Johrei

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Johrei "purification of the spirit" (浄霊 Jōrei?), sometimes spelled jyorei, is a purported healing ritual involving a giver and a receiver.[1] It was by developed in Japan in the 1930s by Mokichi Okada.[2][unreliable source?]

Beliefs[edit]

The mission of Johrei is to bring about ideal conditions on Earth, replacing illness, poverty and strife with health, prosperity and peace, but Johrei is not about restoring physical health. The ultimate objective must also include the necessary spiritual elevation and understanding which make possible each individual's constructive participation in creating Paradise on Earth.[3][clarification needed]

Practices[edit]

Practitioners claim to channel light and warmth into the receiver by having giver and receiver conjure an image of sunlight.[1] The giver performs some hand motions about the receivers body and some light massage.[1] During Johrei lectures and classes, many reports of dramatic healings are shared with the understanding that temporary symptom suppression is not the same thing as healing.[4] Johrei not only helps people experience miracles in healing but it nourishes the soul enabling people to grasp spiritual realities with greater clarity.[5]

A permanent solution for disease is not possible by treating only the body (matter) and neglecting the spirit.[6] Johrei sheds divine light directly on the soul.[7]

A given drug once thought to be beneficial can turn out to be poisonous or have dangerous side effects or aftereffects.[attribution needed][8]

Johrei was introduced to America in 1953, and there are numerous Johrei centers throughout the United States and other countries.[9]

There are several spiritual organizations that follow Okada's teachings and use Johrei as a method for spiritual purification, including the Mokichi Okada Association, The Johrei Foundation, The Johrei Institute, and Shinji Shumeikai (also called Shumei).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Coleman, Naomi (n.d.). "Johrie: How it works". Daily Mail. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jyorei — 'purification of the spirit'". www.jyorei.org. 
  3. ^ Okada, Mokichi, ed. (1998b) [1965]. Fragments from the Teachings of Meishu-sama. Johrei Fellowship. p. 56. ISBN 9780962918346. 
  4. ^ Tada 1996, "Johrei and Miracles p. 125.
  5. ^ Tada 1996, "Life as Divine Creation" pp. 44–8.
  6. ^ Tada 1996, "Disease" p. 44.
  7. ^ Tada 1996, "Disease" p. 46.
  8. ^ Tada 1996, "Disease" p. 36.
  9. ^ "About us". johreifellowship.org. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

Tada, Teruyuki (1996). Faith and Science. [self-published source]