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Inner Powers Research

The PDC is researching the inner powers of individuals from an experiential, physiological and historical basis. Individuals can use these personal powers to become essentially as gods in changing themselves and improving the world. We have re-translated ancient documents that describe these personal powers. In addition, we have studied the modern application of ancient techniques with hundreds of volunteers in public classes for over four decades.

Research Goals

  • Rediscover the ancient wisdom that has been lost because of the distortions promulgated by Religion, Academia, Big Business, and Government.
  • Provide recently recovered information on how to counteract the suppressive conditioning placed on the body and brain that begins during the social conformity of adolescence.
  • Examine, through philosophy and philology, the richness and power of words related to inner powers. Show how the original meanings these words have been changed or lost, thus causing a denigration of ancient universal knowledge.
  • Spread the results of our research on inner powers through this website and through our publications.
  • Encourage curious seekers to fully examine our findings and become a power in assisting others to uncover the suppressed truths.


The Personal Development Center began in 1975 in response to a large number of curious Americans interested in investigating some of the ancient yogic practices from India, which at the time were literally sweeping the U.S.

Director of Research

Robert L. Peck, a well-recognized scientist in the field of energy conversion and storage, has directed the Center since its beginning. While working as a supervisor in a research lab, Peck started teaching an ancient form of active meditation free of charge in his off-hours. His classes became in wide demand; therefore, he started teaching Eastern philosophy and practices in adult ed. programs, in church basements, and at a local university.

In exchange for his free classes, Peck asked students to experiment with some ancient practices claimed to increase the inner powers. Because of the demands for more from his students, Peck had to learn Sanskrit and Greek and read many obscure documents. His research into inner powers led finally to his learning of the modern world’s large-scale denigration of the ancient teachings.

Later, Peck found further support for the power of the early knowledge in his translation of the little known Parātriṃśikā. This ancient teaching describes how the superior people of the Indus Valley obtained their creative powers to build the world’s first large-scale utopian civilization.

Other Contributors to the Research

Over the years, other very competent scholars and teachers joined Peck in his work, assisting in the further activities of the Center as books were written. Also, the interaction of the students expanded into working with special relationships long-forgotten in the rise of institutional control over individuals.

We have relied upon volunteers and public classes for the experimental investigations of old techniques and their verification. Our research proceeds step-by-step with each step being recorded in a published book. The steps seem to become larger and larger as past and present, science and religion, merge closer together. This reintegration is particularly evidenced in our latest three books, Controlling Your HormonesJoy and Evolution and Directing Life.

Contact Us

The Personal Development Center welcomes questions and requests for further information. We have found some very fundamental truths by asking questions and also by not going by what’s popular. Questions will actually open doors to new information.

Our own experience has led us toward simplicity, away from complex answers. Truth, once it’s understood, invariably appears to be very simple, anybody can understand it. How do you know truth? How do you know if someone speaks with authority? The answer is that if our writings apply to your problem(s), then it is truth. It’s just that simple.