By Benjamin E. Zeller
2015 top booklet Award from the Communal reviews organization
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As they later explained in another 1976 interview, “it was as if we were being guided by forces greater than ourselves. We were snatched from our previous lives. ”33 Importantly, the astrological framework that Nettles offered Applewhite helped both of them to understand and interpret their experiences, to give meaning to the (admittedly pedestrian) suffering that the two had undergone. Like all religions, the inchoate kernel of Heaven’s Gate offered meaning and solace. It provided sanction for them to reject the most painful parts of their lives—broken relationships—and forge a new (platonic) partnership together based on mutual spiritual development.
There they taught classes on New Age topics such as astrology, theosophy, and mysticism, and met individually with students. They also focused more on their own spiritual development. 39 The mystic renamed Nettles as Shakti Devi (meaning “Powerful Goddess”) and Applewhite as Shri Pranavah (roughly translating to “Auspicious Mantra”), providing an important symbol of their rebirth. The names did not last, though the effect did. The two were no longer just two individuals. They were on the road to becoming—as they would soon refer to themselves—The Two.
46 They may have even read Lindsey and been directly influenced by his dispensationalist approach, though this is conjecture. Regardless, they came to similar conclusions that the end-time was near, and adopted a similar view of the dispensations and the coming rapture. Yet the Two had not abandoned their New Age perspectives, but rather merely combined them with Christian millennialism. The New Age movement itself assumes a millennial perspective, albeit one less destructive in outlook, and looks to the dawning of the eponymous new age when human potential shall finally be achieved.
Heaven's gate : America's UFO religion by Benjamin E. Zeller