Scientists from Princeton University have been trying to document the electromagnetic activity of our brains. They say it is no coincidence that on September 11, 2002, the New York State Lottery numbers came up as 911. Rather, because the vast majority of the people on the planet were thinking the same thing on that day, the energy of our collective unconscious influenced the lottery balls. By the same token, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, believes that if enough people meditate, the world can experience peace.

Gabrielle Roth in Connections