Myths about aliens in the modern in formation space: simulacra and fakesJournal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2021, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2021-07-25
Authors : Krylova M.N.;
Page : 20-20
Keywords : myth; mythologization; information space; aliens; UFO; simulacrum; fake;
The article considers the myth about aliens in the structure of modern myths participating in the mythologization of human consciousness. Author's attention is drawn to what kind of simulacra this myth is realized and what are the tools for its introduction into consciousness. The analysis showed that myths about aliens occupy a stable position in the system of modern myths. They are implemented in a multitude of well-developed simulacra, for the approval of which in the public consciousness numerous mechanisms are used, among which fakes play a special role. The great importance of the media, including new media, for the spread of the myth of the aliens is noted. It was revealed that the myth about aliens has been intensively implanted in the minds of Russians over the past few decades. The authorship of this myth and the addressee, in whose interests it is being implemented, is difficult to establish. The author suggests that we are talking about mythologization as a way to fill the religious and ideological vacuum in the consciousness of a modern person. It is also established that this myth may have hidden, unconscious addressees and motivators, who benefit from weakening a modern person's critical vision of the world, making it the psyche is more malleable for all kinds of suggestions.
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