Aliens Adored: Rael's UFO Religion

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Rutgers University Press, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 226 pages
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Aliens Adored is the first full length, in-depth look at the Raelian movement, a fascinating new religion founded in the 1970s by the charismatic prophet, Rael. Born in France as Claude Vorilhon, the former race-car driver founded the religion after he experienced a visitation from the aliens (the "elohim") who, in his cosmology, created humans by cloning themselves. The millenarian movement awaits the return of the alien creators, and in the meantime seeks to develop the potential of its adherents through free love, sexual experimentation, opposition to nuclear proliferation and war, and the development of the science of cloning. Sociologist Susan J. Palmer has studied the Raelian movement for more than a decade, observing meetings and rituals and enjoying unprecedented access to the group's leaders as well as to its rank-and-file members. In this pioneering study she provides a thorough analysis of the movement, focusing on issues of sexuality, millenarianism, and the impact of the scientific worldview on religion and the environment. Rael's radical sexual ethics, his gnostic anthropocentrism, and shallow ecotheology offer us a mirror through which we see how our worldview has been shaped by the forces of globalization, postmodernism, and secular humanism. Susan J. Palmer teaches religious studies at Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec. She is the author of Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers: Women's Roles in New Religions and coeditor of Children in New Religions (Rutgers University Press).
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Contactee Prophets in the History of Ufology
17
The Last and Fastest Prophet
31
How to Construct a New Religion
57
Mutating the Millennium
80
A Visit to the Court of Rael
104
Sexy Angels for Amorous Aliens
134
Enemies Within
157
Cloning AroundHoax or Heresy?
177
Science Is Our Religion
195
Notes
209
Index
223
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

SUSAN PALMER is a professor in the Department of Religion at Dawson College in Montreal.

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