By Susan J. Palmer

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

Sociologist Susan J. Palmer has studied the Raelian stream for greater than a decade, watching 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 learn she offers a radical research of the move, concentrating on problems with sexuality, millenarianism, and the impression 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 means of the forces of globalization, postmodernism, and secular humanism.

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