the SCIENCE BEHIND THE GLObal Transformation Project ...

This could be happening on a planetary scale ... easier than you think ... scroll down to see how ...

Global Transformation Project Saves Trillions

The Global Transformation Project advocates science-based Mind-Body Education ...

Including: Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Qigong, and Mindfulness due to their mountain of research data available

All these Mind-Body practices have the potential of training students in the HIGHLY BENEFICIAL "Alpha/Theta Brain Wave (Meditative) Consciousness." However, the Global Transformation Project's UN Resolution draft advocates Public Educational institutions worldwide utilize all 5 of these Mind-Body practices, with an eye to including more as science evolves. Because each one has its own strength's and advantages to offer Public Education students around the globe.

YOGA: Yoga's Aryuvedic Medicine approach to integrating physical, mental and emotional health is well studied, and well proven.
TAI CHI: Tai Chi's highly evolved system of contemplative physical structure analysis to foster a mindful-relaxed state while moving through changes in life is profound, well studied, and proven.
MEDITATION: Meditation's countless studies have proven it can change schools, businesses, and even prisons, into much more highly evolved institutions with less conflict, and better mental and physical health.
QIGONG (pronounced "chee-gong"): Qigong's extensive research has shown that virtually any standard medical treatment which includes Qigong as adjunct therapy--shows better treatment outcomes
MINDFULNESS: Although all the above 4 Mind-Body practices should include Mindfulness as a core part of the training, there are highly refined systems that focus entirely on showing students how to more richly and deeply feel their bodies, and the sensations from within and around them. Students who can "tune into" their bodies, hearts and minds to feel turmoil, and then utilize the powerful tools of Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong to "breathe through" such challenges, and feel them subside, would make a powerful combination of Mind-Body Education for Public Schools worldwide.

Today at  affordable prices never before seen, technology exists that can "sense a student's brain waves," and provide them instant feedback during Meditation or other Mind-Body practices, and gives them data to view when exiting the Meditative State. Educators worldwide would be remiss not to be looking at such technology. One such instrument is called "MUSE, a brain-sensing headband," there may be others.  With students worldwide participating and data being gathered, mind-body experts worldwide can pool their knowledge with education-specialists worldwide, and health scientists worldwide ... which would lead to these ancient mellilia old Mind-Body systems evolving into even more easily attainable, and more highly effective systems of Mental, Emotional, and Physical health.

"If anyone can show me the science supporting any other singular action the world could take to so profoundly benefit our nations and world financially, socially, mentally, emotionally, and physically ... I will fold up The Global Transformation Project, and join that cause.  So far, no one has. And I think that anyone who studies this website, will undoubtedly agree."
-- William E. Douglas, Jr.; Co-Founder of The Global Transformation Project, 2009 Inductee to the World Internal Arts Hall of Fame in New York

Global Transformation Project

The Science is in!  Planetary transformation is possible, low cost, and highly effective ...

What happens when you bring meditation to public schools? (VOX News)



 Global Transformation Project Founder co-hosts Harvard's Dr. Peter Wayne in a discussion with neurobiologist, Dr. Richard Hammerschlag. (Jan. 16, 2021, Online Summit!)



What Happens To Your Brain And Body When You Do Yoga Regularly (Science Insider)



How Meditation Impacts the Brain and Implications for Health University of California Television



HARVARD Researchers Commemorate World Tai Chi Day



The Science of Mindfulness (Oxford Mindfulness Center)



Dr. Khalsa of Harvard Medical School on the Science Behind Yoga (CEO Magazine)



Corrections Officer on Transcendental Meditation in Prisons (TM: Transcendental Meditation)



Murder, Mayhem, and Meditation (Full Length) Vice News



"The Gospel of Science: Mind-Blowing New Science on Ancient Truths to Heal Our Stress, Lives, and Planet"s offers 600 pages of meticulously cited/endnoted to source science articles' and studies' links which the GTP vision is based on. However, the science on Mind-Body Education is expanding exponentially, therefore, The Global Transformation Project is working on a Science Library with links to articles/studies on Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation as a public service. At this time, thanks to we do have a Science Library on Tai Chi, join our newsletter to be notified as our Science Library of Links progresses.

This book is the result of decades of research into the connection of "the inner world (human consciousness)" and the "outter world" (science, education, economics, societal health, government, public health). It reveals the connection between human consciousness and social/economic realities, drawing on the author's over the 20 years of organizing a mass global health education event held in over 80 nations, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, where the author worked in and with major medical institutions and researchers worldwide, and researched/authored 4 editions of a Tai Chi book, and a second related book, "The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science."

"The Gospel of Science" author  majored in Sociology, following social trends for decades, working professionally in issue politics: Human Rights, Economic Justice, and Environomental causes, combined with his 20 year journey of following emerging brain science, DNA research, and Social Science data as a global health education organizer. This book paints a vision of global transformation (ie GTP: Global Transformation Project) that is low cost, easily doable, and perhaps the most profound way to positively change the future of the planet with the least amount of effort (ala "Push Hands"). The powerful vision, this book provides science to support, has created excitement and hope for experts in many disciplines: GOVERNMENT, SOCIOLOGY, ASTROPHYSICS, ECONOMICS, and THEOLOGY.


Dr. William M. Kirtley, President, National Social Science Association; and Professor of Government and Economics ...
“Like the prophets of old, Bill Douglas calls for justice and a better way of life. His book, the Gospel of Science, prods and provokes; but, at the same time, encourages compassion and empathy. Yet, what makes this book unlike the myriad spiritual books advocating such things is that it doesn't just appeal to the better angels of our nature, but rather makes a hard science-based convincing case that these factors are a real part of any rational equation to solving our personal or societal problems.”

David Caditz, Ph.D.; Astrophysicist, former Director Solar Vehicle Project at Stanford University ...
“The Gospel of Science's thoroughly cited research describes new ways of approaching the dynamics of human consciousness that could affect important changes for humanity … A positive and healthy collective consciousness is as important to our fate as any technological innovation."

