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Monday, 16 November 2015

1967 Special: London lecture

On August 24 1967, encouraged by Pattie Boyd Harrison, The Beatles and their partners - minus Ringo and Maureen Starkey, whose second child Jason had been born five days previously - attended a lecture by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London. 
The Harrisons had become interested in Eastern philosophy during a six-week holiday in Bombay towards the end of 1966. The following year Pattie attended a lecture on Transcendental Meditation at Caxton Hall, London, where she had been given her mantra (a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power in Sanskrit. A mantra may or may not have syntactic structure or literal meaning; the spiritual value of a mantra comes when it is audible, visible, or present in thought). 
Inspired by her new discovery, she encouraged George to accompany her to Maharishi's lecture at the Hilton. A press conference followed the lecture, after which a 90-minute private audience with Maharishi was held for Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and the rest of their party. The yogi's words left them keen to learn more, and they made arrangements to travel to Bangor, North Wales, the next day to attend the weekend seminar being held there.







Photos 1 & 2 - © Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo
5Photos 4 & 6 - Lady Jane group at yahoo!
Photo 3 - The gilly tumblr blog.

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