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The '''Holy Order of MANS''' (or HOOM) was a religious cult that started in the 1960s. The founder was an ex-engineer named Earl Blighton. [http://cvpix.com/cults/holy_o~.htm MANS is an acronym] for the greek words:
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The '''Holy Order of MANS''' (or HOOM) was a religious cult founded by ex-engineer Earl Blighton that started in the 1960s. It was based on another religious idea of Blighton and others called the [http://www.scienceofman.org/history/ Science of Man]. [http://www.rickross.com/reference/hom/hom10.html MANS is an acronym] for the greek words:
  
 
*'''M'''ysterion
 
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*'''S'''ophia
 
*'''S'''ophia
  
After denouncing the heresy involved with the religious movement, many of its members and hierarchy have joined the Orthodox Church. A thorough Orthodox explanation of the [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Orthodoxia/message/1914 journey of the Holy Order of MANS and Christ the Saviour Brotherhood] can be read in [http://www.conciliarpress.com/again/ Again], Vol. 23, No. 1, January-March 2001, pp. 23-26
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After denouncing the heresy involved with the religious movement, many of its members and hierarchy have joined the Orthodox Church under the name '''Christ the Saviour Brotherhood''' (or CSB). '''[http://www.raphaelhouse.org/about/history.shtml Raphael House]''', a property previously belonging to HOOM was originally an integrated charitable activity of CSB, but was incorporated as its own California [http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=109 nonprofit organization] in 1991. [http://www.oca.org/DOorg.asp?SID=5&LID=36  It is under] the [[OCA]] jurisdiction.
  
Some of the existing congregations that include former members/clergy of the Holy Order of MANS include:
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A thorough Orthodox explanation of the [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Orthodoxia/message/1914 journey of the Holy Order of MANS and Christ the Saviour Brotherhood] can be read in [http://www.conciliarpress.com/again/ Again], Vol. 23, No. 1, January-March 2001, pp. 23-26
  
*[http://www.stherman.net/ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church] (ROCOR) in Grand Rapids, MI
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Some of the existing congregations that include former members/clergy of HOOM/CSB include:
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*[http://www.stherman.net/ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church] (ROCOR) in Grand Rapids, MI. [http://web.archive.org/web/20010407232942/http://www.stherman.net/ctsb.html CSB].
 
*[http://www.saintjohnwonderworker.org/ St. John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker Orthodox Church] (OCA) in Atlanta, GA
 
*[http://www.saintjohnwonderworker.org/ St. John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker Orthodox Church] (OCA) in Atlanta, GA
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Several [http://www.gnosticorderofchrist.org/about/lineage.htm religious cults] still exist today because of the influence of HOOM. In fact, in some ways, [http://www.holyorderofmans.org/ HOOM still exists] to this day.
 
Several [http://www.gnosticorderofchrist.org/about/lineage.htm religious cults] still exist today because of the influence of HOOM. In fact, in some ways, [http://www.holyorderofmans.org/ HOOM still exists] to this day.
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=== Holy Order or MANS ===
 
=== Holy Order or MANS ===
  
*http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Holy+Order+of+MANS%22
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*[http://www.americantemple.org/UnitingAllFaiths/html/UnitingAllFaiths.htm Uniting All Faiths]: A text of the HOOM.
 
*[http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/nrms/holymans.html Holy Order of MANS] from the [http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/ Religious Movements Homepage]
 
*[http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/nrms/holymans.html Holy Order of MANS] from the [http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/ Religious Movements Homepage]
 
*[http://www.pokrov.org/Articles/behinddoors.htm Behind the Doors of Repentance]: The Untold Details of the Journey of the Holy Order of MANS/Christ the Saviour Brotherhood and the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood into the Canonical Orthodox Church by Melanie Jula Sakoda, JD
 
*[http://www.pokrov.org/Articles/behinddoors.htm Behind the Doors of Repentance]: The Untold Details of the Journey of the Holy Order of MANS/Christ the Saviour Brotherhood and the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood into the Canonical Orthodox Church by Melanie Jula Sakoda, JD
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*http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=41207c1fa2dc188936d6ae02eeb54b42&topic=337;prev_next=next
 
*http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=41207c1fa2dc188936d6ae02eeb54b42&topic=337;prev_next=next
 
*[http://www.roadtoemmaus.net/editor_interview.html Road to Emmaus]: A Journal of Orthodox Faith and Culture. A journal sponsored by Christ the Saviour Brotherhood
 
*[http://www.roadtoemmaus.net/editor_interview.html Road to Emmaus]: A Journal of Orthodox Faith and Culture. A journal sponsored by Christ the Saviour Brotherhood
*http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7734/russia.htm
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*[http://www.rickross.com/groups/hom.html Holy Order of MANS]. Information provided by the Rick A. Ross Institute
*http://65.98.53.35/holistic/Holy-Order-of-MANS/index.html
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*http://www.rickross.com/groups/hom.html
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*http://www.angelfire.com/hi/HOOM/05april1974.html
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*http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/HOOM-Heartbeat/
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*http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/HOOM-Again/
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*http://www.americantemple.org/UnitingAllFaiths/memories_of_HOOM.htm
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*http://www.scienceofman.org/history/index.html
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*[http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Modern_Movements/Holy_Order_of_Mans/ Holy Order of MANS] in Google Directory.
 
*[http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Modern_Movements/Holy_Order_of_Mans/ Holy Order of MANS] in Google Directory.
 
*[http://users.rio.com/bamm/ST.JOHN/ St. John Maximovitch Serbian Orthodox Church] in Eugene Oregon
 
*[http://users.rio.com/bamm/ST.JOHN/ St. John Maximovitch Serbian Orthodox Church] in Eugene Oregon
 
=== Raphael House ===
 
 
*http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=109
 
*http://www.oca.org/DOorg.asp?SID=5&LID=36
 
*http://www.raphaelhouse.org/about/history.shtml
 
  
 
=== Books ===
 
=== Books ===

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The Holy Order of MANS (or HOOM) was a religious cult founded by ex-engineer Earl Blighton that started in the 1960s. It was based on another religious idea of Blighton and others called the Science of Man. MANS is an acronym for the greek words:

  • Mysterion
  • Agape
  • Nous
  • Sophia

After denouncing the heresy involved with the religious movement, many of its members and hierarchy have joined the Orthodox Church under the name Christ the Saviour Brotherhood (or CSB). Raphael House, a property previously belonging to HOOM was originally an integrated charitable activity of CSB, but was incorporated as its own California nonprofit organization in 1991. It is under the OCA jurisdiction.

A thorough Orthodox explanation of the journey of the Holy Order of MANS and Christ the Saviour Brotherhood can be read in Again, Vol. 23, No. 1, January-March 2001, pp. 23-26

Some of the existing congregations that include former members/clergy of HOOM/CSB include:


Several religious cults still exist today because of the influence of HOOM. In fact, in some ways, HOOM still exists to this day.


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  • Bread Upon the Waters: A Pilgrimage Toward Self-Discovery and Spiritual Truth by Peter Reinhart (ISBN 0738204323)
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