UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

A UFO "religion" in the context of today

Our academic Facebook "friend" Bryan Sentes, an  occasional visitor here, wrote, along with Susan Palmer, a while back, a treatise on the Raëlians, a UFO-oriented cult that has similarities to Joseph Smith's Mormon religion and George Adamski's flying saucer musings (as I see it).

I don't know if the Raëlians are extant -- maybe Bryan can enlighten -- but one can find the interpolations of ufology, Catholicity, and various mythologies inside the Raëlian texts and offerings, some of which have suffused UFO's ETHers.

Urantia, The Aetherius Society (outlined in the paper), and science fictions come to mind, when one reads this erudite offering:




  • The Raelians still exist. In April they announced (as they do every couple years), plans to build a UFO embassy where the aliens will be greeted (and sexually gratified). After many decades, the embassy still has not been built. A brief summary here, most of which I selected from Palmer's book:


    The Aetherians still exist. A few years ago, I attended a talk by the Toronto branch of the Aetherius Society. A friend of mine wrote it up and got a loopy reply from the US headquarters. The Aetherians still base their theological claims on outdated hypotheses of the solar system from the 1950s and thereabouts (planets in our solar system might host complex life, the asteroid belt is the remains of a planet).


    I don't know anything about the Urantia folks.

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Tuesday, June 02, 2015  

  • Raelians seem to be a religion only Monsanto and certain billionaire elitists could love.

    They do seem to have a lot in common with the Urantians. Both seem to focus on a reinterpretation of the Christian Bible and both have an emphasis on Genetics [note: the Jewish Tanakh which is the basis for the Christian Bible reads differently and has a different theological perspective. For example, there was no "war in heaven" or Lucifer or even Fallen Angels].

    The Urantians had a thing for social engineering via Eugenics and the Raelians love genetically modified organisms.

    By Blogger Joel Crook, at Tuesday, June 02, 2015  

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