Claude Vorilhon
Author of Ra%C3%ABlism and founder and current leader of the Ra%C3%ABlian Movement.
Claude Vorilhon
Claude Maurice Marcel Vorilhon is the founder and current leader of the UFO religion known as Raëlism. Vorilhon began singing at a young age and soon became a sports-car journalist and test driver for his own car-racing magazine, Auto Pop. Following what he said was an extraterrestrial encounter in December 1973, he formed the Raëlian Movement and changed his name to Raël.
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Qu'est ce que l'ufologie ? (16:56) - Le Post (Blog)
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Car, je qualifie personnellement Rael (Claude Vorilhon) et Georges Adamski d' imposteurs. On a aussi Daniel Fry qui prétendit avoir été embarqué à bord d'un engin spatial. Puis Truman Bethurum soit disant contacté par Aura Rhanes qui vient de Clarion,
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Secta raelienilor a mărşăluit pentru egalitatea între...sfârcuri (VIDEO) - Jurnalul Naţional
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Secta raelienilor a fost înfiinţată de ziaristul francez Claude Vorilhon, care susţine că a avut mai multe întâlniri cu extratereştrii. Primul "alien" ântâlnit de acesta, în 1973, se numea Yahweh Elohim, Yahweh fiind numele lui Dumnezeu la evrei
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Go Topless Day 2011 protesters take off their tops for justice on Venice Beach - Daily Mail
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The event is inspired by the Raelians, a group founded by former sports journalist Claude Vorilhon, who claims to have had numerous encounters with aliens. The cult combines Sixties-style free love principles with the conviction that science holds the
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Raelians Declares Aug. 21 'Go Topless Day,' But Men Must Wear Brassieres - Pattaya Daily News
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It was also partly inspired by Rael, a French-born race car driver and journalist who was known as Claude Vorilhon until 1973, when an alleged alien encounter turned him into a self-proclaimed messiah and professional attention-seeker
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Rael time, un profeta a Roma - Lettera43
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È Rael, al secolo Claude Vorilhon, fondatore della più diffusa religione della terra che crede nei dischi volanti. Un ex cantante, ex pilota ed ex giornalista francese che un pomeriggio del 1973 fu attratto su una montagna e lì incontrò un alieno
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Chi sono Rael e i Raeliani: la storia e le convinzioni del movimento e del suo ... - Meteo Web
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Il “capo” nonchè fondatore del movimento si chiama Claude Vorilhon, poi rinominatosi Rael nel 1973. Vorilhon è nato a Vichy, in Francia, nel 1946. Era un appassionato di automobilismo e di giornalismo, e per questo da giovanissimo fondò e dirisse un un
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Najbizarnejšie kulty sveta - Magazin.atlas.sk
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Kult založil v roku 1974 Francúz Claude Vorilhon. Tvrdí, že všetko živé na tejto planéte je v podstate len jedna veľká výskumná stanica mimozemskej civilizácie. Alieni mali založiť celý náš svet a samozrejme, len osvietení s nimi vedia komunikovať a
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Bautismo extraterrestre en Puerto Rico - El Nuevo Dia.com
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Los raelianos se originan con Rael, nombre que asumió Claude Vorilhon, un periodista francés que afirmó que tuvo un encuentro cercano con un extraterrestre. (Suministrada) Un bautismo de la organización de los raelianos se celebrará este sábado,
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Le Mouvement Raëlien présente son candidat pour 2012 ! - Le Post
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Voilà que récemment, le Mouvement Raëlien, secte française fondée par Claude Vorilhon en 1974, soutient officiellement son candidat. De qui s'agit-il me direz-vous ? Il s'agit de Rasta Président, personnage que je vous avais présenté dans un précédent
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Raelians to “reclaim” swastika - Montreal Gazette
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Claude Vorilhon, also known as Rael, speaks to members of the Raelian movement in Montreal 19 January 2003. Clonaid, a company sponsored by the Ralians, recently claimed to have cloned human babies. The Raelians believe in everlasting life through
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Ces mouvements qui parlent de la fin du monde - Clicanoo
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Pour Claude Vorilhon, alias Raël, "l'humanité sera détruite si les hommes n'appliquent pas les préceptes de la géniocratie”, le mode de gouvernement et l'organisation sociale régissant la planète des Élohims. En chef consciencieux, il forme ainsi
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Alcuni difetti diffusi tra i non credenti - UAAR Ultimissime
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I credenti sembrano invece avere un problema di altro tipo: non sono poi pochi gli atei 'sani' (Ron Hubbard, Claude Vorilhon…) che si sono 'genialmente' inventati redditizie religioni. A questo punto passo la palla a voi. Aggiungete o modificate la
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Tiger Woods ne gagne plus rien ? Si : 75 millions de dollars - TF1
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"Vous feriez mieux de divorcer d'une partenaire aussi jalouse", conseille le gourou français Claude Vorilhon au champion de golf, suite à son mea culpa pour infidélités, vendredi dernier. Sarcasme pour les uns. Respect pour les autres
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Lecciones para contactar con los extraterrestres, en México - InfoCatólica
