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Cosmic Suicide: The Tragedy and Transcendence of Heaven’s Gate gives more than a glimpse into a bizarre realm of alien messiahs, their doomsday prophecies, and their starry-eyed eunuchs. By distinguishing between media disinformation and the grisly truth, the authors thoroughly examine the weird belief system and the transcendent demise of Heaven’s Gate. Cosmic Suicide also unveils the dark secrets of apocalyptic groups while it explains humanity’s ongoing obsession with the end of the world.
Subjects included are flying saucers, Rancho Sante Fe, California, Hale-Bopp comet, Hinduism, Christianity, prophecy, Revelation, eschatology, Cathars, Mormonism, Aum Supreme Truth, David Koresh, Branch Davidians, ATF & FBI, Jim Jones, Order of the Solar Temple, AMORC, Carl Jung, Theosophy, Blavatsky, Rael, Unarians, asceticism, the Internet, conspiracy theory, Scientology, science fiction, Star Trek, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Amazing Stories, Ray Palmer, Richard Shaver, and more UFOs.