My objective with this blog page is to share with you my personal nightmare as an ex-Mahikari member and hopefully to help you see the spiritual truth about this group.
I joined Mahikari in 2005, after receiving the light on (practicing okiyome in Mahikari language) average twice a week for about 5 months. After being initiated into Mahikari and receiving omitama in the last quarter of 2005, I continued attending the dojo regularly. Like all new initiates are encouraged to do, I would invite friends and acquaintances to come to the dojo to receive the light or attend the initiation training. I did not succeed in guiding anyone to the point where they would join.
My tenure in Mahikari was fairly uneventful until the time when our European leader was replaced by a Japanese one. The teachings about ancestor spirits and other spirits increased in intensity, and I was often asked whether I had installed an ancestor altar in my home. This is a pre-requisite to moving on to the 2nd. level of initiation.
The whole concept of the ancestor altar made me very uncomfortable. I had been to a few kumite homes where there was an ancestor altar, and I truthfully did not want one in my home. Through some sixth sense I could feel the presence of spirits in those homes and it made me uneasy. I also did not want the responsibility of the rituals associated with those altars, such as feeding the ancestor spirits every day. Afterwards I was to understand what was wrong with those altars.
Then, something very unexpected happened that shattered my whole world:
Our Japanese leader (dojocho) had requested to meet every kumite in our dojo to become more acquainted with us and to also transmit the light, through us, to our ancestors’ souls. This was intended to help elevate their souls and cleanse their sins. I signed up on the schedule and had my first meeting with him, where he interrogated me at length about my ancestors, in particular my father who’d been diseased for 10 years. During that first session he also traced my family tree. The time was up so we scheduled a second session about 2 – 3 weeks later
I showed up for my session as agreed. Dojocho said he would give me okiyome in the 8th. point (the forehead) and that I should do everything he instructed me to do. I closed my eyes and after reading the prayer he started giving me the light. I’d been told that this okiyome session would be longer than the normal 10 minutes for the forehead, so I was not surprised that it went on for a while, possibly 15 – 20 minutes. After having recited the Kami Muki Sanji (the name of that prayer which talks about the spirit world) dojocho started invoking my father’s spirit. When I had agreed to the session I had not realized that he would be speaking to ancestor spirits. This was a surprise to me, but obediently I sat there with my eyes closed as he gave me the light. He also instructed me to start breathing deeply to breathe in the light, which I also did.
All of a sudden, I felt a very dark and evil presence in the room. I was terrified, but didn’t dare move, and before I could do anything I felt this presence come inside me.
Shortly afterwards, dojocho ended the session. I let him know what had happened, but he didn’t believe me. I went home, a nervous wreck, anguished, confused, feeling totally violated and betrayed by our spiritual leader.
Not quite knowing where to turn, I spoke to a woman kumite whom I admired for her devotion and good heart. She also didn’t know what to say, except to suggest that I go back to dojocho so that he could help me. I returned to see dojocho later that week. He was with one of his Japanese assistants, and they were both very cold and dismissive. They said that if anything had happened it was due to my bad karma. In other words it was my fault and not theirs. Dojocho said: “You came to me, I did not come to you”.
The following week, in great distress, that dark presence still inside me, I travelled to see our previous dojo leader, the one who’d initiated me, who now headed up another dojo. I hoped she would be able to help me by sending this spirit back to wherever it had come from. She said to me, “I’m sorry, I don’t deal with spirits so I can’t really help you, all I can do is pray with you and give you the light”.
At this point I was still going to Mahikari, wanting to believe that this was a fluke, even my bad karma, and that if I received enough light this dark spirit would lift and leave. I was hardly sleeping because having that presence inside me did not allow me to sleep or relax. I lost a lot of weight, looked terrible, was totally depressed and anxious, and had a hard time focusing at work. Throughout this whole process, God (the REAL living God, not the Mahikari proclaimed god) protected me mightily so that I could still function despite the physical pain. I had terrible abdominal pain, and underwent many medical exams including a colonoscopy that thankfully all came out negative.