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Este ex-periodista francés de 64 años lleva por nombre verdadero el de Claude Vorilhon. Es el profeta de este grupo. Asegura ser hijo de una mujer europea y un alienígena. Se autoproclama “el último de los Profetas, el Papa del Movimiento Raeliano,
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¿Qué es el Movimiento Raeliano? - Quinta Interior (blog)
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Su líder es el francés Claude Vorilhon, nacido en 1946 y conocido como "Rael", quién afirma haber tenido contacto con alienígenas, el primero de ellos ocurrido en 1973. En uno de esos contactos afirma que los extraterrestres lo llevaron a su planeta,
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Fraudes históricos (Parte I) - ABC Color
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El movimiento fue creado por Claude Vorilhon, un experiodista que afirmó tener contacto en 1973 con un ser extraterrestre de 25.000 años en donde le explicaba el origen de la vida. Los raelianos creen en la inmortalidad a través de la ciencia y creen
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Discrimination professionnelle: le chef des Raëliens français débouté - Romandie.com
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... une secte dangereuse par une commission parlementaire. L'organisation, fondée en 1974 par le Français Claude Vorilhon et dont le siège est à Montréal (Canada), estime notamment que la fin du monde surviendra en 2025 par une déflagration nucléaire
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Claude Vorilhon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 60
    In February 2007, Vorilhon, who wanted to start commercial activities with Swiss vintners, was denied residence in the Swiss Canton Valais, in part for promoting the concept of sexual liberty and sexual education.
    More Details Hide Details Also cited was his association with the Clonaid human cloning claim; Switzerland forbade human cloning. In a brief statement, Vorhilon said he considered appeal at the European level.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 56
    In response to Vorilhon's association with Clonaid, South Korean immigration authorities at the airport denied him entry into their country in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details A planned Raëlian seminar continued, with Vorilhon making some brief "big screen" video-camera appearances via the internet for the several hundred who attended. Raëlians of South Korea were instructed by Raël to protest near the Ministry of Health and Welfare that ordered him to leave. Officials detained Vorilhon for nine hours at Incheon International Airport before he and his wife, Sophie de Niverville, left for Tokyo. From there, they took another plane back to Canada. Vorilhon responded by saying that Korean officials treated him like a "North Korean" and that he would wait for an apology before coming back to Korea. Raëlians say they encourage adult homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual relationships and that society should recognize them legally. Government authorities, such as those in Switzerland, fear that Raëlians are a threat to public morals for supporting liberalized sex education for children. The authorities believe that such liberalized sex education teaches youth how to obtain sexual gratification, which would encourage sexual abuse of underage children. The Raëlians disagree with those fears and state that sex education done properly would involve educating parents as well as children.
    In 2003, Vorilhon sued Ottawa columnist Denis Gratton and Le Droit newspaper for $85,000 in defamation damages over a 23 January 2003 column; Vorilhon lost and was ordered to pay court costs by Quebec Superior Court on 21 June 2006.
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    In 2003, he was married to Sophie.
    More Details Hide Details On 6 August 2003, the Cybercast News Service said Vorilhon moved back to Canada with his wife Sophie after being escorted out of South Korea by government officials.
  • 2001
    Age 54
    Much of Vorilhon's advocacy concerning futuristic technology is described in his 2001 book, Yes to Human Cloning.
    More Details Hide Details He supported human genetic engineering in order to avoid genetically inherited diseases and to reduce the economic burden on society. He said that no distinctive emphasis needed to be allocated to a particular race or religion. Elsewhere in the book, he stated that nanotechnology will make it possible to have micro-distributive power generation (essentially a power plant in each house), fur-like furnishings that are self-cleaning with hair-like fibers that move on their own, and biological robots. Nanostructures control biology, so Vorilhon expected that meat and salads will someday be grown in a machine via molecular construction. Vorilhon believed that genetically modified food is the only way to stop hunger everywhere in the world, and he saw a future where qualities of different foods can be combined through direct genetic modification. In Vorilhon's book, Extraterrestrials took me to their planet (book number 2 in the volume Intelligent Design), he said that animation of plant life was possible through nanotechnology and that he was presented genetically modified flowers, that swayed and changed colors with music, while on another planet.
    During a December 2001 interview with sociologist Susan J. Palmer, Sophie spoke positively about Vorilhon despite their divorce the previous year.
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    According to Palmer, Vorilhon made an announcement in November 2001 that he intended to retire from professional auto racing.
    More Details Hide Details She said that Vorilhon still enjoyed automobile racing, albeit in the form of video games.
  • 1999
    Age 52
    Vorilhon, under the name of Raël, participated in the 1999 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series and the 2000 Speedvision GT Championship.
