The Mahikari They Don't Want You To Know

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Gone, but not Forgotten...

In honor of those souls who died while involved with or related to someone in Mahikari

(This list is comprised from several different sources, including personal knowledge, former member's websites, and Winston Davis' book dojo, and will be updated when possible. Some names here have been changed by the authors themselves, and others are not available)

Australian Member 1 -car crash
Australian Member 2 -car crash
Australian Member 3 -car crash
Australian Member 4 -car crash
Australian Member 5 -car crash
Australian Member 6 -car crash
Australian Member 7 -car crash
Australian Member 8 -car crash

Christiane's husband -heart attack

Lara's sister Erica -bone cancer

Mrs. "Norris" - cancer

Medimom's dojo friend - unknown

Medimom's husband -unknown

Los Angeles Tai member -suicide

"Tokyo Member 1" - throat cancer

"Nakayama grandmother" - unknown

"Nakayama Member 1" -cause unknown

"Nakayama Member 2 -stomach cancer

"Nakayama Member 3 -throat cancer

"Wakimoto Takeo" - stomach cancer

Charles' "delightful chap"- stomach cancer

May the souls of these departed rest in peace.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sad Reminders

This weekend was Memorial Day weekend in the United States, a tribute to the fallen soldiers who served our country. To me, more than anything it is a reminder of how pathological human beings take power and exploit the masses into fighting money making wars based on ignorant ideologies.

It also reminded me that SM'S ideology has possibly contributed to the deaths of people who have refused or been denied medical treatment, and of the people connected to the organization that were not protected while wearing Omitama. I know of one member at my former center who died of cancer despite having Omitama, and from Lara's account at least one child who has passed away. In addition, there are stories in Winston Davis' book dojo of members passing, not to mention the youths in Australia who died in the horrible accident that awakened Garry Greenwood. I haven't had the time to go back and count, but I have been thinking of compiling a list in order to better honor these people at some point. I would really appreciate some input here from all of you.

Furthermore, I hope this post will draw out some more former members and give them the courage to speak up, even if done so anonymously. I am certain there are people who have important stories to relate that will continue to bring out the truth. I hope you will help in honoring those people who were supposedly more connected to God by virtue of SM.

Friday, May 26, 2006

A great deal has been bothering me lately about my past experience with Mahikari, especially now having read all of the fine ex-members blogs and realizing the similarities of experience regarding the codified structure, the complex and subtle control of emotions, and the feelings of having been deceived from the very beginning. I will probably try to address this more in the future, but today I want to go back to a past topic because it weighs on my mind heavily, and I believe it is a fundamental eureka! moment for anyone currently involved or thinking about becoming a member. I believe it is so telling that I hope someone will cache the SM North America website, because I have reason to believe that SM will pull it down once I reveal it...

On the website, which I have linked to before, you will find a standard disclaimer on the bottom of the page "art of True light"...here is the link:

http://www.sukyo-mahikari.org/art-of-true-light.html

Notice at the bottom that SM welcomes "everyone" to receive light, but children and minors require permission from a parent. I passed over this before but having seen it again, the effect was chilling and telling.

Why would a religion require such a statement if it wasn't in some way dangerous or perceived as such? Many people consider other religious factions to have cult like overtones, including certain sects of the world's major religions. But have you ever seen a church or religion require parental permission to participate??? I don't believe I have ever come across this before, and it is astounding to see. The organization has gone to great lengths to protect itself, and to deny any accusations of cult-like behavior. If I were an outsider, I would have to wonder why.

We don't really ask much of parents these days regarding permission, except for the occasional school field trip. Most of the things we try to protect them from are harmful, or it is done out of concern for their behavior outside direct parental contact. It just seems to me that if SM were really powered by the Almighty GOD it claims to be, this sort of thing wouldn't be required.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

More Wonderbread!

