By Dawn Perlmutter

The legalities of specific non secular practices depend upon many components, equivalent to the kind of occult or spiritual task, the present legislation, and the goal of the person practitioner. Written by way of the director of the Institute for the study of geared up and formality Violence, Investigating spiritual Terrorism and Ritualistic Crimes is the 1st entire source to aid in crime scene identity, legal research, and prosecution of spiritual terrorism and occult crime. It analyzes occult and spiritual terrorist practices from every one group’s theological viewpoint that will help you comprehend conventional and modern occult teams and family and overseas terrorist religions, demarcate felony non secular perform from illegal activity, and procure ideas particular to occult and terrorist faith crime scene research.

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Special caps called PSI (perfect salvation initiation) were rented and worn by members to bring their thoughts into harmony with the guru. Asahara insisted that his devotees practice an extreme form of asceticism or else they would not achieve salvation in the Shambhala millennial kingdom. His practice of asceticism, in order to achieve salvation, was so important to the group that it was necessary for everyone to undergo. It included fasting or living on a meager diet, being lowered into scalding or near-freezing water, being hung upside down or being given drugs such as LSD to stimulate altered consciousness.

With regard to religious terrorism and the intent of the crime, homicide bomber is an inaccurate term because homicide intrinsically implies that the perpetrator wants to survive after committing the crime. The expression homicide bomber diminishes the commitment of true believers to their religious theology, political cause and, more significantly, the severity of their threat. fm Page 23 Friday, October 24, 2003 2:58 PM Contemporary Religious Violence 23 Potential targets substantially increase in numbers when the perpetrator does not have to find an escape route, the bomb does not have to be planted and the perpetrators show no regard for civilians or consideration of specific targets.

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology, New York, Penguin Books, 1988, p. 209. 3. html July 2002. 4. , The Encyclopedia of Religion, New York, Macmillan, 1987, p. 544. 5. , The Encyclopedia of Religion, New York, Macmillan, 1987, p. 549. 6. , The Encyclopedia of Religion, New York, Macmillan, 1987, p. 545. 7. S. Department of Justice, 1999, p. 7. fm Page 25 Friday, October 24, 2003 2:58 PM Millennial Religions and Terrorism 2 Millennialism is often confused with millennium, a Latin word meaning a 1000-year time span.

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