I’m purposely not recounting all the details of the story, and will fast-forward to the unfolding.
After about two and a half months of this continuous agony, after asking around in different spiritual circles, I found a woman shaman who was able to get rid of the spirit, at least momentarily. I was able to sleep, eat and live normally. But the respite turned out to be only temporary. Three months later, that dark spirit came back, with other evil spirits. They haunted my house with noises and “voices”, moving objects, and their dark presence was very tangible. The one that had originally attached itself to me managed to do so again. So once more I found myself with the abdominal pains, the accelerated heartbeat, and other uncomfortable physical symptoms. My balance also was affected, I found myself tipping to one side or another and needed to be very careful when I exercised or walked my dog.
At this point, I still didn’t completely understand what was going on, but obviously it was something quite serious.
Not being able to stay in my apartment for their harassment, I gave up my lease, and started living in temporary furnished housing. Despite my move, the problem persisted and the spirits (although not all of them, possibly a couple) followed me. My faith in Mahikari was shattered, and I felt extremely uncomfortable and afraid the few times I returned to the dojo. Nevertheless I once more pleaded with dojocho if he would help me. He was extremely rude. In front of some of the other leaders who were in the leadership office he said to me loudly and angrily “I have no time for you”. I believe the other Dojocho had reported on the incident, and my behavior did not fit well with Japanese hierarchical obedience. Into my second month of “nomadic” living, going from one temporary apartment to another, I finally summoned up the courage to return to the dojo and hand back my omitama. I’d hesitated for fear of the consequences, but at that point I had nothing to lose!
Five months after these spirits had come upon me (with the returning ancestor spirit) another shaman woman was able to send them back to where they’d come from. Again, this was only a temporary solution; the problem persisted and in fact got worse. I’d now been dealing with this problem for two years!
During this time I’d relocated to the Bible belt of the United States. One day, the burden of my problems with these evil spirits felt so heavy and oppressive, that during a phone conversation I let one of my cousins know what was troubling me. He immediately said, “You’ve come to the right place. Jesus Christ is the only one who can help you”. My soul was ready for Jesus! After all this hopelessness I felt hope again. For the first time in my life I opened my heart to Jesus Christ.
After a couple of false starts, I found the right church to worship Christ and find deliverance from the demons. Through fervent prayer and fasting, the Holy Spirit guided me very clearly to the church where He wanted me to serve God. I got baptized, and surrendered my life to Jesus. In His everlasting mercy I’ve been totally and completely delivered from all evil spirits. My deliverance is permanent and definitive.
I feel so overwhelmed after reading your testimony…I was part of mahikari too back in 1995 and before I accepted Jesus in my heart I felt that something was really wrong with the teachings and the fear I felt just by taking the omitama off just to take a simple bath thinking ,that was my only protection. I praise my Lord not only he saved us and forgave us, but delivered us from that evil sect… Jesus is the only way, the truth and the light, and the truth sets you free!!! God bless you and may God use you to take those blind people out of bondage
Gauthier Abreu said:
I know what You faced, because I’m an ex-kumite. That place was a place to deception and domination of people to get money. You was a victim of a so called “chinkon kishin”, a japanese spiritism the Mahikari uses to give people an idea that they even have some power, spiritual or divine. Good lucky to You out of Mahikari, as me and my entire family !
I’m glad that I discovered this early. I just went to a true light session awhile ago. And I totally dont feel good about it. I am a Christian but I have doubted Jesus so I tried to find the real thing that would give me peace. But I realized just now that Jesus is the only way. I have doubted Him many times already but He use this true light experience to just make me realize who really He is in my life.
John West said:
Yes I agree it appears more about revenue gathering, rather than reailty.
I know there is a dark side to Japanese culture, some Japanese friends have
told me a little.
Something did not feel right about organization, there is no transparency in leadership, or organization.
I found it difficult, to get straight answers, about many things, and leaders who
Know nothing, yet they lead.
