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One of the core Unarius beliefs is reincarnation, and Tumminia demonstrates how their group approach to recovering past lives reinforces itself with each member contributing to a shared belief system. The extent of past life activity is incredible, with the group publishing an endless stream of videos and books such as The Confessions of I, Bonaparte.
Although this is an academic text, overall it is very readable. Tumminia's approach is far more sympathetic and scholarly than the style taken by Alex Heard in Apocalypse Pretty Soon: Travels In End-Time America. The tone is non-judgmental, and anti-cult activists may lump Tumminia with other sociologists considered apologists for new religious movements.
Of course, none of the Unarius beliefs withstand any level of critical analysis but overall they appear to be no more harmful or credulous than mainstream religions and they certainly pale in comparison to groups that have mastered the abuse of large group psychotherapy. Unarius is yet another example of humanity's ability to believe pretty much anything, and a remnant of a gentler age when UFO's were seen as the harbingers of our benign Space Brothers. Rather than ridiculing the Unarius beliefs, this book works to reveal why people believe, a far more interesting and rewarding topic.