About the Author

Paul Corazza graduated in 1978 with a B.A. in Western Philosophy at Maharishi International University (MIU). During this time he received training in Europe, under the supervision of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to be a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He went back to Europe to receive advanced training from Maharishi for an additional nine months, spread out in the period 1975-1977. In subsequent years, Paul instructed 200 students in the practice of Transcendental Meditation and gave hundreds of lectures on both introductory and advanced topics of Maharishi's Vedic Science.

For graduate study, he studied mathematics at Auburn University, receiving an M.S. in 1981 and his Ph.D. in 1988, with emphasis in set theory. He was then awarded a three-year Van Vleck Assistant Professorship at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Dr. Corazza has worked as a professor of mathematics at three universities: University of Wisconsin, Madison (1987-1990), Maharishi International University (1990-1995, 2005-present), Boise State University (2000-2002).

For six months in 1994-1995, Dr. Corazza had the opportunity to work directly with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in his European center (Maharishi European Research University) to explore more deeply the connections between modern and ancient insights into the Infinite.

Dr. Corazza has also had a second career as a software engineer, most recently completing a 6-month contract with Google (2008) in Mountain View, CA. He is currently employed at Maharishi University of Management (formerly called MIU) as Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. The educational system at this university emphasizes a "consciousness-based" approach, where fundamental principles of each discipline are connected to the fundamental wisdom of the ancients, which in turn are made lively through direct experience in meditation and advanced programs for inner development.

Dr. Corazza has published over a dozen papers in set theory (in journals such as Journal of Symbolic Logic, Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society), with primary emphasis on the development of the Wholeness Axiom as a proposed solution to the Problem of Large Cardinals. A current publication list can be found at