John Hagelin


John Hagelin, Ph.D., isn’t what you’d call a “standard” law of attraction teacher: he is a scientist – a particle physicist, as well as educator, author, and public policy expert. His work connects consciousness and quantum physics, and the application of “the laws of nature” to every area of our lives, including crime reduction and creating a practical foundation for permanent world peace.


John Samuel Hagelin was born on June 9, 1954  in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While he was a student at Taft School for boys, he was involved in a motorcycle crash that led to a full body cast. That’s when he was introduced to quantum mechanics, and the Transcendental Meditation technique (TM), which had a profound impact on his life.

After his freshman year at Dartmouth College, he went to Vittel, France, where he become a qualified teacher of the TM technique. He holds an A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and an M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1981) from Harvard University.

Dr. Hagelin has conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) and is responsible for the development of a highly successful grand unified field theory based on the Superstring.

In 1984 he came to  Maharishi International University (MIU) to continue his research in physics. During that time he worked on supersymmetric extensions of the standard model and grand unification theories. The papers he published in the areas of  particle physics, electroweak unification, grand unification, supersymmetry, and cosmology,  included his work on the “flipped SU(5), heterotic superstring theory”, which is considered one of the more successful unified field theories or “theories of everything”.

In 1992, Hagelin, along with 12 other people who felt that governmental problems could be solved more effectively by following “Natural Laws”, founded the Natural Law Party. Their platform included preventive health care, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy technologies. Dr. Hagelin was chosen by the party as their presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996. He helped draft a paragraph in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 10,000-page health proposal, a paragraph which, according to Hagelin, was the only one in the document that concerned preventive health care.

In 2003, Hagelin established the US Peace Government (USPG), as an affiliate of the Global Country of World Peace. These instututions were created to promote evidence-based and sustainable solutions as well as policies of governance that are aligned with Natural Law.

Today, Dr. Hagelin is the Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management, as well as Minister of Science and Technology of the Country of World Peace.

Teachings and Philosophy

According to his official website, Dr. Hagelin is one of the few scientists who have fulfilled Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything” through their mathematical formulation of the unified field – but he was the first to apply this most advanced knowledge for the practical benefit of humankind:

He has pioneered the use of unified field–based technologies proven to reduce crime, violence, terrorism, and war and to promote peace throughout society—technologies derived from the ancient Vedic science of consciousness.

His work is based on the breakthroughs in quantum physics that reveal the “unified field” as the ultimate reality. The “unified field” is the field of universal intelligence which is at the basis of mind and matter, the fountainhead of all the laws of nature, and the source of all the order in the universe.

This field of universal intelligence can be directly experienced and accessed by the human mind using highly refined meditation techniques derived from the ancient Vedic wisdom. That way we can experience the fourth major state of consciousness – “pure consciousness” (the first three major states being waking, dreaming and deep sleep).

When we access this higher state of consciousness, we become aligned with cosmic intelligence, when our thoughts and actions become powerfully effective. According to Dr. Hagelin, “while the attainment of higher states of consciousness has historically been considered rare and difficult, new research reveals that enlightenment, the full development of human potential, is our birthright—a spontaneous byproduct of integrated brain functioning.”

His own research and more than 50 other studies also reveal the existence of long-range “field effects” of consciousness generated through collective meditation – such effects of consciousness have a profound impact on society as a whole, defusing acute societal stress, violence and conflict, and providing a practical foundation for permanent world peace.


In addition to his movie appearances and scientific and spiritual practices, John Hagelin is the author of one book:

  • Manual For A Perfect Government: How To Harness The Laws of Nature To Bring Maximum Success To Governmental Administration


Happier thoughts lead to essentially a happier biochemistry.  A happier, healthier body.  Negative thoughts and stress have been shown to seriously degrade the body and the  functioning of the brain, because it’s our thoughts and emotions that are continuously reassembling, reorganizing, re-creating our body.

We are the creators, not only of our own destiny, but ultimately we are the creators of universal destiny. We are the creators of the universe.

We are on the threshold of a global transformation to a post-dual, unified field-based civilization—a new world order of affluence and peace based on the knowledge, and direct experience, of the core unity of life in higher states of consciousness.

In the video below, John Hagelin is talking about consciousness and quantum physics:

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