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  • Review Essay. The Study of UFO Religions.
    Saliba, John A. (2006)
    Nova religio 10:2: 103-123.

    Review of 7 recent books about UFO cults.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • When Prophecy Never Fails. Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1989-2002 field work in El Cajon, Calfiornia; a disconfirmation led to re-interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Myth; Phenomenology; United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Unarian; Disconfirmation; Social construction of reality
  • Aliens Adored. Raël's UFO Religion.
    Palmer, Susan J. (2004)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Raelian; UFO cult; Millenarian; New religions
  • Supernatural Support Groups: Who are the UFO Abductees and Ritual-abuse Survivors?
    Bader, Christopher D. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific study of Religion 42:4: 669-678.

    Compares the demographics of members of support groups of alleged UFO abductions & Satanic ritual abuse, with those of other populations. The support groups are most comparable to participants in new religious movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist, U.S.A.; UFO cult
  • Il fenomeno UFO come costruzione sociale: Dai dischi volanti al culto dell'extraterrestre.
    Parisi, Daniele (2002)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, l'Universita di Torino.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • In the Dreamtime of the Saucer People: Sense-Making and Interpretive Boundaries in a Contactee Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2002)
    Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 31:6: 675-705.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Unarian; Participant observation
  • The Lure of the Edge: Scientific Passions, Religious Beliefs, and the Pursuit of the UFOs.
    Denzler, Brenda (2001)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • Paranormal Beliefs. A Sociological Introduction.
    Goode, Erich (2000)
    Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Paranormal; Astrology
  • When Prophecy Passes Unnoticed: New Perspectives on Failed Prophecy.
    Bader, Christopher D. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 119-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Disconfirmation; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; UFO cult
  • Alternative Creeds among Russian Youth.
    Chernysh, Mikhail F. (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldeshot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 147-156.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Youth; Russian Orthodox, Russia; Astrology; New religions; Russia
  • The Raelians Are Coming: The Future of a UFO Religion.
    Palmer, Susan J. (1998)
    In Madeleine Cousineau (ed.), Religion in a Changing World. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 139-146.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Raelian
  • How Prophecy Never Fails: Interpretive Reason in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (1998)
    Sociology of Religion 59:2: 157-170.

    Based on 1988-93 participant observation & other field data at the Unarius Academy of Science; portrays the logic by which Unarians deny disconfirmation of a prophecy.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnomethodology; Unarian; Disconfirmation; UFO cult
  • The UFO Contact Movement from the 1950s to the Present.
    Bader, Christopher D. (1995)
    Studies in Popular Culture 17:2: 73-90.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • Religious Dimensions of the UFO Phenomenon.
    Saliba, John A. (1995)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.), The Gods Have Landed. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 15-64.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • UFO Contactee Phenomena from a Sociopsychological Perspective: A Review.
    Saliba, John A. (1995)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.), The Gods Have Landed. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 207-250.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds.
    Lewis, James R. (1995)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • The Contactees: A Survey.
    Melton, J. Gordon (1995)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.) The Gods Have Landed. New York: State University of New York Press, pp. 1-14.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • The Raelian Movement International.
    Palmer, Susan J. (1995)
    In Robert Towler (ed.), New Religions in the New Age. Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press, pp. 194-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Raelian; UFO cult
  • Brothers from the Sky: Myth and Reality in a Flying Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (1995)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Myth
  • Unarius: Emergent Aspects of an American Flying Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G., and R. George Kirkpatrick (1995)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.), The Gods Have Landed. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 85-104.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Unarian
  • Waiting for the Ships: Disillusionment and the Revitalization of Faith in Bo and Peep's UFO Cult.
    Balch, Robert W. (1995)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.), The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 137-166.

    Associated Search Terms: Heavenīs Gate; Disconfirmation; UFO cult
  • Women in the Raelian Movement: New Religious Experiments in Gender and Authority.
    Palmer, Susan J. (1995)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.), The Gods Have Landed. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 105-136.

