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Cosmic Suicide: The Tragedy and Transcendence of Heaven's Gate
Cosmic Suicide: The Tragedy and Transcendence of Heaven's Gate | Rodney Perkins
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“The group believed that the inhabitants of the Next Level were androgynous and that in order to transcend, they must lose their sexuality.”

This was very research paper-ish, but a decent introduction to the Heaven‘s Gate cult. I had very little knowledge going in, and, man, this shit was pretty bats. #cults

DivineDiana 😲 News to me as well! 2y
tournevis Ha, the 1990s! Good times! 😥 2y
Rachel.Rencher My mom was just telling me about this because I'm reading Jonestown! These cults were insane. 😳 2y
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SkeletonKey I've got to read this one! I watched this guy's tapes years ago and it was just...wow. 2y
AmyG All I can think of is...You‘re in a cult. Call your Dad. (From My Favorite Murder podcast) 2y
MiyakoBunny I remember I really liked aliens 👽 & astrology(because I found it cool & later because Mulder was Hot 😂)so I had a lot of Alien and galaxy 🌌 paraphernalia etc. Then when this whole thing happened there was a lot of ignorance & paranoia surrounding the incident & cults in general (per usual)& My idiot school seriously had a PTC, assembly, I got detention, & I got suspended for it-even though I wore them before for years 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
FantasyChick Oh I've got to get a copy if this. 2y
Kaye These cult books just give me the creeps. (Doesn‘t mean I wouldn‘t read them, though). 😏. All it takes is one charismatic guy with the Gift of Gab , and some folks who are either a little bit off balance mentally OR are searching for meaning in their lives and their paths cross with one of these dudes. Don‘t drink the koolaid and don‘t wear the ziploc shoes. You might be Going to H*LL ( or heaven?) in a Handbasket. 😱 (edited) 2y
britt_brooke @MiyakoBunny Oh my god, that‘s so crazy!! People are so dumb. 2y
britt_brooke @Kaye It‘s so nuts, isn‘t it? I‘m fascinated by the followers. Why are they drawn to this person or community, etc? 2y
britt_brooke @AmyG Exactly!!!! 2y
britt_brooke @Rachel.Rencher Jonestown was such a great read. Are you liking it? I listened to the audio and it was fantastic. One of my best reads of the year. 2y
britt_brooke @SkeletonKey @FantasyChick It‘s not a great book, but it‘s worth a read if you‘re interested in HG. 2y
MiyakoBunny Yup 🤦🏻‍♀️ They literally called me on stage at the assembly and tried to shame me into abiding before said detention & suspension. It ended up leading to worse bullying then I was already dealing with (ie getting pushed down the stairs, my gym clothes flushed in the toilet, shoes thrown on the school roof, teasing, hitting, spitting etc) they didn‘t punish the other kids because they told me “I brought it upon myself by refusing”🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
Rachel.Rencher @britt_brooke I'm loving it! I'm learning so much that I never knew before 2y
britt_brooke @MiyakoBunny That is truly awful. 😔 I‘m so sad you were treated like that. 2y
britt_brooke @Rachel.Rencher I knew very little going into that one, too. It‘s a fascinating and (obviously) heartbreaking story. 2y
mrp27 Oh wow I remember when this happened! Was close to me, it happened in or near San Diego if I remember correctly. 2y
britt_brooke @mrp27 Yes, it was in Rancho Santa Fe. So crazy! 2y
MiyakoBunny Thank you ❤️ Great Review btw & I love your cult interest 😃 2y
mrp27 It was definitely nuts and very interesting! 2y
britt_brooke @MiyakoBunny Thank you ☺️ - they really fascinated me. 2y
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“The Evolutionary Level Above Human” 👽 #cults #heavensgate #extraterrestrials

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Some folks read cozy holiday books this time of year. For some reason, I‘m on a weird-ass #cult kick. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Thanks @callielafleur and @Kappadeemom for reminding me about these guys. #heavensgate

AshleyHoss820 😳😳😳If you're interested, there's a book about the cult murders that happened in Rulo, Nebraska... 2y
MariettaSG Ouch! 2y
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AshleyHoss820 @britt_brooke No problem! I plan on reading it soon myself since I've actually been to Rulo. My sister said, "oh gosh, don't get cult murdered!" ?? Enjoy your holiday reading! ?? 2y
BooksAtNight I just listened to a podcast on this cult and was looking for books to read! 2y
callielafleur Stacking this and the Rulo book! It really is such a fascinating subject. And the Heaven's Gate podcast really is amazing. Only 1 episode left! 2y
britt_brooke @BooksAtNight @callielafleur I‘d read some mixed reviews, but this one decent so far. 2y
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