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Total Knowledge and the Twelve Themes of the Curriculum Overview

Total Knowledge and the Twelve Themes of the Curriculum Overview * image of Dr. Peter Warburton


“Astonishing course. Raja Peter is a wonderful storyteller. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.” —HB

“Loved all the interactions/dialogs between Maharishi and religious leaders.” —KK

This course was previously called Total Knowledge and the Evolutionary Perspective of Religious Codes.  It is taught by Dr. Peter Warburton, and this is the first time it is available online. It consists of approximately 15 hours of videos that can be viewed at your convenience.

Prerequisite: This is an advanced course for TM® Teachers and graduates of the TM-Sidhi® course, plus those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM.

Course Description

This 15-hour course is based on Dr. Warburton’s continuous development of the special courses on Total Knowledge under Maharishi’s direct guidance from 2004 to 2007. This course offers remarkable insights from Maharishi while drafting the twelve areas of the basic Total Knowledge chart, highlighting engineering and religion.

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“This course gave me new insights into Maharishi’s appreciation of the world religions and their role in the life of the people.” —CK

“Great course!” —MJ

“The knowledge of Maharishi flows through the words and consciousness of Raja Peter.” —EM

“I really loved the insights into how Maharishi thought about various things from a deeper perspective.” —DF

“It was all fascinating because it all touched on the truest values and bliss of life.” —CK

“Eye-opening to Maharishi’s way of thinking and action.”. —DM

“I’ve been waiting for this course for a long time. Raja Peter brings Maharishi back to us and our hearts have been blessed by it.” —EW

“Captivating, joyful presentation of Maharishi’s teachings. Raja Peter is delightful…not to be missed!” —EB

“Especially enjoyed the story of the Beatles and Mick Jagger.” —Anon

“Raja Peter’s presentations were astounding and amazing. This course brought such waves of joy to me: especially to see religion come alive as an integrated reality born of expansion of consciousness and not just as a theoretical or philosophical speculation. I had done some courses on Comparative Religion many moons ago, but hearing it from Maharishi’s perspective and from someone who had that close interaction with Maharishi was incredible and mind-blowing, to say the least. There was so much to learn and Raja Peter’s sharing ‘de-classified’ actualities about the evolution of the world during Maharishi’s time on earth made the course intimately personal to everyone, including myself despite my being an online student.” —WA

Course Leaders

Dr. Peter Warburton

Peter Warburton, PhD, currently oversees the Transcendental Meditation® organization in eight countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, UAE, Jordan, and Zambia. He has a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace, and his Masters Degree is from Cambridge University in social and political sciences.

In the 1980s and 1990s he was Maharishi’s personal press officer and worked on numerous major projects with Maharishi including many of the movement’s historic publications. From 2004 – 2008, Raja Peter worked with Maharishi on the development of the new unified vision of all knowledge which Maharishi called Total Knowledge. Maharishi tutored Raja Peter personally to bring out this specific exposition of Total Knowledge which Raja Peter has been doing for many years now.

Robert Keith Wallace

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace is the author/co-author of five books: Gut Crisis, The Neurophysiology of Enlightenment, The Physiology of Consciousness, Victory Before War, and Dharma Parenting. Dr. Wallace is a Trustee of Maharishi International University and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Health. He was the founding President of Maharishi International University and established the first Maharishi AyurVeda clinics in the United States. He began working with Maharishi in 1964, and in that capacity traveled worldwide giving lectures at major universities and institutes on Maharishi’s Consciousness-Based health programs.

Course Fee

The course fee is $125 (or $75 for full-time MIU or Maharishi School staff, faculty, and students, or full-time TM Teachers, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and on a fixed income and cannot otherwise afford the course).

Also, any MIU alumni can get 10% off the full course fee.

A link and password will be included in your confirmation email which you will receive after signing up. These videos will be available for you to view online for at least three months.



Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
The prerequisite is instruction in the TM technique, plus it would be helpful for Meditators to have attended a few TM Retreats, but not essential.

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least six months after signing up. You can request an extension if you don’t have time to view all the videos within six months.

How many hours of videos are there?
Over 15 hours.

Are there course materials?
Yes. We offer various course materials in pdf form which are available for download. Please keep them private, for your use only.

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 – 4:00 pm (Central Time)

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

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