Essay on Heavens gate

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heavens gate






The Heaven’s Gate Cult
According to dictionaries a cult is 1) a system of religious worship or ritual. 2) A
religion or sect considered extremist of false. 3) Obsessive devotion to a person or
principle. It is believed that every cult ties into some kind of religion, and religions
all have a common basis of “a leap of faith”. Whether this so-called leap of faith is
going to heaven or being reincarnated, or moving on to some other planet, depends on the
beliefs of the cult itself.

The Heaven’s Gate Cult is one of thousands of millennial cults and UFO- based cults
throughout the world. It has existed for over 22 years now. The cult was lead by a man
named Marshall Applewhite and a woman named Bonnie Nettles. They were referred to as “Do”
and “Ti” by the cult. These were said to be their spiritual names. Bonnie met Marshall
as a patient in a psychiatric hospital where she worked as a nurse.

The cult was mainly composed of men and women both. All members had crew cuts and were
between the ages of 26 and 72. Although many members lived together in a mansion in
California, they came from all parts of the country. Many were from California, but
members also came from Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Minnesota, Utah,
Ohio, and Florida. There were approximatly 39 members who lived in the 1.3 million
dollar Rancho Santa Fe mansion. They operated a web site for their cult called “Higher
Source”.

The cult had many beliefs that our human bodies were only vessels, occupied by members of
the “Kingdom of Heaven.” They believed that Marshall Applewhite was a link between their
cult and their god. It was said that god spoke to them through Applewhite. He was
considered an equivalent to the Christian religions Jesus. And that people need to follow
him as people had followed Jesus 2000 years ago. The cult believed that their time on
earth was only a schooling to learn how to become a member of the kingdom of heaven. Do
(Applewhite) taught them that in order to leave behind this world and move on to the next,
people had to give up their family, sensuality, selfish desires, your human mind and your
human body if necessary. You needed to have a pure unified consciousness. This is
reached by a great effort to purify ones mind of distractions, defects, or whatever else
was keeping them from reaching that state.

The group believed that their chance to enter the kingdom of heaven was when the comet
Hale-Bop passed over the earth. They thought that they were destined to rendezvous with a
spacecraft they thought was traveling behind the comet. Their belief was that they
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