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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (12 January 1918 – 5 February 2008) was born Mahesh Prasad Varma and was a proponent of Transcendental Meditation, a brand of woo that gained popularity among recovering American hippies in the 1970s.
Involvement with The Beatles
The Maharishi is probably best known for his association with the Beatles, and their subsequent disclaiming of him once they discovered he was just a dirty, naughty old man. John Lennon actually wrote an angry song against him, but George Harrison convinced John to make the target less obvious by Mad Libbing the name "Sexy Sadie" into the song in place of "Maharishi."
- "Who is that man behind the curtain?" at "Falling Down the TM Rabbit Hole - How Transcendental Meditation Really Works"
- Official website