Skip to comments.Debate moderator Candy Crowley's secret of success? Transcendental meditation
Posted on 10/16/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT by SkyPilot
Candy Crowley, moderator of the second presidential debate may have a trick up her sleeve if things get tense between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - she practices transcendental meditation twice a day.
The CNN anchor, who will be in charge of the 'town hall' style debate at Hofstra university on Long Island, New York, took up meditation after the 2008 election and managed to achieve what one website called a 'natural state of restful alertness'. She also credits the practice with her weight loss.
And in a campaign in which red meat rhetoric designed to attract party 'base' voters is ever present, she is a committed vegetarian.
In May, Crowley gave the commencement address for students at the Maharishi University of Management. The university was set up in 1974 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who created transcendental meditation, in Fairfield, Iowa.
Its mission is to 'provide a consciousness-based education holistic, relevant education for a successful life not just a career to ensure our happiness and to make real contributions in the world' and 'meditation and spiritual growth, self-exploration, higher consciousness, spirituality, and inner peace through the transcendental meditation technique'.
The meditation involves the repeated repetition of a sound, called a mantra, and is practiced for 1520 minutes twice per day, while sitting with closed eyes.
Crowley told the gathered students: 'To get to where you want to go, you first have to stand and be who you are,' she said.
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I looked up Crowley's Wiki page a few weeks ago. It has very little to say about her, but it does mention her devotion to Transcendental Meditation.
There could be an entire post on that subject alone, but let me say this: Transcendental Meditation is by it's very definition and practice something that Christianity rejects as evil and Satanic.
"TM adherents gradually lose their personality and their touch with reality. They literally live in a world of their own. With this disintegration of personality there is also a loss of inter-personality...love for others fades away as they simply drift off into a world created by evil spirits. The actual world is perceived to be 'unreal' and only what the adherent 'sees' via his 'higher consciousness' is accepted as real.
This is not unlike the distorted perceptions experienced by certain types of drug-users and by those with mental imbalance. Another word for all this is deception."
So as you watch the debate "moderator" tonight (and the spin from tomorrow), keep her twisted belief system in mind.
I predict she will be horrific. She thinks this debate is about her, and that she has some sort of rendezvous with destiny.
She is a typical socialist, looks like someone set her face on fire and beat it out with a track shoe!
Gosh! I’d hate to see her in the lotus position!
Something she has in common with Mr. Tsongas.
Weight loss? She had better try Slim Fast.
Well, TM and gastric bypass surgery coupled with liposuction and facelifts. You have to take up some sort of calm hobby for something to do after all the post op’s.
Quote me one passage in the Bible where it says meditation is Satanic.
Luke, I’m sensing a disturbance in the force.
Let’s go easy on Candy. She’s closer to a real journalist than most over there, and also, CNN seems to be seriously eyeing the demographic (right-of-center folks) that Fox seems to be abandoning.
Ugh. I can see it now.
Media controls the debate process again, and appoints a witch as a moderator.
Ten years ago she was an easy #350. She was ginormous. All her procedures have brought her down to about a deuce now. Still a big woman.
More reason for us to be in prayer for the debate outcome.
I would suggest she try Jenny Craig to show how she could really be successful.
That’s what her parents get for naming her Candy. She probably consumes mass quantities of Skittles while in the mantra position.
Seriously? Thats as bad as when liberals say that conservatives are against immigration and conveniently leave out the word illegal.
Quote me one passage in the Bible where it says meditation is Satanic
Doesn't look like TM has done much for her, but this is from May, I think.
We will see what has happened between May and now, tonight!
If its 3 chairs, one "extra wide", I guess we'll have the answer. HA, HA...
I don't mind making fun of people like Candy C.....you know what I'm sayin'.......