UFO Cults and the New Millenniumby William M. Alnor
Years before the Heaven's Gate cult erupted into global notoriety through mass suicide, cult researcher William Alnor had documented the absurdities of its beginnings in UFO Cults in the New Age. Now in UFO Cults and the New Millennium Alnor comprehensively describes the rise and fall of the Heaven's Gate cult and its founders, Marshall H. Applewhite and Bonnie L. Trusdale Nettles. He goes on to detail the beliefs and activities of numerous similar cults -- the Solar Temple cult, Aum Shinri Kyo, the Raelian Movement, and others bent on mass suicide or worldwide destruction.
Most of the leaders of these cults attest to receiving revelations and instructions from beings in outer space. What causes such fanaticism? Will it lead to further devastating consequences? How can we prepare for these activities? Alnor answers these questions as he explains how UFO cults, including many that have not yet received widespread attention, have developed and why so many of these groups exist today. He believes that one answer is a Hollywood-driven fascination with extraterrestrials and UFOs.
Alnor is quick to point out that though these groups may capture our imagination, they are not just fantasy. They are serious, sometimes deadly serious, and the author hopes to "shatter the mystique of such cults by exposing their deceptions." Alnor shows that there is a frightening spiritual agenda behind groups such as Heaven's Gate, and he offers evidence that more bizarre occurrences are likely as we enter the new millennium.
- Baker Publishing Group
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- 6.09(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.57(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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