Forum, Nov. 3, 1975

The Craze of Meditation

To the Editors:

The great Phineas T. Barnum, master showman, has finally been unseated by the even greater Maharishi Mahesh Yogi [Oct. 13].

Elmer D. Hoag

Milford, Conn.

Rather than having a "genuine hunger for religious and mystical experience," I think the TMers, like the revolutionaries you recently featured, are middle-class kids who are having difficulty with the real world. Upon discovering in the '60s that the ghetto and the war would not be cleaned up at their will, the TMers fled into "cosmic consciousness," and the revolutionaries threw temper tantrums.

William S. Greenfield, M.D.

Philadelphia

I would suggest that anything that can...

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