The Mahikari They Don't Want You To Know

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Today I just wanted to post a short note on my healing journey as I recover from the effects of mahikari. Thanks to some wonderful work but David A Sealands and a book called "Healing Damaged Emotions", I am working on forgiveness. Therefore I would like to post a personal note of forgiveness to the members of mahikari, and I would like them to know I am praying for their Salvation.

As my study of the Bible and journey in Christ continues, I continue to have insights on the forces in mahikari.

The "light" had been a source of of my consternation for sometime, and thanks to the discovery through reason that mahikari is antithetical to Christ, I have concluded that the force emitted must be antithetical to Christ as well. My first thought is that the warmth is actually hellfire. Sorry if that sounds too difficult or strange to wrap the mind around, but there are supernatural powers at work and I dont think it is the result of hypnosis. The hypnosis comes in the form of the amatsu prayer, which along with suggestions in regard to your eventual "sleepiness" during kenshu, set up the mind for hypnotic suggestion. The repetitious practice of amatsu and bowing in subserviance also contribute to the overall ceding of control to a negative force. Also, the suggestion that you must constantly monitor your "innermost thoughts" create a meta cognitive environment of constant doubt, which can result in anxiety, Obsessesive Compulsive Disorder, wishful thinking, omen watching, and a release of normal cognitive control to make sound decisions.

I will try to post some more thoughts later. God bless everyone.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Greetings to all in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior. I am overjoyed to announce that yesterday I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior and have become Born Again in Christ.

Mahikari , by subjugating Christ to a lesser role, Mahikari is by reason part of Anti- Christ. Members, by teachings are taught they can become like Christ, therefore he is considered an equal rather than the True Savior of mankind. Christ taught "follow me". He did not teach "Be my Equal" "The only way to the Father is thru Me" THE ONLY WAY. More to Come later.

Friday, August 11, 2006

WOW! Just came across another mahikari blog that I hadn't seen before...

This one may be a bit out there for some, but closer to home for others. Say hello to "homeland security" for me while you

My apologies for being away, but I have been going through some new experiences and trials for the past few weeks. Amazingly though, in the midst of what seems like chaos, I have come to realize that trust in you inner voice should guide you...and acting in doubt will only create more fear, chaos, and suffering.

After reading Lara' s blog and a rather rough day at work, I decided the time was right to finally dispose of the omitama. I had been keeping in the house, and I have been still experiencing some of the phenomenon associated with fact, it was the only remnant of Mahikari still around, other than the now less frequent thought patterns that have lingered.

I could not think of any method fitting enough to really go for the catharsis, but thinking back on how the organization robbed me of several years of my life, not to mention it's misguidance away from the teachings of Christ, I promptly took a hammer to the omitama and flattened it for easy mailing. (I was going to open it, but it was so cheaply made that the mechanism did not operate properly....and frankly, there is nothing inside I care about)

I decided that the flattened omitama should be accompanied by a note explaining its return, in hopes that it will positively affect the chain of people who come into contact with it, so that perhaps some of the other kind people I met at the dojo will awaken to the false origins and dangerous practices of this occultic group.

Interestingly enough, I decided to google "mahikari blogs" today as a quick way to access some of the other former member's blogs, and much to my delight, a confirmation was sent from above. Having submitted my blog to some search engines many weeks ago, I was amazed to find that my own blog suddenly appeared in the top spot! What felt like several pounds was lifted from my shoulders, and I am finding that my TRUE faith is coming back. Again, I encourage any current members who are in doubt to read the experience blogs, investigate the truth at Mahikari exposed, or contact us for more answers. You are not alone.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Comforter

One of the arguments that Sukyo Mahikari uses to argue the divine nature of Okada is a Biblical passage that references "The Comforter". The argument is that Jesus proclaimed he would send someone after his crucifixion , a "spirit of truth", and that Okada was this spirit of truth. Similar arguments have been made in an effort to support the teachings of Islam and other "prophets".

