The Mokichi Okada Association, developed in Japan during the 1930’s, is an organization which strives to address these issues through their commitment to “Living in Harmony with Nature”. The core practices of the organization include the operation of organic Nature Farms, which produce healthy chemical-free foods for the community, art therapy programs and museums, to promote emotional and cultural wellness through beauty. These programs include the practice of Japanese Tea Ceremony, and flower arranging. The third activity is the practice of a traditional Japanese healing art called “Purifying Therapy (PT). This energy healing method is offered under the supervision of doctors and other health professionals. It is designed to help strengthen the body’s natural healing processes, and the kidney’s purifying function to eliminate toxins (“Toward the Creation of a New Medicine-Purification”, MOA Foundation, 2008).
Health and Wellness Program
During his lifetime Mokichi Okada established prototypes for an ideal civilization. A new civilization: a world of art imbued with truth, virtue, and beauty coexisting in perfect harmony with Nature.
“The beneficial effects of beauty must not be underestimated. Exposure to beauty pleases the emotions. It also elevates human character, without our being conscious of the process, and nurtures peace-loving thoughts.”
Mokichi Okada conducted research in the areas of agriculture, health, and art. In each area he formulated methods to practice the essence of “spiritual science”—for agriculture, that science is Nature Farming. It was in Nature that Okada discovered the causes and effects of the problems facing humanity and the principles on which to create an ideal civilization. A new civilization- a world of art imbued with truth, virtue, and beauty coexisting in perfect harmony with Nature- would emerge.
Purifying Therapy (PT)
Mokichi Okada conducted research in the areas of agriculture, health, and art. He established prototypes for an ideal civilization that features gardens, nature farms, art museums, and health centers in cities around the world. He saw Purifying Therapy (PT) as a way to eliminate illness and create a better world. He has inspired a worldwide movement to create “Paradise on Earth”—
“Most people regard a world without illness, poverty and conflict as an unattainable ideal; but our movement is not afraid to say that it believes firmly in its realization. The fundamental way to create such a world is to eliminate illness.” (April 20, 1950)