Self religion
A self religion (or self-religion) is a religious or self-improvement group which has as one of its primary aims the improvement of the self. The term "self religion" was coined by Paul Heelas and ot...
Risks Behind Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology: Actor’s Life Would Change Completely
Is Tom Cruise leaving Scientology behind? A new tabloid report suggests that the actor has made the decision to cut his ties with the Church of Scientology in order to have more contact with his daugh...
10 Things We Learned From Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'
Now that the HBO doc on Scientology has aired, we break down a few of its more damning talking points "Scientology and the Prison of Belief," Alex Gibney's documentary exposé of the Church of Sciento...
Inside The Church Of Scientology's $145M Headquarters
L. Ron Hubbard was initially a science fiction and fantasy novel writer, but he's best known for being the founder of The Church Of Scientology. One of the "holiest" days in the religion is actually H...
Arica School
The Arica School, also known as the Arica Institute (which is its incorporated educational organization) or simply as Arica, is a human potential movement group founded in 1968 by Bolivian-born philos...
The Template Network
The Emin or The Emin Society is an esoteric movement based on the work of Raymond Armin, known to members as "Leo". Originally, The Emin was named The Eminent Way or The Way. The movement arose in the...
Erhard Seminars Training
Erhard Seminars Training (est), an organization founded by Werner H. Erhard, offered a two-weekend (60-hour) course known officially as "The est Standard Training". The purpose of est was "to transfor...
Exegesis (group)
Exegesis, an alternative therapy programme, operated in the United Kingdom in the later 1970s and early 1980s. Exegesis was founded by Robert D'Aubigny, a former actor, in 1976 as Infinity Training, o...
Fourth Way
The Fourth Way is an approach to self-development described by George Gurdjieff, which he developed over years of travel in the East. It combines what he saw as three established traditional "ways," o...
Insight Seminars
Insight Seminars is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The first seminar was led in 1978 by founders John-Roger and Russell Bishop under the name Insig...
Landmark Education
Landmark Worldwide (formerly Landmark Education), or simply Landmark, is a limited liability company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It offers programs in personal development.The current ...
Lifespring
Lifespring, founded in 1974, was a private, for-profit, New Age/Human Potential training company. Lifespring claims more than 400,000 people participated in its trainings.The company, which promoted i...
Mind Dynamics
Mind Dynamics was a seminar company, founded by Alexander Everett in Texas in 1968. Mind Dynamics later led to two other companies, est and Lifespring.After investigations for fraudulent representatio...
Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness
The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (or MSIA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit religious corporation, incorporated in California on June 25, 1971. Before incorporation, the group was founded in Califor...
Rastafari movement
The Rastafari movement is an Abrahamic religion which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930. Its adherents worship Haile Selas...
Rastafari movement - Wikipedia
LaVeyan Satanism
LaVeyan Satanism is a religious philosophy founded in 1966 by Anton LaVey and codified in The Satanic Bible. Its core beliefs and philosophies are based on individualism, epicureanism, secularism, ego...
LaVeyan Satanism - Wikipedia
School of Economic Science
The School of Economic Science (SES), also known as the School of Philosophy and the School of Practical Philosophy, is a worldwide organisation based in London. Its teachings are principally influenc...
School of Economic Science - Wikipedia
Church of Scientology
The Church of Scientology is an organization devoted to the practice and promotion of Scientology, a new religious movement. The Church of Scientology International is the Church of Scientology's pare...
Church of Scientology - Wikipedia
Sheilaism
Sheilaism is a shorthand term for an individual's system of religious belief which co-opts strands of multiple religions chosen by the individual usually without much theological consideration. The te...
Silva Method
The Silva Method is the name given to a self-help program developed by José Silva. The Silva Method teaches students specialized guided imagery techniques intended to "rewire" their subconscious and n...
Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental Meditation (TM) refers to a specific form of mantra meditation called the Transcendental Meditation technique, and can also refer to the organizations within the Transcendental Meditat...
Risks Behind Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology: Actor’s Life Would Change Completely
Is Tom Cruise leaving Scientology behind? A new tabloid report suggests that the actor has made the decision to cut his ties with the Church of Scientology in order to have more contact with his daugh...
Volunteer Ministers
A Volunteer Minister (VM) is a member of Scientology sent to a disaster zone to spread the doctrine of Scientology and provide disaster relief.The Church of Scientology says that the program constitut...
Volunteer Ministers - Wikipedia
List of new religious movements
A new religious movement (NRM) is a comprehensive term used to identify religious, ethical, and spiritual groups, communities and practices of relatively modern origins. NRMs may be novel in origin or...
Reggae
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denote...
Reggae - Wikipedia
Operation Freakout
Operation Freakout, also known as Operation PC Freakout, was a Church of Scientology covert plan intended to have the U.S. author and journalist Paulette Cooper imprisoned or committed to a mental ins...
Operation Freakout - Wikipedia
History of Transcendental Meditation
The History of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the Transcendental Meditation movement originated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the organization, and continues beyond his death (2008). I...
History of Transcendental Meditation - Wikipedia
Operation Snow White
Operation Snow White was the Church of Scientology's internal name for a major criminal conspiracy during the 1970s to purge unfavorable records about Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard. This ...
Operation Snow White - Wikipedia
Fair Game (Scientology)
The term Fair Game is used to describe policies and practices carried out by the Church of Scientology towards people and groups it perceives as its enemies. Founder L. Ron Hubbard established the pol...
Scientology controversy
Since its inception in 1954, the Church of Scientology has been involved in a number of controversies. When mainstream media outlets have reported alleged abuses, representatives of the church have te...
Scientology controversy - Wikipedia
Introspection Rundown
The Introspection Rundown is a controversial Church of Scientology auditing process that is intended to handle a psychotic episode or complete mental breakdown. Introspection is defined for the purpo...