Ive only been in a short time, I glad I seen the “Light”
The reality, that is actually an illusion, and many there are so brain washed
People that are intelligent, being so sucked in, by what appears to be an
Keep putting money in the box and all your troubles will come to an end
I think the Freemasonry is more transparent, than Suyko Mahikari, at
Least I am told everyone, gets to see where the money going.
Some of the Leaders, are quite waco, which makes things intresting
and intresting how rules are made to suit, what suit them.
Information, is slow to trickle down, and gossip is fast to flow up.
You have to report upstream, why ?
The rule about gossip, what a joke, the leaders want to know all your bussiness
let alone other members.
The rules are a laught a minute, as one old lady put ” they are our 10 comandments”
The teaching is out of Fantasy land, theres a mix of ideas, all thrown
In the cooking pot, and out come expnded theories, coming from other
If you know of any one thinking of joining Sukyo Mahikari, tell them to tread
very carefully, and ensure they do not get brainwashed.
Even if the ‘light’ works, don’t be deceived folks! This member gets reason. Never be involved with Mahikari.
Am very surprised to read all this … 1. am on the second level .. am never been asked to have the altar for my ancestor … on the contrary the conditions to be able to have it at home are quit complicated …. 25 years in Mahikari nobody has tried to control me …
European Witness said:
Thank you for sharing your experience with me. May I share an obvious insight with you? If you look up the meaning of your alias “Lalaland” in Wikipedia, it says “A euphemism for a state of unconsciousness”. I don’t think this is a coincidence! I think that by your choosing this alias God is trying to tell you that you’re unconscious about the risks of worshipping the false god of Mahikari.
The fact that you personally haven’t had any negative experiences as a result of your involvement with Mahikari and that no one has tried to control you doesn’t mean it’s a good path. The Bible says “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12). You may never have a negative experience, and yet lose your soul on account of false worship.
Mahikari is a totally counterfeit spiritual system which in every way tries to imitate the system of worship of the true God of Israel, the God of the Bible. They may not be overtly controlling you, but they’re controlling your mind through your belief in everything they have taught you. Again, the Bible says in Romans 6:16: “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” Whenever we engage in false worship the outcome is eternal death, because we’re sinning by violating the First and/or Second Commandments of God’s Law.
I pray that the veil may be lifted off of your eyes that someday you may see.
Gauthier Abreu said:
My name is Gauthier Abreu, a Brazilian ex-Kumite. I and my entire family went out from mahikari after 25 years of practice, after we realized that this religious sect was not that way as was proclaimed. Be careful with the truth behind the curtains …
We practice Mahikari from 1987 up to 2012 along which I reached the 3th level seminar, the superior as said in mahikari, attended in Japan, we had an altar in my house to worship my ancestors and my wife, Angélica Abreu, was up to the 3th level too, indeed being encharged as a Jun-Kanbu in Salvador Bahia.
We started in a little Okiyomekai and occuping very coordination positions, we participate in the process to build a large-Tyu Dojo, with over 5000 practitioners.
Our 3 kids attended the 1st seminar as just as completed 10 years, and they was assiduous in the Mahikari-Tai (the youth group). Two of them reached the 3th level, the superior level too. The youn gest “only” the 2th level.
Why then we took so long and had invested so much effort to see the true face of this sect? My anser is: and you already saw? No ?
Sorry, but we ourselves participate in the construction of farces, trying to see or build a better world … !
That thue light … was in fact, bio-energy. Ask the Richard Gerber book to understand.
This kinds of spiritual movements, the spiritual manifestations … in fact they exist, but it was not an exclusivity by Mahikari. The Spiritual realm is real, but they handle it only aiming to generate curiosity to imprison us, or to give a false seal to the “spiritual teachings” like that pyramid of nonsense gods of ancient history of Japan, etc.
Some more…the money has been handled by them, all the Kanku, like laughing at our gullible guys that feed fat cats.
Had You not saw ? Neither we for 25 years !
IN My time in Mahikari … they always have said that the teaching do not belong to Mahikari …..
please tell me in concrete what have u found that has been untruth ???
how do they imprisoned us ??? and were u not free to enter as to exit Mahikari …
i really like to understand the Cons of your experiences in Mahikari ..
