Seekers and Setting

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195176759
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835720 | DOI:
Seekers and Setting

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The author describes the setting, entry into the field, and the difficulty of writing an ethnography about a group with an unusual worldview. She meets members, who are called students, and the coordinator named Antares. The students explain their science and their belief in past-life therapy, cycles, and recovered memories. They glean knowledge from channeling, inspiration, and the practice of psychodrama. The 2001 millennial prophecy speaks of the arrival of a fleet of flying saucers that will lead an age of spiritual and scientific transformation.

Keywords: ethnography; worldview; millennial prophecy; flying saucers; belief; past-life therapy; recovered memories; Antares; psychodrama; channeling

Chapter.  6058 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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