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Mahikari Exposed



These articles and web sites provide academic and personal 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 and podcasts.

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Suggested Reading

  • Captive Hearts, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Other Abusive Relationships, Madeleine Tobias, et al, 1994
  • Combatting Cult Mind Control, Steven Hassan, 1988–2018
  • Cults in Our Midst: The continuing fight against their menace, Margaret Thaler Singer, 2003
  • Dojo : Magic and Exorcism in Modern Japan, Winston Davis, 1980
  • Freedom of Mind: Helping loved ones leave controlling people, thoughts and beliefs, Steven Hassan, 2012
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert B. Cialdini, 1993
  • Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective (New Religious Movements), Peter B. Clarke (Editor), 2000
  • Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse, Michael D. Langone, 1995
  • Releasing The Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves, Steven Hassan, 2000 (out of print)
  • Spirits, Selves, and Subjectivity in a Japanese New Religion: The Cultural Psychology of Belief in Shukyo Mahikari, Brian J. McVeigh, 1997
  • Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships, Janja Lalich and Madeline Tobias, 2006
  • Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attaching in Cults and Totalitarian Systems, Alexandra Stein, 2016


Last Modified: June 2022