UFO Religions

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Christopher Hugh Partridge
Psychology Press, 2003 - Religion - 383 pages
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The spectre of the UFO, as popularized by shows such as The X-Files, has brought an astonishing slant to the face of modern religious practice. But what motivates the fantastical and sometimes sinister beliefs of UFO worshippers? UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues surrounding UFO worship - abduction narratives, UFO-based interpretations of other religions, the growth of pseudo-sciences purporting to explain UFOs, and the responses of the core scientific community to such claims. Focusing on contemporary global UFO groups including the Raelian Movement, Heaven's Gate, Unarius and the Ansaaru Allah Community, it gives a clear profile of modern UFO controversies and beliefs.
  

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This is a fascinating collection of papers on the subject of modern religions based around UFOs. There are a good number of essays that demonstrate the direct connection between Theosophical-type ... Read full review

Contents

a study of
45
from revelation
62
the origins
84
New Age ideology
103
The URANTIA book
129
The United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors
149
UFO faith and ufological discourses in Germany
179
The Finnish UFO tradition 194794
194
reading abduction narratives
239
UFO beliefs as syncretistic components
256
Apocalyptic and millenarian aspects
274
Attitudes towards religion and science in
301
JungonUFOs
314
The psychology of UFO phenomena
329
Index
369
Copyright

UFO religions and cargo cults
221

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