Recent trends in the white light association (Byakkō Shinkōkai)
ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork
Among the various fascinating features of the religious scene in Japan, the activities of the new religions continue to attract attention. And yet, given their number, and given the predilection of some commentators to highlight sensational cases, the character and development of some of the more steady movements often goes largely unremarked. The opportunity is therefore taken here to present a brief review of recent developments in the White Light Association, or to give it its Japanese name, the Byakkō Shinkōkai.
Byakko Shinkokai , White light association , New religious movements , Japan
PYE, M. 2016. Recent trends in the white light association (Byakkō Shinkōkai). Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 3(1), 186-197.
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