In October 1994, fifty-three members of the Order of the Solar Temple in Switzerland and QuAcbec were murdered or committed suicide. This incident and two later group suicides in subsequent years played a pivotal role in inflaming the cult controversy in Europe. Despite the importance of the Order of the Solar Temple, there are relatively few studies published in English. This book brings together the best scholarship on the Solar Temple including newly commissioned pieces from leading scholars.Chapter 8 Death as Initiation: The Order of the Solar Temple and Rituals of Initiation1 Henrik Bogdan Death is the same for us all. ... You must be able to die to the profane world in order to be born again to the Cosmic World.2 In the aflermath of the multiple ... or OTS), numerous articles have been published in which scholars attempt to provide answers to the question of why the OTS ... 2 Order TS: Ritual for the Donning of the Talar and the Cross; see Appendix 2 for the complete ritual.
|Title||:||The Order of the Solar Temple|
|Author||:||Professor James R Lewis|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-05-28|