For our July 2011 OM meeting, Keith Rowell, Oregon MUFON Assistant State Director, presented a Keynote talk entitled UFOs and Religion. The talk focused on a general context for understanding religion, spirituality, and the world of paranormal phenomenon, which includes the UFO. This context is transpersonal psychology.

Christianity, especially, along with Judaism, Islam, and the major Eastern religions were discussed. Academics who've treated UFOs and religion in addition to how New Age/occult culture and ideas relate to UFOs and religion were also discussed. The similarities between UFO abductees and near death experiencers were highlighted to show a real, intrinsic connection between spirituality and UFOs, and even at times specific religions.

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