Thanks for the reply …
European Witness said:
Thank you for your questions, may the Lord bless you for being such an honest and sincere seeker of truth.
In the original post on this blog where I narrate my very dangerous experiences with Mahikari, you can read for yourself why it’s so hard to exit Mahikari. When the evil spirit first entered my body during that light session I was able to remove it after a few months, but it came back again the next year. For well over three years I suffered demonic harassment related to Mahikari. I thought I was completely done with it, but last fall I again began to suffer some very serious disturbances. This may not and does not happen to everyone who tries to leave Mahikari, but for reasons that I’ll explain in a new blog post it did happen to me. I’m sure it has happened to other people as well (who are probably afraid to talk about it). What I’ll share is something that took me a few years to understand – I hadn’t understood it when I started this blog. So stay tuned: your questions have inspired to write again!
To further shed light on your other questions such as “what is untrue about Mahikari?” and “how are we imprisoned?”, please read some of the other postings on this blog: Spiritual Truths (Sept. 2012), The Hidden Signs (Sept. 2013) and The Babylonian Roots of Omitama (the sun disk) May 2014.
God bless you.
I am a memeber for 5 years now. We have ancestors altar in our house. My whole family are members. We are devoted Christians and deeply believe in Jesus Christ. I have no problems with Mahikari as I have experienced a lot of divine arrangements in my life. Thank you very much to the art of true light that my faith in Jesus Christ is intensely increasing everyday.
European Witness said:
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. The real God, and the real Jesus, is the God and the Jesus of the Bible. Jesus said these words that are recorded in the Bible in Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” You may add to this list “Have we not given the light in Your name?” and be assured that Jesus’ reply will be the same: “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”
As I pointed out previously, the god of Mahikari is a false god, and worshipping that god is false worship, a violation of the First and/or Second Commandments of God’s Law. In addition, there is another very serious aspect about Mahikari that I’d like to point out:
The Bible teaches that when people die, their souls are “asleep” or dormant, in a state of total unconsciousness. Contrary to popular belief, their soul is not in heaven nor hell, nor floating around somewhere as is taught in pagan religions. The souls of our dead ancestors are not hungry nor needing or wanting worship – they are totally unavailable for any experience of any kind. The Bible says that “The dead know nothing”. This is why the Bible doctrine of the Resurrection is so critical to understand, this is why Resurrection is required.
We need to ask then: if it’s not the souls of your ancestors that are hovering around your ancestors altar in your home, who is? Who are you really worshipping at that altar? The answer is, demons, fallen angels, dark spiritual beings that lie and deceive in order to receive your worship and to gain the legal right to enter and live in your home.
Jesus doesn’t contradict Himself. He doesn’t want you worshipping any other god but Him. If your faith in Him is growing, please seek out His Word and study the Bible so that you may get to know the real Jesus and what He really thinks and teaches on spiritual matters. There is only one Jesus and one God, that of the Bible. John 17:3 says: “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” The Bible is God’s Word and the only source of absolute truth. This is why the Book of Isaiah provides us with the ultimate test of the legitimacy and reliability of any spirit or spiritual teacher: “If they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).
FYI: We are not worshiping our ancestors, we thank them just as Jesus thanked His ancestors. The teachings in the Bible are the same with the teachings in Mahikari, no difference at all, LOVE, GRATITUDE, and OBEDIENCE. The God in Mahikari is the God I believe in- God the Father in Heaven, the God in the Bible our Creator and because of this we don’t find ourselves worshiping idols as our faith in God is very STRONG and DEEP that it is not measured by religion alone. Thank you very much for the art of true light . GOD Bless you. Thank you very much.
We do read the Bible everyday. My parents are Religious Education teachers in a religious school. My brother is taking up Theology. We radiate light everyday also. GOD’S word and the light works for us everyday. Thank you very much.
I am a kumite of 5 years though have been recieving light for over 10 years. I am a Christian, and after a horrific experience, thank God, am now seeing the truth. Mahikari did have answers at a time in my life when I needed them, and the people at the dojo were generally wonderful and good hearted people.
