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Scientology: the most talked about cult in the world ... Scientology has a huge celebrity following. The religion offers its members a wide range of life-improvement courses. Exposed: Ireland’s Secret Cults, TV3 2011
Paying for courses is a huge aspect of Scientology. ibid.
Don’t go near those guys – they’re Scientologists … they’ll talk you’re ear off then sue your arse. Big Stan 2007 starring Rob Schneider & Jennifer Morrison & Scott Wilson & Henry Gibson & Richard Kind & David Carradine & M Emmet Walsh & Sally Kirkland & et al, director Rob Schneider, cellmate in exercise yard
I think it’s a privilege to call yourself a Scientologist, and it’s something you have to earn, because a Scientologist does. He or she has the ability to create new and better realities and improve conditions. Tom Cruise
You can’t drive past an accident, because as a Scientologist you are the only one who can help. Tom Cruise, cited Andrew Morton
During the 1930s and the 1940s the OTO Lodge in California was headed by a brilliant young rocket designer called Jack Parsons. Jack Parsons developed patented rocket technology which is still in use by NASA to this day. NASA named a crater on the dark side of the moon in honour of Jack Parsons ... At night Jack Parsons would hold sex magic rituals in his house in Pasadena and initiate fellow scientists at the Los Alamos Atomic Bomb Laboratory ... Once installed as head of the OTO’s American operation, Jack Parsons conducted a giant satanic ritual aided by a fellow OTO member with the code-name Frater H ... So who was the mysterious Frater H? None other than the author and inventor of the new cult religion of Scientology, Mr L Ron Hubbard. Former initiate of Aleister Crowley’s OTO, Hubbard wrote a so-called sacred text called Dianetics, which now has an inspired following of evangelical millionaires in Hollywood. Chris Everard, The Illuminati II
The highest secret of the Hebrew Kabbalah, Aleister Crowley’s Ordo Templi Orientis, and L Ron Hubbard’s Scientology Cults, is that magical ritual can be used to contact not only angels and demons but also the spirits of extraterrestrials who inhabit other parts of the universe. Chris Everard, Spirit World II
Once you’ve paid an enormous amount of money and signed a covenant of secrecy you get on to the third OT level: you are told that a galactic prince called Xenu some seventy-five million years ago rounded up the populations of seventy-six planets ... and brought them to Earth and clustered them together using hydrogen bombs and volcanoes. Scientologists who are doing OT levels come to believe that they are inhabited by thousands of little alien spirits, extraterrestrial spirits. Jonathan Caven-Atack, Scientology researcher
Scientology was created by this man, Lafayette Ron Hubbard. Ron to his followers. The Big Story: Inside the Cult of Scientology, ITV 1995
Scientology keeps records on everything its recruits reveal. This information has been used to silence former members. ibid.
Ron Hubbard devised a special policy to deal with these perceived enemies of Scientology. It allows them to do anything to deter, discredit or destroy their critics. ibid.
Ron Hubbard was a charlatan, a liar, confidence trickster, thief. He invented his whole life. He invented a career to substantiate himself as a guru for the church of Scientology. Russell Miller, Sunday Times, author The Bare Faced Messiah
You were looked at as to how many services that we could get out of you, and how much money we could milk you for. Stuart Boote, former staff member
They took over my life. I had not intended to put lodgers in my house. I now had lodgers in my house with Scientologists. Adam Bird, physicist
Scientology is one of the fastest growing new religions in the twentieth century. Inside Scientology, A&E 1998
Auditing: Scientologists strive to rid themselves of negative past-life memories. ibid.
In 1945 after a four-year stint in the Navy Hubbard became involved in ritual magic with a protégé of British Satanist Aleister Crowley. ibid.
A science he called Dianetics. ibid.
Hubbard and his upstart religion provoked contempt. ibid.
In 1967 the IRS revoked the Church of Scientology’s tax exemption. ibid.
The Church waged war on its critics by dead-agent-ing them. ibid.
The ’80s saw a series of law suits brought against the Church of Scientology. ibid.
Scientology v Time: Time won the suit. ibid.
The organisation is still notorious for pestering critics. ibid.
Anti-Scientology websites have sprouted up. ibid.
Scientology = Cult Awareness Network. ibid.
Why do fame and Scientology intersect? ibid.
An enterprise out to bilk its members of money; the German government has also said that Scientologists are a threat to democracy. ibid.
The Church of Scientology, one of the largest and richest new religious movements, is being sued for a billion dollars by former members for fraud and breach of trust. They regard Scientology as a dangerous cult. Yet the church goes on expanding making converts and claiming it is the road to total freedom. Panorama: Scientology – The Road to Total Freedom? BBC 27th April 1987
A form of psychotherapy called auditing. ibid.
The Church’s headquarters are in Los Angeles. ibid.
The mark of a good Scientologist, wrote L Ron Hubbard, is a fixed dedicated glare. ibid.
In 1954 it became a church and adopted the costumes and titles of Christian ministers. ibid.
In the late seventies, eleven top Scientologists were imprisoned for burglary – robbing American government offices of files. ibid.
How come you can’t investigate Scientology without Scientology investigating you? John Sweeney, Panorama: Scientology & Me, 2007
L Ron Hubbard ... wrote a self-help book – Dianetics. It became the bible of his new religion and Scientology grew rich. ibid.
We’re all inhabited with the ghostly remains of dead aliens called Thetans, exiled to planet Earth and then killed by an intergalactic warlord. ibid.
The church wants nothing short of the global obliteration of psychiatry. ibid.
I’m waiting for a man who says he is going to blow the lid off the secrets of the religion of the stars, to tell the story of the dark side of the Church of Scientology. John Sweeney, Panorama, The Secrets of Scientology, BBC 2010
If you investigate them, they will come for you. I know because I’ve done it before. In 2007 I investigated Scientology; they sent their top handlers to try and stop me. One of them – Mike Rinder, official spokesman for the Church and boss of its Office of Special Affairs. ibid.
Mike shows me the Church’s Holy of Holies – Saint Hill in East Grinstead, Sussex, where he spent part of his childhood. ibid.
L Ron used to write Science Fiction, and then he wrote a religion. L Ron claims Scientology could create a civilisation without insanity, without criminals, without war. ibid.
L Ron believes in a form of reincarnation; through counselling they call it auditing. You unlock and examine pain caused in past lives which scar your present ... Scientology’s goal: to clear the planet. ibid.