Heaven s Gate

Heaven s Gate

Heaven's Gate, 1982. Audio Tape. ———. “Preparing for Service.” Self-published. 1985. ———. “'88 Update.” In How and When “Heaven's Gate” (the Door to the Physical Kingdom Level above Human) May Be Entered, edited by Heaven's Gate, ...

Author: Benjamin E. Zeller

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479803811

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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In March 1997, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, ritually terminated their lives. To outsiders, it was a mass suicide. To insiders, it was a graduation. This act was the culmination of over two decades of spiritual and social development for the members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious group focused on transcending humanity and the Earth, and seeking salvation in the literal heavens on board a UFO. In this fascinating overview, Benjamin Zeller not only explores the question of why the members of Heaven’s Gate committed ritual suicides, but interrogates the origin and evolution of the religion, its appeal, and its practices. By tracking the development of the history, social structure, and worldview of Heaven’s Gate, Zeller draws out the ways in which the movement was both a reflection and a microcosm of larger American culture.The group emerged out of engagement with Evangelical Christianity, the New Age movement, science fiction and UFOs, and conspiracy theories, and it evolved in response to the religious quests of baby boomers, new religions of the counterculture, and the narcissistic pessimism of the 1990s. Thus, Heaven’s Gate not only reflects the context of its environment, but also reveals how those forces interacted in the form of a single religious body. In the only book-length study of Heaven’s Gate, Zeller traces the roots of the movement, examines its beliefs and practices, and tells the captivating story of the people of Heaven’s Gate.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Heavens Gate

Heavens Gate

“Hey, fatass, we're not through here,” Heavens Gate says, getting up and holding his throat. The tire bounces off of Gluttony's head, and he oinks and then chortles, “I see that you do have some spirit left in you.

Author: Jeffrey Brown

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595434916

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Montgomery "Monty" Graves thought he had a future full of promise, one secure in God's love. But when neighborhood hoodlums gun down his grandmother, Monty turns his back on the church, loses his faith, and begins a lifetime of struggle. Monty shuffles between foster care homes and is expelled from numerous schools, but he never finds the peace he once had when his grandmother was alive. His two friends, Jenaye and B.J., provide one source of comfort, but it's not enough. After college, Monty lands a top corporate job, works his way up the ladder, and is promoted to vice president. He's trying to start a relationship with Jenaye, but there's something holding him back. Could it be his vendetta against God? But God has plans for Monty, and they don't include additional wealth or success. Monty is about to be brought to his knees like never before, and he can either accept his fate or cling to the past.
Categories: Fiction

Heaven s Gate

Heaven s Gate

( 1998 ) , “ The Evolution of a New Age Cult : From Total Overcomers Anonymous to Death at Heaven's Gate , ” in William W. Zellner and Marc Petrowsky ( eds . ) , Sects , Cults , and Spiritual Communities : A Sociological Analysis ...

Author: George D. Chryssides

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754663744

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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The Heaven's Gate suicides were part of a series of major violent incidents involving New Religions in the 1990s. Despite the major attention that Heaven's Gate attracted, there have been few scholarly studies. This anthology on Heaven's Gate includes a combination of articles previously published in academic journals, some new writings from experts in the field, and some original Heavens Gate documents. All the material is expertly brought together under the editorship of George Chryssides.
Categories: Religion

A Key to Open Heaven s Gate Or a Ready Path Way to Lead to Heaven Etc

A Key to Open Heaven s Gate  Or a Ready Path Way to Lead to Heaven  Etc

6 A Key to open Heaven's Gate . To this purpose , the wise man Solomon , hath taught us our lessons to the life , when he says , Remember thy end , and thy Creator in the days • of thy youth . As much as if he had said , Remember thy ...

Author: Laurence Price

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Religion and Social Policy

Religion and Social Policy

In terms of the landscape of American religious life , Heaven's Gate was a small , largely unknown millennial group . Even after canvassing the United States by car , advertising in USA Today , and actively recruiting in cyberspace ...

Author: Paula D. Nesbitt

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759100896

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Religion and Social Policy explores how religious concerns influence those who shape and those who are shaped by policies. It queries the social teachings of global denominations and local congregations, as well as the implicit religious stances taken by national governments and international NGOs. For students of religion, sociology, politics or public policy, Religion and Social Policy offers an excellent overview of how the sacred and the secular mix in both the theory and practice of creating a just society.
Categories: Political Science

Conversations with Pauline Kael

Conversations with Pauline Kael

J - LG : For example , let's take a picture everyone , I think , including me ( but I'd like to defend it ) considers a bad picture , Heaven's Gate . I don't know what you have said about the picture , but I read some articles by ...

Author: Pauline Kael

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878058990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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Interviews with Pauline Kael, movie critic for the New Yorker from 1968 to 1991.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

IN MICHAEL CIMINO'S EPIC $40-MILLION Western, Heaven's Gate, the rich cattle ranchers in the Wyoming of the 1890s hire a mercenary army to decimate a community of immigrant settlers who they believe have been stealing their cattle.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Titanic

Titanic

The connection between the $ 35 - million epic western Heaven's Gate and Titanic exists primarily at the level of the auteur . Unlike Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra , Heaven s Gate was constructed as a production from a " visionary ...

Author: Kevin S. Sandler

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813526698

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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In 1997, James Cameron's "Titanic", became the first motion picture to earn a billion dollars worldwide. These essays ask the question: What made "Titanic" such a popular movie? Why has this film become a cultural and film phenomenon? What makes it so fascinating to the film-going public?
Categories: Performing Arts

Heaven s Gate

Heaven s Gate

To insiders, it was a graduation. The author explores the question of why the members of Heaven's Gate committed ritual suicides, and examines the origin and evolution of the religion, its appeal, and practices.

Author: Benjamin E. Zeller

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479881062

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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In March 1997, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, ritually terminated their lives. To outsiders, it was a mass suicide. To insiders, it was a graduation. This act was the culmination of over two decades of spiritual and social development for the members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious group focused on transcending humanity and the Earth, and seeking salvation in the literal heavens on board a UFO. In this fascinating overview, Benjamin Zeller not only explores the question of why the members of Heaven’s Gate committed ritual suicides, but interrogates the origin and evolution of the religion, its appeal, and its practices. By tracking the development of the history, social structure, and worldview of Heaven’s Gate, Zeller draws out the ways in which the movement was both a reflection and a microcosm of larger American culture.The group emerged out of engagement with Evangelical Christianity, the New Age movement, science fiction and UFOs, and conspiracy theories, and it evolved in response to the religious quests of baby boomers, new religions of the counterculture, and the narcissistic pessimism of the 1990s. Thus, Heaven’s Gate not only reflects the context of its environment, but also reveals how those forces interacted in the form of a single religious body. In the only book-length study of Heaven’s Gate, Zeller traces the roots of the movement, examines its beliefs and practices, and tells the captivating story of the people of Heaven’s Gate.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit