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If you isolate that mind early enough, it will forever believe the legend. It seems like he was really good at tapping in to the zeitgeist. Tom Cruise and John Travolta need to “Read this book! He “disconnected” from his family and now they don’t see him anymore.

How much conflict there was at the top and in spite of that, how Scientology grew. Ron Hubbard’s early days, and the evolution of “Dianetics” into a full-blown religion.

Retrieved August 4, Ron Hubbard was a paranoid egomaniac and a pathological liar.

Mar 28, Jared rated it really liked it. The situation in cults is a different insdie and we need to be aware of it in our own lives. Or at least it started that way. To be honest I was expecting a lot more from this book. How plausible are those? She also had notes where more clarification was needed.

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Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion

Janet Reitman has spent at least five years researching this group. Tina Marie I feel that it is straight forward and very informative The innermost secrets, the most personal secrets, are part of the record of the Church of Scientology. But even though my mind hasn’t been changed, at least I now have evidence to support my opinions. A close look at scientolkgy Church of Scientology leads observers to make comparisons to other cult organizations and top-down fascist organizations.

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Her teachers, headmaster, friends, and parents of friends were all instructed not to talk to her. And then Hubbard vanished completely into hiding.

The author of this book said that she was going to do something that no one had ever done before: And he was like a Pied Piper or a Peter Pan figure: You sign away your life to the church. Salinger, Leonard Cohen, William S.

Ron Hubbard earned more from the sales of his books and seminars than the President of the United States was paid. His scores make his case. First up, I’ve had a particular point of view regarding scientology for many years due to something that happened when I was a child. Hubbard spotted a gap in the market a came up with a simple do-it-yourself therapy.

‘Inside Scientology’ by Janet Reitman: book review – latimes

A well-written book on a subject I’ve always found darkly fascinating. That doesn’t mean you can’t be an active member of the church and be part of the community. Teams of volunteer ministers offer aid at disaster sites like Haiti and the World Trade Center.

Anyhow, the part I can’t get people to believe is the part where the tracts said that Scientology was not a religion. He was pretty open about his ways and means.

It makes such a strong appeal to the libido dominandi, the lust for power, that people seem willing to overlook all other aspects of the doctrines and history of the religion. Young women approaching men at airports and college campuses. Dianetics was published inand it makes sense to sciento,ogy that something that emphasizes positivity gained popularity in Eisenhower America.

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Book review: ‘Inside Scientology’ by Janet Reitman

The writer relates experiences of two teenage girls fairly in depth. All religions have pretty lurid histories and it’s easy to portray any of them as terrible, cult-like conspiracies. Shortly after this I stopped dating this chick. If you don’t feel up to the task of reading the entire book, I recommend reading the first three chapters, especially if you’re ever crazy enough to consider becoming a member of this so-called religion.

I am not a religious type, and I find all of the religions I know anything in-depth about deeply weird, but the Scientologists are batshit. When Hubbard passed on, the Church passed into even more controlling, determined, single-minded hands, the hands of David Miscavige, a diminutive, sickly youth who grew into a pint-sized dictator.

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But it was eye-opening. And it’s touched upon ever so briefly here, along with passed life role-play and billion year contracts and auditing and becoming “clear”.

The ’60s happened, and all of a sudden, Scientology became appealing to kids that were rebelling. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

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