Common Terms Used In Johrei

Johrei (jo-RAY):
Japanese for "purify the spirit." Johrei purifies the spirit of the recipient by intensifying or focusing divine light or universal energy through the instrument of the human body.

Meishu-sama (MAY-shoe-sam-a):
Japanese for "Enlightened Spiritual Leader;" the title used for Mokichi Okada (1882-1955), the founder of the Johrei Fellowship.


The balanced cross that is the official symbol and registered trademark of the Johrei Fellowship. The symbol depicts the three energies of fire, water, and soil which are combined in

Johrei. It also represents the universal law that the spiritual precedes the physical, that the physical world and the spiritual world are one, and that by putting spirit first, we can change the whole world.

Japanese-style flower arranging
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the manifestation of the universal principle that states whenever an accumulation of negativity occurs, a cleansing action takes place. Purification can take many forms including emotional, physical, mental, and financial. It is a natural way of restoring the rhythmic balance we call health and a positive sign that harmful substances and circumstances are being eliminated.

Spiritual clouds:
Spiritual clouds are formed by negative thoughts, words and deeds, the accumulation of toxins in our bodies, and also they can be inherited. These toxins include certain medicine or drugs, impure food and environmental toxins. Most people have spiritual clouds that they have accumulated consciously or unconsciously. Johrei enables one to eliminate these clouds more quickly.

Focal Point:
A sealed locket containing a replica of Meishu-sama's calligraphy for "Light." The focal point focuses divine light or universal energy like a magnifying glass focuses the light of the sun.

An ancient Japanese chant or prayer that asks God to cleanse the spiritual realm by dispelling spiritual clouds that have accumulated there.

Sacred Scroll:
The scroll that displays the calligraphy (kanji) for "Bright Light" and serves as a focus of divine energy for the Center

Law of Order:
Everything first originates in the spiritual realm and later manifests on the physical plane in a cause-and-effect relationship.

"Light" Kanji

"The key to the solution
of all problems, whether
they concern an individual,
a nation, or the world is
Makoto, love."

Mokichi Okada
January 25, 1949