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Tumminia, Diana G.

Overview
Works: 9 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 2,079 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Diana G Tumminia
Alien worlds : social and religious dimensions of extraterrestrial contact( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When prophecy never fails : myth and reality in a flying-saucer group by Diana G Tumminia( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Unarius Academy of Science is one of the oldest UFO religions. Founded in 1954 by "Cosmic Visionaries" Ruth and Ernest Norman - also known, respectively, as Archangels Uriel and Raphiel - Unarius is devoted to teaching the all-encompassing Unarian Science. Combining elements of pop psychology, New Age thought, and science fiction, the Unarian Science teaches that energy attuned to harmonic frequencies pervades the universe, and that by tuning in to these frequencies individuals can be connected to memories of past lives, other dimensions of existence, and prophetic visions. The Science asks its students to channel messages from the infinitely intelligent Space Brothers and to heal themselves through the practice of past-life therapy. Unarians await the arrival of spaceships. piloted by the Space Brothers, that will bring to earth advanced intergalactic technology that will benefit all mankind." "When Prophecy Never Fails is a piece of cultural history that sheds light on a little-known corner of American religion. Diana G. Tumminia has been conducting research on Unarius for over a decade - attending meetings, interviewing members, and studying official Unarian literature and videos. Here she offers an inside look at this fascinating movement, analyzing the way members socially construct their own reality. She pays particular attention to the ways Unarians adapt when their prophecies - and particularly their prediction that the Space Brothers would land in 2001 - do not materialize. For believers, she shows, prophecy seldom fails."--BOOK JACKET
How prophecy lives( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking its inspiration from the 50th anniversary of the publication of Festinger et al.'s 1956 seminal and controversial volume "When Prophecy Fails," which introduced the notion of "cognitive dissonance" as an explanation for how a small group of flying saucer devotees handled the failure of a predicted visit from space aliens, this volume looks at both theoretical and empirical studies of religious groups for whom space beings and civilizations provided an inspiration to prepare for the nearness of events that would trigger "the end of the world." Rather than examining merely the rationales adopted to account for the disappointments associated with such "failures," the core of the present volume seeks to explore the dynamics that inspire not only such beliefs but also the vigorous participation in activities in which adherents engage to prepare for the coming of (or transport to) alien civilizations from 'outer space.' "--Back cover
A study of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness : religious innovation and cultural change by Diana G Tumminia( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MSIA, the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, has been called the Cadillac of cults. Those interested in new religions may only know of MSIA from these kinds of labels. However, when looked at from a qualitative sociological perspective, a more complex story of religious innovation and cultural change can be told
Children of the stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the Unarians, an organization preparing for visitation by an alien race of advanced intelligence
Study of the movement of spiritual awareness : religious innovation and cultural change by Diana G Tumminia( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MSIA, the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, has been called the Cadillac of cults. Those interested in new religions may only know of MSIA from these kinds of labels. However, when looked at from a qualitative sociological perspective, a more complex story of religious innovation and cultural change can be told
How Prophecy Lives (Religion and the Social Order) by William H Swatos( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The sacred self : a social-psychological study of religious self-identity and the case of Hare Krishna by Diana G Tumminia( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

California space goddess : the mystagogue in a flying saucer cult by R. George Kirkpatrick( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alien worlds : social and religious dimensions of extraterrestrial contact
Alternative Names
Tumminia, Diana

Languages
English (37)

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When prophecy never fails : myth and reality in a flying-saucer groupHow prophecy lives