UFO religions Summary
A UFO religion is any religion in which the existence of extraterrestrial (ET) entities operating unidentified flying objects (UFOs) is an element of belief. Typically, adherents of such religions believe the ETs to be interested in the welfare of humanity which either already is, or eventually will become, part of a pre-existing ET civilization. Others may incorporate ETs into a more supernatural worldview in which the UFO occupants are more akin to angels than physical aliens; this distinction may be blurred within the overall subculture. These religions have their roots in the tropes of early science fiction (especially space opera) and weird fiction writings, in ufology, and the subculture of UFO sightings and alien abduction stories.
Summary about UFO religions:
Some adherents of UFO religions believe that the arrival or rediscovery of alien civilizations, technologies, and spirituality will enable humans to overcome current ecological, spiritual, and social problems. Issues such as hatred, war, bigotry, poverty, and so on are said to be resolvable through the use of superior alien technology and spiritual abilities. Such belief systems are also described as millenarian in their outlook.
UFO religions developed first in such countries as the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and Japan as the concept presumes the cultural context of a society technologically advanced enough to conceive of ET as such and one in which religion of any kind is not discouraged or suppressed. The term “flying saucers” and the popular notion of the UFO originated in 1947. The study of UFO religions among sociologists, historians, theologians, scholars of religious studies, and new religious movements began during the 1950s.
Unidentified (UFOs) and Identified Flying Objects:
The idea of UFOs flying down and saving humanity from injustice and woe is a popularized image from the last few decades. Let’s identify the UFO trend, popular Christian images, the Mayan calendar with its 2012 predictions, and the reality of PHOTONs flying from clearly identified astrophysical objects.
Some fifty years ago UFOs captured the attention of people looking up to the skies. Once reports started and the government investigated, more and more UFOs appeared. It’s like watching recently popularized crop circles. Simple circular forms started around Stonehedge. Lights collect over a wheat field and quickly trace out circular patterns. The more people learn and connect their consciousness to these phenomena, the greater their number and complexity. Humans focus attention to generate energies for the complexities of life to manifest.
Many people today tap into UFO hopes and dreams. Because people share memories of space ships (collected from numerous popularized movies from ET to Star Wars), I believe people have real experiences. The small-bodied, large head and huge-eyed alien motifs amass in imaginations. Individuals even get transported into spaceships, reporting sensational experiences. Even without any physical evidence, books, movies, and sightings of lights perpetuate beliefs in UFOs.
Modern UFO phenomena appear very similar to Christian hopes of Jesus’ imminent return. For almost 2000 years, groups of Christians await to identify Jesus returning to Earth to rule over a 1000 year Millennium of peace. “Look, he is coming on the clouds” (Revelations 1:7). Jesus would likely return similar to his ascension to heaven (Luke 24:51). Note that the “Seventh Day Adventist” movement was started after Jesus didn’t return in 1843.
The classical Mayan Indian Empire relied on an intricate calendar to predict Earth’s climax and potential “re-creation.” Major classical Mayan cities extend from Palenque in Mexico, to Tikal in Guatemala and Copan in Honduras. They mysteriously “fell” around 800AD, possible when their calendrical cycles reached 10.0.0.0.0. Their primary transformative climax is established at 13 baktuns, 220.127.116.11.0. Some predicted it for 2002. Nothing happened. Now 2012 is the year, that is if 3114 BC is considered to be their cyclic start date of 0.0.0.0.0.
Human consciousness shares hopes for global peace and harmony. World religions express this climax of history. Jews await the Messiah, Christians the return of Jesus, their Messiah. Hindus believe Kalki (the final incarnation of Vishnu) will reestablish the divine order. Buddhists pray, meditate, and post prayer flags calling on Maitreya, the final incarnation of Buddha. Various Muslims, especially Shi’a Muslims, believe a perfect teacher (which Muhammad represented) will come to establish justice.
With rampant suffering and injustice, humanity awaits a major climactic event. This is real. Now, what can we learn from scientific data about “identified flying objects.”
Data from science supply us with powerful “identifiable” energies. Maybe we can realize the reality of identifiable extraterrestrial sources, tap into the power of these flying photons (light), and help generate the reality of a great, glorious future for humanity. Earth is a powerful magnet that attracts light from many sources. The most powerful high-energy gamma rays and X-rays stem from the Vela Pulsar. Scientists estimate that its supernova explosion occurred about 10,000 years ago. The Vela is about 1000 light-years away. About 1000 years ago (1054AD), the Crab Supernova was temporarily a star almost the size of the moon. Powerful radio waves from the Vela and Crab Pulsars reach us right now.
Evidence exists that stars help align the great pyramids in Egypt. Our connection to the stars and the divine celestial sphere is as old as civilizations. Carved into the pyramid walls of Unas (2375-2345 BC) is probably the oldest known religious liturgy. Sirius, our brightest star, was called “Sothis.” Most recognize the Great Bear constellation as the “big dipper.” Here’s part of Utterance 302 (Piankoff, 1968 with parentheses from the translator).
“Sothis lives (i.e., shines) for it is Unas who is indeed the living (star), the son of Sothis. Sothis has let Unas fly towards heaven amongst his brothers, the gods. The two Enneads have purified themselves for him as the Great Bear constellation which cannot perish. There is no word against Unas on earth among men. There is no crime of Unas in the sky among the gods. Unas has done away with the word against him, he has annulled it, to rise towards heaven. The Opener of the Ways has let Unas fly to heaven amongst his brothers, the gods.”
Astrophysicists identify powerful light from space. Let’s plug into real energies connecting to us right now. If we focus on these real energies and put them within our consciousness no matter what our religious or philosophical viewpoint then we can ground these energies.
Notable UFO religions:
- Aetherius Society.
- Church of the SubGenius.
- Heaven’s Gate.
- Nation of Islam.
- Unarius Academy of Science.
- Universal Industrial Church of the New World Comforter.
- Universe People.