By Judith Coney
The first full-length exam of Sahaja Yoga, a brand new spiritual flow led via Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims as much as a hundred thousand contributors from round the world.This is the 1st full-length exam of Sahaja Yoga, a brand new spiritual flow led by means of Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims as much as 100000 contributors from round the world.
The author examines how newbies undertake new practices and allegiances on changing into full-time contributors, and the way such a lot strengthen a greatly new knowledge of 'spiritual vibrations' as a result of average meditation steered through Sri Mataji. to take action, she displays upon present theories of socialisation, particularly increase understandings approximately new social worlds than has thus far been preferred. This available and informative account is of specific price to students operating within the learn of religions and new spiritual events, and of curiosity to these engaged on theories of socialisation. in spite of the fact that, the booklet is needed examining for an individual who desires to understand extra in regards to the modern spiritual landscape.
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The 1st full-length exam of Sahaja Yoga, a brand new non secular circulation led by means of Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims as much as 100000 participants from around the globe. this is often the 1st full-length exam of Sahaja Yoga, a brand new spiritual stream led through Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims as much as a hundred thousand individuals from world wide.
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10 Shortly after the time of Sri Mataji's 'realisation', she moved with her husband to England because of his job with the United Nations Maritime Organisation, and it was there that the organisation of Sahaja Yoga began to grow. By the latter half of the 1970s, Sri Mataji had, by personal visits to their homes, assembled a band of devotees, and had begun public meetings, first in London and then throughout the country. Many of these early followers were attracted by her promises to cure terminal diseases and addictions, and by the stories of miracles which were circulatingY Others came from other NRMs, and particularly from Transcendental Meditation.
On the last point, in keeping with the categorisation of the movement as outwardly 'world-affirming' but inwardly 'world-rejecting' in orientation, and because established devotees are usually prepared to discuss their more 'advanced' beliefs only with people who have followed the practices laid out by Sri Mataji for some time, Sahaja Yogis at different stages of membership have recourse to different amounts of information, which leads to differences in their perceptions of the movement. It is perhaps worth saying that the variety between the world views of Sahaja Yogis which has been emphasised in this discussion so far does not lead to the disintegration of the movement because it is offset by other factors which work to maintain social unity.
134). These universes derive their plausibility from objectivation, but also from 'meta-narratives', such as mythology, theology, science and philosophy. Social worlds are maintained by mechanisms which either legitimate the core values of the socially constructed world view and work to integrate deviants within the system, or which negate any interpretations or phenomena which do not fit, and therefore threaten, the symbolic universe in question. According to this theory, socialization provides the bridge between the objective and subjective worlds.
Sahaja Yoga by Judith Coney