Heaven's Gate

America's UFO Religion

Author: Benjamin E. Zeller

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 300

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.

Heavensgate

Hope

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 226

View: 149

``Heavensgate: Hope ́ ́ is the first in Leo Kane's new Heavensgate Series that takes the reader on a psychological roller-coaster ride of supernatural and, all too mortal, suspense and mystery. In this spooky psychological thriller the spirit of Hope comforts seven year old Jacob at the funeral of the family he accidentally killed in a fire. Then she takes his heart. Years later, he is trapped in Heavensgate where the line between life and death is erased. Besieged by supernatural enemies and allies and taunted by his psychotic, sex-crazed, alter- ego Jacob battles for his sanity and his soul. His wife and son are missing. The cops suspect him. The dead surround him. When a terrifying and seductive presence arrives in Heavensgate, Jacob is forced to confront madness and truth. Now he will have to open the Forbidden Book. Now he will face his demons. Now he will discover that even Hope has a dark side.

Heavensgate: Hope (Heavensgate Book 1)

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 621

When Jacob is a child, a mysterious girl comforts him at the funeral of the family he accidentally killed. Years later, grieving for his lost wife and son, Jacob is at Heavensgate. He believes that the dead should stay dead, but sees things other people don't see. Even worse, Jacob is besieged by his alter ego: the foul-mouthed, sex-crazed and dangerous Jake; a personality with a twisted sense of fun and no conscience. Jacob battles for his sanity and soul, surrounded by supernatural enemies and allies, as he struggles to free the Keeper of the Forbidden Book and ignore the menacing pink Cadillac that drives by his lakeside lodge every night. Wherever Jacob goes, people die, and the cops are moving in when a terrifying and seductive presence arrives on the frozen lake. Now, Jacob will discover that even hope has a dark side.

Heavensgate: Joy (Heavensgate Book 2)

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 495

Death is obsessed with her. Angels adore her. Evil desires her. Joy, the unloved child of the local virgin miraculously resurrects years after drowning in the North Sea. Everyone craves her company, but no-one remembers her for more than a fleeting moment. Stalked by Death, Joy becomes trapped in Heavensgate, where she falls victim to the demonic supernatural, Jake. She is willing to sacrifice her immortal soul for his love. He wants to defile and destroy her. Can she escape Heavensgate, or will the Beast steal Joy from the Mortal Realm?

Heavensgate - Joy: Large Print Edition

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

View: 176

Death is obsessed with her. Angels adore her. Evil desires her. Joy, the unloved child of the local virgin miraculously resurrects years after drowning in the North Sea. Everyone craves her company, but no-one remembers her for more than a fleeting moment. Stalked by Death, Joy becomes trapped in Heavensgate, where she falls victim to the demonic supernatural, Jake. She is willing to sacrifice her immortal soul for his love. He wants to defile and destroy her. Can she escape Heavensgate, or will the Beast steal Joy from the Mortal Realm? This is the large print edition of Heavensgate - Joy, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Heaven's Gate

America's UFO Religion

Author: Benjamin E. Zeller

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 885

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.

Heavensgate - Joy: Large Print Hardcover Edition

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

View: 309

Death is obsessed with her. Angels adore her. Evil desires her. Joy, the unloved child of the local virgin miraculously resurrects years after drowning in the North Sea. Everyone craves her company, but no-one remembers her for more than a fleeting moment. Stalked by Death, Joy becomes trapped in Heavensgate, where she falls victim to the demonic supernatural, Jake. She is willing to sacrifice her immortal soul for his love. He wants to defile and destroy her. Can she escape Heavensgate, or will the Beast steal Joy from the Mortal Realm? This is the large print edition of Heavensgate - Joy, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Heavensgate

Faith: Clear Print Edition

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 376

View: 562

Where the line between life and death is erased. In the presence of Seraphim sent to despatch her violent husband's spirit, Faith delivers a daughter - Mercy - whose miraculous birth triggers an ancient prophecy, forcing Heavensgate's inhabitants to seek sanctuary in the high sierra. The newborn is snatched on Lucifer's orders, transforming the happy widow into a vengeful mother with immortal powers. Abandoned by the Creator, Faith threatens to destroy belief in both Heaven and Hell unless her lost child is returned. The desperate search for Mercy, and the battle between good and evil, love and hate, threatens the lives of many creating conflict between the immortal sisterhood, Hope, Joy and Faith. Only Jake's redemption can save them... but first, he has to save himself. This is the clear print edition of Heavensgate: Faith, with a 14pt font size for easier reading.

Heavensgate: Faith

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Next Chapter

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 828

Where the line between life and death is erased. In the presence of Seraphim sent to despatch her violent husband's spirit, Faith delivers a daughter - Mercy - whose miraculous birth triggers an ancient prophecy, forcing Heavensgate's inhabitants to seek sanctuary in the high sierra. The newborn is snatched on Lucifer's orders, transforming the happy widow into a vengeful mother with immortal powers. Abandoned by the Creator, Faith threatens to destroy belief in both Heaven and Hell unless her lost child is returned. The desperate search for Mercy, and the battle between good and evil, love and hate, threatens the lives of many creating conflict between the immortal sisterhood, Hope, Joy and Faith. Only Jake's redemption can save them... but first, he has to save himself. This is the large print edition of Heavensgate: Faith, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Heavensgate

