- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (May 19, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601633181
- ISBN-13: 978-1601633187
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
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UFOs: God's Chariots?: Spirituality, Ancient Aliens, and Religious Yearnings in the Age of Extraterrestrials Paperback – May 19, 2014
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"UFOs: God's Chariots? offers a fascinating critical survey of the aerial phenomenon since it essentially began in 1947…. Highly recommended for reading and reflection."
--Robert Ellwood, Professor of World Religions, University of Southern California
"Peters' astrotheology takes us on a wise adventure into a lively cosmos, where neither 'belief ' nor 'unbelief ' answers the questions about UFOs and ETI."
--Catherine Keller, Professor of Theology, Drew University
About the Author
Ted Peters has been investigating UFOs for four decades, serving previously as the Louisiana State Director of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He coedits the journal Theology and Science at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. He has authored and edited more than two dozen books on theology and the dialogue between faith and science. See his Web page and Blogs, "Ted's Timely Take," at Tedstimelytake.com.
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The problem is that Man's origins, as well as the origin of religion rests with the Anunnaki who were real, were here (and still are), and are responsible for civilization and most religions on Earth. They are still responsible (via the bio-cybernetic Greys) for the ongoing upgrade of the human genome... past scenarios involved Neanderthal being replaced by Cro-Magnon and then by Homo sapiens...
and now by Homo noeticus. He is correct that much of Religion is being replaced by Science, and yet Hegland makes the point accurately that Science and Religion will merge with the final product being more metaphysical, as Physics shifts into Metaphysics
and people develop a true spirituality based on the true science behind miracles which have underpinned earlier versions of Religion.
Hegland's advanced concepts are found in Virtual Earth Graduate and The Great Earth Puzzle. Hegland also has corrected the info about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist in his seminal work, The Sacred Feminine.
Downing and Dione are favorites with Dr. Peters, and while he basically supports UFOs and the God hypothesis (p. 153), he seeks to promote the idea that the God of the Universe could be behind it all. And then he segues with a negative aspect concerning the power of deception in certain negative aspects of the UFOs (as did John Keel), that perhaps there is a nefarious side to the UFOs, seen in their abuse of abductees (better addressed by Dr. John E. Mack) -- the point being that the subject is much more complex than a 300-page book can adequately address. Dr. Peters has only touched on a couple of facets of the UFO issue which, as Hegland discovered, required close to 9 books to address the multiple aspects of a subject that took Hegland over 50 years of research to come up with the basics of the scenario.
Of real value in the book is the analysis on page 265 coming from the survey he took of people, wanting to know if the Brookings Report of 1960 was still relevant -- it isn't. This was the Peters ETI Religious Crisis Survey which reflected the fact that today 80% and better of mankind has no negative issue with UFOs, ETs and life on other worlds impacting their religious beliefs. Even the Catholic Church has said that it welcomes the idea that our "space brothers" could also have been created by God.... Of course, the Church wants to save them and convert the ETs to Catholicism... (This was also addressed in Virtual Earth Graduate.) The Brookings Report is allegedly why NASA and the government will not disclose the truth about UFOs -- for fear of causing panic. Thanks to Star Wars, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, ET, etc we do not have to worry... the government is just hung up in a suppression mode because they have other secrets they do not want the public to know... UFOs are only the tip of the iceberg.
To learn more, please see Hegland's Virtual Disneyland of the Gods, dedicated to John Keel and his original Disneyland of the Gods book. Beware of books painting the UFOs in too negative a light; there are also benevolent ETs out there. While Dr. Peters uncovers and exposes a potential clandestine spiritual dimension, things that we think are negative are not always so, it is just our filters of duality that tend to see things as good/bad, up/down/ off/on.... and in so doing we limit our own spiritual progress (Virtual Earth Graduate really goes into ways to advance Man's spiritual growth, ways to retard our growth and why we need to get out of here...in short, Graduate from Earth School. Believe it or not, the UFOs are here to help.)