Christopher Hugh Partridge
Routledge, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 383 pages
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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Review: UFO ReligionsUser Review - Daniel - Goodreads
An electrifying, informative and very often highly disturbing look at an under-appreciated facet of the American psychosphere. Like all edited volumes, I found some of the pieces to hit harder than others, but added all up it still made for quite a wild ride. Read full review
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I write reviews for an academic journal dealing with the ancient world. Many--too many--of the books I receive for review are collections of essays, often essays of very disparate character and ... Read full review