Scientology Religion

Is Scientology a Religion? Leah Remini Now Says It’s Not

When you look at the cosmology of Scientology from the viewpoint of social science – its rituals such as auditing, training, dissemination, and its clearly religious teachings on the thetan, the mind, and even Xenu – it is inescapable that Scientology is a religion.

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.

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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.

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

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.

Anonymous Anticult Protester

AntiCult Brainwashing Ideology as Totalism by Dick Anthony

“If I am correct about brainwashing ideology being a form of totalitar­ian influence, it would presumably serve the function of ministering to a polarized self-sense and curing identity confusion by enabling converts to it to shift responsibility for undesirable aspects of their person­alities and former behaviour onto a scapegoated contrast category, in this case the new religious movement of which they were formerly a member.

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Science and Spiritual Practices by Rupert Sheldrake

A talk by Rupert Sheldrake, who is a biologist by training from Cambridge, and a graduate of Philosophy and History of Science from Harvard. He worked with Francis Crick, one of the fathers of genetic research, and has published many cited papers in the field of biology.

Ted Patrick Anti-Cult Movement

The Anti-Cult Movement

The “Father of Deprogramming” Ted Patrick was a devoted Christian who believed he was doing God’s work by kidnapping people & holding them in a room & browbeating them until they denounced their faith. In 1980, he served 1 year in prison and paid a $5000 fine for kidnapping and false imprisonment.