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UFO Digest provides video proof of ufos, alien abduction and the paranormal. | UFO Digest provides video proof of ufos, alien abduction and the paranormal on our website, newsletter and newsfeed UFO BELIEF SYSTEMS USING COMPUTERS AND OLD UFO RELIGION LISTS Definition: behaviour US, behavior [bɪˈheɪvjə] n 1. manner of behaving or conducting oneself on one’s best behaviour behaving with careful good manners 3. (Psychology) Psychol a. the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation b. a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli 4. the action, reaction, or functioning of a system, under normal or specified circumstances [from behave; influenced in form by Middle English havior, from Old French havoir, from Latin habēre to have] behavioural US, behavioral adj . behaviour – the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances; “the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments” behavior activeness, activity, action – the state of being active; “his sphere of activity”; “he is out of action” 2. behaviour – (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people demeanor, demeanour, deportment, conduct, behavior Trait – a distinguishing feature of your personal nature Manners – social deportment; “he has the manners of a pig” Citizenship – conduct as a citizen; “award for good citizenship” Swashbuckling – flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior Correctitude, properness, propriety – correct or appropriate behavior Improperness, impropriety – an improper demeanor Personal manner, manner – a way of acting or behaving 3. Behavior – (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation Behavior Activity – any specific behavior; “they avoided all recreational activity” Territoriality – the behavior of a male animal that defines and defends its territory Psychological science, psychology – the science of mental life 4. behaviour – manner of acting or controlling yourself Behavior, conduct, doings Activity – any specific behavior; “they avoided all recreational activity” Aggression – deliberately unfriendly behavior Bohemianism – conduct characteristic of a bohemian Dirty pool – conduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike Dirty tricks – underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent Offense, offensive activity, discourtesy, offence – a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others Easiness – the quality of being easy in behavior or style; “there was easiness between them”; “a natural easiness of manner” the way of the world, the ways of the world – the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen; “the ordinary reader is endowed with considerable wisdom and knowledge of the way of the world”; “she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil”; “he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world” The Ennead of Heliopolis was the group of gods who created the world, according to Egyptian mythology centered in Heliopolis (near Memphis, in the Nile Delta of Lower Egypt). The Ogdoad of Hermopolis is a contrasting grouping of 8 creating Heliopolitan gods A third cosmogony is the Memphis Theology, which is centered on the god Ptah. In the theology of the Ennead of Heliopolis, there is recognition of a time before there was anything. It was thought there was a creative potential in the primeval water, which was personified as the self-generated Nun. From the waters emerged Atum, the source of all creation, often depicted as the sun god Re-Atum who produced Shu and Tefnut when he masturbated or spat. Ennead means a group of 9, but often the list is larger, including wives, offspring, and a splitting up of Atum-Re into two separate deities. Here are the basic 9. Also Known As: Heliopolitan Ennead 1. Atum (the spirit that lived inside Nun before creation) 2. Shu (male created by Atum-Re) 3. Tefnut (sister of Shu) 4. Geb (Earth god – Shu and Tefnut’s male offspring) 5. Nut (Sky goddess – Shu and Tefnut’s female offspring) 6. Osiris (god of the dead – son of Geb and Nut) 7. Seth (evil brother of Osiris – son of Geb and Nut) 8. Isis (wife/sister of Osiris and mother of Horus) 9. Nephthys (goddess of the dead – wife/sister of Seth) Before the Atum Spirit there was the Nun (NONE) and this was the Mother or Omegaverse. The NINE became the VOICE of the DIVINE inspiration in all things present, past, and future. How could there be a before NUN when there was NONE? This has become the almighty ever present question among all scientists! The WHAT existed before the BIG BANG THEORY is where we are presently in our critical mass mind way of thinking in SCIENCE. While we call SCIENCE that way or path as a journey into the light of words with repetition and analysis of all that we can see, touch, hear, smell, taste, we also now add the sixth sense of FEEL. We now know that the FIVE senses did not accurately define that which we can feel without TOUCH! We now have accepted the SIXTH SENSE! We shall now add the divine sense as that of the spirit self as that of the new age ascension as the combination of that which we have forgotten to share in the past with all humanoids on earth as sentient intelligent beings due to our past masculine reign of supremacy based on our testosterone and male dominating warring ways of the male supremacy or insecurity issues in our governments and religions which