Rhoda Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., chaired the Department of Literature and Languages at Maharishi International University (MIU) for more than 20 years. She is the c0-author of The Flow of Consciousness: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Literature and Language (with Susan Anderson, Ph.D.) as well as several other books. Currently she is Professor Emerita of Literature at MIU.
Dr. Orme-Johnson talks about how the study and experience of poetry and literature promote transcending and a deeper appreciation of consciousness, language, and the world around us.
Dr. Orme-Johnson earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Maryland and her B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from Vassar College. After a stint as a computer programmer on the Apollo Project, she learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1972. She joined the MIU faculty in 1977.
Mario Orsatti, the host of TM Talks and Executive Director of the Center for Health and Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, interviewed Dr. Orme-Johnson on September 20, 2020.
Dr. Orme-Johnson talks about how the study and experience of poetry and literature create transcending and a deeper appreciation of consciousness, language, and the world around us.
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