESHI’S MAGICIAN.
Illusionist and Magician Doug Henning was one of the Mahareshi’s devotees, he died in 2000 which was around the time when David Lynch took the helm of the ™ Empire. Hennings and The Maharishi planned to build a theme park “Veda Land” with a budget of about $ 1.5 Billion. The park had been planned around a Himalayan type setting, either in Canada or Idaho.
Henning ended his career of Magic and Illusions sold all his props and went to India to study with the Mahareshi …he became convinced that life should be committed to studying/promoting this form of meditation. (™). He returned to the US and ran for Parliament as a Natural Law Party Candidate. He employed several thousand flying Yogis who he believed would cure the nations problems. The Natural Law Party (NLP) !!! founded by Mahareshi himself.
The Natural Law Party was a transnational party based on the teachings of Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi. It was active in up to 74 countries, and ran candidates in at least ten. Founded in 1992, it was mostly disbanded in 2004 but continues in India and in some U.S. states.
The( NLP) viewed “natural law” as the organizing principle that governs the universe. The Natural Law Party advocated using the Transcendental Meditation technique and the ™ Sidhi program to reduce or eliminate problems in society.
Perhaps the most prominent candidate running on the NLP platform was John Hagelin, who campaigned for U.S. president in 1992, 1996, and 2004. The NLP in the United Kingdom received attention due to the support of former members of The Beatles. The only electoral successes were achieved by the Ajeya Bharat Party in India, which elected a legislator to a state assembly, and by the Croatian NLP, which elected a member of a regional assembly in 1993
The (NLP) !!!!!touted the “Maharishi Effect ” which they claimed caused stock markets to rise, the Berlin Wall to fall and cut crime etc… although the Maharishi Effect only got him 839 votes out of 55,298.
Having failed in politics, Henning turned his eye to publicizing the Maharishi’s teachings at a theme park he called Veda Land.
James Randi, a fellow magician and prominent skeptic, was critical of Henning’s involvement with Trancendental Meditiation. In 2008, Randi asserted in his blog, SWIFT, that TM founder Maharishi Mahesh had “caused the death of my friend Doug Henning”. He claimed that Henning had immersed himself so thoroughly in TM that he “abandoned regular medical treatment for liver cancer, continued to pursue his diet of nuts and berries, and died of the disease.