have ruled the empirical cultures on this planet. SEVENTH SENSE We are now entering the KNOWING which is the SEVENTH SENSE of the ASCENSION AGE of the GOLDEN AGE of COSMOLOGY! We will now understand that in order to be whole we must continue to explore and research our origins in the cosmos that we now call SPACE! The “All Knowing” to some is still considered divine due to our past and ancient cultures of our ancestors. We will now accept the higher levels and dimensions above that which we call the SEVENTH level which is the OMNIVERSE. EIGHTH SENSE The eighth sense is that which is called the ALPHA or the Alphaverse and is the alpha male partition of the He/She. —————————————-INFORMATION REGARDING COMPUTERS AND UFOS—————————– This article provides information for the Help links within the blog-related dialog boxes in Microsoft Office Word 2007. It also includes troubleshooting information for the More Information button in error messages related to blogging from Office Word 2007. For more information about blogging in Office Word 2007, click a link in the See Also section. Which link did you click in Word? Microsoft Office Online: blog providers that work with Office Word 2007 My provider isn’t listed I don’t have a blog yet Show me how: Windows Live Spaces Help me fill out this section: SharePoint Help me fill out this section: Community Server Help me fill out this section: WordPress Help me fill out this section: Other providers I don’t have an image provider My image provider isn’t listed More Information Microsoft Office Online: blog providers that work with Office Word 2007 Office Word 2007 supports several different blog service providers, including the following: Windows Live Spaces Web address: http://spaces.live.com Follow the instructions on the home page to create your own space. The service is free. Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services If your organization hosts a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, ask the site manager to set up a blog page for you. Community Server Web address: http://www.communityserver.com Follow the instructions on the home page to purchase your own hosted community site, including blogs, forums, file sharing, photo sharing, and user management. The service is available on a tiered price structure. WordPress Web address: http://www.wordpress.com Follow the instructions on the home page to create your own space. The service is free. Blogger Web address: http://www.blogger.com Follow the instructions on the home page to create your own blog. The service is free. TypePad Web address: http://www.typepad.com Follow the instructions on the home page to purchase your own hosted blog site, including features that facilitate design, posting, Web integration, and community management. The service is available on a tiered price structure. You may find additional providers by going to the Microsoft Office Marketplace and searching on blog providers. My provider isn’t listed In the New Blog Account dialog box, select other in the list of blog providers. In the New Account dialog box, select your Application Programming Interface (API) and type in your blog post URL. The API and blog post URL information may be available from your provider. Check with your provider for an API and blog post URL, and type them in the boxes provided. Type your user name and password. Your user name and password are the credentials that you use to log on to your blog account. I don’t have a blog yet If you don’t have an account with a blog service provider, try one of the following providers, or visit Office Marketplace to learn about provider options. Here are some blog service providers to try. Windows Live Spaces Web address: http://spaces.live.com To use Live Spaces as your blog provider, you must first create a space. Follow the instructions on the home page to create your own space. The service is free. Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services If your organization hosts a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, ask the site manager to set up a blog page for you. Community Server Web address: http://www.communityserver.com Follow the instructions on the home page to purchase your own hosted community site, including blogs, forums, file sharing, photo sharing, and user management. The service is available on a tiered price structure. WordPress Web address: http://www.wordpress.com Follow the instructions on the home page to create your own space. The service is free. Blogger Web address: http://www.blogger.com Follow the instructions on the home page to create your own blog. The service is free. TypePad Web address: http://www.typepad.com Follow the instructions on the home page to purchase your own hosted blog site, including features that facilitate design, posting, Web integration, and community management. The service is available on a tiered price structure. Show me how: Windows Live Spaces In the New Blog Account dialog box, select Windows Live Spaces in the list of blog providers, and then click next. In the New Windows Live Spaces Account dialog box, type your space name and secret word. Your space name is the unique part of your Windows Live Spaces Web address. For example, if your Windows Live Spaces Web address is http://stigpanduro.spaces.live.com, then your space name is stigpanduro. Your secret word is the word that you choose when you turn on e-mail publishing