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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415263245
ISBN-10: 0415263247
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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