    Associated Search Terms: Raelian; UFO cult; Gender role; New religions; Authority; Women
  • Space Magic, Techno-animism, and the Cult of the Goddess in a Southern Calfiornia UFO Contacted Group: A Case Study of Millenarianism.
    Kirkpatrick, R. George, and Diana Tumminia (1992)
    Syzygy 1:2: 159-172.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Millenarian
  • California Space Goddess: The Mystagogue in a Flying Saucer Cult.
    Kirkpatrick, R. George, and Diana Tumminia (1992)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.), Twentieth-Century World Religious Movements in Neo-Weberian Perspective. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen, pp. 299-311.

    Examines the case of Unarius, a flying saucer cult in El Cajon, California.

    Associated Search Terms: Mystagogue; UFO cult; United States, California, El Cajon
  • Woman as Playmate in the Raelian Movement: Power and Pantagamy in a New Religion.
    Palmer, Susan J. (1992)
    Zyzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture 1:3: 223-245.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Women; Gender role; Raelian; UFO cult; New religions; Power
  • Bo and Peep: A Case Study of the Origins of Messianic Leadership.
    Balch, Robert W. (1982)
    In Roy Wallis (ed.), Millennialism and Charisma. Belfast: The Queen's University of Belfast, pp. 13-72.

    Associated Search Terms: Heavenīs Gate; UFO cult; Charisma; Participant observation
  • Bo and Peep: The Tale of a Modern Religious Odyssey.
    Lewison, Thea S., and Robert W. Balch (1980)
    Zeitschrift für Menschenkund 44: 369-392.

    Associated Search Terms: Heavenīs Gate; UFO cult
  • Looking Behind the Scenes in a Religious Cult: Implications for the Study of Conversion.
    Balch, Robert W. (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:2: 137-143. [Also in Patrick H. McNamara (ed.), Religion: North American Style (Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 1984), pp. 309-316.]

    Conversion is often thought to involve dramatic changes in personality. This participant observation study finds that apparently dramatic changes may result from a rapid learning of roles.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Participant observation; Conversion; Heavenīs Gate; Role
  • Seekers and Saucers: The Role of the Cultic Milieu in Joining a UFO Cult.
    Balch, Robert W., and David Taylor (1977)
    American Behavoral Scientist 20;6: 839-860. [Also in James T. Richardson (ed.), Conversion Careers: In and Out of the New Religions (Beverly Hills, California: Sage, 1977), pp. 43-64]

    Defines the "seeker" as one who is socially oriented to the quest for personal growth, & for whom affective ties with the group & group ritual are unnecessary for conversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Heavenīs Gate; Conversion; Seeker; UFO cult
  • Salvation in a UFO.
    Balch, Robert W., and David Taylor (1976)
    Psychology Today 10:5 (Oct.): 58-66, 106.

    Describes the "Bo and Peep" group.

    Associated Search Terms: Heavenīs Gate; UFO cult
  • The Aetherius Society: A Case Study in the Formation of a Mystagogic Congregation.
    Wallis, Roy (1974)
    Sociological Review 22:1: 27-45. [Also in Roy Wallis (ed.) Sectarianism. Analysis of Religious and Non-Religious Sects. London: Peter Owen, 1975, pp. 17-34]

    Historical sociology; begins with the cult's origins in the 1950s.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Aetherius Society; Historical
  • The Flying Saucerians: An Open Door Cult.
    Buckner, H. Taylor (1968)
    In Marcello Truzzi 9ed.), Sociology and Everyday Life. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, pp. 223-235.

    Based on participant observation in meetings of flying saucer clubs.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; UFO cult
  • When Prophecy Fails. A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World./L'échec d'une prophétie.
    Festinger, Leon, Henry W. Riecken, and Stanley Schachter (1956)
    New York: Harper./Paris: Presses Univrsitaires de France, 1993.

    Associated Search Terms: Association of Sananda and Sanat Kumura; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Prophecy; UFO cult
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