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Extraterrestial Experiences

alienParanormal phenomena connected with extraterrestrial life-forms are spreading for more than a century now. The first writers of science fiction in the late 19th century, like Jules Verne and Herbert George Wells, triggered a wave of memeplexes dealing with life ‘out there’. Memes about aliens manifested themselves strongly in popular culture, “our culture is now full of stories about outer space, spaceships, UFOs, and sinister aliens” [1: 177].

But where do these stories come from and why do we need them? In the field of memetics – the science dealing with cultural entities named “memes” – there allegedly is an explanation. Let us explore this together with CG Jung and Susan Blackmore. Read More →