Lest someone thinks I have forgotten, here is some equal time to examine the website for the "other" Mahikari, the World Divine Light Organization, or Sekai Mahikari Bunmei Kyodan:

http://www.mahikari.org/

As antiseptic as Sukyo Mahikari's website is, here you will notice a total lack of information regarding the many topics of controversy, including the hidden truth of Okada, the succession issues, mentions of the Baptism of Fire, or the issue of conjuring attaching spirits. In the FAQ section, the only disclaimer posted is a denial of "brainwashing", as if it exists in some secret manual at the headquarters, and a denial of affliation with Sukyo Mahikari.

The home page includes a decidedly innocent looking animation of two Japanese "angel children" that look more like flying insects than divine beings. I wonder if they have any raging ancestors attached to them?

One of the most telling posts on the site itself is located in the section under "our organization-basic seminar" Here they have an outline which includes the topic "Definition of Happiness"!!!!
SO..they are going to tell YOU what your happiness is!

There is also a section where they claim to provide "proof" of the healings. There are pictured what look like before and after photos and x-rays of several conditions. Unfortunately no description of the "scientific methods" they used to verify that it was really okiyome that produced the results.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Wonderbread!

One of the more interesting aspects of organizational behavior is the public response to negative publicity. In fact, most of the world these days loves to play the "public relations game", be it world governments, cheating corporations, or fallen sports heroes. The trick is to sound pious or humble, ignore or gloss over the known information, and make it sound that critics have it all wrong...

I mention this because I was interested in the response of SM, and in particular their North American website. There are so many examples of the above strategy and that I hardly know where to begin. First, take a look at this page, where a woman is receiving okiyome :
http://www.sukyo-mahikari.org/art-of-true-light.html

It all looks so peaceful and harmless! No discussion of the possible manifestation of spirits for these plain old blue and pink suburban "practioners" I don't think Dick and Jane America have any idea that a Samurai might start throwing Jane's body to the ground any second!

The section on nurturing young people is also very commercially crafted. Here are pictured the young smiling faces of innocent looking children:
http://www.sukyo-mahikari.org/sukyo-mahikari-nurturing-young.html

I wonder if I should tell the kids that when Mommy gives them light a mean snake spirit might hiss!

Below that, check out the picture of the super modern "young people" in the post modern poses. Hands crossed, looking confidant, like an international new wave band ready to take on the world...I wonder if they know about the swastikas as part of the "universal values", or that there is another mahikari down the street that also claims to be the real deal????


Interesting also is the fact that the text is now officially copyrighted...you cannot cut and paste to use as an example or a copyright pop-up appears. They are getting media savvy! Considering all of the information that has been out and the huge questions members had years ago, they have finally carefully crafted a website that only briefly addresses the question of succession and the two mahikaris. Nothing about the origin challenges, though they do address the "cult" accusations by telling people they are free to quit ( of course no mention of the guilt they used in past)

More later!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Beam me up!

I have been trying to find more information on the "Takenouchi Documents", those supposedly ancient writings that had been hidden away and "reveal" the so-called true history of the world. You would think such important information would have been studied by scholars worldwide, but the few mentions I have seen have all been UFO related. Here is a paragraph from a website I visited recently:

The Takenouchi documents and artifacts, ancient treasure of the Japanese Emperor guarded for 2500 years by the family of the highest Shinto priest caste family, speak of an alien civilization coming here from space and founding the human race.

Is there anyone out there that actually has better info on these documents? Is this where Okada got the idea that "ancients" travelled in space? I would be grateful to hear more about this subject and I am curious as to if and how they are viewed by the Japanese, and if they are discussed on the Japanese discussion boards. I am also curious as to whether Johrei mentions the Takenouchi Documents, or was this Okada's contribution to their original teachings?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Hello to all. I have decided to re-title this blog for two reasons. I think it more accurately depicts the truth, and I picked the first title because I was forced to when signing in for this site and I really hadn't consider doing a blog. So here it is, let's see if it makes the search engines.

What Mahikari does not tell you about "Attaching Spirits"

One of the most bothersome aspects of Mahikari is the information they don't give you before joining. A review of Dr. Tebecis' website http://www.sunrisepress.com.au/pages/04spiritualRealm.html will give you an example. Below is copied an entry from the section called "Spiritual Realm".