I do have to say as a caution to people with low self esteem and prone to addictions (like myself), Mahikari can dangerously reinforce low self esteem and become an addiction itself. This happened to me at the expense of my livelihood—my health, finances, relationships, etc. I too suspect that certain people acted out in spiritual disturbance due to some suspicious mental/spiritual work from staff.
Strangely, I also asked for help from Jesus and felt unconditional love again. I realized that before I did not have faith because I was the one trying to earn my salvation by saving others, saving the world, cleaning my supposed impurities. No matter how much “service” I offered it never seemed to be enough, and I felt that people in the dojo would get close to me to use me in some way, or I would get close to others to guide them. Not a good recipe for authentic relationships.
I was terrified of stopping Mahikari. That was the only stability I knew yet it created much instability for me. I had great experiences in some dojos and this year a horrific one in another dojo which made me seek God for help. God answered my prayers by making me see I had a problem; had anyone else told me I had a problem I would have NEVER EVER believed them, in fact I would have blamed others on their disturbances–that is what Mahikari teaches, that problems are from karma and disturbances by spirit. My prayers led me to an excellent therapist, who showed me my problems were due to my unresolved wounds from childhood, and through 6 months of therapy so far have resolved them in miraculous ways without Mahikari. I also saw how I was using faith in an addictive, unhealthy way that made me alienate myself from the world to my detriment and others. I had many false beliefs from childhood and Mahikari re-inforced them, which I why I got sucked in to begin with.
God’s love and protection is unconditional, and we are saved by God’s grace. It is great if we can help others, but to those who feel scared and feel the need to do service, feed ancestors, etc. to avoid pains and tribulations of life, have faith that you are enough, you are okay! Take my word, that even though nothing is overtly wrong in the dojo, some teachings might lead you down the wrong path like it happened to me. Be careful, God is always with you no matter if you are a kumite or not!
European Witness said:
You’re right, Mahikari is about salvation by works. No amount of works can save us. Only the perfect sacrifice of Christ can redeem us from the bondage of sin. After we sinned we became slaves to Satan because
the Bible says in Hebrews 6:16: “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” Jesus had to die to redeem us from that slavery. His atoning blood washes away our sins if we come to Him in sincere repentance, confess our sins, and accept Him as our Lord. We are saved by faith alone in His power to save. Once we are saved, He imparts His righteousness to us and we are moved to good works. But good works alone cannot save. The light of Mahikari does NOT have power to cleanse sin (or spiritual impurities for that matter) nor to save.
Thank you for sharing your testimony with us. May the Lord bless you and keep you always.
European Witness said:
Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
I experienced the same: Once you start becoming more involved with this practice their primary retention tactic is fear: fear of taking off omitama, fear of losing divine protection, fear of displeasing ancestor spirits, fear if you don’t have the altar and fear if you do have it, etc.
After deception, fear is Satan’s second main tactic. Fear is the opposite of love. The Bible says: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18). Remember this: “perfect love casts out fear”. When we love God and understand that He loves us and we fully accept His love, we have no more fear.
May the Lord bless you and keep you always.
Natasha Andrea Chiofalo said:
In the advanced course Mahikari teaches that Jesus did not die on the cross; that a twin or brother of his died on the cross, that Jesus went to Japan to learn spiritual arts, married and had children. Mahikari indeed helped me delve deeper into God, the spiritual world, etc. It came to me at a turbulent time in my life and Christianity was not enough for me to handle what was happening, and Mahikari appealed to me because it gave me the impression I could be the one to take control into my hands by giving light, receiving light, cleansing karma, saving the world, etc. It seemed to work, and during tough times (my life was crumbling even more despite Mahikari) I would try harder to save myself. I obviously had shaky faith, and the teachings reinforced my low self esteem. I hit rock bottom this year, Mahikari was not saving me–but this led me to an excellent therapist (after many years of useless therapy, no wonder I thought the teachings on the limitations of science/medicine were true!).
