L Ron Hubbard on The Apollo

How Hubbard Lied: ReDefining “Individuation” Like It’s A Bad Thing

What if being a Scientologist was never a really a disease in the first place that you needed to “recover from”? What if it was just one part of your own much longer spiritual journey that taught you many important lessons, and from which you emerged stronger and wiser than ever?

How would you know?

Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle’s Speech

Yonder Sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change. Today is fair. Tomorrow it may be overcast with clouds. My … Read more

Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick – Scarred For Life

I’m a perpetual victim of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick. Its success has devastated me. Trying to put the pieces back together, my recovery may take the rest of my life.

The Buddha’s Tooth

The mother told her son, ‘If you forget again, you will see your own mother commit suicide right in front of you.”

Peter Gabriel Kate Bush Don't Give up

Don’t Give Up

Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – Highly Appropriate.

Don’t give up.

anti cult movement

How the Anti Cult Movement Harms Ex-Members

Adopting the beliefs of the anti-cult movement dramatically changes the views and attitudes of those who experience a loss of faith. Those changes have a profound effect on how Exes make sense of their own past. So we must ask: How helpful is the ideology of the anti cult movement in making sense of your life?

Anti-Scientology is a Socially Constructed Nightmare

When any Ex-Scientologist uses disciplined and reasoned analysis, he finds that the hysteria being generated by anti-scientology is just that – hysteria. Leah Remini, and some of the most abusive and fanatical people to ever … Read more

Chris Shelton Tribal Ninnie

Tribal Ninnies: A Taxonomy

A Tribal Ninnie is a person who has adopted a particular tribal narrative, and is presently letting it do all their thinking for them. AntiScientology is filled with Tribal Ninnies, such as the sub-species of Rinder-Ninnie & Remini-Ninnie.

Cults of Anti-Cultism by Anton Shupe et al, 1980

This is a paper written in 1980 on the AntiCult Movement, as it existed when the authors estimated when it was 10 years old. Can you see any differences in the AntiCult Movement today? _______________________________________ … Read more

Embrace Your Inner Scientologist

To dismiss that part of your life, to wall it off under labels of “delusional Scientologist” or “weak” or “crazy loon” is to remain in a dissociative state – to continue living a fractured life with some of the best parts of you buried underneath a wall of self-hatred and shame.

Post ex scientology

Post Ex-Scientology

A Post-Ex has integrated the arguments, and “truths”, he made as a Scientologist with the arguments, and “truths”, he made as an Ex/Anti-Scientologist. He has seen the disconnects and the contradictions there, and repaired them. He no longer walks around with an opposite self inside him, with which he is at war.

You Still Have Control

An interesting article written about victims of abuse from Slate.com on February 8th 2014 by Samantha Gelmer, the woman who was sexually abused as a 13 year old by the film director Roman Polanski. Her … Read more

Life After Scientology

A Study List for Life After Scientology

Your assumptions can be quite insidious. You must study the actual subjects that Hubbard “spun” for you – from sources completely independent from L Ron Hubbard – so as to challenge your own assumptions, separate out Hubbard’s installed ones, and inspect them for their weaknesses.

scientology vs antiscientology tribalism

Binded and Blinded By the Tribal Mind

Once I’d spotted that my thinking was tribal, I was no longer consumed by my tribe’s survival. I resented that the tribe had taken over my thinking. I could finally see the eclipsed and thoughtless cruelty of my former tribe.

Catastrophizing Scientology

Don’t catastrophize Scientology or your experiences in it. Always work to keep your experiences in Scientology in perspective.

never go full retard

Part Three: Never Go Full Anti

Scientologist and Anti-Scientologist alike can not think. They are both too militantly tribal to be able to think rationally. Here’s how.

When Prophecy Fails

Cognitive Dissonance – More About

Jeff Hawkins wrote a post a few years ago detailing much of the basics behind Cognitive Dissonance Theory, and I am very grateful that he did, as this theory is fundamental to understanding not only … Read more

Scientology Was a Test of Our Character

People who got themselves involved in Scientology were continually presented with all kinds of moral choices about how they would treat their fellow man. Because Scientology is a cult, it takes all the social traits … Read more

Skeptics and Pseudo-Skeptics

Skeptics and Pseudo-Skeptics of Scientology

The key characteristic of a pseudo-skeptic of Scientology is the furious and dedicated certainty of their position, and their squinting suspicion that anyone who would question them must be an OSA agent.