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Total Knowledge and Higher States of Consciousness, Part Four

Maharishi's Total Knowledge and Higher States of Consciousness, Part Four * images of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Dr. Peter Warburton

“Raja Peter’s way of teaching difficult concepts by simplicity and diversity has been very effective… Transformative.” —FP

Course Structure: This is now an online self-study course which can be viewed at your convenience. This course consists of twelve 90-minute lessons which can be viewed at your convenience for at least one year after signing up.

Course Leader: Peter Warburton, PhD

Course Fee: $75 (Special course fee for this coronavirus time.)

Prerequisites: Part Three of this course, or equivalent. This course is suitable for all Meditators, all Sidhas, and all TM Teachers/Governors.

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Course Description

Once again led for us by Dr. Peter Warburton in his inimitable style, the course includes charts developed with Maharishi, special recordings of Maharishi, exercises and discussions via Zoom, as well as fascinating stories of a lifetime of experience working closely with Maharishi.

Shortly before he left this world, Maharishi completed his comprehensive exposition of Total Knowledge. Part Four of this series comprises the essence of these talks – Maharishi’s gift of supreme knowledge to the world.

In Part Four, Dr Warburton shows how all the different elements of Maharishi’s Total Knowledge – understood through Parts One, Two, and Three of this course – fit together in one unified wholeness. Here, Maharishi analyzes the fixed and flowing values of Total Knowledge – in terms of number and language – before returning once again to relate these to the development of higher states of consciousness. Finally, Maharishi reveals the ultimate reality of “Administration in Silence” – life in Unity Consciousness, Brahmi Chetana.

This four-part series on Maharishi’s Total Knowledge provides the fundamental building blocks on the basis of which the course participant naturally grows in the ability to see the whole of life in the context of Total Knowledge. As inner experience grows, this knowledge reveals itself in ever-expanding waves, until ultimately “Administration in Silence”, Brahmi Chetana, becomes a practical living reality.

“That is the Unified Field, and Raja Peter has expressed that – is going to express more and more of the delicate union between the two values, silence and dynamism.”
– Maharishi

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Course Leader

Peter Warburton, PhD

Peter Warburton, PhD

Dr. Warburton worked closely with Maharishi, Founder of the Transcendental Meditation® technique, for 36 years. Maharishi personally trained Dr. Warburton to offer these unique Total Knowledge courses, which present the full range of Maharishi’s knowledge in a delightful manner that requires no special prerequisite other than practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Dr. Warburton is Chief Executive of Maharishi Foundation in the UK as well as the leader of numerous sister organizations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He has been teaching Maharishi’s Total Knowledge in many parts of the globe and in the USA at MIU. These courses are in great demand internationally – from Australia to Asia, to Europe, to North America.


(44 – Five Stars; 4 – Four Stars; 0 – Three Stars; 0 – Two Stars; 0 – One Star)

  “This is the top best thing that I did this year.” —Linda Spitzfaden

  “This course is an in-depth discovery of the knowledge that the source of all creation and knowledge comes from within oneself.” —Jennifer Lin

  “A great exploration of consciousness and the Laws of Nature.” —MH

  “This course has changed my life. Or, rather, these courses are changing my life… and the experience is quite beautiful. The course is quite wonderful.” —Gilda Marie Anroman

  “This is a wonderful course. I have gained so much from this course, both intellectually and experientially. It has really impacted my day-to-day life at a very deep level. The course is filled with exciting knowledge, discussions, Dr. Warburton’s fabulous stories of his time with Maharishi, tapes of Maharishi’s last lectures, and stimulating Q&As.” —CL

  “Very expansive and evolutionary. I had very good experiences taking these courses and would recommend them to everyone. The knowledge is priceless and it instigates experiences of higher states of consciousness.” —SP

  “This part of the course goes deeper than all the others in laying out the foundation of the structure of the whole Universe.” —Ulrike B. Selleck

  “Really great course in which you get to listen to MMY describe the existence of ten Brahms and their connections with total knowledge. Be sure to take the first three Total Knowledge courses as a foundation for this one.” —Mary Araas-Wright

  “A journey of self discovery like no other because it connects the dots of religion, politics, and all the courses of study in a way that makes sense and is digestible. I have completely enjoyed the course — all four parts!” —DE

