Download e-book for kindle: Aliens Adored: Raël's UFO Religion: Rael's UFO Religion by Susan J. Palmer

By Susan J. Palmer

Aliens loved is the 1st complete size, in-depth examine the Raëlian flow, a desirable new faith based within the Seventies by means of the charismatic prophet, Raël. Born in France as Claude Vorilhon, the previous race-car driving force based the faith after he skilled a visitation from the extraterrestrial beings (the "elohim") who, in his cosmology, created people by means of cloning themselves. The millenarian move awaits the go back of the alien creators, and meanwhile seeks to increase the opportunity of its adherents via unfastened love, sexual experimentation, competition to nuclear proliferation and struggle, and the improvement of the technological know-how of cloning.

Sociologist Susan J. Palmer has studied the Raelian circulation for greater than a decade, staring at conferences and rituals and having fun with unparalleled entry to the group's leaders in addition to to its rank-and-file participants. during this pioneering examine she presents a radical research of the circulate, concentrating on problems with sexuality, millenarianism, and the influence of the medical worldview on faith and the surroundings. Rael's radical sexual ethics, his gnostic anthropocentrism, and shallow ecotheology supply us a replicate via which we see how our worldview has been formed by way of the forces of globalization, postmodernism, and secular humanism.

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