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When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Diana G. Tumminia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ethnography details the UFO religion, Unarius Academy of Science, and their belief system, which includes visions, channeling, dreams, myths, healing, past-life therapy, and recovered memories. ... More


Golden UFOs: Ernesto Cardenal and Millennial Ufology

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

American culture is suffused with technological millennialism. While the number of core believers in eugenics, cryonics, uploading of consciousness, and space colonies as postmillennial projects may ... More


The Raëlian Movement: Concocting Controversy, Seeking Social Legitimacy

Susan Palmer

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Raëlian movement appears to be the largest and fastest-growing UFO religion of the decade, claiming to have up to 60,000 members. It is also controversial, like many other successful, ... More


Narcissistic Millennialism: UFO Cults (1946–2012? ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at the postmodern version of tribal cargo cults, namely various contemporary UFO beliefs covering a range of millennial variants from transformative (aliens will descend with ... More


Camera, Sound, and Music

Lisa Odham Stokes

in Peter Ho-Sun Chan's He's a Woman, She's a Man

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099708
eISBN:
9789882207257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099708.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to look into the film's artistry, as this is usually concealed by comedy. As observed through Chan's partnership in the United Filmmakers Organization (UFO), Chan had always ... More


Anti-Semitism from Outer Space: The Protocols in the UFO Subculture

Michael Barkun

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the relationship between UFOs and the Protocols, in which beings from outer space “reveal” the fact that the Zionist conspiracy reaches into the worlds beyond ours. While the ... More


From the Album

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

John Demjanjuk was convicted of being the notorious Nazi guard “Ivan the Terrible,” sentenced to be executed in Israel. He was proven to be not the “Ivan” at Treblinka, but he was certainly the one ... More


UFO Conspiracy Theories, 1975–1990

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Oklahoma City bombing brought New World Order ideas to the public attention. A segment of American culture straddles the divide between mainstream and deviant and encompasses millions of people: ... More


Armageddon Below

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Much of UFO conspiracism mimics the New World Order ideas prevalent in Christian patriot circles. The most distinctive of the variants concerns so-called inner-earth motifs that place the alien ... More


UFOs and the Search for Scapegoats I: Anti-Catholicism and Anti-Masonry

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

New World Order adherents can either ignore or adopt racist and anti-Semitic ideas, but their constructs have spread rapidly. Some New World Order ideas in ufology have been free of any overt racial ... More


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