Michael J. Gelb, Author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci ...
“William Douglas’s new book is a gift to the world. His intention is nothing less than helping you improve the way you do everything. Bill emphasizes that energies of loving kindness and compassion are at the core of health—personally, socially, and even economically. He offers wise and creative counsel on how to cultivate and share these gifts for the benefit of humanity. Highly recommended!”

Rev. Nathaniel Haaland, Hospice Chaplain ...
“The Gospel of Science’s meticulous collection of new emerging scientific data proves there is something that lies beneath the best ideas of humanity, an experience that has given rise to the myriad of world religions and indeed all of human experience. Bill Douglas helps us see how easy it is for each of us, and our society and entire world to rediscover this common core of human existence. How can something so simple also be so stunningly profound?

How EXCITING! The modern world’s tendency towards despair and hopelessness seems misguided, once you read this exciting collection of scientific good news which illustrates the most effective way to improve our personal and world health, saving trillions in health costs, creating an economy where all prosper, profoundly reducing violence and war, and ending global poverty, can be done easily, cheaply, and very quickly by expanding the use of science-based ancient mind-body techniques throughout public education systems worldwide.

Excerpts from "The Gospel of Science: Mind-Blowing New Science on Ancient Truths to Heal Our Stress, Lives, and Planet"

Trillions Saved Annually that Could Heal Our Planet ...
Excerpt from "The Gospel of Science" (page 38, 39)
This realization that 60% to 90% of illness sending people to doctors is caused by stress—and best treated by mind-body practices, means that between $4.2 trillion to $6.3 trillion could be saved each and every year by expanding use of mind-body practices throughout society at all levels. If mind-body practices were taught worldwide in public schools as a core part of public education (taught in age appropriate ways, from K-12), in 12 years we would profoundly reduce global health costs. Of course they could also be taught in senior care facilities, healthcare institutions, corporate/employee wellness programs, prison, etc. etc.

Even the most conservative estimate of potential savings would mean trillions of dollars of annual savings each year. What could the world do with trillions of extra dollars? Possibilities are profound. Estimates are that world hunger could be ended with just $30 billion per year. 3.4 million (mostly children) die annually from water related diseases. According to the World Bank estimates, $150 billion each year would provide clean water worldwide. Wrap your head around this, a tiny fraction of the trillions in saved health costs could end world hunger and millions of water related deaths—we are talking global transformation on a gargantuan scale ... but, this is only the beginning.  And there would be ZERO sacrifice to make this happen, the school children would be (according to scientific research) happier, more creative, smarter, and better students who are more capable of retaining information, with less abscence due to illness. The cost of implementing this worldwide would be minimal, yet would have greater positive economic impact than any other one single program has, or likely will ever have.

POVERTY & ECONOMIC STRESS CONTRIBUTE GREATLY TO 60-90% OF ALL ILLNESSES which research shows are caused by stress.

Excerpt from "The Gospel of Science" (page 38-39)
This figure on stress causing most illness, was echoed in comments made by Harvard researcher and best-selling author, Dr. Herbert Benson (author of “The Relaxation Response”), during a presentation at Harvard Book Store. Where he pointed out that as our medicines and surgery are indeed good, yet mind-body practices are shown to best treat 60% to 90% of our illnesses—practices like Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong (chi kung), Meditation, Repetitive Prayer, etc.

This resonates with famed cell biologist and author of “The Biology of Belief,” Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.’s, discovery that our DNA’s expression was not ruled only by its coding, but powerfully by its “environment”—which led Dr. Lipton to see our state of consciousness as a major determinant of the form our DNA expression takes.

This realization that 60% to 90% of illness sending people to doctors is caused by stress—and best treated by mind-body practices, means that between $4.2 trillion to $6.3 trillion could be saved each and every year by expanding use of mind-body practices throughout society at all levels. If mind-body practices were taught worldwide in public schools as a core part of public education (taught in age appropriate ways, from K-12), in 12 years we would profoundly reduce global health costs. Of course they could also be taught in senior care facilities, healthcare institutions, corporate/employee wellness programs, prison, etc. etc.

Even the most conservative estimate of potential savings would mean trillions of dollars of annual savings each year. What could the world do with trillions of extra dollars?

Possibilities are profound. Estimates are that world hunger could be ended with just $30 billion per year. 3.4 million (mostly children) die annually from water related diseases. According to the World Bank estimates, $150 billion each year would provide clean water worldwide. Wrap your head around this, a tiny fraction of the trillions in saved health costs could end world hunger and millions of water related deaths—we are talking global transformation on a gargantuan scale.

ENDNOTE CITATIONS for above studies/research data sources:

Herbert Benson; The Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Health Through Mind Body Healing

Excerpt from "The Gospel of Science" (page 27, 60-66, 116-117)
A profoundly important side effect of these practices is altered activity in the empathy and compassion centers of the brain ...

... This indicates that these brain changes meditation produces, such as an increase in the compassion center of the brain—in a crowded world demanding increased cooperation among human beings—may literally result in a major evolution in the nature of humankind. The statistical data showing the world is less violent and crime is decreasing may be evidence that this physical/neurological evolution is resulting in what many would think of as a spiritual awakening, truly realizing what the prophets of the major religions envisioned 2,000 years ago with their blue-prints for a world of compassion.

Yale News, in a February 2014 article by Bill Hathaway titled “Meditation helps pinpoint neurological differences between two types of love,” reported on Yale School of Medicine research revealing that meditators were more drawn to a ‘selfless love’ that sprang from a desire for the happiness of others ...

In his groundbreaking book, “The Biology of Belief,” stem cell biologist Bruce Lipton notes that what most ensured a species’ dominance through the course of life’s evolution wasn’t raw power, brute force, or the result of conquest and conflict, but rather of love. He pointed out that Charles Darwin wrote of love much more than he did of “survival of the fittest.” He recognized that cells that were able to collaborate and bond became higher life forms, and this evolutionary trait ultimately is what lifted humanity to the top of the food chain and dominance of the planet. We are not stronger or faster than other animals, but we are experts at collaborative effort. It was our love, not our conflict that lifted us.

