The DHARMA Initiative

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The DHARMA Initiative (Department of Heuristics And Research on Material Applications Initiative; sometimes spelled Dharma) is a research project, the idea was based on the TV program lost ( abc )

however I have been informed that the dharma initiative was a real and working project developed and founded by the Hanso group. but was shut down for one reason are another, I have also contacted people and are looking for people for this project we the  " dharma initiative inc " is a group of people that believe that we can develop a working Utopian society and pursue research and experimentation in the fields of

1. meteorology   we plan to have a working lab up with in the year and a mobile lab with in 2

2. psychology  we are working now on a few projects and test in the field.

3. parapsychology

4. zoology we have located and are looking in to a 32 acre lab in which we will have a vast mix of animals types , to help u understand how they act and work and understand there need for type of medical needs.

5. electromagnetism the building  stages of the new lab we have really great idea's going in to testing and uses of a new electromagnet system to be used to create energy



According to the various films, the initiative was founded in 1970 by Gerald and Karen DeGroot, two doctoral candidates at the University of Michigan. It was or is financially backed by Danish industrialist and munitions magnate Alvar Hanso and his Hanso Foundation. The alleged purpose of the Initiative was to create "a large-scale communal research compound where scientists and free-thinkers from around the globe could pursue research in meteorology, psychology, parapsychology, zoology, electromagnetism, and Utopian social Engineering or Utopian Socialism.



The word DHARMA was revealed to be an acronym in the Official Lost Podcast. Later in the ARG The Lost Experience, through the clues of Rachel Blake (known as the hacker Persephone at that time), players were directed to play a memory game available at the Hanso Foundation's website. Gradually the acronym was revealed and at reaching level 42 (the largest of the Numbers) the full acronym DHARMA was revealed as being "Department of Heuristics And Research on Material Applications".

Little is known what the actual explanation behind the name is, although a heuristic is a particular technique of directing one's attention in learning, discovery, or problem-solving.[2] Also, in the Sri Lanka Video, Alvar Hanso (standing in front of the DHARMA acronym) says "it also stands for the one true way", a reference to the word's meaning in Sanskrit