  “An essential course to be thoroughly metabolized by anyone drawn to Maharishi’s knowledge — Sidhas and advanced Meditators, especially. I found it to be an outstanding course, even for MIU. A delight!!!” —Don Fox

  “I loved all four parts of this course, each class building on the previous. It’s different from anything I’ve ever studied—abstract concepts that seem impossible, but at the same time make sense. The real beauty of these classes is that the concepts become integrated into your meditations and into everyday life. The feeling of being a part of something so big and so beautiful is extremely joyful and satisfying. Highly recommended!” —Cary Cox

  “I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of Maharishi’s knowledge. Raja Peter was outstanding as the course leader. His depth of understanding of Maharishi’s knowledge is thorough and he communicates that knowledge very clearly. He is very smooth, friendly, and pleasant to listen to. He welcomes questions and is very accommodating to the students.” —KR

  “Quite an intensive course, full of wonderful and profound knowledge from Maharishi, explained by a great teacher and storyteller, Dr. Warburton. Beware, your consciousness will forever be changed!” —TS

  “This course has awakened a knowledge within me … Having completed all four parts of the course, I now KNOW that the course is a study of the deepest part of my self, which is one with all that is. I am forever changed (or awakened) from the experience of this course.” —Diallo Radway

  “To a meditator: You’ve GOT to take this course!!!” —Ron Stechert

  “I learned the basic foundational building blocks of how to improve my daily life through expanded awareness of the laws of nature and how I can apply those laws to experience a deeper sense of joy and happiness every day.” —Maggie Dorsey

  “If you are learning to expand your mind and learn your purpose in life, this course can help figure that out.” —Sameer (Sam) Syed

  “This course is the fullest expression of Total Knowledge. There are some very special Maharishi talks, some not often heard, where he discusses and clarifies Total Knowledge in terms of language and numbers, which he reveals to be yet another type of language.” —Anon

  “I understood all that I have learned in the previous three courses, and I enjoyed Maharishi’s talks where I got all my questions answered in this fourth course. Thank you very much.” —Nader Zebian

  “Raja Peter brings to light the most fundamental knowledge of how existence becomes existent — using a series of profound knowledge charts — and it quickly dawns in your own experience in a way you never saw before. The course was perfect and I can’t imagine it being done in any other way by anybody else.” —SB

  “Course #4 is an overview of the understanding of the sea of Vedic literature and Veda; the inner workings and relationships of how from nothing, everything appears; a road map to personal enlightenment, through the mechanics of seven states of consciousness.” —BH

  “Layer upon layer of understanding the infinite nature of life. It was all very enjoyable for me.” —Anon

  “Excellent, complete knowledge, which grounds one’s experiences in knowingness from a Vedic Brahm point of consciousness. I love listening to Peter’s interpretations of Maharishi’s main points, which were very enlightening.” —SJ

  “Hearing this course took me to levels of awareness that I usually experience only during my meditation. And my understanding was deeper than just intellectual.” —Ann Rappaport

  “An excellent course to gain more profound knowledge of Vedic Science, the inner structure of the source of thought, and Maharishi’s last three talks giving his last bits of knowledge.” —WD

  “It is a deep dive into the the nature of consciousness, the Veda, and the universality of pure consciousness.” —Thomas Tupper

  “On a deep personal level, the knowledge contained in this course, and so expertly and beautifully presented by Raja Peter, awakened in me a deep recognition of the knowledge of the Veda. I look forward to taking these courses many times over the coming years. Jai Guru Dev” —Caryl Grant

  “This course gives total knowledge of the unmanifest basis of everything, how it manifests, and all its manifestations.” —TGH

  “Maharishi constantly brought new expressions and teachings to help us fully understand and enjoy Total Knowledge. Such depth of knowledge is revealed in the Total Knowledge course. Each time it simply enters awareness, it reveals an even greater understanding. Parts 3 and 4 are so full, I feel I will need to review them often to begin to fully appreciate them.” —Gary McCarty

  “Life changing! It is a very blissful experience. A wonderful opportunity to learn about the unity and totality of our lives from a direct ‘descendent’ of Maharishi, Raja Peter.” —Diane M. Ervin

  “Throughout this course I had the feeling that we got to the innermost core of everything that is to be known in this universe. In the last lecture during Maharishi’s moving words, suddenly I felt this innermost core of all knowledge overflowing in my own heart. And I was in tears of silent bliss.” —Gabriele Hillmann-Westermeier

  “Your experiences of higher states of consciousness will be revealed on an intellectual, structural level that absolutely PROVES that knowledge is structured In consciousness, knowledge Is different in different states of consciousness, and that this knowledge is about the ultimate nature of reality.” —Frederick P. Blume, Jr.

