I'm interested to learn members' opinions on Vedic Knowledge. Just as Tom's Big TOE is a model of reality, I understand other cultures and practices have their own models. I've been seriously considering attending Maharishi University of Management (http://www.mum.edu/index.html
) and pursuing a master's degree in Vedic Science a.k.a. the science of consciousness. Some Vedic principles seem to be intriguing and make sense, however, the stories contained in the Vedas are hard for me to accept--primarily because they seem highly unverifiable and "fairytalish." I don't know if it is the archaic symbolism that makes me suspicious or the "perfection" they claim to have achieved.
I've read rave reviews about Vedic knowledge. I've also read scathing critiques. Please let me know your opinion and whether you think this potential academic pursuit is worthwhile. All recommendations/insights are welcome.