A New Dictionary of Religions
Editor John R. Hinnells

150 Elamites

Elan Vital [xxviii] The Divine Light Mission (DLM) was founded in India in the 1930s by Shri Hans Ji Maharaj (1957 - ), then achieved rapid growth in the West after his 13-year-old son, Guru Mahara (sic) Ji, visited London. Thousands of 'premies' pursued self-realization by practising the 'Knowledge', four simple meditation techniques for experiencing Divine Light, Divine Nectar, Divine Harmony and the 'primordial vibration' which is the Holy Name or Word. Following Mahara (sic) Ji's marriage and his wresting control in the West from his mother, the DLM was disbanded and the more low-profile Elan Vital created. Members still meet together and travel to frequent festivals attended by Maharaj (sic) (as he is now called). [5: 176-8; 20; 22: vii; 25: 65-70; 26: m5- 41: rv/E; 42: 956-7]


654 Bibliography


[XXVIII] New Religious Movements in the West
Compiled by Eileen Barker

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AVERY, K. Q. see no. 33 below
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5 BARKER, E., New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction, London, HMSO, 1989
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7 BEIT-HALLAHMI, B., Despair and Deliverance, Albany, NY, State University of New York, 1992
8 BRADY, K., and CONSIDINE, M., The London Guide to Mind Body & Spirit, London, Brainwave, 1988
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10 BROMLEY, D. G., and SHUPE, A., 'Moonies'in America: Cult, Church and Crusade, Beverly Hills, Cal., Sage, 1979
11 BROMLEY, D. G., and HAMMOND, P. E. (eds), The Future of New Religious Movements, Macon, Ga, Mercer University Press, 1987
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13 BROMLEY, D. G., and SHUPE, A. D., Strange Gods: The GreatAmerican Cult Scare, Boston, Mass., Beacon Press, 1981
14 BURNETT, D., Dawning of the Pagan Moon: An Investigation into the Rise of Western Paganism, Eastbourne, Marc, 1991
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16 CHINMOY, SRI, A Sri Chinmoy Primer, Forest Hills, NY, Vishma Press, 1974
17 CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY, What is Scientology?, Copenhagen, New Era, 1992
18 CONSIDINE, M. (ed.), The Whole Person Catalogue: The Ultimate Source Book for the New Age Seeker, London, Brainwave, 1992

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