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Links - religion: eastern

≈ Ananda Awareness Network - link
≈ Andrew Skolnik Home Page
≈ Betrayal of the Spirit Information - link
≈ Children of Krishna
≈ ExBaba.Com - link
≈ Hare Krishna Home - link
≈ Hare Krishnak Home Page: Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
≈ ISKCON.NET- link
≈ Krishna Today
≈ Krishna Today - link
≈ Maharishi University of Management
≈ Meditation Information Network
≈ Natural Law Party
≈ Nitty Gritty on Cults (ISKCON) - link
≈ Soka Gakkai International
≈ Soka Gakkai International Information
≈ Soka Gakkai Priests' homepage
≈ Soka University
≈ Spiritual Abuse resources
≈ Sri Chinmoy Home
≈ Sri Chinmoy Information: Sri Chinmoy Ex-Disciples Forum
≈ Trancenet
≈ Transcendental Meditation Program
≈ Unification Church - link
≈ USA Sai Page "Sai Baba Official Site"
≈ USA Sathya Shree Sai Baba: critical views
≈ Vaisnava News Network
≈ Vaisnava News Network


Guru Shri Chinmoy

About Sri Chinmoy
Death in a cult: a lifetime of "what ifs" and "if onlys"
Yahoo Groups

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati (Kashi Ashram)

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and Kashi Ashram Revealed

Rajneesh, Bhagwan (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh; Osho)

Friends of Osho
Osho's biography, books, meditations, discourses, and list of Osho Centers.

Sahaja Yoga

Sahaja Yoga Vital Information Centre

Sai Baba

Group Profile
Website of concerned former devotees of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
The Neural Surfer
Sai Baba: Omniscient and Omnipotent?
An online book -- the whole book -- about Sai Baba's ability to do miracles.
Sathya Shree Sai Baba: critical views
Indian Skeptic
Indian Skeptic is a magazine which publishes articles on the scientific investigation of apparently paranormal occurrences. Publisher and chairman of Indian CSICOP is the famous "Anti-Guru" B. Premanand.

Sathya Sai Baba Exposed: Cult, Magic, And Brainwashing

USA Sai Page
"Sai Baba Official Site"

Swami Nityananda (Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda)

see Shanti Mandir & Siddha Yoga

Swami Prakashananda Saraswati, H.D.

see International Society for Divine Love (ISDL)


Elan Vital (Divine Light Mission, Guru Maharaji)

Elan Vital/Divine Light Mission Papers
By Jean-Michel Kahn, a former EV initiator, and documents the Indian background of Elan Vital, Maharaji's present organization.
"Presented by Ex-Followers of the Ex-Lord Of The Universe"
Magical Mystery Tour forum
A semi-moderated forum for discussions about Maharaji.
A website established by several of Maharaji's devotees.

Fauln Gong

Falun Dafa
Falun Dafa U.S. site.  Translations of Master Li Hongzhi talks.

International Society for Divine Love (ISDL)


Kashi Ashram (Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati )

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and Kashi Ashram Revealed


Sahaja Yoga

Is Sahaja Yoga Good or Bad?
The home page for a mailing list discussions of Sri Mataji's Sahaja Yoga. To subscribe email:
Sahaja Yogis Threaten Violence
Sahaja Yoga: Facts and Warnings from Ex-Members
Sahaja Yoga: Facts and the Truth

Shanti Mandir

Shanti Mandir
Official website of Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda

Siddha Yoga

Former Member
Leaving Siddha Yoga; searching for the truth
A resource center and as a place to share all of our stories. You'll find many of the published articles related to Siddha Yoga, links to the AOL discussion archives, and personal stories.

Daniel Shaw, CSW
This unmoderated newsgroup provides a forum for those who have left or are thinking of leaving Siddha Yoga. Siddha Yoga was founded by Swami Muktananda -- previously run by his successors Swami Nityananda and Swami Chidvilasananda -- and currently run by Swami Chidvilasananda
Siddha Yoga meditation website

Adi da

see Da Free John

Da Free John

Foundation in The Netherlands for information on social problems and occult tendencies

Aum Shinrikyo

AUM Page (By, Comoesta Sakamoto)
Asahara's Photo Gallery,  Headgear Times, and a  FAQ in Japanese. 

Frederick Lenz Rama zen master rama

John-Roger Hinkins Insight, Movement for Spiritual Inner Awareness

Swami Chetanananda
AKA Joseph Michael

Leaving Nityananda Institute (LNI)
Compiled and managed by former members of the Nityananda Institute (N.I.) and their families and friends. Across the years, former students of Swami Chetanananda (SC), Abbot of the Nityananda Institute and Rudrananda Ashram, have helped one another recover from various levels of betrayal and abuse sustained while inside the Nityananda Institute and in the process of leaving that group.


Swami Sananda

Swami Sananda

Gurus western: by organization

Ananda Church of Self-Realization

Ananda Awareness Network
The Ananda Awareness Network's primary goal is to provide information to those who have concerns about the Ananda Church of Self-Realization

Foundation in The Netherlands for information on social problems and occult tendencies

Ascension (Society for Ascension)

Ex-member Support Info

Ishayas’ Ascension Home Page


David Lane's Neural Surfer
Professor Lane -- a Cultic Studies Journal contributor -- exposes Eckankar founder Paul Twitchell's alleged plagiarism of Indian traditions. Includes the full-text of many books and articles.

The Making of a Spiritual Movement (Eckankar) (David Lane)

The Unauthorized Eckankar(tm) Page (David Rife) Full text of The Making of a Spiritual Movement by David C. Lane. Good resource on Eckankar.

Dave's Cult Page
Focus on TM, Scientology, and Eckankar.

Eckankar Home Page


Rama-Llama-Ding-Dong Home Page
(Edited by Jim Picariello)
A website dedicated to Dr. Frederick Lenz, AKA "Rama," "Zen Master Rama," Anatmananda," "Vishnu," "Shiva."


Link to the electronic edition of All The Emperors Men, a book dealing with a 17-year involvement with the Japanese religious group, Mahikari.

"An alternative view of the Japanese religious sect Mahikari and it's impact on the spiritual development of it's members."

Mahikari - The Search For The Truth

Mahikari Information Site
Contains explanation of what Mahikari is and why it may be a cult; refers to a book written by the site's owner, Garry Greenwood, called "All the Emperor's Men" and has an article on the group).

Jesus Christ is Buried in Japan?
Explores the alleged Mahikari claim that Japan is the last resting place of Jesus Christ.

Mahikari International
Sekai Mahikari Bunmei Kyodan
Official Site


LIFE 102: What to Do When Your Guru Sues You (Peter McWilliams)
The entire text of LIFE 102 is indexed for browsing, or downloading.

The Movement for Spiritual Inner Awareness (John-Roger Hinkins / Insight Seminars)

Foundation in The Netherlands for information on social problems and occult tendencies


School of Economic Science

Foundation in The Netherlands for information on social problems and occult tendencies


School of Economic Science
"Critical information about the School of Economic Science aka Practical Philosophy Foundation aka School voor Filosofie."





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