I am now asking Jesus for help in showing me unconditional love for myself and the world. I am very careful now about Mahikari, while some aspects were nice, some aspects were sweet on the exterior but behind it all quite harmful for me, spiritually.
I caution everyone in any faith to listen to your guts! I put up with much spiritual abuse at my own hands but blamed myself instead of paying attention to my feelings. This can happen ANYWHERE!
Love and blessings to all!
European Witness said:
Thank you for reminding us of those false teachings about Jesus. Yes, that is true, they do teach that Jesus did not die on the cross; that a twin or brother of his died on the cross; that Jesus went to Japan to learn spiritual arts, married and had children. The Bible is our most reliable account of Jesus’ life – let us go there to learn the truth. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
I lost my parents to Mahikari. Yes I have witnessed some amazing miracles they did with Mahikari, but I felt uncomfortable with this altar in the living room, offering them food and inviting ancestral spirits to our home. I saw my parents sending all their money to Japan. My parents became servants to this cult – and would sever their ties with me because I didn’t want to join this cult. My mum took it personally, as she was ‘quite high up in the ladder’ she said it was embarrassing for her that I am not a member.
European Witness said:
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Don’t be surprised that they can do miracles. The Bible says in 2 Thessalonians 2:9 about the anti-christ: “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders…”. So demons, the spirits that Mahikari is invoking, have power to deceive through counterfeit “miracles”. However, let’s read the continuation of this very powerful passage of scripture: “…and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12).
Mahikari indoctrination is hard to break because it’s a very deceptive counterfeit. In so many ways it imitates the sanctuary practices of ancient Israel. The teachings are seductive to those who are seeking spiritual light and truth. Unfortunately, Mahikari is not the real thing. We need to pray for those who are still deceived that they would receive the love of the truth so that they may be saved. If they reject the truth that is offered them they will perish, because they received a lie instead of the truth and will never attain the eternal life they are seeking.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
benjamin musau said:
I have gone through all your comments ,am a mahikari member,but my surprise is when I try to guitar things become more tight ,I get confused I encounters a lot of hardships in life,but when I start it over again I feel so secure,course,I pray almost everyday, for my family and others at dojo,when am the dojo I feel the sence of Gods arms,I have dedicated my soul to the supreme god whom we pray at the dojo,my fellow friends ,just go to the dojo as u go church elaviate your God understand capacity,don’t look for side shows,trust in the most high,Jesus spoke about our ancestors,we have to give Gratitude’s to them,long time ago in Africa ,we used to depend on them/( ancestors)when drought prolonged, and rain will come,white colonizers came and messed up our beliefs,we turned our backs from them,and went the mzungu way,thanks to mahikari they are retreating our minds towards the hidden manna.God is the same as yesterday’s and present,and tomorrow,but depends how u digest his ways and his rules,
European Witness said:
Dear friend, please allow me to correct you. Jesus NEVER spoke about ancestors. I have read most of the Bible and all of the New Testament which contains the gospels, the record of Jesus’ life and words. Let me repeat that: Jesus NEVER spoke about ancestors. Mahikari teaches many lies about Jesus so I have to start by clarifying that. The truth about ancestor spirits is that they’re actually demons masquerading as loved ones to obtain our worship and favors.
Our ancestors are dead. The Bible, which is the Word of God, says that “the dead know nothing” (Ecclesiastes 9:5). Death is a state of sleep, a total loss of consciousness. the Bible teaches that one day the dead will be resurrected: “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:12).
Furthermore there is no such thing as reincarnation – it’s a lie! You only get one chance to get it right, to find, know, obey and worship the one true God. And that is Jesus. The god of Mahikari is a counterfeit god, it’s Satan himself, the archenemy of God.
Mahikari teachings are deceptive. As Kumite progress through the levels of initiation they go deeper and deeper into the lies and become entangled in a web of deception from which many never come out.
Warning: be particularly suspicious of the teaching on the transmigration of souls. I’ll say no more.
