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Osho/Rajneesh

OSHO/RAJNEESH TIMELINE 1931:  Osho/Bhagwan was born as Mohan Chandra Rajneesh in Kuchwada on the Indian plains. 1953:  Rajneesh experienced spiritual enlightenment under a tree in the Bhanvartal Garden, Jabalpur. 1958-1966:  Rajneesh received an appointment and moved from Lecturer to Professor (1960) at Jabalpur University. 1966:  Rajneesh resigned from Jabalpur University and assumes the title Acharya (Teacher), after his backers established an educational trust to support lectures and rural meditation camps. 1970:  Rajneesh formally initiated his first disciples). 1971:  Rajneesh first called himself Bhagwan (enlightened one) Shree Rajneesh. 1974:  The Shree Rajneesh Ashram was established in Pune. 1977:  The worldwide Rajneesh Movement peaked at approximately 25,000 active devotees. There were also residential centers and businesses in or near major Western European and American cities. 1981:  July 10: Ma Anand Sheela, Rajneesh's…
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Canadian Religious and Spiritual Group Profiles

Profiles Army of Mary / Community of the Lady of All Peoples Cowboy Trail Church Eckhart Tolle Fadia Ibrahim Kateri’s Shrine Holy Moses Mountain Family (Roch Theriault and the Ant Hill Kids) New Latter Rain Movement Olga Park Toronto Blessing United Church of Canada   FORTHCOMING GROUP PROFILES Aquarian Foundation (TBA) Apostles of Infinite Love (TBA) Children of Peace (TBA) College of Integrated Philosophy (Paul Joos, University of Alberta) Dalai Lama Center for Peace Education (TBA) La Mission de l'Esprit Saint (Susan Palmer, Dawson College and Concordia University) Les Pelerins de St. Michel (Martin Geoffrey, Collège Édouard-Montpetit) The Temple of Priapus (Donald Boisvert, Concordia University)    
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Canadian Religious and Spiritual Traditions

The Canadian Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project documents the diversity of religious traditions in Canada through a set of profiles of religious and spiritual groups that originated in Canada. The profiles are supplemented by profiles of sacred sites and supporting video material and governmental reports. RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL GROUP PROFILES SACRED SITES GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS VIDEO SOURCES Project Directors: Susan Palmer (McGill University) susan.palmer@mcgill.ca Hillary Kael (Concordia University) hillary.kaell@concordia.ca  
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Special Projects

THEMATIC PROJECTS RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL MOVEMENTS AND THE VISUAL ARTS (Project Director: Massimo Introvigne) WOMEN IN THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUALITY PROJECT (Project Directors: Rebecca Moore, Catherine Wessinger) MARIAN APPARITIONAL AND DEVOTIONAL GROUPS (Project Directors: Joseph Laycock and Jill Krebs) SPIRITUAL AND VISIONARY COMMUNITIES (Project Director: Timothy Miller) NATIONAL RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPE PROJECTS AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS (Project Directors: Carole Cusack, Bernard Doherty) JAPANESE NEW RELIGIONS (Project Directors: Ian Reader, Erica Baffelli, Birgit Staemmler) CANADIAN RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS (Project Directors: Susan Palmer, John Peterson)  
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Canaidian Religious and Spiritual Traditions

]]>]]>]]>]]>]]>]]>HomeAbout UsPartnershipsProfilesResources WRSP AuthorsDonateContact CANADIAN RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS The Canadian Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project documents the diversity of religious traditions in Canada through aset of profiles of relligious and spiritual groups that originated in Canada. The profiles are supplemented by profiles of sacred sites and supporting video material and governmental reports. Project Directors:        Susan Palmer        John Peterson                           RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL GROUP PROFILES SACRED SITESGOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS VIDEO SOURCES    Home | About Us |Partnerships |Profiles |Resources |WRSP Authors |Donate |Contact Copyright © 2015 World Religions & Spirituality Project VCU • Virginia Commonwealth University• All Rights ReservedWeb Design by Old Garden Arts
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Preppers & Survivalists