in your space settings. TURN ON E-MAIL PUBLISHING Sign in to your space. Click Options. Click the E-mail Publishing tab, and then follow the steps for turning on e-mail publishing. Help me fill out this section: SharePoint IMPORTANT Blogging in Word on a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services blog page is available only in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. In the New Blog Account dialog box, select SharePoint blog in the list of blog providers, and then click Next. In the New SharePoint Blog Account dialog box, type the Web address of your blog page. The Web address of your blog page is a URL that contains the address of your blog page with no additional information. For example, if the URL of your blog page is http://contoso/myblog/default.aspx, you type http://contoso/myblog in the Blog URL box in Office Word 2007. Help me fill out this section: Community Server In the New Blog Account dialog box, select Community Server in the list of blog providers, and then click Next. In the New Community Server Account dialog box, type your user name, password, and blog post URL. Your user name and password are the credentials that you use to log on to your blog account. Your blog post URL is your blog address plus /metablog.ashx. For example, if your blog address is http://blogs.contoso.com, you type http://blogs.contoso.com/metablog.ashx in the Blog Post URL box in Office Word 2007. Help me fill out this section: WordPress In the New Blog Account dialog box, select WordPress in the list of blog providers, and then click next. In the New WordPress Account dialog box, type your user name, password, and blog post URL. Your user name and password are the credentials that you use to log on to your blog account. Your blog post URL is the URL of your WordPress xmlrpc.php file, which is usually located in the root folder of your site. For example, if your site is www.contoso.com, you type http://www.contoso.com/xmlrpc.php. I don’t have an image provider When you view a blog post in a Web browser, the picture appears on the Web page, but it is not contained in the same file as the text of the post. Instead, the picture is stored as a file on a Web server, and the blog post uses Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to specify the Web address (URL) of the picture. Your blog service provider may be able to automate the process of including pictures in your blog, but not all blog service providers include this service. Contact your blog service provider to determine whether they can also serve as your picture provider. If your blog service provider cannot serve as your picture provider, you can still include pictures in your blog, but you need to use an image-hosting service as a picture provider. The Web has many free image-hosting services available, as well as premium services available for a fee. For example, you can try Flickr, Photobucket, Image Station, or IMGSpot. Be aware of any terms and conditions of the service that you choose. For example, free services can enforce restrictions or limitations such as a maximum size of files, total amount of storage, or allowable file formats. NOTE If your pictures are already uploaded on a Web server, make sure that they are available to the public before you include them in your blog. My image provider isn’t listed If your blog service provider can serve as your picture provider, select My blog provider (or, for Windows SharePoint Services, select SharePoint blog) in the Picture Provider list. If you are using a provider other than your blog service provider, select My own server. NOTE If you don’t want to include pictures in your blog posts for this blog account, select None – Don’t upload pictures. If you selected My own server in step 1, type the URLs for uploading and for displaying images. In the Upload URL box, type the address that you use to upload pictures to your picture provider’s server. This can be an FTP or HTTP address, depending on the server configuration. Contact the provider of your picture-hosting service if you need help determining the address to use. In the Source URL box, type the HTTP address that is used to display the pictures. The blog post will use this address as part of the IMG tag in the HTML of the blog post files. More Information The problems that you are most likely to encounter will occur when you are registering your account, publishing or opening a post, or uploading pictures. What problem are you encountering? I see a message that says Word can’t register my account Publishing pictures doesn’t work Publishing my post doesn’t work I can’t open a post that I already published I SEE A MESSAGE THAT SAYS WORD CAN’T REGISTER MY ACCOUNT Do you already have an account with a blog service provider? You must have a blog account before you can register it with Word. For more information, see the I don’t have a blog yet section in this article. If you are typing your user name and password, make sure that the information is correct. It should be the same information that you use to log on to your blog account. Passwords are case-sensitive, so make sure that CAPS LOCK is not on. If you are using your Windows Live Spaces account, make sure that you type the correct space name and that you turned on e-mail publishing in your space. For more information, see the Show me how: Windows Live Spaces section in this article. If you are using Windows