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Greetings from Utopia Park

Surviving a Transcendent Childhood

by Claire Hoffman

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A journalist describes her experiences as a jaded, skeptical teenager growing up in a secluded utopia in Iowa, Maharishi's National Headquarters for Heaven on Earth, which promoted Transcendental Meditation as a path to peace and enlightenment. 30,000 first printing.

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A Childhood Of Transcendental Meditation, Spent In The 'Shadow Of A Guru'

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