PREPPERS AND SURVIVALISTS TIMELINE 1973:  The oil shortage crisis took place. 1975:  The term “survivalist” was coined by Kurt Saxon in his newsletter The Survivor. 1985 (April 16):  The FBI siege on the compound run by The Covenant, Sword, and Arm of the Lord group took place. 1992 (August):  The eleven-day siege and shootout between federal agents and the Weaver family at Ruby Ridge, Idaho took place. 1993 (February-April):  The siege and destruction of the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas took place. 1995 (April 19):  The Oklahoma City Bombing took place. 1999:  The Y2K bug scare took place. 2014:  The standoff at Bundy ranch in Nevada took place. 2016:  The occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Range took place. 2020:  The Covid-19 pandemic began. 2021 (January 6):  The siege of…
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Astronism

ASTRONISM TIMELINE 1998:  Brandon Reece Taylor (Cometan) was born in Preston, United Kingdom. 2013:  Cometan began receiving intense revelations. On, the Astronic calendar, this is known as the “Year of The Gift” when Cometan had the idea to create a fictional detective character (Jesse Millete), which eventually expanded and culminated in the creation of Astronism itself. 2014:  Cometan completed his education from Brownedge St. Mary’s Roman Catholic High School in Bamber Bridge. He then studied for two years at Preston’s Cardinal Newman College, graduating with three A levels. 2016:  Cometan commenced work on a Bachelor Degree in Business and Marketing at the University of Central Lancashire. Midnight on the first of July became known as the Dedication of Cometan or the Great Dedication; it was also the beginning of The Year…
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Scholar’s Corner

  SCHOLARS AT SCHOLARS CORNER WRSP is a collaborative academic project supported by scholars studying religion and spirituality, with special attention to alternative and emerging movements. The success of WRSP rests on the contributions of scholars sharing their knowledge with the broader academic community. A number of scholars have made continuing contributions to WRSP a part of their scholarly agenda. These contributions have significantly strengthened the project; they have been appointed as Research Associates in WRSP. A number of younger, emerging scholars have worked with established WRSP contributors in the preparation of WRSP Profiles and have been appointed as Research Assistants in WRSP. WRSP SENIOR RELIGION SCHOLARS A number of religion scholars have contributed significantly to the development of alternative and emerging religion and spirituality as an area of study.…
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Apostles of Infinite Love

APOSTLES OF INFINITE LOVE TIMELINE 1905 (September 15):  Michel Collin was born in Béchy, Lorraine, France. 1928 (September 8):  Gaston Tremblay was born in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada 1933 (July 9):  Collin was ordained to the priesthood in Lille, France. 1935 (April 28):  Collin had a vision that resulted in the foundation of the Apôtres de L’Amour Infini (the Apostles of Infinite Love). 1940:  Tremblay had a vision of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, saying that he would found a “Company of Mary.” 1944 (August 15):  Tremblay entered the community of Hospitalers of St. John of God in Montreal. 1949 (August):  Tremblay had a vision of a future pope. 1950 (October 7):  Collin had a vision that God crowned him pope. 1951 (January 17):  In a decree, the Holy Office…
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Christian Essene Church

CHRISTIAN ESSENE CHURCH TIMELINE 1964 (July 15):  Olivier Manitara (né Olivier Martin) was born in Vire, Normandy, France. 1984:  Manitara received his first mystical experience when the Bulgarian mystic Peter Deunov, who died in 1944, appeared to him. 1989:  Manitara opened his first publishing house, the Éditions Telesma, in Saint-Affrique (Aveyron) France, where he published his first writings. 1990:  Manitara received a revelation from an Angel, a guardian of the ‘Tradition of the Light’ (Tradition de la Lumière). The Angel told him he must transmit his spiritual knowledge to others. 1991 (August 19):  Manitara opened his first “initiation school” called the School of Life and Spirit (École de Vie et d’Esprit), later renamed the Contemporary Essene School (École Essénienne Contemporaine). 1991:  Manitara started holding seminars in various locations in France.…
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