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The Interplanetary Beliefs Of An Unusual Group In El Cajon

Not far from Santee is a group who believe they've received wisdom on "interdimensional science," channeled to the group's founder by space beings.

By Megan BurkeMaureen Cavanaugh, KPBS

If you've lived in San Diego for awhile and you don't know about the Unarias organization, you need to expand you horizons, in more ways than one.

The Uniarians are a group in El Cajon who believe they've received wisdom on "interdimensional science," channeled to the group's founder by space beings.

The most famous Unarian was Ruth Norman, also known as Uriel. She led the group and starred in the Unarian public-access TV show, which ran on stations across the country in the 1980s. Unarius programs can still be viewed online today.

Director Bill Perrine has made a documentary about Unarius, called "Children of the Stars," which examines this off-beat group and what they represent.

"The film is more about the nature of belief, and the way small communities can reinforce each others belief system," Perrine said.

"Children of the Stars" will be screen at the Digital Gym in North Park on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6:45 p.m.

Listen to an interview with the director of the film at KPBS

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