“Magic of the Natural Law Party” from the CBC

The goal of “The Doug Henning Project” has always been to showcase all the elements of Doug’s life and career. Case in point is this rarely seen news story from the CBC archives.  This news story delves into Transcendental Meditation’s Natural Law Party, and Doug’s involvement in it. While Doug himself is only shown speaking,…

Dean Gunnarson, Doug, and the Water Torture Cell

Escape Artist Dean Gunnarson was kind enough to share with me some rare items from his Doug collection, highlighting of course Doug’s original “Water Torture Cell” from “World of Magic I.” Dean had bought the original cell from Brett Daniels in 1990. To confirm its provenance, Dean even had the opportunity to show the cell…

“The Magic of the Natural Law Party” Campaign Video-1993

If you have an hour and twelve minutes to kill, and want to hear more about Doug’s campaign for the Natural Law Party then you’re at the right place.  This extremely tranquil video from 1993 stands out for many reasons. Other than going into TM principles in more detail, it also curiously serves as a…

Natural Law Party Campaign Article

Today’s article comes from the collection of Joe Fox, and highlights a unique time in Doug’s life: his attempted political career.  Not many magicians to my mind have successfully run for political office and won and, unfortunately, Doug was no exception.  Under the TM based “Natural Law Party,” Doug attempted to bring peace to Canada…

Natural Law Party Commercial

In the early 90s, Doug ran for office under the TM influenced “Natural Law Party” in the United Kingdom and Canada. While he was the victor in all things magic, sadly his political career was not to be and he lost both elections.  While this phase in his career confused Doug’s many fans, it really…