7 religions of which youve never heard of

27.07.2010

In addition to the traditional world religions on the planet Earth, there are many cults and movements that have come to light in films, technical innovation, and even the heirs of the royal families.

Dzhedaizm — the religion of the Jedi



It is unlikely that George Lucas, removing the "Star Wars", suspected that his fiction movie will be the beginning of a new religion whose adherents are waving fake lightsabers and walk in nylon raincoats. In the UK it is a religious movement even recognized, thanks to the 2001 census, which found that 0.7% of the population (390,000 people) practice dzhedaizm.
The followers of the teachings of faith that exists in the universe universal "power" can be managed by people who have reached a certain level of development. However, since this religion is still young, the well-established rules on how to achieve perfection does not exist yet. Some seek to higher stages, using Taoist and Buddhist practices, while others believe that the daily viewing of the first trilogy (later versions do not have mystical properties) will sooner or later bring them to understand the essence of things.

Vudizm — Church of Ed Wood



Hollywood director Ed Wood, recognized in 1980 "the worst director of all time," was rather unusual personality. His mother, who wanted the girl always, from childhood to his son wore dresses, leaving the boy acquired a passion for dressing up. Even while serving in the army, he was wearing a form of lingerie. In the early 50's Ed Wood moved to Hollywood and began to promote their film projects. Ed contact the professionals did not consider it necessary, but because all of his films was produced by people, no relation to the film industry do not have. Sources of funding were also very funny. For instance, one of the webs sponsored Texas slaughterhouse owner, and another — Southern Baptist Church, where previously had to be baptized the whole crew. In the 70's Ed Wood became interested in shooting porn, and even the role he played in some of them. Alas, none of the pictures were taken with a success.
Glory also came to the director after his death, thanks to the more eminent colleague, who shot a film about the life and work of Ed Wood. The budget picture is a hundred times greater than the cost of all the works of Wood, taken together, and starring Johnny Depp. Despite the fact that the film flopped at the box office, he received Academy Award, Golden Globe and Saturn, and along with director-turned drag queen in the new "Savior", a teaching tolerance and unconditional acceptance of reality. However, most of the "vudistov" is often not even looked a single film of his idol, because they are really mediocre.

Aetherius Society



This religion is a prime example of what can mess things up a taxi driver unexpectedly carried away by yoga. One day, while sitting in the lotus position in his London flat, King George heard a voice from heaven announced to him: "Get ready, you will become a messenger of interplanetary parliament." George was not taken aback, quickly gathered around him like-minded people and preached the cosmic wisdom inhabitants of the earth. Wisdom lies in the fact that all the planets in our solar system are inhabited, and Saturn's parliament meets space, including caring about people and the planet. Member of Parliament, Mr. Aetherius, King chose to communicate through it to earthlings important information about the work of the interplanetary legislature. No conflicts with other religions in reading "Cosmic Gospel" does not arise, because in their view Jesus, Buddha, Rama, Krishna and others are just messengers of cosmic brotherhood.
"Society Aetherius" really fits the canonical representations of the religious currents. Thousands of his followers in the different countries of the West have their own rituals, prayer, the sacraments, and even a place for pilgrimage. The founder of the society, George King, has long been settled in Los Angeles, with frequent travels around the world giving lectures and inspection purposes.

Raelizm



Not to be outdone by the British, French rider Claude Varlion hastened to inform humanity of the existence of a kind of super-civilizations Elohim, contact with representatives of which will bring immeasurable benefits to earthlings. Himself Claude Elohim take back, renamed Rael, and told him how humans can achieve the same level of development. At the same time the aliens told that they have created by cloning the human race 25,000 years ago and that in 2025 in Jerusalem will land their spaceship.
Contact with the Elohim is quite simple — you just have to regularly make special meditation. It's funny that this raelisty completely deny the spiritual component, considering the world solely from a material point of view. God, as such, they do not exist. There is a super-civilization, to achieve the level of which should be sought and earthlings. So the followers of Claude welcome the introduction of technology in all areas of life, and at the same time feel good cloning, euthanasia and sexual orientation.

Happy Science



Founder of course, Ryuho Okawa, unsuccessfully tried his first in law and finance, and only then realized that more money can be earned by making your own religion. The company has been very successful: Okawa became a respected man in Japan, the company makes films and publishes books on how to achieve true happiness, and the number is growing all the faithful. There is nothing surprising in the popularity of Okawa not, because the person that promises to bring happiness to all mankind will inevitably enjoy the sympathy of others. In his books, he writes that he told during spiritual practices Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad, and these creations fly around the world a good circulation, but read the predictions that North Korea sooner or later invade Russia and Japan colonized pretty funny. Not so long ago, Okawa created in the Land of the Rising Sun his own political party, declaring its main goal of increasing the number of people in Japan and 300 million people.

Laboratory of Wave Judgment Day



The creator of the society Wave doomsday Japanese Yuko Tino, believes that the main trouble of mankind mobile phones and all other sources of electromagnetic radiation. And to escape from the radiation, which, in fact, is the machinations of "left-wing extremists," can only be wearing white clothes and doing regular spiritual ceremonies. The organization's romp through Japan on the white car, pasted strange rectangular plates, and at each stop in the villages looking for a place with the lowest level of radiation, offering local residents to move it there. Yuko Tino predicted that in May 2003, life on Earth will disappear as a result of change of the poles, but then turned her prophecy of the end of the world for an indefinite period of time.

Prince Philip Movement



It turns out that for some people, Prince Philip is not only the husband of Queen Elizabeth, but the deity is worshiped. According to the beliefs of the tribes inhabiting the tiny Pacific nation of Vanuatu, the Prince is actually the son of the mountain spirit who traveled to distant seas and sooner or later have to return to their homeland. The cult has arisen since the end of World War II, when the military went out of the region and, consequently, less developed countries have lost the source of all the wonderful things that have accompanied the military bases. In 1974, the British royal couple visited Vanuatu, bringing with him rich gifts, as a result, now on each of the eighty-three islands of the country arranged sanctuary with portraits of Prince Philip. They say that the Prince did not dissuade natives in their own divine nature, having considered their beliefs funny.

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