From this chapter and some that follow it, it is clear that spirits attached to people influence the people in various ways, their personalities, moods, habits and diseases, to name a few. It seems that most problems are due to spirits. Fortunately, spirits can be helped by the Light of God and the practice of certain teachings. These matters clearly apply to all people, whether they are interested in spiritual phenomena or not.


All sounds rather harmless and easy to deal with on the surface, doesn't it?

What the Doctor fails to tell you is that you could possibly be entering into a realm that is beyond your wildest imagination, or desire. I will not debate the existence of the spiritual realm or of "attaching spirits" here, but I will point out again the disingenuous nature of the sect and the information it withholds from potential members.

Tales of "spirit manifestation" are more common in most Mahikari dojos than ghost stories at a Boy Scout jamboree. Many have been well documented in Winston Davis' book Dojo. As a former member I was privy to many of these as well. The concept is rather simple. "Spirits" attach to our own spiritual body and possess us. It almost sounds cozy, like having some friends along for the ride!

WHAT YOU ARE NOT TOLD is that these spirits could be disgruntled warriors, foxes, evil demi-gods, angry ancestors, snakes, and any other unsavory form of spiritual being. The information you are given regarding "manifestation" of these spirits is that it will usually result is some minor hand movement or perhaps some head bobbing or weeping. Given that most people joining have never experienced such phenomena (nor probably wish to), the information presented here is negligent.

You are also told that Omitama will protect you from attaching spirits, and will prevent them from attaching to you in the future. However, there are many tales in Davis' book about kumite who are possessed by spirits one after another, including a women who was possessed by 200 foxes! Apparently there can also be a continual parade of ancestors who wish to intervene or interfere in the most daily and meaningless of events! Believe me, if you were happy with your "normal" non-manifesting life, you can certainly look forward to a lot of surprises, speculation, and nuisance according to these tales! Or perhaps something even worse!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Here come the space ships!

Sorry to divert, but I decided to do a little more on the Raelians, just to point out similarities between these type of cultic "religions". The "creator" here is a bit different, but the message is the same...end of days, blah, blah blah, all religions came for a reason, blah, blah,blah. They even get the Japanese in on the act! Here is a sample from their webpage http://www.rael.org/rael_content/rael_summary.php

Traces of this epic masterpiece of creation can be found in all religious writings and traditions. It is to them that Moses, Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed referred. It is now time to welcome them.
WHAT HAPPENED?On the 13th of December 1973, French journalist Rael was contacted by a visitor from another planet, and asked to establish an Embassy to welcome these people back to Earth.The extra-terrestrial human being was a little over four feet tall, had long dark hair, almond shaped eyes, olive skin, and exuded harmony and humor. Rael recently described him by saying quite simply, "If he were to walk down a street in Japan, he would not even be noticed." In other words, they look like us, and we look like them. In fact, we were created "in their image" as explained in the Bible.He told Rael that:
"We were the ones who designed all life on earth""You mistook us for gods" "We were at the origin of your main religions" "Now that you are mature enough to understand this,we would like to enter official contact through an embassy"THE MESSAGESThe messages dictated to Rael explain that life on Earth is not the result of random evolution, nor the work of a supernatural 'God'. It is a deliberate creation, using DNA, by a scientifically advanced people who made human beings literally "in their image" -- what one can call "scientific creationism." References to these scientists and their work, as well as to their symbol of infinity, can be found in the ancient texts of many cultures. For example, in Genesis, the Biblical account of Creation, the word "Elohim" has been mistranslated as the singular word "God", but it is actually a plural word which means "those who came from the sky", and the singular is "Eloha" (also known as "Allah"). Indigenous cultures all over the world remember these "gods" who came from the sky, including natives of Africa (Dogon, Twa, etc.), America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Leaving our humanity to progress by itself, the Elohim nevertheless maintained contact with us via prophets including Buddha, Moses, Mohammed, etc., all specially chosen and educated by them. The role of the prophets was to progressively educate humanity through the Messages they taught, each adapted to the culture and level of understanding at the time. They were also to leave traces of the Elohim so that we would be able to recognize them as our Creators and fellow human beings when we had advanced enough scientifically to understand them. Jesus, whose father was an Eloha, was given the task of spreading these messages throughout the world in preparation for this crucial time in which we are now privileged to live: the predicted Age Of Revelation.


