Where Do I Begin?

Those who wish to learn more about the Manichaean Faith (آیینِ مانی) often ask “Where do I begin?”

A good start would be praying the Prayer of Emanations along with reading and studying the Gospel of the Prophet Mani. If you are in the United States, the likelihood of being able to meet with others is almost impossible as there are so very few Manichaeans in the U.S. Most of our brothers and sisters are located in Aghanistan and Iran. Because of this most western brothers and sisters find themselves practising the Faith in their homes and reading as much material as they can from manichaean.org. Participating in online groups such as the one at https://mewe.com/join/manichaean is moderated by members.

It needs to be pointed out that there are several groups calling themselves “Manichaean” or “Religion of Light”. The Manichaean Faith as represented on manichaean.org is not affiliated with any of these. It is important for us to say that because of some of the “off the wall” teachings some groups have been publishing that are no where near what the Blessed Prophet taught. Most don’t even know of the existence of the Gospel texts translated by Greenlees and compiled by him in the Gospel of the Prophet Mani.

If you have questions, you can contact us or the online group would be a great place to ask.

We pray you are blessed on your journey with Mar Mani and his teachings.