A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 13, 1975

Compared to Esalen, Primal Screaming and similar trendy behavior therapies, Transcendental Meditation is downright dull, says Associate Editor Gerald Clarke: "You don't shout, you don't take off your clothes, you don't blurt out your sex life to a bunch of strangers." Thus Clarke, who describes himself as "superrational," decided to try it. Last April—long before he knew he would write this week's Behavior story on TM—he invested $125 and four days in TM training. "I can't claim any miracles," says Clarke, "but I write with greater ease and speed now." Doing this week's assignment, even Clarke was surprised by the...

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