When Prophecy Fails

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Pinter & Martin Limited, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 257 pages
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In 1954 Leon Festinger, a brilliant young experimental social psychologist in the process of outlining a new theory of human behavior - the theory of cognitive dissonance - and his colleagues infiltrated a cult who believed the end of the world was only months away. How would these people feel when their prophecy remained unfulfilled? Would they admit the error of their prediction, or would they readjust their reality to make sense of the new circumstances?

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Contents

Teachings and prophecies from outer space
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Spreading the word on earth
60
The long wait for orders
89
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