Affective education has become particularly influential in drug awareness programs for youth.Agasha Temple of Wisdom, William Eisen, Los Angeles, CA: Universal consciousness of god, reincarnation, occult pyramidology, Ascended Masters.While some limited physical effects (mostly anesthetic) can be attributed to this practice, these effects have scientific, physiological explanations totally unrelated to the mystical explanation, which derives from Taoism. Some suggested revised chronologies and new dates, eventually forming groups such as the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. White, suggested that the 1844 date was accurate but that a heavenly (thus invisible) event had taken place.Their teachings became the basis of Seventh-day Adventism, which eventually spawned its own offshoots, including Armstrongism and the Branch Davidians.Thus, cult can describe religious leaders or organizations that employ abusive, manipulative, or illegal control over their followers' lives.In addition to these usages, Christians generally have a doctrinal component to their use of the word.
It simply means that such groups seem to promote doctrine or practices which may be considered outside the realm of historic Christianity.The absence of a religious movement from this index does not mean that Watchman Fellowship endorses the organization.Begin your search by clicking on the highlighted letter below that is the first letter of the term for which you are searching (or, if your browser will do so, perform a word search for the term).See Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, Spiritualism, Divination. Actualism: New Age teaching based on panentheism, according to which all human beings possess the divine Christ-consciousness and are united with the Mother-Father-Creator God. Acupuncture: Chinese system of healing using needles or hand pressure (acupressure) applied to certain points on the body, traditionally believed to balance the yin and yang energies in the body by opening blocked meridians (apexes in the pathways). Advanced Organization of Los Angeles (AOLA): Promotes Scientology philosophy. Adventism: Widespread trans-denominational movement inspired by William Miller's prediction that Jesus' "advent" (return) would take place in 1844.Once the chakras (key points or intersections) are open, the chi, or energy, supposedly can then flow through the body bringing all things into harmony. Even after the Great Disappointment (the date's failure), many people in the movement continued to believe.Cult in this sense, is a counterfeit or serious deviation from the doctrines of classical Christianity.