Needless to say, it would be a farce to consider Okada the "spirit of TRUTH" when he couldn't tell the truth about the origins of most of his "revelations", which were actually lifted from SKK and a host of suspect "historical documents". But just to drive home the point that Mahikari's argument is not supported, nor is it compatible with Christianity, take a look at this, and just substitute "Okada" for "Muhammad":


First, let the New Testament texts speak for themselves. They clearly state that the Comforter is the Holy Spirit. There is no ambiguity about this. Consequently Muhammad is not the Comforter based upon what the Bible explicitly states.

Second let us take the context of the texts into account. If you are going to understand any passage of Scripture you must understand its context. When Jesus spoke these words in John it was His last ministerial time with His disciples prior to His death, crucifixion, and resurrection. Jesus is being very intimate with them. Understand then, when he speaks to them He is including them – these very disciples, specifically. These are the men He knew best and loved; they were His friends. These were His final words to them, and He wanted them to know what was in store.

Therefore, knowing that these passages of John are being spoken intimately between Jesus and His disciples there are several key points we can discover concerning the Comforter and His relationship with Jesus’ disciples.

John 14:16 — And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Comforter to be with you forever - the Spirit of Truth.
The Comforter will be with these disciples forever. Jesus promised the Comforter would be with these disciples forever. Muhammad could not be the Comforter because he wasn't born until over 500 years later - following the deaths of these disciples. He was born around 570 and died around 632 AD.

John 14:17 — But you know him for he lives with you and will be in you.
The Comforter lives with the disciples already now and will later be 'in' them. The Holy Spirit came to the disciples and indwelt them. Muhammad could not be the Comforter because first he wasn't around at the time when Jesus was speaking to his disciples nor second could he ever be in any of the disciples. The Greek word is 'en', and it means 'right inside'. Jesus is saying that the Comforter will be 'right inside' of the disciples.

John 14:26 — The Comforter is specifically described as the Holy Spirit. The Comforter is not a man. Muhammad could not be the Comforter because he was never the Holy Spirit.

John 14:26 — The Comforter will be sent in Jesus' name. The Holy Spirit represented the Lord on earth. No Muslim believes that Muhammad was sent by God in Jesus name. Muhammad did not come in Jesus' name, as the apostle of Jesus, rather he came in his own name with his own questionable “revelations”.

John 14:26 — But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."
The Comforter will teach these disciples and remind them of what Christ said to them. As the early Christians grew the Holy Spirit taught them. Muhammad is not the Comforter because he never knew the disciples and he didn't teach these disciples, and Muhammad never reminded the disciples of what Christ said.

John 15:26 — When the Comforter comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.
The Comforter would be sent to these disciples. These disciples received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Muhammad was never sent to these disciples.

John 16:13 — But when he, the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.
The Comforter will guide these disciples into all truth. These disciples (and others) grew in the knowledge of God through the revelations from the Holy Spirit. Muhammad never guided these disciples into any truth.

John 16:13 — He will not speak on his own, he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
The Comforter will speak to these disciples. These disciples grew to know the leading of the Holy Spirit, i.e. they knew His voice. Muhammad never spoke to these disciples.

John 16:14 — He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.
The Comforter will take from Jesus and make it known to the disciples. Muhammad never knew Jesus and never took from Jesus and made it known to anyone.

The context of these passages shows clearly that Muhammad could not be the Comforter. Jesus was not speaking of another person to come at a later date. Jesus’ precious final words to His disciples were meant for them. Jesus was not merely preaching a sermon to be analyzed and intellectually talked about through the centuries, rather, He was giving His the disciples with Him there His final commands, love, and encouragement.

Here's a question for you to consider: In Islamic theology, Muhammad rendered Jesus’ message fulfilled or ended because Muhammad brought God’s latest message to the people. Muhammad expected that true believers in God would accept Islam. Therefore, if Jesus was foretelling Muhammad, wouldn’t Jesus be prophesying that his ministry will be rendered void by the Paraclete? Read the context of the passages and decide.

