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UFO traditions
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Among contemporary religious and esoteric phenomena, there are some which seem so closely associated with modern ideas and themes that it might be considered premature to associate them with a word like “tradition”, evocative of something with roots in a relatively long past. The esoteric currents associated with UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) represent such a case. The emergence of the “flying saucer” phenomenon is usually associated with Kenneth Arnold's (1915-1984) sightings in June 1947.…

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Mayer, Jean-François, “UFO traditions”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 21 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_366>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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