Pilgrims of Arès

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The Pilgrims of Arès is a new religious movement founded in 1974 and whose founder was Michel Potay.wikipedia
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Prophet

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As a prophet who claims that God spoke to him directly, Potay is the founder of the movement, and is the coordinator between the various associations.
He is considered a prophet by his followers, the Pilgrims of Arès.

Jean-François Mayer

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Sociologist Jean-François Mayer thinks there is a tendency in sanctifying Michel Potay, but after having invested heavily in conferences and meetings, he is more discreet now.
His writing focuses on contemporary religious movements and cults, including Islam, the Unification Church, the Church of Scientology, the Order of the Solar Temple and the Pilgrims of Arès.

Arès

It was named after the town of Arès, Gironde, where Michel Potay received revelations.

Theophany

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In 1977, a man in France, Michel Potay, testified he witnessed five theophanies.

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New religious movement

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The Pilgrims of Arès is a new religious movement founded in 1974 and whose founder was Michel Potay.

Voluntary association

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Legally and for practical purposes, they are formed as voluntary associations.

Cult

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One of the group's organizations, The Eye Opens, founded in 1987 in Bordeaux, was listed as cult in the 1995 French parliamentary report established by the Parliamentary Commission on Cults in France, in the category "Cultic movements with 500 to 2,000 followers."

Parliamentary Commission on Cults in France

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One of the group's organizations, The Eye Opens, founded in 1987 in Bordeaux, was listed as cult in the 1995 French parliamentary report established by the Parliamentary Commission on Cults in France, in the category "Cultic movements with 500 to 2,000 followers."

MIVILUDES

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In 2005, a MIVILUDES report cited Pilgrims of Arès in the chapter on healing through prayer.

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