UFO Cults and the New Millennium
Product #: 0801057914
Author(s): William M. Alnor
Contents: 203 pages, notes, index.
Years before the Heaven's Gate cult erupted into global notoriety through mass suicide, cult researcher William Alnor documented the absurdities of its beginnings in UFO's in the New Age. Now in UFO Cults and the New Millennium Alnor comprehensively describes the rise and fall of the Heavens Gate cult and its founders, Marshall H. Applewhite and Bonnie L. Trusdale Nettles. He then details 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.
What causes such fanaticism? Will it lead to further devastating consequences? As Alnor answers these questions, he explains how UFO cults 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 shows that there is a frightening spiritual agenda behind such groups as Heavens Gate, and he offers evidence that more bizarre occurrences are likely as we enter the new millennium.