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Author Zeller, Benjamin E., author.

Title Heaven's gate : America's UFO religion / Benjamin E. Zeller ; foreword by Robert W. Balch
Published New York : NYU Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents The cultural and religious origins of heaven's gate -- The spiritual quest and self-transformation: why people joined heaven's gate -- The religious worldview of heaven's gate -- Understanding heaven's gate's theology -- Religious practices in heaven's gate -- Why suicide?: closing heaven's gate -- Heaven's gate as an American religion
Summary In March 1997, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, ritually terminated their lives. To outsiders, it was a mass suicide. To insiders, it was a graduation. The author explores the question of why the members of Heaven's Gate committed ritual suicides, and examines the origin and evolution of the religion, its appeal, and practices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Heaven's Gate (Organization)
SUBJECT Heaven's Gate (Organization) fast (OCoLC)fst00727377
Heaven's Gate Körperschaft gnd
Subject Cults -- United States.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
RELIGION -- General.
Kulter -- Förenta staterna.
Sekter -- Förenta staterna.
Religion -- Förenta staterna.
SUBJECT United States -- Religion.
Subject United States.
Verenigde Staten.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781479825394