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  • 1997
    Age 50
    His best finishes included "a 3rd place finish in GT 1 in Lime Rock with the Mosler Raptor in 1997, and a 7th place finish at Watkins Glen with a Viper GTS R in the FIA GT 1999 race".
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 47
    In 1994, wealthy Japanese Raëlians rented a racecar and showed it to Vorilhon.
    More Details Hide Details They believed that if Vorilhon would race it, it would generate publicity for the movement. Vorilhon accepted the offer on the condition that the funding not come from member tithes or embassy funding. Funding for Vorilhon's races, which took place in the 1990s and early 2000s, came mostly from well-funded European and Japanese people.
  • 1990
    Age 43
    Vorilhon separated from Sunagawa some time between 1990 and 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Around that time, Sophie de Niverville, whose mother and aunt were both Raëlians, was convinced of the authenticity of the messages. Sophie received a Raëlian baptism at age 15. When she turned 16, she married Vorilhon at Montreal's city hall. This was done with her mother's permission.
  • 1987
    Age 40
    Vorilhon focused on spreading his message in Japan in the 1980s, and by 1987, he met Lisa Sunagawa.
    More Details Hide Details Sunagawa soon began accompanying Vorilhon during his travels to Lima, Miami, Brazil, and Martinique. In a television documentary, They're Coming! (1990) by Radio Canada, Vorilhon was seen with four women, while Lisa, in slow-motion, wore a pink tutu and held hands with him.
    Sociologist Susan J. Palmer said that Cristini, a nurse, diagnosed Vorilhon as clinically depressed after he appeared at her door step in 1987, burnt out from the tasks he carried out within the movement.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 27
    In 1974, Vorilhon decided to give up his automobile magazine, Autopop.
    More Details Hide Details That September, the last issue, number 34, was published. Vorilhon then devoted himself to the task he said was given by his "biological father", an extraterrestrial named Yahweh. Shortly after a first public conference, Vorilhon founded MADECH - a group of people interested in helping him in his task, which later became the International Raëlian Movement.
  • 1973
    Age 26
    In the book Le Livre qui dit la vérité ("The Book Which Tells the Truth"), Vorilhon stated that he had an alien visitation on 13 December 1973.
    More Details Hide Details According to Vorilhon, in a secluded area within a French volcanic crater, an extraterrestrial being came out of a craft that had descended gently from the sky, and told him, in French, that he had come for the sole purpose of meeting with him. Vorilhon said that he was given a message by this alien and told that it was his mission to pass this message on to the people of Earth. The book states that advanced human scientists from another planet with 25,000 years of scientific advances created all life on Earth through DNA manipulation. These scientists, Vorilhon said, were originally called Elohim or "those who came from the sky". He wrote that some forty prophets in Earth's history were sent by Elohim, but their messages were distorted by humans, largely because of the difference in the level of civilization between the advanced race and Earth's primitive one.
    Vorilhon began singing at a young age and soon became a sports-car journalist and test driver for his own car-racing magazine, Auto Pop. Following what he said was an extraterrestrial encounter in December 1973, he formed the Raëlian Movement and changed his name to Raël (allegedly meaning "messenger of the elohim").
    More Details Hide Details He later published several books, which detail his claims of an encounter with a being called Yahweh in 1973. He traveled the world to promote his books for over 30 years. Vorilhon was born in Vichy, France. He was raised in Ambert in the home of his maternal grandmother, who was atheist. He attended a Catholic boarding school with Le Puy-en-Velay and caused a scandal by taking part in communion without being baptized. His parents withdrew him from the boarding school to put him in the school of Ambert. At age 15, Vorilhon ran away from boarding school and hitchhiked to Paris, where he spent three years playing music on the streets and in cafés and cabarets. He met with Lucien Morisse, the director of a national radio program, who was scouting for young talent. Vorilhon signed a record contract and became a rising teen pop star on the radio. He took on a new identity, assuming the name Claude Celler, and released six singles, including a minor hit song, "Le miel et la cannelle" (Honey and Cinnamon). Vorilhon had a passion for the songs of Belgian singer Jacques Brel, and tried to imitate his singing style.
  • 1971
    Age 24
    He created a sports car magazine entitled Autopop, whose first issue was released in May 1971.
    More Details Hide Details One of the tasks for his new startup was the position of testing new automobiles, which enabled him to enter the motor racing world.
  • 1970
    Age 23
    He was saving up his money to buy a racing car, a dream he had had since he was a young boy, but his prospects as a singer came to an abrupt end when Morisse, his sponsor, committed suicide in September 1970.
    More Details Hide Details Vorilhon decided to work as a sports journalist to gain access to the world of car racing. He met Marie-Paul Cristini, a nurse. They moved to Clermont-Ferrand, where Vorilhon began his own publishing house.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on September 30, 1946.
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