Faith: Large Print Edition

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 388

View: 230

Where the line between life and death is erased. In the presence of Seraphim sent to despatch her violent husband's spirit, Faith delivers a daughter - Mercy - whose miraculous birth triggers an ancient prophecy, forcing Heavensgate's inhabitants to seek sanctuary in the high sierra. The newborn is snatched on Lucifer's orders, transforming the happy widow into a vengeful mother with immortal powers. Abandoned by the Creator, Faith threatens to destroy belief in both Heaven and Hell unless her lost child is returned. The desperate search for Mercy, and the battle between good and evil, love and hate, threatens the lives of many creating conflict between the immortal sisterhood, Hope, Joy and Faith. Only Jake's redemption can save them... but first, he has to save himself. This is the large print edition of Heavensgate: Faith, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Heavensgate

Faith: Trade Edition

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 316

View: 504

Where the line between life and death is erased. In the presence of Seraphim sent to despatch her violent husband's spirit, Faith delivers a daughter - Mercy - whose miraculous birth triggers an ancient prophecy, forcing Heavensgate's inhabitants to seek sanctuary in the high sierra. The newborn is snatched on Lucifer's orders, transforming the happy widow into a vengeful mother with immortal powers. Abandoned by the Creator, Faith threatens to destroy belief in both Heaven and Hell unless her lost child is returned. The desperate search for Mercy, and the battle between good and evil, love and hate, threatens the lives of many creating conflict between the immortal sisterhood, Hope, Joy and Faith. Only Jake's redemption can save them... but first, he has to save himself. This is the trade paperback edition of Heavensgate: Faith, with a 5" x 8" trim size.

Heavensgate - Hope: Large Print Edition

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 188

When Jacob is a child, a mysterious girl comforts him at the funeral of the family he accidentally killed. Years later, grieving for his lost wife and son, Jacob is at Heavensgate. He believes that the dead should stay dead, but sees things other people don't see. Even worse, Jacob is besieged by his alter ego: the foul-mouthed, sex-crazed and dangerous Jake; a personality with a twisted sense of fun and no conscience. Jacob battles for his sanity and soul, surrounded by supernatural enemies and allies, as he struggles to free the Keeper of the Forbidden Book and ignore the menacing pink Cadillac that drives by his lakeside lodge every night. Wherever Jacob goes, people die, and the cops are moving in when a terrifying and seductive presence arrives on the frozen lake. Now, Jacob will discover that even hope has a dark side. This is the large print edition of Heavensgate - Hope, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Heavensgate - Hope: Large Print Hardcover Edition

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 774

When Jacob is a child, a mysterious girl comforts him at the funeral of the family he accidentally killed. Years later, grieving for his lost wife and son, Jacob is at Heavensgate. He believes that the dead should stay dead, but sees things other people don't see. Even worse, Jacob is besieged by his alter ego: the foul-mouthed, sex-crazed and dangerous Jake; a personality with a twisted sense of fun and no conscience. Jacob battles for his sanity and soul, surrounded by supernatural enemies and allies, as he struggles to free the Keeper of the Forbidden Book and ignore the menacing pink Cadillac that drives by his lakeside lodge every night. Wherever Jacob goes, people die, and the cops are moving in when a terrifying and seductive presence arrives on the frozen lake. Now, Jacob will discover that even hope has a dark side. This is the large print edition of Heavensgate - Hope, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Heavensgate Joy

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 270

View: 746

Death is obsessed with her. Angels adore her. Evil desires her. Joy, the unloved child of the local virgin miraculously resurrects years after drowning in the North Sea. Everyone craves her company, but no-one remembers her for more than a fleeting moment. Stalked by Death, she becomes trapped in Heavensgate where she falls victim to the sexy, demonic supernatural, Jake. He wants to defile and destroy her. So why is she willing to sacrifice her immortal soul for his love?

Heaven's Gate

A Story of the Forest of Dean

Author: Ada M. Trotter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christian life

Page: 348

View: 249

Hope

Author: Leo Kane

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 230

View: 935

When Jacob is a child a mysterious girl comforts him at the funeral of the family he accidentally killed. Years later and grieving for his lost wife and son, Jacob is at Heavensgate. He strongly believes that the dead should stay dead but he sees things other people don't see. Even worse Jacob is besieged by his alter ego the taunting, foul mouthed, sex crazed and dangerous Jake, a personality with a twisted sense of fun and no conscience. Jacob battles for his sanity and soul surrounded by supernatural enemies and allies as he struggles to free the Keeper of the Forbidden Book and ignore the menacing pink Cadillac that drives by his lakeside lodge every night. Wherever Jacob goes people die and the cops are moving in when a terrifying and seductive presence arrives on the frozen lake. Now Jacob will discover that even hope has a dark side.

Heaven's Gate a Memorial Established 2009

Author: Gary A. Beck

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 555

This is a story of what could have happend to the 39 members of Heaven's Gate shortly after exiting their earthly vehicles and bording a spacecraft cloaked inside the tail of the Hale-Bopp comet. As they awaken from transport sleep, Ti welcomes them aboard the Comet-craft Hale-Bopp. Confusion, awe, and wonder await the crew members as they travel throughout the galaxies on their journey to Planet Heaven and beyond. My story is a combination of different subjects: personal, Biblical, fact, and science fiction. A written memorial for the people of Heaven's Gate who gave up their lives for what they believed. Before you judge them, look inside your own heart and ask yourself this question: What would you be willing to die for - religion, freedom, country, honor or perhaps something else?

Fair Days in Heaven's Gate

Author: Jennifer Fowler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 932

In the style of Jan Karon's Mitford characters, the ward members in Heaven's Gate go about their daily small town lives. Their struggles and imperfections, self-discoveries and triumphs will go straight to your heart.