Mahikari Exposed


These articles and web sites provide academic discussions about Japanese New Religions, Sukyo Mahikari, and related topics. There are also books that we recommend, links to cult awareness sites, and a bunch of our favourite sceptical and humanist sites.

Articles and Sites about Mahikari and Cults

Scepticism and Humanist Resources

Suggested Reading

  • Spirits, Selves, and Subjectivity in a Japanese New Religion : The Cultural Psychology of Belief in Shukyo Mahikari
    by Brian J. McVeigh, 1997

  • Dojo : Magic and Exorcism in Modern Japan
    by Winston Davis, 1980

  • Influence : The Psychology of Persuasion
    by Robert B. Cialdini, 1993

  • Combatting Cult Mind Control
    by Steven Hassan, 1988

  • Releasing The Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves
    by Steven Hassan, 2000

  • Captive Hearts, Captive Minds : Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Other Abusive Relationships
    by Madeleine Landau Tobias, et al, 1994

  • Anatomy of Religion
    Adrian Crees, 1989

  • Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective (New Religious Movements)
    by Peter B. Clarke (Editor), 2000

Last Modified: November 2011