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    DescriptionLines laid across the plain near the Peruvian site of Nazca have been explained as ancient roads or features of a long-forgotten religious calendar. So why did Erich von Daniken interpret these markings as the contours of a huge galactic spaceport? In his assessment of the uncanny and frequently eerie world of UFO-logy, Gregory L Reece travels deep into a mindset which believes that the gods of mythology were really visitors from the stars. Venturing into the Mojave Desert to watch the night skies for flying saucers; exploring Nevada's top-secret installation 'Area 51'; and visiting Roswell, famous site of a supposed saucer crash in 1947, the author's quest for the truth brings him more than he bargained for. He has his atomic structure recharged in a machine supposedly designed by extraterrestrial technology, encounters a whole galaxy of alien life-forms, and meets those who claim themselves to have been abducted by UFOs. Along the way, he tries to make sense both of the sinister 'Men in Black' and of lethal 'Tall Whites', deadly aliens who liquidate human beings without mercy. What is it about flying saucer culture that speaks to people with an apparently religious intensity and fervour? For those looking for the answers, "UFO Religion" is the definitive guide and handbook to one of the most extraordinary and compelling cults of our times.


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    Title
    UFO Religion
    Subtitle
    Inside Flying Saucer Cults and Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory L. Reece
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845114510
    ISBN 10: 1845114515
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFH, VXQB
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 299/.93
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24790
    DC22: 001.942
    BISAC V2.8: OCC025000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: BL65.U54 R44 2007
    Thema V1.0: JBG, VXQB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    21 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gregory L Reece is an independent writer and scholar based in Montevallo, Alabama, whose research and publishing interests include philosophy of religion and the study of new religious movements. His previous book was the bestselling Elvis Religion: The Cult of the King (I.B. Tauris, 2006).
    Review quote
    'UFO Religion is both an informed study of the subject and a thoroughly enjoyable read. While several excellent studies of belief in extraterrestrial visitation are now available, for those unfamiliar with this fascinating area UFO Religion is certainly the book to start with. Gregory L Reece covers a broad range of material with a light and deftly humorous touch. I have no doubt that his book will become a firm favourite with students. I am also confident that even those who, up to this point, have not been particularly interested in UFO belief will enjoy this carefully researched, well-written and accessible book.' - Christopher Partridge, Professor of Contemporary Religion and Co-Director of the Centre for Religion and Popular Culture, University of ChesterBOOOKLIST'a highly readable inspection of ufologists who find religious meaning in their passion manages to be both insightful and humorous''Consider this is an excellent introduction to its genuinely spacey subject.'- Mike Tribby