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Total Knowledge and Maharishi Jyotish

“Wonderful, deep course! Raja Peter’s and Dr. Heath’s personal stories beautifully illustrated Jyotish points. And the message from Raja Luis on the last day of the course was outstanding and very inspiring.” —MS

Ten-Lesson Course Now Available Online! (Each lesson is approximately 1.5 hours)

Course Leaders: Raja Peter Warburton, PhD and Dr. Charles Heath

Prerequisite: This is an advanced course for Governors, Sidhas and those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic Science.

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Course Description

The MIU Department of Continuing Education is delighted that two much-admired and popular speakers, Raja Peter Warburton and Dr. Charles Heath, offered this wonderful and unique course. Raja Peter’s exposition of Total Knowledge, which covered the full range of Maharishi’s Vedic Science, provided a most satisfying insight into the nature of Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and its role in our lives. As the leading representative of Maharishi Jyotish and Yagya programs in the USA, Dr. Charles Heath has a great wealth of experience of Jyotish, with so many fascinating insights, stories, anecdotes and examples.

Maharishi Jyotish has two main aspects – inner and outer – which are both covered during this course. The inner value is “jyotish mati pragya” – described by Maharishi as “that fully awake field of intelligence that knows everything.” The outer value is based on precise mathematical calculations about the specific influences that come to bear on an individual as his or her life progresses. Both give complete knowledge of past, present, and future, and they complement one another, opening the door to develop fully awake consciousness, reverberating blissfully in daily life. As Maharishi says: “Maharishi Jyotish and Maharishi Yagya are for the development of enlightenment – life free from dependence on surroundings and circumstances, and mastery over one’s own destiny.”

Dr. Jose Luis Alvarez (Raja Luis) joined the course in Lesson Nine via Skype and gives a vision of the world’s jyotish predictions.

The first class is free and available online at this link.

Course Fee

$125 (or $75 for full-time MIU or Maharishi School staff, faculty, and students, or full-time Governors, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and cannot otherwise afford the course). Also, any MIU alumni can get 10% off the full course fee.

Free Talk

The first class is free and is available to view online.


Course Leaders

Raja Peter Warburton, PhD

Raja Peter is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Maharishi Foundation in the UK as well as several other nations. He has a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace. His thesis included the elaborate displays of Total Knowledge charts which he worked on under Maharishi’s guidance. In 1971, Raja Peter graduated with a Masters degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. He then became a teacher of TM and started working directly with Maharishi continuously for the next 36 years. During that time, Maharishi tutored Raja Peter personally to bring out the specific curriculum of Total Knowledge — Maharishi’s Vedic Science — which Raja Peter has been doing so inspiringly since 2008. At the same time Raja Peter is also developing the application of Total Knowledge in new directions that Maharishi specified, as we see in this year’s courses at MIU.

Dr. Charles Heath

Dr. Charles Heath is the North American Director for Maharishi Jyotish Programs, and has worked closely with the Maharishi Jyotish program experts from India for almost 30 years. He has led Maharishi Jyotish seminars in more than 60 cities across the United States and Canada. He and his wife, Marguerite, live in Fairfield, Iowa, where they continue to offer services to those in the Central USA states through the Council of Maharishi Jyotish experts in India.


“Every course of Total Knowledge that I take changes my experiences in program.” —MH

“Delightful! Charlie and Raja Peter made the course a wonderful experience that was charming at every level. It inspired me to get a Maharishi Jyotish consultation.” —PH

“Well, it was only the best course I have ever been on!!” —CW

“This course began with a thorough explanation of Maharishi’s Total Knowledge. It proceeded with a beautifully crafted overview and explanation of jyotish. Although the subject is complex, the details were presented to make it all comprehensible and enjoyable. In summary, this was a highly blissful course.” —JD

“Wonderful expansion of past Total Knowledge courses into the field of jyotish.” —RA

“The knowledge of Jyotish got more and more exciting as the week unfolded. Excellent professors!” —PS

“Raja Peter and Dr. Heath were masterful and charming in presenting the knowledge. And with the gift of Raja Luis’s phone call, we were floating in fulfillment.” —EA

“Amazing course!” —Anon

“Superb!” —RH

“I got a good basic understanding of jyotish principles. I’ve had my chart read a number of times and this information helps me better understand those readings.” —Anon

“Highly recommended” —AD

“I’ve been in Fairfield for only one week. I just moved here from Washington DC. It was a VERY nice way to start the week off.” —RM

“I’m glad I have access to the videos to watch again.” —GS

“I had a yagya done for my granddaughter a couple years ago and the results were unbelieveable!” —Anon

“Experienced intense bliss during the Jyotish recitation by the pandits.” —JB

“Enjoyed the course and I appreciate the value of this knowledge more.” —ET

“Fantastic course about the foundations of Jyotish in Maharishi’s Total Knowledge. Totally inspiring!” —Anon


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
These are advanced courses for Governors, Sidhas and those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic Science.

I am a Sidha and would like to do group program in the dome.
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How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting the third class.

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