Concept

Aliran Kepercayaan

Summary
Aliran Kepercayaan (the branches/flows of beliefs) is an official cover term for various native religion in Indonesia. It also includes various, partly syncretic forms of mysticism of new religious movements in Indonesia, such as kebatinan, kejiwaan, and kerohanian. In the Indonesian language, it is also used for new religious movements in other parts of the world. Based on data collected by the Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP), there are about 245 unofficial indigenous religions in Indonesia. Characteristics According to Caldarola, kepercayaan "is not an apt characterization of what the mystical groups have in common". The US State Department's states: Sizeable populations in Java, Kalimantan, and Papua practice animism and other types of traditional belief systems termed "Aliran Kepercayaan." Many of those who practice Kepercayaan describe it as more of a meditation-based spiritual path than a religion. Some animists combine their beliefs with one of the g
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