  “This is a life-changing experience. Your TM practice unfolds effortlessly, having profound inner shifts. Your daily life is imbued with love, beauty, bliss. All relationships are from a deeper appreciation of each moment you have with the other. Your world opens up and synchronicity is a daily occurrence. Life flows with ease and grace. You are completely supported by Nature!” —Cheryl Johnson

  “This is a course that gives you total value of how special the human body is! Great class!” —Tommy Brooks

  “This course is an investigation into the nature of reality.” —Anon

  “This course gives full meaning to existence, consciousness, and life by bringing out how infinite silence contains a fabric which unfolds in predictable and orderly dynamism. It has given concrete guides to my lifelong aspiration to Brahm Consciousness. Raja Peter Warburton is a master teacher bringing just the right balance of head and heart to make plain what past intellectuals and scholars have muddied.” —Ron White

  “This, like the other three courses in this series, is the gift that keeps on giving. Learning about total knowledge and the ancient wisdom of Vedic sounds, vibrational frequencies, transformational gaps of silence, and alphabet/language stimulates so many new concepts and emotions and experiences of Unity Consciousness that the learning continues even after the classes, as we become more aware of the flow of well-being streaming from that wisdom.

“Great, amazing teachers and MIU associates involved in making this course such a beautiful learning experience are evidenced by the quality of the content, the high level of interactivity with participants, and the safe and nurturing learning environment that is created.” —MC

  “Maharishi’s Total Knowledge encompasses his entire teaching and puts every aspect into perspective from the point of view of Brahm or Totality. Total Knowledge describes systematically, step by step, how the silence and dynamism of consciousness simultaneously appear as material creation, both together as one Wholeness. Total Knowledge, being both the pinnacle and foundation of Maharishi’s knowledge, makes it very blissful and intellectually satisfying to study.” —Susi Halley

  “This course is an unfolding of the structure and mechanics of consciousness, presented in a visual way through the use of charts, and supplemented by the profound experience of Raja Peter, who faithfully imparts his dharma of teaching as an intimate disciple of Maharishi.” —KD

  “It is the course that talks about the self in more details, and it’s even more than mere knowledge. Raja Peter’s stories with Maharishi, and the enlightened students’ sharing of their knowledge and experience, make the course very special and rich.” —Nafiseh Emadmostofi

  “Congratulations to Raja Peter for holding such a course. He is totally permeated by Maharishi’s teachings.” —CM

  “The course accelerated my evolutionary process through Dr. Warburton sharing the knowledge and wisdom of the Veda, with which he is so intimately familiar, as directly shared with him by His Holiness, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.” —JL

  “This course on Total Knowledge and Higher States of Consciousness, all four parts so far, is the most positive and easy way to learn the details of Maharishi’s elaboration of knowledge. It is extremely fulfilling on many levels of the heart and mind, and it must be awakening the intellect in a way it has not been done before — because a very satisfying quality of liveliness and bliss seems to be the result. The sheer love and patient attention to the students from the professor is a sweet thrill. The stories are such delightful gifts! Maharishi knew what he was giving us when he appointed Raja Peter to teach these courses.” —VM

  “The course gives the total story of what consciousness is and how it manifests spontaneously in a sequential manner.” —James Balakier

  “A deep examination of the ultimate realities of the total universe, manifest and unmanifest. This course will expand your thinking and experiencing of Totality. It can be a bit abstract at times, but it results in deeper programs and more rapid growth to higher states of consciousness.” —Jeffrey Anderson

  “Everything you always wanted to know about everything. The ancient Vedic knowledge now revealed and validated by today’s science.” —David A. Ponder

  “This course was very challenging for me, as I was unfamiliar with all of the terminology and concepts presented in the class. However, I had the experience of being uplifted by participating in the class.” —MR

  “This course is an outline of Infinity.” —DD

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Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
Total Knowledge and Higher States of Consciousness Part One, Two, and Three or equivalent. This course is suitable for all Meditators, Sidhas, and TM Teachers.

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for six months after signing up or after they are posted, whichever is later.

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