SharePoint Services, make sure that you type the correct URL for your blog page. For more information, see the Help me fill out this section: SharePoint section in this article. Back to the list of problems PUBLISHING PICTURES DOESN’T WORK Do you already use a service provider to host your pictures? Check with your blog service provider to learn how pictures are hosted in your blog. If your blog service provider does not host pictures directly, you may be able to use a picture library on the Web (sometimes also known as a photo album or picture gallery) to host the pictures in your blog. Alternatively, visit the Office Marketplace to learn about provider options. If publishing the pictures in your post fails, especially if you successfully published pictures in the past, your storage space may be full. Try deleting some pictures on the server and republishing your pictures. If you are using Windows SharePoint Services, verify that a picture library was created with your blog page. If this library was deleted, recreate it and try again. If you are using a custom Metaweblog provider, your provider may not support uploading pictures. Contact your provider for more information. If you typed an upload URL for your picture options, make sure that the information that you typed is correct. Back to the list of problems PUBLISHING MY POST DOESN’T WORK Make sure your user name and password are correct. Remember that passwords are case-sensitive, and make sure that CAPS LOCK is not on. If you assigned a category to your post (by using the Insert Category command in the Blog group) and the post does not publish, it can be that your blog provider does not support publishing posts in categories. Try resetting the category to None and publishing the post again. Your blog provider may require titles on posts. Make sure that the title is not blank, and then try publishing the post again. You may have saved your post in the Word 97-2003 file format. If the file extension on the file name is .doc rather than .docx, Word cannot publish the post. To publish the post, do the following: With the document open, click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Convert. Press CTRL+S to save the file. Click the Microsoft Office Button , point to Publish, and then click Blog. Select the original title of the post and press CTRL+X to delete it, and then press DELETE twice to remove the horizontal line and extra space. Click Enter Post Title Here, and press CTRL+V to paste the title into the content control. On the Blog Post tab, in the Blog group, click Publish. Back to the list of problems I CAN’T OPEN A POST THAT I ALREADY PUBLISHED Make sure that your user name and password are correct. Remember that passwords are case-sensitive, and make sure that CAPS LOCK is not on. Back to the list of problems TOP OF PAGE The entire creation that existed as the ANCIENT ANCESTORS is not foreign to this world as we have kept up the male dominant force as that in monotheism we call the one male GOD. This male portion could not exist without the counterpart of the He/She known as that which from what the male eighth Alpha Male comes out of as that which is the ninth or omega the perfect complement and counterpart. NINTH SENSE The ninth sense is that which is called the OMEGA or the Omegaverse and the omega female portion or partition of the He/She. The “ALL KNOWING” as the Omniverse of the ALL TIME in the SPACE-TIME which we have created as the place in space of which we exist has had to have both a male and a female in order to recognize it’s parents or the dominant forces which came together to create that which we call the NUN or the liquid of the vast space fluids which cause the cadence and rhythm of all that is inside the known Omniverse. What is a Census? A modern Population Census may be defined as the total process of collecting, compiling and publishing demographic, economic and social data pertaining to all persons in a country at a specified time. A Census can also be described as a form of national stock-taking. The Census is a complete count of the population and provides detailed bench-mark data on the size of the population, age structure, educational attainment, labor force and socio-economic characteristics. Since Census is a form of national undertaking, it involves everyone in the country and, through its statistical results, serves everyone in the country. In most countries it engenders good will and a sense of individual responsibility for seeing it through. For those who work on it, the Census is an exciting enterprise and a unique experience. Why take a Census? The increasing complexity of modern life means a greater need to plan housing, schools, roads, transportation and a vast range of social and economic requirements for the nation. This cannot be done without a regular detailed count of the population. How often is regular? In most countries, the census exercise is a decennial one, that is, every ten (10) years. The last population census in Anguilla was taken in 1992, that is nine years ago. Since then, many changes have taken place. Such as fluctuating rates of population growth, changes in employment, changes in the average annual number of births, etc., all of which will have implications on the demand in social services, e.g. health, education and infrastructure including water, electricity and roads. Does the Census just count people? Although the