Further, to fulfill exactly what Jesus foretold concerning the Comforter and His relationship with the disciples, the New Testament records the fulfillment of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the disciples receiving Him. The disciples received the Comforter - the Holy Spirit, on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:3, 4. The Comforter was now “in” the disciples and He remained “in” them from then on and taught them — just as Jesus had said He would.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Today I am going to post some information for those of you who may be thinking about leaving Mahikari, or those who have left.

I am posting this list because I am positive there are members who are feeling these things even though the have not left yet. Frankly, I have experienced most of this list at one time or another. I really wanted to post some other things here regarding Mahikari and Christianity, Mahikari and Medical neglect, and any number of the thoughts that have popped in my head by the grace of GOD, but there is just so much, and frankly I have been spending too much of my time re-living the experiences and hell as I write. There are better ways to serve God and live life. I do know though that it has helped greatly as well, for as the fog lifts, the Truth is revealed...and I owe much to the former members who bravely stepped before me...

you will note the references to "fear of evil spirits" and "excessive rigidity about rules of minor importance" For all of you dojo obsessed, hand washing, and sonen examining members, here is your wake up call as to why you are miserable... and the doctor here isn't even talking specifically about mahikari! So if you think you are right and all the others are wrong, lose your denial and realize if it makes you feel this way, there must be a reason, and it is not your nervous dead uncle.... if it quacks like a cult...then duck!

Post-Cult After Effects
Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D.

After exiting a cult, an individual may experience a period of intense and often conflicting emotions. She or he may feel relief to be out of the group, but also may feel grief over the loss of positive elements in the cult, such as friendships, a sense of belonging or the feeling of personal worth generated by the group's stated ideals or mission. The emotional upheaval of the period is often characterized by "post-cult trauma syndrome":
spontaneous crying
sense of loss
depression & suicidal thoughts
fear that not obeying the cult's wishes will result in God's wrath or loss of salvation
alienation from family, friends
sense of isolation, loneliness due to being surrounded by people who have no basis for understanding cult life
fear of evil spirits taking over one's life outside the cult
scrupulosity, excessive rigidity about rules of minor importance
panic disproportionate to one's circumstances
fear of going insane
confusion about right and wrong
sexual conflicts
unwarranted guilt
The period of exiting from a cult is usually a traumatic experience and, like any great change in a person's life, involves passing through stages of accommodation to the change:
Disbelief/denial: "This can't be happening. It couldn't have been that bad."
Anger/hostility: "How could they/I be so wrong?" (hate feelings)
Self-pity/depression: "Why me? I can't do this."
Fear/bargaining: "I don't know if I can live without my group. Maybe I can still associate with it on a limited basis, if I do what they want."
Reassessment: "Maybe I was wrong about the group's being so wonderful."
Accommodation/acceptance: "I can move beyond this experience and choose new directions for my life" or...
Reinvolvement: "I think I will rejoin the group."
Passing through these stages is seldom a smooth progression. It is fairly typical to bounce back and forth between different stages. Not everyone achieves the stage of accommodation / acceptance. Some return to cult life. But for those who do not, the following may be experienced for a period of several months:
flashbacks to cult life
simplistic black-white thinking
sense of unreality
suggestibility, ie. automatic obedience responses to trigger-terms of the cult's loaded language or to innocent suggestions
disassociation (spacing out)
feeling "out of it"
"Stockholm Syndrome": knee-jerk impulses to defend the cult when it is criticized, even if the cult hurt the person
difficulty concentrating
incapacity to make decisions
hostility reactions, either toward anyone who criticizes the cult or toward the cult itself
mental confusion
low self-esteem
dread of running into a current cult-member by mistake
loss of a sense of how to carry out simple tasks
dread of being cursed or condemned by the cult
hang-overs of habitual cult behaviors like chanting
difficulty managing time
trouble holding down a job
Most of these symptoms subside as the victim mainstreams into everyday routines of normal life. In a small number of cases, the symptoms continue.
* This information is a composite list from the following sources: "Coming Out of Cults", by Margaret Thaler Singer, Psychology Today, Jan. 1979, P. 75; "Destructive Cults, Mind Control and Psychological Coercion", Positive Action Portland, Oregon, and "Fact Sheet", Cult Hot-Line and Clinic, New York City.

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.