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Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA)
John-Roger (born Roger Delano Hinkins)
Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (or MSIA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit religious corporation, incorporated in California on June 25, 1971. Before incorporation, the group was founded in California in 1968 by John-Roger (formerly Roger Delano Hinkins).
MSIA teaches an active meditation technique known as Spiritual Exercises (SEs). Chanting specific sacred Sanskrit words internally is part of SEs. In this aspect MSIA SEs are similar to Transcendental Meditation (TM) practices. MSIA also offers its students a twelve-year study support subscription called Soul Awareness Discourses.
MSIA – The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad
Loyalty to Your Soul – The Heart of Spiritual Psychology By H. Ronald Hulnick, Ph.D. and Mary R. Hulnick, Ph.D.
THE J.R. CONTROVERSY A Critical Analysis of John-Roger Hinkins and M.S.I.A
Exposing Cults: An Interview with David Lane by Greg Vlamis, part one
Los Angeles Times – COLUMN ONE : Tracking the Mystical Traveler
Cult Leader John-Roger, Who Says He’s Inhabited by a Divine Spirit, Stands Accused of a Campaign of Hate
Ariannas Mandatory Cult Meetings
VIDEO – Peter McWilliams and John-Roger on Larry King, June 5, 1992
VIDEO – Granada TV UpFront – Ruth Lederman, Victor Toso, InSight Seminars (Part one, date unknown at this time)
VIDEO – Granada TV UpFront – Ruth Lederman, Victor Toso, InSight Seminars (Part two, date unknown at this time)