main focus of the population Census is a count of the population, much more information about the characteristics of the population is obtained. The Census questions will seek to solicit information on the age, sex, marital status, religion and educational characteristics of each person. Questions on the economic activity of persons will provide information on the work force and its occupational and industrial breakdown. Does the Census deal with any other area? Our Census is a Census of population and housing, so in addition to the questions on persons, there are also questions on the houses that they live in. The questions on housing will tell us about conditions, facilities like water and electricity, overcrowding and so on. How is a Population Census taken? While the term Census is generally taken to mean counting the country’s population and the recording of certain characteristics at a particular point in time, several distinct operations have to be completed before a picture of the population can be presented. In the first place, plans must be drawn up outlining what information is to be collected, how it is to be recorded and how the findings are to be presented. After these have been settled, the next step is to organize the collection of the data in the field under careful supervision. The country is divided into small areas called Enumeration Districts (EDs) and an interviewer is assigned to each. The interviewer is thoroughly trained to ensure that he/she fully understands what questions are to be asked and how to record the answers quickly and correctly on the questionnaires provided. About three weeks before Census Day, preliminary enumeration begins. During that period, the interviewer will visit all buildings in his /her ED and record information on the Visitation Record. The actual enumeration begins on Census Day when all enumerators will visit every dwelling unit in all buildings and record the information given on the questionnaires. Therefore, if the quality of enumeration is good, the final tables which will be published will also be of good quality and usable for policy formation. A field supervisor is placed in charge of a number of interviewers to monitor their work and to attend to any problems which may arise while the field work is being done. He/she also acts as a link between interviewers and the Census Office. At the Census Office, the completed questionnaires are checked, coded where necessary, and made ready for processing by computers which are programmed to provide statistical tables for publication. Who provides the Census information? Ideally, every individual in the household should be interviewed, but this is not always possible. It is therefore permitted for any responsible adult to give the information about all the persons in that household, provided that he/she knows all the required answers. Aren’t these questions kind of personal? Most of the Census questions are really fairly innocuous (that is not harmful or injurious) but if you are worried about confidentiality, then be assured that the Statistics Act guarantees the confidentiality of your answers to the Census questions. Neither the enumerator nor any employee of the Census Office can reveal information about you or your household without incurring severe penalties including fines and or imprisonment. Census Information is confidential The law requires that all information collected from the Census must be kept confidential. All enumerators, supervisors, other field staff, as well as employees of the Census Office, will be required to take an oath of secrecy to not reveal any Census information to anyone who is not a sworn employee of the Census organization. This means that they will not divulge any Census information, under any circumstances, even to members of their families. Enumerators, supervisors and other persons working with the collected information are instructed and cautioned not to leave completed questionnaires lying around unprotected. Census Information is used only for preparing tabulations about the population as a whole Some households may hesitate to answer some of the questions asked. This is understandable since they will be asked to provide information which they do not usually make available to strangers. However, persons who are reluctant to answer questions will be put at ease by informing them of the conditions under which information will be collected. These are: • All persons engaged on the Census have taken an oath of secrecy, whether they are working in the field or in the Census Office. • Information collected is kept strictly confidential. It is against the law for any Census worker to divulge information to any unauthorized individual or organization whatever. No information about any individual can be made available to any agency, not even to another government department. The information collected will be used solely in the preparation of tables showing the size and structure of the population as a whole by means of TOTALS. What is the role of the public? The data are important to everyone and it is in our best interest to make the exercise a success. Everyone can help by: • Being informed about the Census; • Being available to the enumerators who will visit every household in Anguilla; • Being accessible to the enumerators by opening our gates and answering the door; • Being neighborly – ensure the safety of the