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UFO Cults - A research question...

From: Scott Carr <sardonica@erols.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 12:51:14 -0800
Fwd Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 16:18:22 -0500
Subject: UFO Cults - A research question...

Dear list,

I would if I could employ some of your help and advice in a
rather portentous project that I am considering at "The Flying
Saucer Gazette?"

I am beginning to devote a great deal of time to studying the
cult phenomenon (threat), and am planning to focus on three
specific facets of it:

1. Cults and survival groups which are driven by (or inspired
by) the approaching Millenium (with a possible focus on UFO
related cults).

2. The internal structure/psychology of the cult system and its
leader- what holds it together, and how does the group
psychology work? And

3. The development of fringe and sub-cultures, and how they
might be similar or different from cults. I would really like to
find information on the topic of how a belief system can be
created and implemented among a small closed group of people.

I realize that this is quite a broad range of topics, but I
would like to draw on this list's expertise in recommending the
very best in resource material: publications, books, web sites,

Thanks in advance for your input, and hope to hear from you

-Scott C. Carr

Editor, The Flying Saucer Gazette

Producer, "UFO Desk"
99.5 FM WBAI, NY

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