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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation is a meditation technique that has many adherents.  Read more about Transcendental Meditation

Here are 2 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Doug Henning (magician)

Age: 39
Los Angeles, California

Abandoned successful career

He was a hugely successful magician. He abandoned his career to devote all his time to studying Transcendental Meditation, which he thought would allow him to levitate. When he died of liver cancer, TM people claimed he was cancer free. Read more

Robert Kropinski

Age: 39
Washington, DC

Defrauded, eventually awarded $137,890 by court
January 14, 1987

He practiced transcendental meditation for 11 years, and later claimed in a lawsuit that it induced psychological issues that caused him harm. Read more

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