At least you can give mahikari credit for leaving out the space travel! By the way, here is a link to the star of david/swastika creation I mentioned in a previous post.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Raelian_symbols.png


I wonder if the post modern design would have tickled Okada???

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Tebecis continues the whitewash...

Here, from Dr. Tebecis' webpage for the SM book he wrote....

This chapter gives a brief history of the founder – his birth into a family of samurai background, his education in the Military Academy, his experience in business, how the Mahikari organisation began with a revelation from God to him in 1959, and the various impressions people gained about him.

Nothing about his former involvement with SKK and the accusations ofOkada conjuring spirits. They now have to release the claim that all the "revelations" were original.

Just a quick post to thank all the ex-members of SM who have helped so much recently. I appreciate the encouragement and support, and thanks for the links on your pages. I don't get around to this enough, but I hope soon to get everyone added on my links section. In the mean time, I will be doing some more research, and I will be preparing my text for the interesting phenomena I have experienced and continue to experience as a result of SM.

So many falsehoods...so little time! Here is a quick link to some information on the "legend" of Mu...

http://kjmatthews.users.btopenworld.com/cult_archaeology/lost_continents_3.html

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Some more interesting information on the six-pointed star. If you look on the back of an American dollar bill, you will notice the star above the eagle's head.



What Is The Origin of The Six-Pointed Star?


