From Joel Elliott

Subject: Bib: RWBalch pubs on the "Bo and Peep" group

[i threw this together quickly today -- balch has several papers that were published / printed privately and aren't generally available (most aren't in the OCLC database). what other resources are available on the bo and peep UFO group? i hope to add more items and make it available over the web ASAP. FYI, joel]

March 30, 1997

Joel Elliott
Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mailto: elliott@email.unc.edu

A Bibliography of Robert Balch and David Taylor's publications and papers on the "Bo & Peep" UFO group.

Robert W. Balch. Two Models of Conversion and Commitment in a UFO Cult. Missoula, MT: [by the author], 1979. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the {Pacific Sociological Association}, Anaheim, CA, 1979

---. Bo and Peep: A Case Study of the Origins of Messianic Leadership. Missoula, MT: [by the author], 1981.

---. Conversion and Charisma in the Cultic Milieu: The Origins of a New Religion. Missoula, MT: [by the author], 1981.

---. "Bo and Peep: A Case Study of the Origins of Messianic Leadership." In Millennialism and Charisma. Ed. Roy Wallis. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Queen's University, 1982. ISBN 0853892164

---. 'When the Light Goes Out, The Darkness Comes': A Study of Defection from a Totalistic Cult. Missoula, MT: [by the author], 1982. Paper read at the 3rd International Converfence on Religious Movements, May 6-9, 192, Orcas Island, Washingon

---. "Waiting for the Ships: Disillusionment and the Revitalization of Faith in Bo and Peep's UFO Cult." In {The Gods have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds}. Ed. James R. Lewis. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.

Robert W. Balch, and David Taylor. "Salvation in a UFO." Psychology Today 10 (1976): 58-62, 66, 106.

---. Walking Out the Door of Your Life: Becoming a Member of a Contemporary UFO Cult. Missoula, MT: [by the author], 1976. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the {Pacific Sociological Association}, San Diego, California

---. Becoming a Sect: A Study of Social Change in a UFO Cult. Missoula, MO: [by the author], 1977.

---. The Metamorphosis of a UFO Cult: A Study of Organizational Change. Missoula, MT: [by the author], 1977. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the {Pacific Sociological Association}, Sacramento, California . "Seekers and Saucers: The Role of the Cultic Milieu in Joining a UFO Cult." American Behavioral Scientist 20, no. 6 (1977): 839-60.

---. On Getting in Tune: Some Reflections on the Process of Making a Supernatural Contact. Missoula, MT: [by the author], 1978. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the {Pacific Sociological Association}, Spokane, Washington.

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