enumerators while they are in your neighbourhood. Make sure that they reach the next house safely and put away any vicious dogs while they are in the vicinity. • Being involved. If you suspect your household has been missed, take steps to ensure that you are counted. Call the Census Office. • Being cooperative. It is vital for the success of the Census that each and everyone of us give the enumerator our full cooperation. We will serve our country and ourselves if we answer the Census questions accurately and completely. UFO religion From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The logo used by the Heaven’s Gate group whose members committed a group suicide in the belief they were performing a rendezvous with ET. UFO religion is an informal term used to describe a religion in which extraterrestrials (ET) figure. Typically, ETs are held to be interested in the benefit of humanity which either already is, or eventually will become, part of a preexisting ET civilization. Others may incorporate ETs into a more supernatural worldview in which the UFO occupants are more akin to angels than physical aliens, though, ultimately this distinction may become blurred within the overall subculture and a variety of tropes from standard space operas to the classic UFO sighting/abductee subculture are observed. Some are cargo cults, in that the adherents believe that the arrival or rediscovery of alien civilizations, technologies and spirituality will enable humans to overcome their 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 naturally have 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 1950s saw the creation of UFO religions, with the advent of the purported contactees. Scientology, which does not publicly stress this basis is probably the largest and originates from this early period. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, in 1950 UFO religions run the gamut from serious enough for adherents to commit mass suicide to a few that are intentionally satirical or farcical. Contents [hide] 1 Notable UFO religions 1.1 Aetherius Society 1.2 Church of the SubGenius 1.3 Heaven’s Gate 1.4 Industrial Church of the New World Comforter 1.5 Nation of Islam 1.6 Raëlism 1.7 Scientology 1.8 Unarius Academy of Science 1.9 Universe people 2 UFOs in other religions 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 Further reading Notable UFO religions Aetherius Society Main article: Aetherius Society The Aetherius Society was founded in the United Kingdom in the 1950s. Its founder, George King, claimed to have been contacted telepathically by an alien intelligence called Aetherius, who represented an “Interplanetary Parliament.” According to Aetherians, their society acts as a vehicle through which “Cosmic Transmissions of advanced metaphysical significance” can be disseminated to the rest of humanity. These “transmissions” were recorded on magnetic reel-to-reel tape by persons present during each “telepathic transmission” as George King sat in a state of “Samadhi” and the “transmission” was “delivered” via his voicebox. In 1956 and 1957, and on occasion before a public audience, several of these “transmissions” forecast flying saucer activity in specific parts of the world on certain dates (You Are Responsible! Aetherius Society 1961). Shortly after these dates, newspapers, such as the Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph, reported sightings which coincided with the dates and locations forecast in these “transmissions”. As a spiritual teacher, George King taught certain yoga practices, spiritual healing, Eastern mantra and “dynamic prayer”—tools for spiritual self-advancement and service to the world—which the Aetherius Society is principally based upon. Church of the SubGenius Main article: Church of the SubGenius Founded in 1979 with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 by Ivan Stang and Philo Drummond, the Church of the SubGenius has been known as a “parody religion” due to its extensive use of comedy and parody. In spite of this, the organization claims over 10,000 followers worldwide who have paid $30 to become “ordained SubGenius ministers”, and it has been embraced by many skeptic and atheist groups. With the publication of The Book of the SubGenius in 1983, the Church of the SubGenius prophesied that its founder, J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, was in contact with an exterrestrial race called the Xists (“X-ists”), and these Xists were scheduled to launch a worldwide invasion of Earth on July 5, 1998. (See also: X-Day (Church of the SubGenius)) The day of the scheduled invasion came and went without an appearance by the Xists, but church members remain unconvinced. The church now holds annual “X-Day” celebrations on July 5 of every year. The church also claims that its members are not entirely human, having descended from the Yeti. Heaven’s Gate Main article: Heaven’s Gate (religious group) The Heaven’s Gate group achieved notoriety in 1997 when one of its founders convinced 38 followers to commit mass suicide. Members reportedly believed themselves to be aliens, awaiting a spaceship that would arrive with Comet Hale-Bopp. The suicide was undertaken in the apparent belief that their souls would be transported onto the spaceship, which they thought was hiding behind the comet. They underwent elaborate preparations for their trip, including purchasing and wearing matching shoes. For