A study by C. Crockford, R.M. Witting, K. Langergraber, T.E. Ziegler, K. Xuberbuhler, and T. Deschner, titled “Urinary oxytocin and social bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees” presented at the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biological Sciences, was published in March 2013. It reported that chimpanzees involved in ongoing cooperative relationships lived longer and their children’s survival rate increased, and researchers measured a hormone level associated with bonding and sexual relationships. This hormonal system passed down through generations may be the glue that binds chimps, not just to kin, but to their collective society.

But beyond our immediate biochemical physical need for connection, we are connected in ways that blur the lines between our biology and our spirituality. The emerging research showing that humans and other species, such as apes, dolphins and even mice as noted in an April 19th, 2018 Science Daily article titled “Gene variant increases empathy-driven fear in mice”, have gene characteristics that promote empathy, woven into their being. There have been many cases of wild dolphins saving humans in distress, states a March 2012 article by Ross Pomeroy published in Real Clear Science, titled “A Helping Flipper: Why Do Dolphins Save Humans?”

Some have dubbed this the “empathy gene,” but no matter what name you give it, there is a biological aspect of us that causes us to react to suffering outside of our own body with the same bio-chemical reaction we would have if that pain were being inflicted upon us, which reveals that compassion is a reflex, not a moral choice. It is our very nature to be compassionate.

In fact, a study titled, “Is Empathy Learned--or Are We Born with It?,” by Ronit Roth-Hanania (Academic College of Tel Aviv); Yaffo Davidov and Maayan Davidov (Hebrew University); and Carolyn Zahn-Waxler (University of Wisconsin, Madison), reported in Developmental Science, December 2012, found that infants from 8 to 16 months displayed true signs of human empathy when they perceived their mother’s experiencing pain. The infants showed sadness on their own infant faces in response to mother’s pain, or were seen cooing to console Mom. In the case of the older infants, more mobile, they might pat their mother to console her.

A chief U.S. Army combat historian and author of “Men Against Fire,” S.L.A. Marshall refers to studies by Medical Corps psychiatrists revealing the most common cause of battle failure isn’t from fear of being killed, but more commonly from the fear of killing others. It takes a huge amount of energy to deny this natural altruistic reflex in ourselves, and that toll damages our health. We are driven biologically to embrace the spiritual compassion, kindness, and altruism that Jesus and the other major religions’ prophets exalted. What is supremely exciting is that meditation techniques, being practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, appears to be expanding this natural altruistic biological tendency we already have woven within us.

A January 2007 Wall Street Journal article by Sharon Begley, titled “How Thinking Can Change the Brain—Dalai Lama Helps Scientists Show the Power of the Mind to Sculpt Our Gray Matter,” cited a study being done on meditation, involving Eastern monks who’d meditated their entire lives and novices who were new to meditation. The meditators’ brain activity was scanned to see if meditation affected it. What they found was stunning. Not only did the “empathy” center of the brain activate more for meditators when they saw images of people suffering, but the “action” part of the brain also was activated—revealing that meditation made people not only more likely to empathize with those in suffering, but to be moved to action to help stop the source of that pain for others.

If this effect were defined in less scientific terms, it might be described thusly: It made them a better Christian. Now that pops from my mind because I grew up in the Lutheran Church. However, that increased empathy effect of meditation could well be described by others as, “Meditation made them a better Buddhist.” Another might replace “Buddhist” or “Christian” with “Muslim,” “Jew,” “Hindu,” etc. etc. An atheist or agnostic might read that study and simply deduce that meditation makes people a “better person.” No matter how you state this, what this research appears to show is that woven within the very structure of our being is a morality that causes us to want others to be healthy, happy, and pain free.

Our cells appear to feel a “link” to life beyond this physical body, as if all life were connected in some intangible way. This connection may extend far beyond our bodies, and in fact appears to be woven deeply into the very fabric of the universe.Is it possible that millennia ago prophets were roughhewn men of high science, trying to explain this scientific reality about our essential nature—but in the limited language they would need to articulate so our ancestors could comprehend it? Is the researcher who observes by going within, less of a scientist than one who observes from the outside—if their journey of discovery leads to the same essential truth?

Scientific legend Nikola Tesla, referred to as “The Man Who Invented the 20th Century,” was one who embodied both internal and external science. He stated that our world becomes what our consciousness makes it, and that when we love our existence, our universe, and cherish its beauty, our beauty, and the sacredness of life … that is when all things become sacred—not separate from us, or our consciousness, but reliant and dependent on it. Tesla’s physical science and consciousness research showed him that our well-being, and the well-being of all things, are inextricably physically intertwined—all of the same energy. Buddha pointed out that an act of harming another absolutely meant that we do not love ourselves, and that the only source of true joy was to be loving to all.

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
— Matthew 22:39, KJV

O mankind! We created you … and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that you may despise each other).
— The Koran, verse 49:13

… show mercy and compassion every man to his brother; and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor …
— Zecharaih, Hebrew Prophet, Tanakh (The Holy Scriptures); Zechariah 7:9, 7:10

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us a universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest . . . a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness … Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion …
— Albert Einstein

ENDNOTE CITATIONS for above studies/research data sources:
Crockford, C.; Witting, R.M.; Langergraber, K.; Ziegler, T.E.; Xuberbuhler, K.; Deschner, T.; Urinary oxytocin and social bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees, Proceedings of The Royal Society of Biological Sciences, Published: 22 March 2013

Institute for Basic Science, Gene variant increases empathy-driven fear in mice, Science Daily, April 19, 2018

Pomeroy, Ross; A Helping Flipper: Why Do Dolphins Save Humans?, Real Clear Science, March 18, 2012

Roth-Hanania, Ronit (Academic College of Tel Aviv); Davidov, Yaffo and Davidov, Maayan (Hebrew University); and Zahn-Waxler, Carolyn (University of Wisconsin, Madison); Is Empathy Learned--or Are We Born with It?, Developmental Science, December 2, 2012

