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Jason Colavito
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The Cult Of Alien Gods

Jason Colavito



Reference » Horror Reference


380 pages

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Nearly half of all Americans believe in existence of extraterrestrials, and many are also convinced that aliens have visited Earth at some point in history. Included in such popular beliefs is the notion that so-called ancient astronauts (visitors from outer space) were responsible for wonders like the Pyramids. Shocking new evidence proves that the entire genre is based on fictional horror stories, whose author once wrote that they never wished to mislead anyone. In this entertaining and informative book, the author traces the origins of a belief in these visitors to the work of H P Lovecraft (1890-1937). This amazing tale takes the reader through 50 years of pop culture and pseudoscience highlighting a number of influential figures and developments. Beyond documenting Lovecraft's influence on ancient astronaut theories and Raelian cloning efforts, Colavito also argues that the appeal of such myths is a troubling sign on an age when science is having its greatest success. He suggests that at the dawn of the 21st century Western society is witnessing a deep-seated erosion of Enlightenment values that are the basis of a modern world.

By:   Jason Colavito
Imprint:   Prometheus
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   608g
ISBN:   9781591023524
ISBN 10:   1591023521
Pages:   380
Publication Date:   June 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fans of fantasy/horror writer H.P. Lovecraft must add The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture to their reading lists. - California Bookwatch Combining literary theory, cultural criticism and muckraking, Colavito aims to debunk alternative history He does a fair job of presenting his case, using a great deal of textual analysis, but believers will dismiss it as yet another attempt to suppress the truth, while those who haven't been immersed in the literature are likely to be bewildered or indifferent the writing is engaging and the topic intriguing - Publishers Weekly

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