a time, group members lived in a darkened house where they would simulate the experience they expected to have during their long journey in outer space. Industrial Church of the New World Comforter The Industrial Church of the New World Comforter is a UFO religion founded in 1973 by Allen Michael. In 1947, Allen Noonan was a pictorial sign painter in Long Beach, California, who that year claimed to have a telepathic encounter with a UFO. He then changed his name from Allen Noonan to Allen Michael. He claimed to have physically encountered a flying saucer in 1954 at Giant Rock in the Mojave Desert of California. During the Summer of Love, he had a vegan restaurant on the northeast corner of Haight and Scott streets in San Francisco, California, called the Here and Now (also called the Mustard Seed). His group lived in two communes in two large houses during the late 1960s and early 1970s in Berkeley, California, called The One World Family. They taught classes in tantric sex. In 1969, the vegan restaurant moved to a much larger space on Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street in Berkeley and the name of the restaurant was changed to the One World Family Natural Food Center. They published a vegan cookbook called Cosmic Cookery. There was a large mural on the side of the restaurant painted by Allen Michael that had written above it the phrase Farmers, Workers, Soldiers—Revolution by 1976! The farmer was holding a pitchfork, the worker was holding a hammer, and the soldier was holding a gun, and they had their arms around each other’s shoulders. Above the three were three flying saucers coming in for a landing. In 1973, Allen Michael founded “The Industrial Church of the New World Comforter” and published the first volume of his revelations, The Everlasting Gospel. In 1975, the church headquarters and the vegetarian restaurant relocated to Stockton, California. Allen Noonan ran for president of the United States in the 1980 and 1984 elections on the Utopian Synthesis Party ticket. Nation of Islam Main article: Nation of Islam The Nation of Islam subscribes to the belief that UFOs are responsible for “raising mountains” and will destroy the world on the Day of Judgment. Its former leader, Elijah Muhammed, claimed that the Biblical Book of Ezekiel describes a “Motherplane” or “wheel”. The movement’s current leader, Louis Farrakhan, describes the “Motherplane” thus: The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Motherplane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day but a pillar of fire by night. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the original scientists. It took 15 billion dollars in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this mother wheel which is a half mile by a half mile (800 by 800 m). This Mother Wheel is like a small human built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs. Raëlism Main article: Raëlism The International Raëlian Movement has been described as “the largest UFO religion in the world.” Raëlians believe that scientifically advanced extraterrestrials, known as the Elohim, created life on Earth through genetic engineering, and that a combination of human cloning and “mind transfer” can ultimately provide eternal life. Past religious teachers, like Jesus, Buddha and Muhammad, are said to have been sent by these scientifically advanced extraterrestrials to teach humanity. The Elohim are said to be planning a future visit to complete their revelation and education of humanity. Raëlian Priest Thomas said on this topic, “The difference between Raëlians and Heaven’s Gate and Jim Jones etc., is that the others destructively believed in a God who would give them a better life after death, just like most believers in a monotheistic religion do today, and hence the risk for suicide chasing afterlife rewards … as Raëlians we want the best right now in our life, who would want to die now in that scenario with all those pleasures to enjoy? Raëlians believe in enjoying life now, with happiness and laughter.” SCIENTOLOGY Main article: Scientology Scientology has been discussed in the context of UFO religions in UFO Religions by Christopher Partridge, The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of UFO Religions by James R. Lewis, and UFO Religion: Inside Flying Saucer Cults and Culture by Gregory Reece. Stories of extraterrestrial civilizations and interventions in past lives form a part of the belief system of Scientology. The most well-known story publicized and held up to ridicule by critics is that of Xenu, the ruler of the Galactic Confederacy who is said to have brought billions of frozen people to Earth 75 million years ago and placed them near a number of volcanoes, and dropped hydrogen bombs into them, thus killing the entire population in an effort to solve overpopulation. The spirits of these people were then captured by Xenu and mass implanted with numerous suggestions and then “packaged” into clusters of spirits. From the early 1950s onwards, Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, published a number of books, lectures and other works describing what he termed “space opera”. Scientology teaches that all humans have experienced innumerable past lives, including lives in ancient advanced extraterrestrial societies, such as Helatrobus and the Marcabians. Traumatic memories from these past lives are said to be the cause of many present-day