Begley, Sharon; How Thinking Can Change the Brain, Dalai Lama Helps Scientists Show the Power of the Mind To Sculpt Our Gray Matter, Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2007

Abdullah Yusuf Ali; The Holy Qur’an, published originally in 1934

Zecharaih, Hebrew Prophet, Tanakh (The Holy Scriptures); Zechariah 7:9, 7:10, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 5677-1917 (published 1917)

Quotable Einstein (p. 340) – February 12, 1950 (Einstein Archives 60-424)

Hathaway, Bill; Meditation helps pinpoint neurological differences between two types of love, Yale News, February 11, 2014

Excerpt from "The Gospel of Science" (page 24, 55-56, 59-60, 330-331, 335-336, 396)

Altruism Makes Us Healthier
Whenever one of my close and dear people were hurt, I felt physical pain. This is because our bodies are made of similar material, and our Souls are connected with unbreakable strands. Incomprehensible sadness that overwhelmed us at times, means that somewhere, on the other side of this planet, a child or generous man died.
— Nikola Tesla, renowned visionary inventor, called
“The Man Who Invented the 20th Century”

A July 2013 HealthDay News article by Robert Preidt, published on MedicineNet, cited a profound study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, proving that compassion is actually woven into our physical being. This study showed that the physical body actually revolts against selfishness. Even though the participants’ sense of “positive emotion” was found in both groups, one enjoying selfish hedonistic pleasure, the other enjoying the pleasure of altruism—selfish pleasure was not healing to the subjects DNA ...

At the deepest level of their physical being, the genomes knew the difference between ‘doing good’ pleasure and ‘selfish’ pleasure. Steven Cole, professor of medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), in a university press release revealed, “Both seemed to have the same high levels of positive emotion. However, their genomes were responding very differently …,” as published in a July 29, 2013 UCLA Newsroom article by Mark Wheeler, titled, “Be happy: your genes may thank you for it.”

The do-gooders’ immune cells were positively affected, and had low level inflammatory gene expression and strong antiviral and antibody expression benefits that the selfish pleasure seekers’ genes did not enjoy. The surface mind thought that the selfish pleasures and altruistic pleasures felt the same, but the deeper core of existence knew the difference.

Famed geologist, paleontologist and Jesuit Priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote that love is the fabric that connects all of life and that love is the most profound part of our being ...

Modern economic studies and scientific research show that transcendental consciousness and compassion, the tenets all major religions were born from, produce economic and societal effects that would heal our world on every level—and at minimal cost ...

Fairness and kindness to others is a staple of what the messengers/prophets taught, to feel and care about the struggle and suffering of others. But now science reveals it wasn’t a moral platitude but practical economic advice. We find that when the struggling poor get their wages raised to a $15 per hour living wage—it does not just help the working poor—it stimulates the entire economy. A June 2015 article by Aaron Pacitti published in Huffpost says that U.S. states with minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage see more job growth in their states’ economy. The author points out that a higher minimum wage reduces business (turn over and other) costs, while also reducing federal assistance costs.

A February 2018 paper by Scott Fullwiler, Stephanie Kelton, Catherine Reutschlin, and Marshall Steinbaum, published by the Levy Economics Institute of Baird College, titled “The Macroeconomic Effects of Student Debt Cancellation,” shows that in America, university students are as a whole drowning in $1.4 trillion in college debt. This report states that forgiving US student debt would stimulate our economy and actually create more jobs, lower unemployment, and boost our GDP (Gross Domestic Product) by between $86 billion to $108 billion per year. Refer to endnote for a link to read the entire paper, because this stunning increase in GDP is only one of many more benefits our economy would enjoy by forgiving student debt.

Thinking in terms of “being nice to others” might or might not make us want to help out those struggling students. But when we realize helping our nation’s students get out from under their crushing student loan debt could boost our GDP by so many tens of billions of dollars each year, then all of a sudden compassion for these students’ struggles becomes a no brainer—no longer a moral question, but a hard economic reality we would be fools to deny ...

Since research proves that meditation makes our brains work more empathetically, we would be less likely to push through laws or economic policies that were unfair to others, as our brains would be wired to more deeply feel the pain of others and be activated to lessen that pain. And as you’ve seen, this would be an attractor that would pull us away from the strange attractor of unbridled greed which has proven in 2007 and 1928 to destroy our economy. Our spirituality—rather than unbridled greed—would become economic reality when seen in the full context of this chapter and this book.
Human consciousness determines the state of economics. Meditation practiced by millions worldwide as it is more utilized in public education worldwide because it improves student’s ability to learn and retain information and creates healthier citizens, will also create the foundation of a new economics, as the evolving consciousness of millions of new meditators is shifted by meditation’s multidimensional benefits of empathy and new complexity of thought.

It is very likely that global starvation will become a thing of the past, only read of in history books, as meditation changes global consciousness in the ways research has proven it will. Scientific research showing that our bodies get healthier when we work for the common good, and are less healthy on a DNA level when we spend energy on selfish hedonistic pleasure, will guide us to this new economics. We will find ways to care for those “least among us” because that will hold the key to our health and happiness, even if we live in areas of plenty and prosperity ...

A December 2012 article by Annie Kelly published by the Guardian UK newspaper, titled “Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big ideas from a tiny state that could change the world,” pointed out that since 1971 the small nation of Bhutan, according to the report, redefined the way to ‘measure progress’ for a nation’s economy. Rather than relying on GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as the sole measurement of economic progress, Bhutan assessed prosperity through what they called GNH (Gross National Happiness), which included its citizens’ health, physically, spiritually, environmentally, and as a society. The article cited this approach was drawing a lot of attention, and that the UN, in a move endorsed by 68 countries, created a UN panel now looking at how Bhutan’s approach could become a global standard.

