Category: H

Harmonial Brotherhood

A 19th-century free-love venture that sought to establish a Utopian society in Central America but ended in disaster.

How Many Cults Exist in America?

In the United States of America, where freedom of belief and expression are deeply enshrined, there exists a more obscure and often misunderstood phenomenon: the existence of cults. Cults, as defined by sociologists and psychologists, are groups that often exhibit extreme devotion to a single cause or leader, with beliefs or practices that deviate markedly…

Hikari no Wa

A spiritual reformation movement advocating for a new understanding of religious philosophy and equality among all beings.

House of Judah

A tragic tale of faith gone awry, marked by severe discipline and a quest for purity.

Hare Krishnas

A vibrant spiritual movement rooted in ancient Hindu practices aiming to connect its followers with divine consciousness through devotional service.

Hyper-Calvinism

A theological stance emphasizing divine predestination and the limited role of human agency in salvation.

Hillsong Church

A charismatic Christian megachurch with a global reach and a strong emphasis on contemporary worship music.

Harris Movement

A monumental shift toward Christianity in West Africa sparked by a Liberian prophet's vision.

Ha-Mim

A historic figure who claimed prophethood among the Berber Ghomara, sparking a unique religious movement in 10th-century Morocco.

Benny Hinn

A charismatic televangelist known for his faith healing services and prosperity gospel teachings.

Hyperianism

A philosophical movement that redefines reality through the lens of mathematical idealism.

Homestead Heritage

A self-sustaining intentional Christian community known for its agrarian lifestyle, craftsmanship, and rich educational culture.

Harun Yahya

A controversial figure blending Islamic creationism with a lavish lifestyle and a global reach.

Hutterites

An Anabaptist group living communally in North America, tracing their roots to the 16th-century Radical Reformation in Europe.

Heathenry

A modern spiritual path rooted in the ancient traditions of Germanic peoples, embracing polytheism and nature reverence.

The Hearts Center

A spiritual community embracing global enlightenment through ascended masters.

Hutaree

A militant group preparing for an apocalyptic battle with the forces of the Antichrist.

Humilati

A medieval monastic movement embracing humility, labor, and strict adherence to Benedictine principles.

House of David

A religious commune known for its iconic amusement park, distinctive beards, and orchestral bands.

Home, Washington

A unique anarchist community in Washington State, known for its radical social experiments and commitment to individual freedom.

Home of Truth

A spiritual community in Utah, led by Marie Ogden, known for its unique blend of Christian Science, Theosophy, and direct revelations.

Holy Spirit Movement

An African spiritual and military movement led by Alice Lakwena, known for its blend of Christianity, traditional beliefs, and rebellion against Ugandan government forces.

Holy City

A utopian community in California, founded by William Riker, known for its unique blend of religion, marketing, and eccentric leadership.

House of Yahweh

A Texas-based religious group advocating for strict adherence to Old Testament laws, known for its apocalyptic prophecies and controversial practices.

House of Aaron

A Christian-based religious community emphasizing the restoration of the biblical priesthood of Aaron, with distinctive practices blending Mormon and Christian beliefs.

Ho No Hana

A Japanese spiritual group known for its controversial foot-reading techniques and the subsequent legal issues surrounding its founder.

Hermits of the Wissahickon

A mystical community of German Pietists in 17th-century Pennsylvania, known for their esoteric practices and apocalyptic beliefs.

Hermetic Qabalah

A mystical and esoteric tradition blending ancient Jewish Kabbalah with Western occult and esoteric beliefs.

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

A late 19th-century occult society known for its intricate rituals, esoteric teachings, and influential role in the development of modern Western mysticism.

Heaven’s Gate

A UFO religious cult known for its mass suicide in 1997, believing it would lead them to an extraterrestrial salvation.

Heartland Christian Academy

A faith-based educational institution embroiled in controversy over its disciplinary practices and child welfare concerns.

Harmony Society

A 19th-century Christian communal society known for its successful economic enterprises and commitment to celibacy.

Hopedale Community

A 19th-century experiment in communal living and social reform, striving for a utopian society.