Behavior: TM Marches On

Merv Griffin, Clint Eastwood, Joe Namath and Peggy Lee practice it. So do thousands of other Americans, both famous and unfamous. Their passion, Transcendental Meditation, was not much more than a student cult when it first caught on in the '60s. But today TM, as its devotees call it, claims a fast-growing following among suburban housewives, businessmen, athletes and even retirees. The number of active TM practitioners has jumped from about 250,000 two years ago to more than 575,000 at present. Now TM has achieved indisputable certification as a full-blown nationwide fad: not...

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