There was a time when Newtonian physics’ “action and reaction” worked. It made sense. However with the advent of quantum mechanics we saw that beneath that formula was a vast universe of more subtle realities, and those have improved the way we do everything in society, from our modern computers, healthcare technology like MRIs, and all the things chemistry offers have been expanded by quantum physics. Something similar is happening with every aspect of our lives, including our understanding of our economic system. As we open to the quantum realization of our innate spiritual compassion becoming the multidimensional quantum field beneath the linear Newtonian action-reaction approach we’ve taken to economics, it will change everything in ways we can only barely glimpse the promise of. It will change everything!

What is fascinating is that this global expansion of consciousness via widespread use of meditation, which is preparing us to be able to see a wider deeper reality, could not have arrived at a better time. Global changes in technology, population, and economics will demand that we understand the underlying dynamic of compassion in order to create the stable nurturing world we all seek ...

A 2014 report in Nation Magazine, “This City Came Up With a Simple Solution to Homelessness: Housing” by Kara Dansky, cited statistics showing that when Salt Lake City implemented a Housing First program, the city spent $7,800 a year to house and provide social support for homeless people, rather than the $20,000 per homeless person they had spent the year before—and chronic homelessness had dropped 72 percent.

Again and again we see macroeconomics is a fractal extension of human consciousness, therefore the policies of a democratic government most certainly should be a direct extension of human consciousness. Democratic government and its actions or non-actions are a direct result of the collective consciousness of its citizens—that’s the point of democracy. Polling, cited later, shows that a majority of Americans favor compassionate policies, so if democracy works, this would lead to housing the homeless because it makes economic sense.

ENDNOTE CITATIONS for above studies/research data sources:
1899, Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) interview in his former laboratory in Colorado Springs (USA) with a journalist of the magazine “Immortality” named John Smith

Preidt, Robert; Do-Gooders May Be Doing Good Things for Their Genes, ealthDay News, published on MedicineNet, July 31, 2013

Wheeler, Mark; Be happy: your genes may thank you for it, UCLA Newsroom, July 29, 2013

Pacitti, Aaron; Raising the Minimum Wage Boosts Growth and Does Not Cause Unemployment, Huffpost, June 27, 2015

Fullwiler, Scott; Kelton, Stephanie; Reutschlin, Catherine; Steinbaum, Marshall; The Macroeconomic Effects of Student Debt Cancellation; Levy Economics Institute of Baird College, February 2018

Kelly, Annie; Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big ideas from a tiny state that could change the world, The Guardian (UK), December 1, 2012

United Nations Development Programme

Dansky, Kara; This City Came Up With a Simple Solution to Homelessness: Housing, The Nation Magazine, October 23, 2014

Excerpt from "The Gospel of Science" (page 125-133)
Research has shown that meditation fundamentally changes our physical body’s basic building block–the genes within our DNA structure. Dr. Herbert Benson (author of “The Relaxation Response;” “Beyond the Relaxation Response;” and “Relaxation Revolution”), a pioneer in mind-body research at Harvard, said that research indicates that meditation may turn certain genes on and off, including genes involved with controlling how the body handles free radicals, cell death, and inflammation processes. An April 2011 article by Harvard Health Publications titled “Relaxation response affects gene activity” reported on how ‘relaxation response’ [meditative] techniques can turn certain genes on or off.  Research reported in the International Journal of Neuroscience 16: 53-58, 1982, published on, titled “The effects of the transcendental meditation and TM-Sidhi program on the aging process” by RK Wallace; M. Dillbeck; E. Jacobe; and B. Harrington; showed long-term meditators’ biological age indicators were 12 years younger than people’s normal mean biological age indicators.

Meditation increases the size of gray matter. In a study published December 2010, on, titled “Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density” by Britta K.Hölzel, James Carmody, Mark Vangel, Christina Congleton, Sita M.Yerramsetti, Tim Gard, and Sara W. Lazara, density in gray matter increased in the mindfulness group over the control group, in various areas of the brain including those associated with learning, memory and emotional regulation.

Following my 2013 Hong Kong meeting with U.S. Consulate staff about the value of expanding awareness of Tai Chi and Qigong Meditation benefits; Professor William Tsang of Hong Kong Polytechnic University shared data from their laboratory research. It showed that elderly Tai Chi practitioners showed perceptual and reactive accuracy similar to much younger test subjects, while their elderly non-Tai Chi practicing counterparts were much less able to detect and react to stimulus on a computer screen, indicating Tai Chi Meditation slows aspects of aging.

Some schools worldwide are beginning to teach mindfulness meditation to students. A March 15, 2013 article in ScienceDaily, “Mindfulness at school reduces (likelihood of) depression-related symptoms in adolescents” by KU Leuven, found benefits students got from meditation were still enjoyed even 6 months after the study.

Other research on Tai Chi Meditation techniques has shown that people dealing with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, COPD, chronic pain, and other chronic health issues can benefit from Tai Chi, and that these techniques are powerful stress management tools that can actually repair damaged DNA. Find details on more Tai Chi Meditation benefits in a September 2012 article by Patrick B. Massey, M.D., Ph.D., titled “Practicing Tai Chi May Promote a Longer Life,” published by the Daily Herald. Harvard Women’s Health Watch published an article on Harvard Health Publishing in August 2019, titled “Health Benefits of Tai Chi” which referred to the mindfulness meditation of Tai Chi as "medication in motion" for all the myriad health benefits it offers.

A February 2012 New England Journal of Medicine published study by Fuzhong Li Ph.D.; Peter Harmer Ph.D., M.P.H.; Kathleen Fitzgerald, M.D.; Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H.; Ronald Stock, M.D.; Johnny Galver, P.T.; Gianni F. Maddalozza, Ph.D.; and Sara S. Batya, M.D.; titled “Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease,” found Tai Chi is very beneficial to those with Parkinson’s disease, over standard exercise.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, by Peter Wayne, Ph.D., in a section on ‘cognitive function, neuroplasticity, and dementia’ , reported on a large trial finding that after 1 year a Tai Chi group showed greater improvements in cognitive performance than a group assigned to a stretching toning program, and fewer of the Tai Chi group progressed to dementia. This book reported that Tai Chi reduced symptoms in those with arthritis and fibromyalgia over control groups, and helped reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and reduced ADHD symptoms in teens and children, who showed better results with Tai Chi than in a typical gym class where symptoms worsened.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi also covers research showing that Tai Chi can improve bone density. It also reported studies showing Tai Chi improved quality of life, self-esteem, and function (including aerobic capacity, muscular strength, and flexibility) for those dealing with breast cancer while those in a control group getting supportive therapy declined in these areas.

