Essay on shoko asahara's cult named aum shinrikyo - there are, literally, thousands of cults in existence throughout the world today from christianity and other religious spin-offs to entirely new religions, they are everywhere. Aum shinrikyo: death cult's mouthpiece joyu to form splinter cult aum shinrikyo monday february 26, 2007 fumihiro joyu, the onetime spokesman for death cult aum shinrikyo , and his followers plan to split from the cult to form his own group, insiders said monday. Early history of aum shinrikyo until the time of its nerve gas attack in the tokyo subway, aum had existed as a controversial sect within the broad milieu of the new religious movements that had blossomed by the thousands in japan throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The aum shinrikyo (supreme truth) was founded in 1987 by shoko asahara, a forty-year old legally blind former yoga teacher asahara was born on march 2, 1955 as chizuo matsumoto in yatsushiro, japan he was the fourth son of seven children - five boys and two girls.
The past is where sanwa residents thought aum shinrikyo belonged, until it turned up on their doorstep after the tokyo subway attack, police arrested aum's partially blind guru shoko asahara and hundreds of his devotees. Aum shinrikyo japanese sect outlawed in russia aum shinrikyo japanese sect outlawed in russia the supreme court of russia has banned the activity of the aum shinrikyo international religious organization on the territory of the country. Background the aum shinrikyo sect was the brainchild of chizuo matsumoto, whose childhood aspirations apparently included leadership of japan in 1984 he started a small publishing house and yoga school, which gradually developed into a cult.
Aum shinrikyo (or aum supreme truth) is the name of a terrorist cult operating in japan, though the cult is now known by the name aleph the group is considered a cult due to the fact they have a combination of different belief systems which include buddhism, hinduism, christianity, shamanism and new age. Aum shinrikyo, cult, cults, japanese cult, new religious movements, sarin gas, sect, sects, shoko asahara, true crime aum shinrikyo, under the leadership of shoko asahara, committed shocking acts against the japanese public when members released sarin gas into the tokyo metro at rush hour in march 1995. The aum shinrikyo's nerve-gas shipments were not solely for use against china their plans included sarin spraying at all entry points to the imperial palace in the heart of tokyo to prevent national police units from rescuing emperor akihito from his executioners. In response to aum shinrikyo terrorist attacks in 1995, a 1996 amendment to the religious corporation law gives governmental authorities increased oversight of religious groups and requires greater disclosure of financial assets by religious corporations. This essay is about religion, concerning a cult or sect, mine was the aum shinrikyo, translated as the supreme truth they were responsible for the gas release in the tokia subways.
The attack by aum shinrikyo it was march 20, 1995 and the time was 0800 hours, when the city of tokyo was subjected to a terrorist act by a radical religious group this group was aum shinrikyo, when translated mean supreme truth. A public commission ruled today that aum shinrikyo, the religious group that killed 12 people in a nerve gas attack on the tokyo subway in 1995, continues to pose a threat to society and it. Another religious terrorist group known as the aum shinrikyo was known to be a religious organization in japan that based their teachings and doctrines on buddhism and hinduism that were also involved with violent acts such as murdering and kidnapping citizens (metraux, 1995, p1140. This is part 5 of 7 for my graduation thesis on the aum affair in japan - a biological attack on the public by a japanese new new religion this section will outline the aum affair and list the after-effects this is part two in a seven-part essay on the aum affair in japan it. Aum supreme truth (aum) a cult (also know as aum shinrikyo and aleph) established in 1987 by shoko asahara, the aum aimed to take over japan and then the world approved as a religious entity in 1989 under japanese law, the group ran candidates in a japanese parliamentary election in 1990.
In 1995 aum shinrikyo had claimed about 10,000 followers in japan, of whom over 1100 were living a world-renouncing communal lifestyle the sect also claimed a membership of several thousand in russia, most of these recently recruited. Introduction the aum shinrikyo is a japanese 'new religious movement organisation' but they are also labelled as a terrorist organisation in many countries across the world the group originated in 1984, in japan. Aum shinrikyo, under the leadership of shoko asahara, committed shocking acts against the japanese public when members released sarin gas into the tokyo metro at rush hour in march 1995. Suspicion quickly fell on japan's aum shinrikyo religious cult a squad of helmeted riot police moves toward the facilities of the aum shinri kyo sect at the foot of mount fuji on tuesday.
James r lewis is executive director of the association of world academics for religious edication (aware) he is known as a cult apologist who has worked on behalf of, among others, aum shinrikyo and the family. In spite of its religious nature, aum's leadership structure was organized in the form of a ministerial cabinet patterned after the japanese government since its establishment in 1987, the aum organization expanded physically, geographically, and financially. Many types of religious organizations exist in modern societies sociologists usually group them according to their size and influence categorized this way, three types of religious organizations exist: church, sect, and cult (emerson, monahan, & mirola, 2011. Aum shinrikyo was an artificial and eclectic religion, assembled from pieces of other sects by the japanese intelligence services its cadre came from: sukyo mahikari, elements of soka gakkai, and agon-shu.
Reader places the sect in the context of contemporary japanese religious patterns, discussing developments in asahara shoko's personality and teachings, aum's millennialism and its developing hostility toward society, and compares aum with other religious and political movements that turned to violence, both in japan and elsewhere. An undertaken analysis was carried out on the example of the syncretic religious group that it was born in japan in the late 80s - aum shinrikyō the main objective of the research is to reveal the essence of the teaching of religious cult leader shoko asahara.
Aum shinrikyo (オウム真理教, oumu shinrikyō) was a cult/terrorist group in japan that achieved official recognition as a religion in 1989 reaching its heyday in the 1990s. Aum shinrikyo was founded in 1987 by a japanese shoko asahara and became known all over the world in 1995 when the sect's followers dispersed sarin (poison gas) in the tokyo subway which killed thirteen people and injured around 6,000. A cult is defined as a religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.