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School Of Thought

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"Something's happening deep in the heartland of America."

Folks are starting to call little Fairfield, Iowa the "Midwestern Stepford." A few locals claim there's a creepy cult taking over their comfortable town. Even the County Commissioners are saying, "We really don't know what's going on here!" But a legendary Hollywood director and the local school he's teamed up with, know exactly what's happening in Fairfield.

SCHOOL OF THOUGHT is a mysterious and amazing adventure into the MAHARISHI SCHOOL of the AGE of ENLIGHTENMENT with Academy Award-nominee, DAVID LYNCH (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and The Elephant Man). David brings along a few friends to Fairfield, including Beatles collaborator, DONOVAN (Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Sunshine Superman) and the world-renowned quantum physicist and presidential candidate, JOHN HAGELIN (What The Bleep Do We Know!?)

Together, these three peacemakers are touring the world with their mind-blowing solution to creating harmonious schools and world peace. Their answer: Have every student in every school practice Transcendental Meditation twice a day and watch them quickly become happier, healthier and more focused, thereby dissolving the life-threatening stress which typically manifests itself in young people through drug abuse and violence, often in fatal ways.

Join the Maharishi University coeds as they honor David and celebrate his arrival with their annual David Lynch Weekend. On the same special night, the younger students at the Maharishi School are celebrating their senior prom - where they find themselves in a surreal scene straight out of a David Lynch film, when the Hollywood icon crowns the shocked Prom King and Queen during a surprise visit with Donovan and Grammy-nominee MOBY.

You'll be fully engrossed with this intriguing journey through the boys and girls "meditation rooms" and the giant Golden Dome of this "Consciousness-Based" educational institution where thousands of the Fairfield faithful meditate together. It's an unbelievably peaceful K-12 school where the upper grades consistently score in the top 1% of the nation on standardized tests, the athletes win state championships every year and each student is required to meditate twice a day.

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Product Details

  • Actors: David Lynch, Donovan, Moby, Dr. John Hagelin, Chrysta Bell
  • Directors: Tony Perri
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Perri Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: March 12, 2009
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001VH7AP4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #458,835 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D. Duarte on June 17, 2009
Format: DVD
So the director and someone with the same last name give his film 5 stars?

I'd be much more impressed by a film that shows what's really going on out there.

The TM people say that they want to achieve world peace by teaching everyone TM, but then they want $2500 out of you first, for about 4 hours of instruction, with little or no overhead. I don't know if the price has gone up by now as i was out in Fairview about 3 or 4 years ago. In Mexico it costs $600 (or thereabouts). Why? Because they feel they can get more money out of Americans.

So they basically wouldn't let me be a part of world peace because I didn't have the money. Their recruiter asked if I myself taught anything. I told him that I tutor math. He challenged, what would I do if student couldn't pay? I told him that I often tutored poor students for free, it was never an issue, my only qualification was a desire to learn on the student's behalf, no matter how much money they had.

Well, the Maharishi needed my money still. You see, he was raising the money to bring together the top 13 or so meditators in the world (why it costs so much to bring them together was never explained) and then these guys, once meditating together would bring about world peace.

Isn't elitism beautiful? World peace will come about without your participation, because you're just not good enough. How do they know this? I don't know, just some special powers they have tell them so. You wouldn't understand. Although the TM'ers never seemed to question this so perhaps once you learn TM it all becomes clear, and I'm just not yet enlightened enough to understand?

One TM'er also told me that if he came up with $8,000 they would teach him to "fly.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cypriot on April 4, 2010
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Although I'm disappointed with the late Maharishi and the post-Sidhis TM movement, if there was such a school in my country I'd be very glad to send my son there. But I'm sure it would have been an awfully expensive school as most TM products are.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deb on September 24, 2009
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I would like to see a review from someone outside the movement.
No need to wear emerald glasses like the Wizard of Oz or something.
Does everyone really flourish, getting all A's and winning all the athletic contests?
I don't think that is realistic.
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