Again and again you find something special and unique about mind-body meditative exercise like Tai Chi over standard physical exercise. There is something about that meditative mind state that Tai Chi requires. A December 12, 2018 study—published on European Review of Aging and Physical Activity at, titled “Effects of Tai Chi Yunshou exercise on community-based stroke patients: a cluster randomized controlled trial,” done by Guanli Xie, Ting Rao, Lili Lin, Zhengkun Lin, Tianshen Xiao, Ming’ge Yang, Ying Xu, Jinmei Fan, Shufang Lin, Jinsong Wu, Xiaodong Feng, Li Li, Jing Tao, & Lidian Chen—found that the Tai Chi therapy outperformed balance rehabilitation training in several categories.

The Mayo Clinic’s website, in an article titled “Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress” by the Mayo Clinic Staff, cited research showing that meditation can wipe away daily stress. This is hugely important because stress wreaks havoc by saturating the body with stress hormones. On the Dr. Oz Show’s website, Dr. Natasha Turner, naturopathic physician and author of The Supercharged Hormone Diet, explained on, that when we experience constant increases in stress hormone levels it hurts our health—causing us to eat more and crave more, become depressed more, lose bone density and muscle mass, and essentially become older than we are.

Research on meditation shows human consciousness may be a highly evolved pharmacy or nanotechnology that can powerfully impact our cellular biology. In March 2007, an article by Miranda Hitti on WebMD cited a UCLA study on Tai Chi titled “Tai Chi May Boost Immune System,” finding that a Tai Chi group boosted their immune system’s response to nearly twice that of a control group. Not mentioned in this article, though, was a European study which saw helper T cell counts increase by 100% for Tai Chi practitioners. Helper T cells consume virus, bacteria, and even tumor cells.

A February 2003 article in the New York Times by Daniel Goleman titled “Finding Happiness: Cajole Your Brain to Lean to the Left,” cited research by Dr. Richard Davidson, the director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin, using functional M.R.I. and advanced EEG analysis, which found that the most active brain circuitry during emotional distress—depression, anger, and anxiety—were the amygdala and right frontal cortex areas.

Stressed-out workers who served as test subjects were taught how to practice mindfulness meditation. Researchers saw their brain activity shift more to the left frontal cortex, which Dr. Davidson believed inhibited the anxiety messages from the amygdala that power unsettling emotions. These workers experienced boosted immune system function in the form of higher levels of flu antibodies in their blood following a flu shot, as compared to workers who did not meditate. Also, Dr. Davidson cited other research showing that those who learned meditation, who did contract the flu, experienced less severe flu symptoms.

Europe PMC published an abstract from Psychosomatic Medicine, 49: 493-507, reporting a study on insurance statistics for over 2,000 people practicing meditation over a 5-year period, which showed these meditators had less than half the hospitalization than did the other groups with comparable age, gender, profession, and insurance terms. Meditators had less incidents of illness in 17 major categories, including 87% less hospitalization for heart disease and 55% less for cancer. In a Meditation 24/7 article (see endnote link), are a list of even more benefits.

As these mind-body tools spread aggressively and massively throughout society through education, healthcare, senior care, corporate wellness, etc., because they can relieve physical/mental suffering and save trillions nationally and worldwide in health costs—other profound shifts and possibilities unfold.

Emerging research follows that shows meditation enhances the brain’s ability to think creatively, to be more flexible and open minded to new information, and ultimately increases our intelligence—thereby creating a new evolutionary generation with expanded intelligence, creativity, and cognitive skills. With access to trillions of dollars each year saved from health cost savings, these expanded minds could lead to the creation of a whole new world of profoundly exciting possibility.

Sue McGreevey reported on in a Harvard Gazette article from January 2011 titled “Eight Weeks to a Better Brain,” research at Massachusetts General Hospital finding the density of gray matter increased in regions associated with learning and memory (hippocampus), compassion, and self-awareness, and shrinkage in the amygdala part of the brain governing fear and stress, resulting in lower stress levels.

A Harvard Health Publishing’s article “Mindfulness meditation practice changes the brain,” cited research showing meditators’ computing or processing neurons had higher concentrations, and they were able to regulate their emotions, taking in information while being less judgmental. Their brains had increased concentration of neurons associated with introspection, empathy, and the ability to acknowledge the viewpoints of others—in other words becoming more open-minded. Imagine for a moment, meditation being integrated into public education worldwide, and in 12 years having a new generation of more “open-minded” people.

A Meditation 24/7 article “What are the benefits of meditation?” cited research showing meditation can enable us to become more creative thinkers as well, as shown by a study published in the Journal of Creative Behavior, and Dissertation Abstracts International. Using the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking to measure figural and verbal creativity in a control group and in a group that subsequently learned meditation, the researchers found that 5 months later when tested the meditation group scored significantly higher on figural originality and flexibility and on verbal fluency. Imagine, in a world exploding in possibility with technological advances happening at blinding speed—what a new generation of youth with increased creativity, flexibility, and enhanced communication skills could create—is very literally beyond anything we could imagine.

“8 Year-Old Mexican Girl Wins Nuclear Sciences Prize
For Inventing A Solar Water Heater”
— Article by Mayukh Saha, writing for
Truth Theory, August 17, 2019

“Four teenage inventors changing our world”
— Article by Zaria Gorvett, BBC-Future, March 16, 2018

Not only does meditation improve our behavior, making us more humane, and also enhance our creativity, but it also can make us more intelligent. As evidenced by two studies: Personality and Individual Differences and Perceptual and Motor Skills, cited in Meditation 24-7 in their article “What are the benefits of meditation?” The studies involved university students who regularly practiced meditation who saw significant increase in intelligence over a two-year period, compared to control subjects. Imagine a world filled with more intelligent people!