The Six-Pointed Star: The origin, and history of the six-pointed star (hexagram) and its mysterious link with mankind from the days of Egypt are intriguing. The six-pointed star has long been used in magic, occultism, witchcraft, and astrology, and has been found at the scene of so many occult crimes that the police in California issued a directive to all schools warning children to be cautious of this symbol. Click here to order a copy. Some years ago, it was reported in the Toronto Sun, that a church, and grave yard had been vandalized and "stars" were painted all over. The newspaper had decided not to say what kind of stars as they did not wish to have people think Jews had been responsible. Firstly, and emphatically, Jews were not responsible for the vandalizing. But as usual, they could have been blamed. Why? Because unfortunately, Jews have often used items and delved in practices that are contrary to Scriptures and the Bible records many such instances.
Why do most Jews use the six-pointed star, which they call the Star of David, the Shield of David, or the Magen David?
Well, here is where it gets intriguing: M. Hirsch Goldberg in his book The Jewish Connection states: " The Star of David is not of Jewish origin - and the ancient Israelites never used it as their religious symbol" (they used the Menorah or Seven Candlestick). So, why did the six-pointed star become known as the Jewish star? This symbol was widely adopted, not because the Jewish people chose it, but ironically because Adolph Hitler forced all Jews to wear a yellow six-pointed star during the holocaust. The word holocaust means burnt offering, and the six-pointed star was used in the past when burnt human sacrifices were offered to Moloch and Ashtoreth in Baal worship. The few Jews who had anything to do with the Six-Pointed star (hexagram) were those who were involved in occult practices. Back to Hitler, would he put anything good on a Jew? Hitler meant to insult and destroy the Jews, and being wrapped up in the occult (read the book, The Nazis and the Occult ), he may have meant the Jews to be his burnt offering for power. Today, most Jews wear this star by choice, and without thinking or checking out its origin and usage through time. Wearing the six-pointed star became a fashion.
The first mention of the six-pointed star in Israelite literature was in Amos 5:6, when YAWEH angrily tells His people that " I hate and despise your feast days…. You shall take up Siccuth, your king and Chiun your images, the star of your God…." Siccuth (Sakkuth) and Chiun (Kaiwan) means "star" and refers to Saturn as a star, and was objects of idolatrous worship, as they were considered to be Assyrian gods. The mixed multitude that went out of Egypt with the children of Israel took the star with them. Like the obelisk, the six-pointed star was an Egyptian idol used in idolatrous worship. In 922 B.C. when Solomon married the daughter of Pharoah, he became involved in Egyptian idol worship and went into magic, and witchcraft. Solomon built an altar to Ashtoreth and Moloch, and the six-pointed star, the chief symbol of human sacrifices in magic and witchcraft circles, came to be called the Seal of Solomon.
Solomon did not heed the subsequent warnings from God to cease from these abominable practices, even after God threatened to rend the Kingdom of Israel from his son's hand. And indeed, the split occurred after Solomon's death. Solomon's idolatry caused the Kingdom of Israel to be split in two. The practices he introduced to the children of Israel eventually caused the House of Israel to go into exile into the Caucasus, and the House of Judah to go into captivity. It was Josiah who later destroyed this forbidden altar. Did you know that the number 666 was connected to Solomon? (1 Kings 10:14) Yes, 666 talents of gold was sent to Solomon each month by none other than the King of Tyrus. After you have read this account in the book of 1 Kings, turn to Ezekiel Chapter 28. Oh, what a tangled web was weaved, when Solomon practised to deceive. King Solomon left many articles which proved his blatant idolatry, such as King Solomon's Mirror, King Solomon's Comb, and the six-pointed star, which became known as the Seal of Solomon in the witchcraft and occult world. Solomon also laid down the foundations of the Craft (Daniel 8:25) which later became known as Freemasonry., and the six-pointed star features prominently in Masonic rituals.
King David was Solomon's father, but he was never an idolater. He made it absolutely clear that God Himself was his shield, not only in Psalm 3:3 but in Psalm 28:7, Psalm 119:114, and Psalm 144:2.
The book, The Six-Pointed Star, is the first and only academic work which documents the origin and historical usage of this symbol. From Egypt to Solomon, to Arab magic, and witchcraft, to Druid uses, to freemasonry, to Mayer Amschel Bauer, who in the 17th century changes his name to depict the red six-pointed star which hung on his door in Germany, and thus began the family of "Rothschild" (meaning red shield). The Rothschild family incorporated this symbol in their Court of Arms. The research traced the six-pointed star through the Cabala, to astrology, to Hitler and his putting a yellow six-pointed star on Jews during the holocaust, to the Zionist symbol, and finally to the flag of the State of Israel and beyond.
Because this symbol is comprised of a six within a six within a six (i.e. 6 points, 6 triangles, 6 sides of the inner hexagon) the research also includes a look at the 666 prophecies in the Book of Daniel etc., regarding the "willful king" (anti-Christ) and the "mark of the Beast." Included too, is the Scriptural significance of the number seven, and the Biblical description of the real Messiah, and the seven-branched Candlestick (Menorah), which God gave to the children of Israel as an everlasting Covenant, which is also mentioned in the New Testament and the Book of the Revelation. All sources are written at the bottom of each page making it easy for readers to see and check for themselves. It is the first and only book published on the origin and history of the six-pointed star. The book contains shocking information regarding the usage of the six-pointed star and its intimidating link with mankind. Have a good read

Monday, May 01, 2006

I've been doing a lot of research lately on the "Star of David" and it seems the origins are somewhat muddy. It is not mentioned in early rabbinical literature, and it is definitely connected to occultic practice in the present. One fascinating tidbit that came up was this information on Raelism. I was struck by the similarity of everything to Mahikari, including an attempt to set up an "embassy" in Israel. I wonder if Okada was waiting for space ships too....;)


Raelism

The Raelian symbol, before 1991 and after
Raelism uses a symbol similar to the Star of David. The symbol initially chosen by Claude Vorilhon for his movement was the source of considerable controversy: it resembled a Star of David with the image of a swastika embedded in its center. According to official Raelian statements, the swastika "represents infinity of time, and trace its origins to Sanskrit and Buddhist symbols, to the Chinese character for temple, and to ancient catacombs, mosques, and synagogues."
In 1991, the symbol was changed to remove the swastika and deflect public criticism, as well as to gain acceptance in Israel for the building of a Raelian "embassy" to greet anticipated "Elohim space vessels."