The Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems Story
Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems (MLG) was developed over a period of 30 years by gemologist Joachim Roller, under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program. Joachim was aided in the development of this technology by his wife, Iris Roller.
Joachim Roller graduated from one of the most prestigious jewelry design and gemology schools in Europe. After becoming a jewelry designer he founded his own business, working with famous designers of this time. Joachim also worked as chief designer for jewelry collection for Christian Dior.
Research Guidance from Maharishi
In 1973 he learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, and in 1975 became a teacher of the TM program. In 1978, due to his expert knowledge of gems, Joachim was invited to a personal meeting with Maharishi.
At the end of the meeting Joachim asked Maharishi how he might use gemstones to promote better health and development of higher states of consciousness. Maharishi advised him to look into Ayurveda, the traditional system of healthcare of India, and to connect this ancient wisdom with modern technology.
Discovery: Light Enhances the Positive Effects of Gems
Thus began a 30-year quest by Professor Roller to revive the ancient knowledge of using gems to support better health and spiritual development. He began by studying the benefits of wearing gems and found that in order to receive positive effects for the mind and body, it was necessary to use comparatively large gemstones. But most people could not afford to buy a 5-carat emerald or diamond.
Then he made a fascinating discovery: the positive effects of the gems are enhanced when a specific type of light passes through the gemstones. He began to experiment with shining light through the gems.
“After the fourth session I noticed that my shoulder was pain-free and I had almost all my range of motion back. This is a miracle, as I have had this frozen shoulder for almost a year. I also feel calmer and happier.”— Patti Steurer, Iowa
Structuring the MLG Program and Training Practitioners
Joachim met with Maharishi again in 1984 and showed him the gem beamers he had designed. Maharishi approved of this new approach and encouraged Joachim to continue his research. Joachim began testing the Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems in Germany that year.
In 2007 Maharishi structured the basic procedures for the gem light program together with Joachim, doctors and Maharishi AyurVeda experts. The following year, Joachim and Iris held the first training course for MLG Practitioners. Today this valuable new technology is available around the world.