Our nation spends nearly $3.5 trillion each year, according to a February 2018 Reuters’ article by Yasmeen Abutaleb “U.S. Healthcare Spending to Climb 5.3% in 2018” . Therefore, you could put this book down right now and walk away knowing that meditation should already be taught in all schools starting today. The Reuter’s article went on to explain that by 2026 current trends show health spending will reach $5.7 trillion, if things do not change—and they can so easily change by simply educating every school child in mind-body meditation.

But this is only the beginning, because a new universe of opportunity is about to open, with this key called meditation. We’ll start with the most basic question. What is meditation?
But first to recap, so far this book has presented proof that meditation increases brain size in gray matter, the brain’s empathy center, and shrinks the fear/stress center of the brain; while slowing aging; enhancing intelligence, mental acuity, open-mindedness to new concepts, creativity; and profoundly improving general health, thereby offering potential savings of trillions in future health cost savings, if we start teaching meditation to students in schools on a massive scale.

Again, this question cannot be asked enough, “What could an entire new generation of mind-body masters, with increased intelligence, creativity, mental acuity, and more empathy and compassion for their fellow humans, coupled with expanding technological abilities to solve more and more challenges—more capably developed and utilized by this new smarter-creative generation—be able to do with trillions of dollars of saved health care costs?” They may just create a transformative world beyond anything we can currently imagine—a world we could all love living in—the world our mind and heart has been sensing is possible—one of excitement, not dread.

ENDNOTE CITATIONS for above studies/research data sources:
 What Are the Benefits of Meditation? -- Interesting Trends in Research;
Journal of Creative Behavior, 13: 169-190, 1979, and Dissertations Abstracts International, 38: 3372-3373, 1978

Saha, Mayukh, 8 Year-Old Mexican Girl Wins Nuclear Sciences Prize For Inventing A Solar Water Heater, Truth Theory, August 17, 2019

Gorvett, Zaria, Four teenage inventors changing our world, BBC-Future, March 16, 2018

Personality and Individual Differences, 12:1105-1116, 1991, cited on Meditation 24-7

Abutaleb, Yasmeen; U.S. Healthcare Spending to Climb 5.3% in 2018, agency;
Reuters Health News, Feb. 14, 2018

Initiating a Planetary Mood Change ... Prison/Crime Reduction ,,, and an End to Conflict/War?

Excerpt from "The Gospel of Science" (page 28-32, 193)
We may discover that empathy could be a more powerful deterrent than punishment, because it doesn’t subdue people who are violent, which is expensive and never ending, but rather transforms them in ways that can make these people gifts to society rather than wards of it ...

Yet this hospital experience revealed to me an even greater potential of these practices, one of changing the consciousness and behavior of our entire planet.

Report from a meditation student in class:
“You know Bill, I’ve noticed since I started meditation, I don’t flip nearly as many people off on the freeway as I used to.”

My imagination was initially sparked when one of the health professionals attending that first hospital session, an ER (Emergency Room) physician, was so affected by these practices I introduced him to that he resigned from his ER position and began a private naturopathic medical practice in another city where he is very successful today. He was at first perplexed and a bit frustrated by the meditation practices taught in my class. Then a few weeks later, he told me, “Bill, I think I get the meditation now.”   

When I asked him to expand on that, he replied, “My ER staff told me this week, ‘John, we don’t know what you’ve been doing, but you are way easier to get along with, so please keep doing it.’”

Years later, because of a best-selling Tai Chi book I had written, I was invited to present Tai Chi and Meditation to inmates at Folsom State Prison in California, where I discovered that they had actually had a Tai Chi Chih program for about 2 years before I arrived. One inmate in that group tracking prison statistics over those years found that not only had behavior rates improved for the meditation group, but for the entire prison. The recidivism rates (return to prison rates) which are normally as high as 70% in American prisons, had dropped to about 30% for the meditation group—and again, incident rates/behavior rates for the entire prison had improved.

I would later learn of Apodaca Prison in Mexico—the site of one of Mexico’s most violent prison events—which saw ZERO events of extreme violence after implementing a meditation program for 700 inmates, and prison guards and administrators, as reported by Mimi Yagoub, writing for InSight Crime, in a November 16, 2016 article entitled, “How Meditation Reduced Violence in a Mexico Prison.” I began to wonder ‘What the heck is going on here?’ How could a mind-body technique improve the behavior of not just meditators, but of the entire institution? This sparked my interest in not just the medical research on the physical health aspects of mind-body practices, but on the effects in the brain, nervous system, and behavior of practitioners of meditation—eventually leading me to breakthroughs in physics and chaos mathematics, as I strove to understand how changes “inside meditator’s brains” could somehow affect the people, institutions, and communities around those meditators. This multi-decade journey around the world became vast and deep—requiring a great flexibility from me that meditation enabled.

My Tai Chi study with masters and teachers around the world and my study of the great works of Taoism—which is the philosophy of Tai Chi—complimented my past study majoring in Sociology at the University of Kansas at Fort Hays. This Taoist/Sociology training enabled me to see the profound global implications of how human behavior was changed in students in my hospital and prison classes.

Sociologists look at individual behavior as part of a larger social trend, and ancient Taoists saw the world this way as well. In Tai Chi’s Taoist philosophy this is called the “microcosm within the macrocosm,” and is a major tenet of Taoism. The famous Yin Yang symbol is called the Tai Chi symbol by Taoists. The white/black dots within the black/white waves of the Yin Yang symbol are actually smaller Yin Yang symbols, and within the smaller dots in those are yet smaller images of that symbol, and on and on into infinity.

Viewing all this with a ‘microcosm within the macrocosm’ Taoist/Sociological perspective—these revelations of improved health and behavior in these local health professionals, validated by the research they then discovered in their hospital’s data system showing this was happening on a wider scale, coupled with my Folsom Prison experience where inmates beyond the meditation classes experienced evolved consciousness and behavior—it all offered electrifying implications for the world.

