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Book -- When Prophecy Fails
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This book is mentioned by Vallee in The Invisible College. It is available for free from Archive.org.

When Prophecy Fails

https://archive.org/details/pdfy-eDNpDzTy_dR1b0iB

Vallee talks about a woman who began channelling. A small group of devout followers developed around her. She began to predict UFO landings and eventually started with the inevitable end of the world predictions that seem to be the end point of most channellers. A small group of sociologists got a grant to infiltrate the group to study the internal workings of such fringe groups. The book, When Prophecy Fails is the result. Below is a short excerpt of Vallee talking about the book in The Invisible College.

Although the use of such deception methods by scientists is now very much under question, the book, When Prophecy Fails, written by the sociologists on the basis of their investigations, is essential for anyone trying to understand the complex nature of the belief in UFOs. The book details the efforts made by members of the sect to warn mankind of impending doom and describes their belief that those who would be drowned would be spiritually reborn on other planets appropriate to their spiritual development, but that flying saucers would come down from the sky in time to save the believers from the Flood. The predicted events, as the reader must be aware, did not come to pass. The Midwestern part of the U.S. has not been engulfed by the ocean, and the many countries slated for destruction are still above sea level. What did this mean for the beliefs of the sect? It actually served to reinforce their conviction, because they took credit for the avoidance of the destruction! Some earthquakes did take place in desert areas around the date of the cataclysm, and had they struck a populated area the damage would have been considerable. Hence, it may have been the light shed by the small group of faithful believers that had spared the country from disaster, they speculated. Some members of the sect also theorized that it had been another test of their ability to believe blindly, to follow without discussion the orders they received from their Guardians, and to face ridicule without fear.

Vallee, Jacques (2014-09-28). THE INVISIBLE COLLEGE: What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race (Kindle Locations 1005-1016). Anomalist Books. Kindle Edition.
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(08-24-2017, 09:11 PM)chuck Wrote: What did this mean for the beliefs of the sect? It actually served to reinforce their conviction, because they took credit for the avoidance of the destruction!

The true believer always has an out...
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Why did they believe the end of the world stuff when the UFO landings did not materialize?
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before..."
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(08-27-2017, 12:00 PM)E. Flowers Wrote: Why did they believe the end of the world stuff when the UFO landings did not materialize?

Haven't read it yet. Waiting on my Kindle.
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Kindly illuminate me when you do.
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before..."
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