Movement within charismatic Christianity, originating with Toronto evangelist Rodney Howard-Browne. Focuses on an alleged experience of the Holy Spirit that induces "uncontrollable weeping, falling to the floor in ecstatic trances, and animal noises such as barking like dogs and roaring like lions. Some stagger and reel like drunken people, unable to walk a straight line."*

Proponents point to its success in attracting converts as evidence that it is a genuine manifestation of God. Critics argue that the movement places too much emphasis on a fleeting emotional high, which could lead to disillusionment for many of these converts down the road.

* Quotation from "Rodney Howard-Browne and the Toronto Blessing" from Media Spotlight