Citation:Conway, 27, 2008), was an American spiritual

Citation:Conway, Timothy. “Adi Da and His Voracious, Abusive Personality Cult.” Enlightened Spirituality, Welcome to Spiritual Awakening, 12 Jan. 2007, www.enlightened-spirituality.org/Da_and_his_cult.html.Meeks, Edward. “Who Is Adi Da? Everything You Need to Know.” Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline, 24 May 2006, www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/franklin-jones-3693.php.Wilber, Ken. “Defending Adi Da Samraj.” Defending Adi Da Samraj, Transcending the Cult of Guru-Haters, Brad Reynolds, 25 Oct. 2008, www.integralworld.net/reynolds3.html.”The Adi Da Foundation | The Adi Da Foundation.” Edited by Adi Da Foundation, The Adi Da Foundation | The Adi Da Foundation, 12 Apr. 2009, www.adidafoundation.org/.Basic Data:Adi Da Samraj, born Franklin Albert Jones (November 3, 1939 – November 27, 2008), was an American spiritual teacher, writer and artist. He was the founder of a new religious movement known as Adidam. He changed the name of his religion multiple times, but the latest one (right before his death) was called Adi DaAdi Da Samraj graduated from Columbia and Stanford UniversityAdi Da gradually emerged as a religion during the 1970s as Adi Da Samraj began to declare himself as a uniquely historic avatar, or an incarnation of a god or divinity in The organization of Adi Da as well as its teachings is called Adidam. The organization, or church, founded initially in 1972, went by many earlier names, including the Dawn Horse Communion, the Free Communion Church, the Laughing Man Institute, the Crazy Wisdom Fellowship, the Way of Divine Ignorance, and the Johannine Daist Communion.Beliefs:Because Adi Da Samraj was old, he made sure that after his death there would not be any further teachings or “revelations”, and that his message was completeIn 1973, Adi Da developed his own system of rituals called “crazy wisdom”, which he developed through encountering traditional yogic adepts who employed seemingly un-spiritual methods to awaken observer’s consciousness.With which some followers claim to have experienced metaphysical phenomenons during the process.Adi Da convinced the public that anyone who worshiped him would also be on their way to spiritual enlightenmentSexual acts, pornography, drugs, alcohol, and polygamy were encouraged within the religion