The Aetherius Society is a religion founded by George King in 1955 based on New Age and Unidentified Flying Object or UFO beliefs and a mixture of Christian, Hindu and Buddhist millenarianism or in other words a belief that a major transformation of society is coming. His followers hold a service to connect with space people on Holdstone Down on Exmoor believed by them to be the site of contacts with extraterrestrial beings or alien peoples.
The Society’s goal is to promote world peace between earth peoples and alien masters through a telepathic transfer of spirituality. King claims to be in contact with Aetherius telepathically and channels Aetherian thoughts to his followers. Cosmic Masters such as Buddha, Jesus and Lao Tzu have come to earth as Avatars to pass on their teachings. It was suggested that before setting up the society George King was a London cab driver.
The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.