Only Jesus saves. Only Jesus can cleanse the soul and deliver us from sin. Only Jesus can give us eternal life. “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
I need your honest opinions. I have been sick for years, tried numerous medications and nothing has helped. After 10 sessions of Light, I am feeling so much better, I am feeling I am being reborn.
I am not intending to join them, just to receive light as much as possible. Is that still dangerous? I am not planning on becoming a kumite in any kind or way.
European Witness said:
Beware of the Mahikari web – don’t go there if you don’t want to become entangled. The poor fly that lands on a spider’s web wasn’t planning to stay there but got trapped. Read about the experiences of others who have posted on this blog who only went for the light and had a negative experience.
When you receive the light you open yourself up to having all kinds of demonic experiences and harassment. It took me a while to connect the dots and realize that it was all coming from the same source: Mahikari.
The true God can heal you. Satan can too. The Bible talks about all of the deceptive signs, lying wonders and counterfeit miracles that will take place in the end time. Whom would you rather be associated with: God or Satan? Know this – the Mahikari god is Satan himself. I put you on guard. You have free will. Proceed at your own risk and peril.
I too had a similar “dark entity” experience…
I gave mahikari a try at a little center that is located near my home. I am a practicing, committed Jew. I believed mahikari to be simply a benign meditative practice. A few minutes into my meditation, I felt a VERY dark presence come over me and an inner voice that told me to protect myself. A moment later my eyes flow open and a woman who caused me criminal harm was sitting next to me “receiving the light”…I could not get out of the room or center fast enough. Fast forwarding a few years, this woman has begun to enter my Jewish spiritual space in 2 communities that I am a member of. She is not Jewish. This whole thing is SUPER CREEPY to me. I have asked her to stay away from me, she has refused. I am not allowing her to upset me and remaining very unphased…
Thank you to everyone who has shared their dark entity experiences,this has helped put things into context for me,
How do I make her go away?
I am very much trusting in God.
European Witness said:
Thank you so much for stepping forth and sharing your experience. There’s so much I would like to say, yet I know it would stretch most people’s belief system so I won’t. Mahikari is a very dark spiritual counterfeit. Those who worship the Mahikari god are worshipping Satan himself. My heart goes out to all of the sincere God-seeking believers who go there.
One day I also had a very frightening experience with someone related to Mahikari who followed me for a short while, fortunately in broad daylight or I would’ve died of fear! It was clear that it was me they were following. This man looked demonic – again I know many readers will be skeptical of my use of this word, but I’m choosing my words carefully and truthfully.
How can you protect yourself from this woman who’s following you? I read you loud and clear that you’re a practicing Jew, so please don’t be offended by what I’m going to say now. Jesus – Yeshua – is the only one who has power over demons. The Father gave Him all authority and all dominion over all thrones and principalities and powers (Matthew 28:18, Colossians 2:10). Jesus is the only one who has power to cast out demons. He cast out Satan and his fallen angels from heaven when they rebelled (Revelation 12:7).
I pray that you would prayerfully consider that maybe God has allowed you to go through this experience and deal with this issue so that you could discover that Jesus is your only help. This was certainly my case. I had to go through several terrifying experiences with Mahikari and even after leaving Mahikari (I haven’t disclosed all of them in this blog, sadly there’s a lot more). God allowed it so that I might come to realize that only in Jesus – Yeshua – is there safety and salvation. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
May God bless you and protect you. I’ll be praying for you.
I was involved with Mahikari for nearly 20 years. I was never really completely happy and felt that I had abandoned Jesus. My former husband wanted me to join with him. I did make some good friends but lost my true self along the way. I handed back my omitama and so did my two children hand theirs back and for the first time felt a huge weight leave me. I started going to church and had an awakening. A guest church leader was giving a talk and I knew before he began speaking exactly what he would say. It touched my heart and I began to cry. I felt a warm embrace beside me although no one was there. I heard a distinct voice say “welcome home”. I cried so hard as I felt it was the voice of Jesus. I felt incredibly happy and from that moment on wonderful things appeared in my life.
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I’m so happy for you and your children! Jesus was calling you back to Him. Don’t ever leave His side again, for He alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life.