physical and mental ailments. Scientologists also believe that human beings possess superhuman powers which cannot be restored until they have been fully rehabilitated as spiritual beings through the practice of “auditing”, using methods set out by Hubbard in his various works. According to Hubbard, when thetans (the Scientology term for a human being) die they go to a “landing station” on the planet Venus, where they are re-implanted and are programmed to “forget” their previous lifetimes, thus causing amnesia. The Venusians then “capsule” each thetan and send them back to Earth to be dumped into the ocean off the coast of California; whereupon, each thetan searches for a new body to inhabit. To avoid these inconveniences, Hubbard advised Scientologists to simply refuse to go to Venus after their death. Unarius Academy of Science Main article: Unarius Academy of Science Founded by Ernest L. Norman and his wife, Ruth, in 1954, the Unarians are a group headquartered in El Cajon, California, who believe that, through the use of fourth dimensional physics, they are able to communicate with supposed advanced intelligent beings that allegedly exist on higher frequency planes. Unarians believe in past lives and hold that the Solar System was once inhabited by ancient interplanetary civilizations – Universe people Main article: Universe people The Universe people or Cosmic people of light powers (Czech: Vesmírní lidé sil světla) is a Czech movement centered around Ivo A. Benda. Its belief system is based upon the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations communicating with Benda and other “contacters” since October 1997 telepathically and later by direct personal contact. According to Benda, those civilizations operate a fleet of spaceships led by Ashtar (sometimes written Ashtar Sheran) orbiting and closely watching the Earth, helping the good and waiting to transport the followers into another dimension. The Universe People teaching incorporates various elements from ufology (some foreign “contacters” are credited, though often also renounced after a time as misguided or deceptive), Christianity (Jesus was a “fine-vibrations” being) and conspiracy theories (forces of evil are supposed to plan compulsory chipping of the populace UFOs in other religions Though rarely mentioned after having been introduced in 1991, Harry Palmer asserts a Galactic Confederacy story similar to Scientology in his “Avatar” courses and literature The Theosophical guru Benjamin Creme claims that the Messiah figure he refers to as Maitreya, who, he teaches, will soon declare himself publicly, is in telepathic contact with the space brothers in their flying saucers. Creme subscribes to the view that Nordic aliens from Venus pilot flying saucers from a civilization on Venus hundreds of millions of years in advance of ours that exists on the etheric plane of Venus. These flying saucers are capable of stepping down the level of vibration of themselves and their craft to the slower level of vibration of the atoms of the physical plane (Creme accepts George Adamski’s UFO sightings as valid). According to Creme, the Venusians have mother ships up to four miles long. It is also believed by the Theosophists in general as well as Creme in particular that the governing deity of Earth, Sanat Kumara (who is believed to live in a city called Shamballa located above the Gobi desert on the etheric plane of Earth), is a Nordic alien who originally came from Venus 18,500,000 years ago. The followers of Benjamin Creme believe there is regular flying saucer traffic between Venus and Shamballah and that crop circles are mostly caused by flying saucers. The Ascended Master Teachings are a group of religions based on Theosophy. In the traditional Ascended Master Teachings of Guy Ballard and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, no mention is made of UFOs or flying saucers. However, the Ascended Master Teachings teacher Joshua David Stone in his teachings began, beginning in 1993, to refer to Ashtar, believed by some UFO enthusiasts to be the commander of a flying saucer fleet called the “Ashtar Galactic Command” that operates near Earth (manned mostly by Venusians), as a Master along with the more traditional ascended masters. He continued to include “Ashtar” on his list of ascended masters that he mentioned he received dictations from when speaking at his yearly Wesak Festival Mount Shasta gatherings that began to be held in 1996. Stone also taught that the Master Jesus, under his “galactic” name Sananda, sometimes rides with “Commander Ashtar” in his flying saucer fleet A neo-Nazi esoteric Nazi Gnostic sect headquartered in Vienna, Austria, called the Tempelhofgesellschaft, founded in the early 1990s, teaches what it calls a form of Marcionism. They distribute pamphlets claiming that the Aryan race originally came to Atlantis from the star Aldebaran (this information is supposedly based on “ancient Sumerian manuscripts”). They maintain that the Aryans from Aldebaran derive their power from the vril energy of the Black Sun. They teach that since the Aryan race is of extraterrestrial origin it has a divine mission to dominate all the other races. It is believed by adherents of this religion that an enormous space fleet is on its way to Earth from Aldebaran which, when it arrives, will join forces with the “Nazi Flying Saucers from Antarctica” to establish the Western Imperium.