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mahikari

Paranormal
A spiritual movement and healing method founded in 1959 by a Japanese businessman, Kotama Okada. Mahikari (divine light) is similar to the radiance technique, and subscribes to the belief that most mental and physical illness is caused by spirits that were wronged by a person’s ancestors. Mahikari practitioners wear a divine talisman that is believed to allow them to both produce and focus light energy through the palms of the hand, in absence of physical contact.
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Africa is now home to four major religious groups: Christianity, Islam, African Traditional Religions, and religions of Asian origin (largely practiced by the political elite, mainly Mahikari, Hinduism, and Buddhism).
Sometime in midlife, I became fascinated by Eastern spiritual teachings and was attracted very seriously to Mahikari, a Japanesebased spiritual practice that, interestingly and rather admirably, attracts whole families, instead of tearing them apart as in other cases.
George Houston, director of the Sukyo Mahikari Center, discussed the Center's recent green construction and the unexpected pitfalls properly owners should know before embarking on a green project.
This is light energy," said Keri Meglen, a member of Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development, whose practitioners held hands poised over recipients' heads with eyes held shut.
The Church of Scientology, the Baha'i, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mahikari Religion, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and the Unification Church are registered.
Traces of this remnant of the past do remain today and can be identified in the activities of millenarian religious societies such as the exorcist sect, Sukyo Mahikari (see Davis 1980).
In 1996 a parliamentary commission studying "cults" publicly released a report that identified 173 groups as "cults," including the Raelians, the Association of the Triumphant Vajra, the Order of the Solar Temple, Sukyo Mahikari, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Theological Institute of Nimes (an evangelical Christian Bible college), and the Church of Scientology.
Plusieurs fois, la voyante, se deplacant toujours avec quelques fideles, fut seduite par une congregation ou un mouvement: << l'Eglise des saints du septieme jour >>, les << Mormons >>, la secte << Mahikari >>.
In addition, Confucian groups reported 26,700 members; Church of Scientology twenty thousand; Baha'i Faith 16 thousand; Hsuan Men Tsung 5 thousand; Zhonghua Sheng Chiao (Chinese Holy Religion) 3,200; Maitreya Emperor Religion 3 thousand; Ta I Chiao (Great Changes Religion) 1 thousand; Mahikari Religion 1 thousand; and Huang Chung (Yellow Middle) 1 thousand.
In 1996, a parliamentary commission studying so-called cults publicly released a report that identified 173 groups as "cults," including the Raelians, the Association of the Triumphant Vajra, the Order of the Solar Temple, Sukyo Mahikari, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Theological Institute of Nimes (an evangelical Christian Bible college), and the Church of Scientology.
In addition, the Church of Scientology reported 20,000 members; the Baha'i Faith 16,000; Confucians 13,000; World Red Swastika Society 5; Zhonghua Sheng Chiao (Chinese Holy Religion) 3,200; Maitreya Emperor Religion 3,000; Ta I Chiao (Great Changes Religion) 1,000; Mahikari Religion 1,000; and Huang Chung (Yellow Middle) 1,000.
In 1995, a parliamentary commission studying so-called cults issued a report that identified 173 groups as cults, including the Raelians, the Association of the Triumphant Vajra, the Order of the Solar Temple, Sukyo Mahikari, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Theological Institute of Nimes (an evangelical Christian Bible college), and the Church of Scientology.