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When Theosophy Fails: Flying Saucers and the Defining of Cognitive Dissonance (Audio)
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When Theosophy Fails: Flying Saucers and the Defining of Cognitive Dissonance (Audio)

Parapsychology and the history of psychology

This is the audio version of my latest essay on the history of flying saucer cults. In this episode, we examine one of the earliest groups of UFO believers, “The Seekers.” Observed by social scientists while their doomsday prophecy failed, they have become one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, but half the story remains untold…

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Osborne Ink
Skeptic Spirit
Essays on the supernatural, especially the transition of Theosophy into flying saucer cults.