I understood what Taoists had extolled for centuries. When they asserted that as the individual body heals, the community’s body heals, the state, nation and world’s body heals. When the individual’s consciousness evolves, the world’s consciousness and behavior evolves—which I eventually came to see as an example of Chaos Mathematics’ self-replicating fractal nature of the universe, which came into vogue in popular publications and block buster films over my decades of research.

Such breakthroughs in physics and mathematics led me to consider: Is the aberrant behavior of war on a global scale really so different than the deviant behavior of prison inmates who fight or misbehave in prison, other than the fractal scale of it?

If mind-body practices could calm the microcosmic society of a prison, would the self-replicating fractal nature of reality not suggest they would calm the macrocosmic conflict of the world which we call war? If the conflicts within an entire prison reduced because the consciousness of a small percentage of that prison’s prisoners was changed, how would globally changing consciousness impact war? My mind spun madly at this fractal image of possibility. When the United States spends 54 cents on every discretionary spending tax dollar on military—how many trillions of dollars in savings would reduction in global conflict create?

Here in my hometown of Kansas City we have perhaps the greatest World War I Museum. When you enter the museum one of the first exhibits is a copy of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species. It discusses the issue of how a European idea of social Darwinism helped fuel the start of World War I, by affecting people’s consciousness to believe their own superiority over others. This is not a judgement of Darwin’s book, only an “interpretation” people took from it, and how it affected their consciousness, which resulted in a massive change in human behavior that made possible one of history’s most massive scale horrific events.

ENDNOTE CITATIONS for above studies/research data sources:
Yagoub, Mimi; How Meditation Reduced Violence in a Mexico Prison, InSight Crime, November 16, 2016

Lifting the Mental Acuity--IQ--and ability of Increasing Higher Problem Solving Consciousness (Gamma Wave thinking) for the Entire Planet?

Excerpt from "The Gospel of Science" (page 213-216)
Rresearch has also shown that meditation increases mental acuity. 2,000 years ago visionary prophets of the worlds’ major religions laid out a framework of spiritual compassion that envisioned a world of empathy and kindness. As you now know meditation augments humans’ natural tendencies toward that by literally re-wiring the human brain. But this research showing that meditation also enhances mental acuity and intelligence could enable this kinder more compassionate generation of humans to actually build this world of spiritual vision the prophets painted for us.

As you’ve seen above in the Irish Times article, and in other brain research, science is learning that meditation enhances gamma wave thinking. While meditation tends to produce an “alpha state,” where the brain waves hover in the alpha wavelengths, the overall effect of meditation is that it enhances gamma wave thinking when engaged in problem solving. Gamma wave thinking involves considering ideas or concepts in different regions of the mind simultaneously, in other words promoting multidimensional thinking, creative thinking where you can see an issue from many angles at the same time.
This is the opposite of narrow linear thinking, gamma wave thinking is from where the “aha” moments come, when disparate facts suddenly gel in the dawning of insight. Narrow thinking is more prevalent when we are under stress and anxiety. We get tunnel vision.

A paper published by the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, “Changing the Brain with meditation: What’s Sleep Got to do With it?” revealed that long term meditators experienced more gamma brain waves, compared to people who did not meditate. Effective brain operation, joy, and compassion have been associated with Gamma Waves.

Earlier chapters cited research showing that meditation shrinks the fear/stress part of the brain, expands the empathy/compassion parts of the brain. Gamma wave thinking enables meditators to consider different points of view, resulting in our becoming more creative and open minded. This opens up a whole new science, a technology of learning how to foster creativity and out of the box thinking in millions of people. Later we’ll explore the science of creativity, where creativity may come from, and the models some of the greatest creative minds in human history followed which sound a great deal like the modern concept of meditation, or alpha wave thinking.

Although meditation promotes Alpha Wave consciousness during meditation, research also shows that gamma wave activity in long term meditators was more powerful than ever before recorded.
Research also showed that meditation can enhance students’ ability to absorb and retain information, to the point of being able to predict which students were more likely to pass quizzes, by knowing which students were in the meditation group in this study.

A study by Michael D. Mrazek (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara); Michael S. Franklin; Darwa Tarchin Phillips; Benjamin Baird; and Jonathon W. Schooler, titled “Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering,” published on in May 2013 , reported that training in mindfulness reduced distracting thoughts and the wandering mind, and also improved GRE reading-comprehension scores and the capacity of working memory.

ENDNOTE CITATIONS for above studies/research data sources:

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, Changing the Brain with Meditation: What’s Sleep Got to do With it?

Mrazek, Michael D.; Franklin, Michael S.; Phillips, Darwa Tarchin; Baird, Benjamin; Schooler, Jonathon W.; Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering, Sage Journals, Journal of Psychological Science, May 10, 2013

"A reflection of how successful the invasion has been is World Tai Chi Day, organized by Bill Douglas. One of the purposes of this day is ‘to bring together people across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries, to join together for the purpose of health and healing, providing an example to the world.” Millions of people around the world – 65 nations participated in 2011 – gather one day each year to celebrate the health and healing benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong."
— "The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" (page 25)

The inspiration for the Global Transformation Project ...  World Tai Chi & Qigong Day,

80 nation, 20 year, global movement for health and healing

THIS 20 year global movement for health and healing, recognized / proclaimed by government bodies worldwide, by major medical institutions, and covered by media reaching one-billion readers/viewers. with events in over 80 nations ... from israel to iran, from the usa to russia ... INSPIRED "THE GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECT" (gtp)

Founders of the Global Transformation Project and World Tai Chi and Qigong Day,

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The inspiration for the Global Transformation Project ...  World Tai Chi & Qigong Day,

80 nation, 20 year, global movement for health and healing

WORLD TAI CHI AND QIGONG DAY (the inspiration for "the global transformation project": 
officially recognized by governmental bodies all over the world


National Congress of Brazil commemorates World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

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